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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Millennials: 6 Tips to Communicating Employee Benefits

It seems like we’ve been talking or hearing about Millennials for most of my career.  Millennials are now in their 20’s and 30’s.  It is estimated they will comprise 30% of the workforce by 2020, and many are entering management roles. Once characteristic touted as “millennial” is they perceive themselves invincible, although that has alwaysContinue Reading

Employer Liability for Work Eligibility Documentation

By Deanna Forbush For the last 30 years or so, the federal government has primarily enforced its immigration policies and laws by forcing employers, under the threat of criminal prosecution or exorbitant, business-crushing fines, to ensure that they hire only applicants with acceptable documentation of their eligibility for employment. The failure to properly complete and maintain I-9Continue Reading

Staffing Agency Checklist

Selecting the right staffing agency is the first step to having the right personnel for your business, whether contract employees, temp-to-hire, or direct hire services are needed.   Here are the must-have features and services to look for when selecting your staffing agency: A good track record: Choosing a staffing agency with a proven track recordContinue Reading

3 Ways a Staffing Agency is Your Silver Bullet

This time of year, business owners and managers are wrapping up 2017 and looking ahead to 2018.   Throw in holidays and vacation time, and the year-end can be a frenzy as you straddle the line between the present and the future.  Look to a staffing agency to help you finish 2017 strong and meet yourContinue Reading

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