• Successful Response to Unemployment Claims in Texas

    Posted on 10.18.2019

    A leader needs to accept and understand the importance of implementing a corrective action and termination process. Following the Corrective Action process lends to a more successful defense with Texas Workforce Commission Unemployment claims. In Texas, if corrective action is used to address misconduct connected with the work, it must meet a very specific definition. … Continue reading

    Posted in HR Risk Mitigation

  • Corrective Action: Get your Employee Back on Track

    Posted on 10.09.2019

    Achilles Group approaches the need for Corrective Action both as an effort to get the employee back on track and to provide an employer with a defensible position if the corrective action ultimately builds to the point of needing to terminate employment. Today’s message provides more valuable insight into Corrective Action and how Achilles Group … Continue reading

    Posted in HR Risk Mitigation

  • Stop Chasing the Purple Squirrel. Do These 4 Things Instead.

    Posted on 09.04.2019

    As a business owner, it’s easy to get stuck in a hiring tailspin when looking for your next employee. In a perfect world, the “right” candidate, or what we like to call “Purple Squirrel”, would deliver their resume straight to your inbox within hours of posting your job, checking off every box and meeting every … Continue reading

    Posted in Recruiting Effectiveness

  • The Buzz on Marijuana And The Workplace: Guidelines For Employers

    Posted on 08.19.2019

    Hemp. Cannabis. Edibles. CBD oil. There’s a new frontier in American society, one that remains uncharted territory for millions of people in this country. The frontier we’re referring to is the world of cannabis, otherwise called marijuana, and more specifically how it fits into workplace culture in America. Human resources professionals are the pioneers of … Continue reading

    Posted in Proactive Response, Texas News

  • Proactive Response, The Achilles Way

    Posted on 08.06.2019

    Achilles is driven to plan and initiate solutions across all areas of service. And, when the unplanned occurs, we engage our team’s extensive experience to provide what we call a Proactive Response. This means that when we intervene to put out a fire, we also dig in to address the root cause. Employee relations issues, … Continue reading

    Posted in Proactive Response

  • Cross-Functional Utilization And How It Can Help Your Organization

    Posted on 07.01.2019

    Cross-functional utilization of employees is a sound philosophy that helps most businesses manage resources in an effective and profitable way. It’s a proactive approach to build and equip the people in your organization with a secondary skillset and broader knowledge of the business so they can jump into another role in a pinch. When an … Continue reading

    Posted in Strategy Alignment

  • Proactive Response

    Posted on 06.25.2019

    Achilles is driven to plan and initiate solutions across all areas of service. And, when the unplanned occurs, we engage our team’s extensive experience to provide what we call a Proactive Response.  This means that when we intervene to put out a fire, we also dig in to address the root cause. Employee relations issues, … Continue reading

    Posted in Proactive Response

  • Texas Paid Sick Leave: What This Means For Your Business

    Posted on 06.14.2019

    Summary Although currently there is no Texas state-wide law that requires private employers to provide paid sick leave in Texas, the cities of Austin, Dallas, and San Antonio have each adopted ordinances requiring paid sick leave. Proposed legislation that would have blocked these ordinances from going into effect was introduced during the most recent Texas … Continue reading

    Posted in Texas News

  • What Is Human Resources Management?

    Posted on 06.07.2019

    If you’ve spent any time in the professional world, you’ve likely heard of human resources, which, in short, refers to the people and/or department within an organization that is responsible for managing resources pertaining to employees. Some organizations maintain an internal human resources department, while others, particularly small-to-mid-sized businesses and non-profits, outsource this need to … Continue reading

    Posted in Human Resources Management

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  • Why Your Organization Needs Employee Development Plans

    Posted on 05.23.2019

    What Is An Employee Development Plan? As an employer, it is crucial to keep a forward-thinking approach to your business and focus on strategic growth and expansion. Employees are an essential part of any organization’s growth strategy – if you want your business or non-profit to continue to grow, it is necessary to invest resources … Continue reading

    Posted in People Performance

  • Recruiting In A Hot Job Market

    Posted on 04.27.2019

    It’s no secret that the job market is the hottest it’s been in 50 years. Because of this, job candidates can afford to be selective about their employment prospects. In order to attract the best candidates to your business, you’ll need to put your recruiting efforts into overdrive. Here are a few tips to enhance … Continue reading

    Posted in Recruiting Effectiveness

  • Happy Easter!

    Posted on 04.19.2019

    Jesus As A Servant Leader: What We Can Learn As Easter approaches, we are taking a moment to think about the impact of leadership Jesus had on our world. Market Leadership Journal calculates that 30 percent of the world’s population is Christian. That’s 2.2 billion people! Jesus’ teachings spanned only three years, but the messages He … Continue reading

    Posted in Holidays

  • What Is A PEO in HR?

    Posted on 04.16.2019

    What is the difference between a PEO, ASO and HRO? There are many HR options available to the marketplace these days, and while that creates great competition and choice, it also creates a great deal of confusion. We’ll explain the differences between each of these models of human resources outsourcing. PEO A PEO is a … Continue reading

    Posted in PEO

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  • The 7 Habits Book Series Review: Habit #7 – Sharpen The Saw

    Posted on 04.09.2019

    The Achilles Team recently read through “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” by Stephen R. Covey. Last week we discussed the sixth Habit “Synergize”. Covey’s final Habit is “Sharpen the Saw”. This habit is all about preserving and enhancing the best parts of yourself. Covey looks at four aspects of our nature: physical, spiritual, … Continue reading

    Posted in Book Series

  • Dress For Success 2019 Volunteer Event

    Posted on 04.03.2019

    Many thanks to Dress For Succes Houston for giving us the opportunity to serve our community last week! We not only enjoyed the chance to give back, but also put in some serious team-bonding time while sorting, organizing and folding donated clothing. #dressforsuccess #community#professionallyhuman  

    Posted in Happenings At Achilles

  • The 7 Habits Book Series Review: Habit #6 – Synergize

    Posted on 04.03.2019

    The Achilles Team recently read through “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People”, by Stephen R. Covey. Last week we discussed the fifth Habit, “Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood”. The sixth Habit is “Synergize”. This is all about working together—two heads are better than one. In the chapter on Habit 5, we … Continue reading

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  • The 7 Habits Book Series Review: Habit #5 – Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood

    Posted on 03.27.2019

    The Achilles Team recently read through “7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey”. Last week, we discussed the fourth Habit, “Think Win-Win”. This week, we’re touching on Habit Five, “Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood”. Most people seek to be understood, before seeking to understand. Sometimes, when we listen to … Continue reading

    Posted in Book Series

  • The 7 Habits Book Series Review: Habit #4 – Think Win-Win

    Posted on 03.21.2019

    The Achilles Team recently read through “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” by Stephen R. Covey. Two weeks ago, we discussed the third Habit: Put First Things First. The fourth Habit, titled “Think Win-Win”, focuses on principles of interpersonal leadership. Covey refers to this principle as an emotion and state of mind that is … Continue reading

    Posted in Book Series

  • 5 Strategies for Effective Organizational Communication

    Posted on 03.04.2019

    It’s no secret that great organizations cannot flourish without strong organizational communication. But what does that look like? Here are five strategies for effective organizational communication in the workplace. Create an Environment That Supports Open Communication. Whether it’s formal, informal, upward, downward or horizontal communication, it’s imperative to cultivate an environment where all team members … Continue reading

    Posted in Strategy Alignment

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  • The 7 Habits Book Series Review: Habit #3 – Put First Things First

    Posted on 03.04.2019

    The Achilles Team recently read through “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” by Stephen R. Covey. Last week, we discussed the second habit, “Begin with the End in Mind”. The third habit is “Put First Things First”. In this chapter, Covey discusses the importance of organizing and executing tasks and goals to achieve your … Continue reading

    Posted in Book Series

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