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Doherty opens staffing & employment office in Grand Forks

Grand Forks
Doherty opens staffing & employment office in Grand Forks, North Dakota Doherty Staffing Solutions, the largest Minnesota-based staffing, recruiting, and placement agency, has opened a new office located in Grand Forks, North Dakota. “We are thrilled to announce the opening of our second branch office in North Dakota,” said Valerie Doherty, co-founder and CEO of Doherty Staffing Solutions. “We’ve enjoyed serving clients in the area for quite some time and now we welcome the opportunity to become established members of the Grand Forks community with our new office on South...

Doherty opens staffing & employment office in Fergus Falls, Minnesota

Fergus Falls
Doherty opens staffing & employment office in Fergus Falls, Minnesota Doherty Staffing Solutions, the largest Minnesota-based staffing, recruiting, and placement agency, has opened a new office located in Fergus Falls, Minnesota. “We are pleased to announce the opening of our newest branch office in Fergus Falls,” said Valerie Doherty, co-founder and CEO of Doherty Staffing Solutions. “We’ve enjoyed serving northern Minnesota clients for many years and now we welcome the opportunity to become a more visible member of this community with our new office just off West Lincoln...

The Employer Investment

The Employer Investment
At the beginning of each year, I notice so many articles focused on how to prepare for performance reviews and leverage your worth to ask for a raise. While those pieces are valuable, what’s far less common is reading about the substantial investments companies make in their employees behind the scenes. Aside from salaries and wages, employers are also writing checks for a long list of other costs that each team member requires year round. When you initially landed your job, your employer probably would have loved to grant your preferred salary right away – that dreamy number you...

Doherty expands Twin Cities North Metro office

Brookyln Park Office Expansion
Doherty’s Brooklyn Park location now provides employment services for administrative, clerical and customer service careers. Previously focused on offering job seekers employment options within the light manufacturing industry, Doherty Staffing’s Twin Cities North Metro office has expanded to include another suite and additional recruitment staff to service individuals looking for career options in an office setting. “Both job seekers and employers looking to hire will benefit from this expansion,” said Valerie Doherty, owner and CEO of Doherty Staffing Solutions. “We’ve been...

Doherty Values Reflected in Employees' Community Involvement

SMN Chamber Members
Doherty Values Reflected in Employees' Community Involvement Doherty employees Ashley Vaske and Ryan Vesey accepted new positions in two local chambers of commerce this January. Two employees of Doherty Staffing are taking on new roles in their local chambers of commerce. Ashley Vaske stepped into the role of ambassador president of the Algona, IA Chamber of Commerce and Ryan Vesey became a board member with the Jackson, MN Chamber. As a company, Doherty Staffing is driven by its corporate values and mission statement, which reads, “We exist because of clients...

Doherty Participates in National Wear Red Day

National Wear Red Day
Doherty celebrated National Wear Red Day on Friday, February 3rd. Employees were encouraged to wear red to help raise awareness for heart disease and stroke prevention. An employee fundraiser is running throughout February, and at the end of the month Tim and Val Doherty will match the total employee donations. Why Go Red? Heart disease and stroke cause 1 in 3 deaths among women each year, killing approximately one woman every 80 seconds. Fortunately, we have the power to change that because 80 percent of cardiac and stroke events may be prevented with education and action. The American...

The Misclassification of Independent Contractors: A Costly Mistake

The Misclassification of Independent Contractors: A Costly Mistake
In September of 2008, then-Senator Barack Obama, along with Senators Kerry and Kennedy, introduced the Employee Misclassification Prevention Act into Congress. This bill would have amended the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) to require employers to keep records of non-employees who perform labor or services. It would also have provided a special penalty for employers who misclassify employees as non-employees. Although this and similar bills did not pass during the last legislative session, new versions are very likely to be reintroduced in this new session. There is significant support...

Doherty Holds Its Tenth Toy Drive in Partnership with Toys for Tots

Toys for Tots
Doherty Staffing held its tenth annual toy drive in collaboration with Toys for Tots to help ensure that less fortunate children in the Minneapolis area have gifts to enjoy this holiday season. Doherty coordinated its 10th Annual Toy Drive for the Toys for Tots toy collection this year. Over the last decade, the employee-sponsored donations for this worthy cause have steadily grown, making it one of the company’s most anticipated charitable events each year. Together, Doherty employees collectively pooled over 100 toys for the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program for this...

Staffing Agency Myths BUSTED!

Staffing Agency Myths BUSTED!
Over the last 36 years, Doherty has experienced numerous changes in the way we help people find jobs, due to the dynamic employment landscape. With hundreds of new regulations and numerous periods of growth and recession over the past decades, it’s easy to see why there might be some confusion around how a staffing firm or recruiting agency’s role fits into the mix for job seekers. We’ve compiled a list of the most common misunderstandings people have about staffing and recruiting to help separate myths from facts. (Note: The responses within this article apply solely to our own company...

A Guide to Employee Recognition [Infographic]

Every organization’s most valuable asset is unquestionably the same: its people. Motivating employees to do a great job is job No. 1 — but far easier said than done! The following infographic, “A Guide to Employee Recognition,” offers company leaders an easy-to-digest, visual overview of three critical aspects of building engagement and enhancing productivity: • Understanding the impact of recognition • Creating solid programs • Discovering creative ways to make the program a smashing success ...

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