6 Must-Ask Interview Questions

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As one of the leading staffing agencies in Lynchburg – and Central Virginia, Adams & Garth knows good questions can reveal the true nature and intentions of a job candidate. But bad interview questions? Those typically result in hiring mistakes. To help ensure you hire right, here are a few interview questions to ask every candidate: 1.…

How to Hire Engaged (a.k.a. Productive) Employees

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By now, you probably know that employee engagement is an issue in most workplaces. In fact, according to a recent study by Dale Carnegie Training, 29% of employees are “fully engaged” with 26% “disengaged” or non-productive. As one of the leading staffing agencies in Lynchburg – and Central Virginia, Adams & Garth knows that when employees aren’t…

Adams & Garth Announces Melissa Oprandy as Business Development Manager

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Adams & Garth Staffing and Executive Search is proud to announce that Ms. Melissa Oprandy has been hired as a Business Development Manager for the Charlottesville, Lynchburg and Staunton, Virginia offices. Melissa joined Adams & Garth in June 2013 and has quickly immersed herself in Adams & Garth’s philosophy of matching the best possible candidate…

Hey Boss, Is it Time to Evaluate Yourself?

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You give your employees evaluations. But when’s the last time someone evaluated your performance? After all, when you’re the boss – and don’t have anyone to answer to – things like “personal career goals” and “areas for improvement” can certainly get left on the back burner…indefinitely. But, as one of the leading staffing agencies in Lynchburg, Adams…

Should Your Company Be Offering “Returnships”?

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As one of the leading Lynchburg staffing agencies, Adams & Garth knows that despite high unemployment, many employers out there are struggling to find candidates with high growth potential. One solution to this dilemma that has been increasingly popular in the recent past is offering a returnship program. “Returnships” (a term actually trademarked in 2008…

How You Can Try Before You “Buy” New Hires

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When it comes to hiring, you don’t have a crystal ball. So, as one of the leading staffing agencies in Lynchburg, Adams & Garth knows that each time you sign on a new employee, you’re really taking a chance as to whether that have the skill set, personality, drive, and work ethic you need. Every candidate says things…

8 Things to Do When an Employee Quits

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You may have thought things were humming along. But the two-weeks notice you just received from an employee has brought your world to a screeching halt. First, take a deep breath. Employee resignations are just a reality of doing business. Second, get to work. As one of Lynchburg’s top staffing agencies, Adams & Garth knows there…

5 Tips for Making Your Hiring Function More Effective

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As one of the top staffing agencies in Lynchburg, Adams & Garth knows that hiring is certainly not easy. After all, you’re dealing with the ultimate unknown – people – and the fact that appearances (and resumes!) can be deceiving. Aside from the risk of making a mistake, hiring is a part art, part science – and…

How Safe is Your Workplace?

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As one of Lynchburg’s leading staffing agencies, we know that having a safety program is of paramount importance, especially if you work in an industry where employees could get easily injured. Otherwise, you could pay for it in the form of employee leave or workers’ compensation claims. And in fact, in 2008, the Bureau of…

Is the 9-5 Workday Ending?

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The 9-5 schedule is a traditional part of the workplace. However, it may be falling by the wayside. In fact, as one of Lynchburg’s top staffing agencies, we’re seeing many businesses allowing employees to work a more flexible schedule and/or telecommute. This is especially true for companies that employ a lot of younger workers who…