Hiring: Making the Right Choice

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) policies, and numerous state and federal laws prohibiting hiring discrimination can make the interview process seem like an obstacle course.   However, knowing the law and following it can lead you down a clear path of finding the best employee for your open position. Hiring decisions are among the most important decisionsContinue Reading

FLSA: It’s No Joke

Three blondes walk into a building. (You’d think one of them would’ve seen it – LOL!)   But seriously…the first blonde rushes to the timeclock and glances at the U.S. Department of Labor notices on the wall as she punches in.  The second blonde yawns, clutches her laptop briefcase and mumbles about working all night toContinue Reading

Making a Change

Making a change of any kind can be uncomfortable.  Making a job change can be downright scary.   Besides your family, your job probably effects your daily life the most.  The difference between what you have and what you want, can make all the difference in the world. Who do you trust to help guide youContinue Reading

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Terminations: More Than Just Reality TV

At times, most managers have been frustrated to the point of wanting to scream, “YOU’RE FIRED!”  And while that phrase made a TV reality show wildly popular, it actually isn’t reality.  Terminations are a process, not a reaction. Although Texas is an “employment at-will” state, most companies avoid firing and employee without cause.  There areContinue Reading

Jobs for Hurricane Harvey Relief Initiative

Workforce Solutions of the Coastal Bend (WFSCB) has received targeted funding and continues to help people affected by Hurricane Harvey. The Hurricane Harvey Relief Initiative is designated to rebuild impacted cities, counties, schools and other eligible damaged property by working with government and community based organizations to identify qualifying jobs and connect qualifying dislocated workersContinue Reading

Hiring Red, White & You!

Join the Texas Workforce Commission and Workforce Solutions of the Coastal Bend in partnership with Texas Medical Center for the 7th Annual Hiring Red, White, & You!  Statewide Hiring Fair to connect veterans, service members and their spouses to Texas employers.  No cost to veterans, participants or employers. November 8, 2018, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00Continue Reading

Harvey Relief Effort Lands Jobs

Hurricane Harvey brought destruction and devastation to the Coastal Bend.  A year later, Harvey brings jobs!  The Hurricane Harvey Relief Initiative is helping declared disaster counties recover.  Workforce Solutions of the Coastal Bend has teamed with Unique Employment Services to fill much needed jobs. “For nearly a year, Workforce Solutions of the Coastal Bend hasContinue Reading

Harassment: It Could Cost You.

$168 million!  The largest sexual harassment lawsuit on record is a judgment against Mercy General Hospital in Sacramento, California.  We read about cases like that and think, “That’s California!  It won’t happen to me and my business.” A little closer to home… How would a ruling of $6.2 million against your company impact your business? Continue Reading

People and Diversity …Every Organization’s Greatest Investment

Whether you are a company of one or one thousand, each person you employ is your greatest investment.   Getting the highest rate of return on your “people” investment involves another investment—embracing diversity. Demographic trends identified by Pew Research Center include racial and ethnic diversity in the United States on a continuous rise.   By 2055, itContinue Reading

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