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Doherty Opens New Office in Willmar, Minnesota

A full-service provider of staffing and employment solutions since 1980, Doherty’s newest location is now open for business in the Apple Tree Square building. Doherty Staffing Solutions, a Minnesota-based staffing, recruiting, and placement agency, has opened a new office in Willmar, Minnesota. “We are thrilled to announce our newest branch office in Willmar,” said Tim Doherty, founder and Chairman of Doherty Staffing Solutions. “We’ve served northern Minnesota clients for many years and welcome the opportunity to become a more visible member of the community with...

General Workplace Safety

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As a light industrial staffing partner, our primary objective is to ensure the safety and health of our workforce. Our goal is to provide safe and healthful working conditions for all workers we assign to our client companies. To achieve this, Doherty Staffing Solutions has established a list of general safety rules for our workforce to follow. While held to a minimum, the rules address behaviors and work practices that can lead to accidents and injuries. Each employee should become familiar with and follow Doherty’s General and Safety Rules when working in a light...

National Electrical Safety Month

According to Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) President Brett Brenner, “Electrical accidents that occur in an office environment are usually a result of faulty or defective equipment, unsafe installation, or misuse of equipment – specifically, extension cords, power strips and surge protectors.” Common electrical hazards found in office environments: Overloaded outlets Unsafe/non-approved equipment Improper placement of electrical cords Live parts unguarded, such as broken/loose outlet plates Pulling of plugs to shut off power...

Safety Tips for Distracted Driving

Each day in the United States, more than nine people are killed and more than 1,153 people are injured in crashes that are reported to involve a distracted driver. Distracted driving is driving while doing another activity that takes your attention away from driving. Distracted driving can increase the chance of a motor vehicle crash. Nearly every driver is guilty of some form of distracted driving, activities include things like talking on a mobile phone, texting, or eating. Using in-vehicle technologies (such as navigation systems) can also be sources of...

Safety During Severe Weather

Destructive, severe weather is a reality in our country, and particularly in the Midwest. April of each year marks the beginning of the severe weather season. While we cannot eliminate storms, we can take the time now to prepare and get all the facts on how to stay safe when severe weather occurs. During any severe storm, whether at home or work, you should take shelter as quickly as possible: Move to the lowest floor that you can safety gain access. (Note: This may be a basement area.) Stay away from windows, glass doors or other sheet glass (e....

Doherty Opens New Office in Delano, Minnesota

New Doherty Office in Delano
A temporary staffing and direct placement agency since 1980, Doherty’s new location in Delano is now open for business. Doherty Staffing Solutions, the largest Minnesota-based staffing, recruiting, and placement agency, has opened a new office in Delano, Minnesota. “We are pleased to announce our newest branch office in Delano,” said Val Doherty, CEO of Doherty Staffing Solutions. “We’ve been serving clients in the area for quite some time, and recently decided that in this tight labor market it’s important to have a local presence among our client companies and...

5 Career New Year’s Resolutions You Won’t Hate

Resolutions
If you’re like many of us, you probably made a new year’s resolution to advance your career in some way in 2018. But alongside your fitness goals, healthy eating proclamation, and the promise to finally pick up that dusty book on your nightstand, it can be daunting to know where to begin with your professional growth. Like finding the edge of the tape on that impenetrably-wrapped Christmas present from your brother, all you need is somewhere small to start, then you'll gain momentum. So here are a few simple things you can tick off your professional growth to-do list in the beginning of the...

The Cost of Disengaged Employees

Disengaged Employees
A Case Study 8:00 AM Jake is an employee at a technology company. When he arrives at work, he logs in, then heads off to the break room to grab a cup of coffee. He runs into a few co-workers on his way back and they catch up on fantasy football rankings and recently added shows on Netflix. 8:20 AM Jake returns to his desk and opens his first work order to begin entering client information. 8:25 AM Jake's cell phone vibrates. It’s one of his buddies inviting him to play an executive round of golf after work. He replies that he’s all-in,...

From secretary to administrative assistant: How the admin role has evolved over time

Admin Roles
Gone are the days when secretaries took dictation on Steno pads and transcribed correspondence on manual typewriters. Today’s administrative professionals rely on state-of-the-art technology to perform their day-to-day duties. In addition to organizing meetings, planning events, and creating and giving presentations, many perform tasks ranging from database and website maintenance to videoconferencing. And less than 15 percent of administrative staff still go by the title secretary: Most are called administrative assistants, executive assistants, office managers, or office supervisors. Over...

What Does Your Workspace Say About You?

Workspace
You may know where everything is on your messy desk, but what does your cluttered space say about you to co-workers and superiors? Are you missing out on career-defining opportunities because your peers think you lack organizational skills? People associate a host of traits with organization – maturity, discipline, value, focus and more. If you are known as the untidy, disorganized employee, you may be unknowingly viewed in an unflattering light. Even if you are leaps and bounds more mature than the office class clown, there is a possibility that your disorganization can put you in the same...

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