Conducting Reference Checks? Here’s What to Listen for

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The unemployment rate decreased to 4.2% as of September 2017. That means if you’re looking to hire, it’s definitely a candidate’s market. However, don’t let that deter you from checking references during the hiring process. Even if you find a candidate who seems like a perfect fit, a reference check can underscore their strength as…

Underproductive Employee? Here’s What to Do

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As one of Staunton’s leading staffing agencies, Adams & Garth knows you need your team doing their best work at all times. Most are able to stand and deliver. However, if you have one or two team members who are underperforming, they could end up bringing down the whole department. What can you do? Here are…

When Hiring is Taking Too Long, What Should You Do?

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You need to hire people…fast. But the process is taking longer than expected. Meanwhile, your core staff is stretched thin and orders aren’t getting out the door on time. What can you do? Here are a few tips from one of the leading staffing agencies in Harrisonburg – Adams & Garth – to help you: Tip #1:…

First Time Conducting Interviews? Here’s What You Need to Know

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As one of the leading staffing agencies in Harrisonburg, Adams & Garth knows when it comes to interviewing candidates, there’s a lot on the line. The right approach makes it easier to spot top talent. The wrong approach, however, can lead to a hiring mistake. So if you’ve never conducted an interview before, what are some…

New to Management? Get 7 Tips to Cope with Stress

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When you’re an employee, you’re responsible for your performance alone. You have your own goals, deadlines and expectations to meet. When you’re new to the world of management, though, suddenly you’re charged with a full team of people and ensuring they perform optimally. It can certainly be a stressful experience, as a result. How can…

Can’t Find Quality Candidates? This May be Why

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“I can’t find good employees.” As one of the leading staffing agencies in Central Virginia, it’s a statement we hear often. And with an unemployment rate hovering around 4.4%, it’s true that there isn’t a huge flow of job candidates on the market. That said, there are some steps you could be making in the hiring…

Looking to Hire Hard Workers? Here’s How to Spot Them

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As one of Staunton’s leading staffing agencies, Adams & Garth knows you want people who are smart and skilled. But above all, you want a hard worker. Those are the people who go above and beyond – and take pride in it. They’re the ones you know you can trust and rely on to get the…

5 Small Business Hiring Tips

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As one of Staunton’s leading staffing agencies, Adams & Garth knows when it comes to hiring for your small business, there’s a lot at stake. One wrong move could seriously damage morale, not to mention your company’s bottom line. So if you’re gearing up for hiring this summer – or any time of the year…

7 Signs of a Weak Candidate

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When a candidate is 20 minutes late for an interview and doesn’t offer an apology, chances are, you’re not going to extend a job offer. But what if a weak candidate looks great on paper and acts professionally during an interview? It’s much more difficult to spot and avoid hiring them. But as one of the leading staffing agencies…

4 Hot Tips for Hiring Summertime Workers

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As one of the leading temporary staffing agencies in Charlottesville, Adams & Garth knows that hiring seasonal workers is a bit different from full-time ones. After all, they need to get up and running quickly without a lengthy orientation or training program. That’s why you need people with a strong skill set and the right experience…