Employee Tests Positive, Now What?

Across the country the number of people who test positive for COVID-19 has taken a sharp turn upward.  In Texas, the daily number of positive tests for COVID-19 increased from 864 on May 1, 2020, to 1,312 on June 1, and 6,991 on July 1.    This spike prompted Governor Abbott to declare  a pauseContinue Reading

Return to Work

COVID-19 Back to Business Ultimate Cheat Sheet

Businesses are gearing up to get back to …well, business.  This cheat sheet will help you consider things to keep your work environment safe, and help you develop a plan of action for return-to-work in a post-pandemic world.  Before opening your business, be sure to review federal, state, and local protocols for your industry.  Check outContinue Reading

COVID-19 Emergency Unemployment Benefits

The US Department of Labor issued Unemployment Insurance Program Letters to enhance State Unemployment provisions during the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.  What does this mean for employers and the unemployed? Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) Unemployment Compensation Provisions The Federal government is working with State governments to issue grants, to provide emergency flexibilities related toContinue Reading

Celebrate!

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year…”  The holidays are upon us.  The year is coming to a close.  It’s time to celebrate!  It’s time to give extra attention to the good things in life, whether big or small. Why Celebrate? Celebrations connect us to other people—to family, friends, co-workers, clients, or even strangers. Continue Reading

Boom Time: Hiring in a Strong Economy

Unemployment is at an all-time low.  In Texas, the unemployment rate is hovering at 3.8% with March 2019 job gains in healthcare, professional and technical services.  This coupled with the increase in permits and oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico, shale oil production in the Permian Basin, Eagle Ford, and other oil-rich areas, I’veContinue Reading

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

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

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

We've Helped Businesses Just Like Yours

Darrel “What a stellar performance history! For decades we have called on The Wilson Group, a division of Unique Employment Services, to place a wide variety of positions—from clerical to the COO. Because of their thorough vetting process we have found employees who are happy, successful, and here for the long-term. We plan to keep calling on Unique for decades to come!” PRESIDENT, ENERGY COMPANY Darrel Bob “I have used The Wilson Group, now a Division of Unique Employment Services, for more than 16 years. Anne is exceptional at conducting pre-interviews and screenings so that I get great candidates with verified skills, in a timely manner. I appreciate her professionalism and that she does not use 'high pressure' tactics. We have a great relationship that hopefully will last well into the future.” BANK EXECUTIVE Bob Lisa “As a manager in a busy multi-physician clinic, I am sometimes faced with the challenge of making sure that I have enough staff to accommodate our fast-paced environment. It is such a comfort knowing that I can reach out to Unique Employment Services to assist me with finding reliable and qualified professionals quickly. They always listen to my needs and provide the best possible candidates for the positions. I am extremely satisfied with our partnership with Unique!” MANAGER, FAMILY MEDICINE CLINIC Lisa Lisa “As an Office Manager at a busy dermatology clinic, I do not have time to review applications and schedule numerous interviews. It is such a relief to know that I can rely on Unique to immediately take action when we need it. And their contagious personalities make them fun to work with, yet they are complete professionals who are totally committed to getting us the right applicants. I highly recommend the team at Unique!" OFFICE MANAGER, MEDICAL CLINIC Lisa Justin “As a Business Manager of a high traffic medical practice, it had always been difficult finding the right temporary employees through other local agencies. Without exception, Unique Employment Services has always been able to provide our office with exactly what we need. In fact, many of whom we thought would be temporary placements, became full time employees in our practice. They are just that good! Their attention to detail and keen listening skills has helped us greatly!” BUSINESS MANAGER, MEDICAL CLINIC Justin Elizabeth “Unique has been great to work with in finding quality employees. They understand our needs and do their absolute best to find the right candidates. We know they are working hard behind the scenes for us!” DIRECTOR, NON-PROFIT FOR NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS Elizabeth Nancy “Our company has used Unique Employment Services for several years and we’ve been completely satisfied on all levels. Their staff is pleasant, professional and very dedicated to finding exactly what we need. It is very evident that the applicants are thoroughly screened based on our needs which saves our team a lot of time and resources. And I just really enjoy working with them which is always nice.” HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER, HEALTHCARE COMPANY Nancy Laura "Unique Employment Services truly understands my needs. I actually had an emergency and they had someone in my office within 15 minutes! I was blown away. I now use Unique for all of my temporary and key-employee searches. Their service and response times are second to none in Corpus Christi." OWNER, INSURANCE COMPANY Laura

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