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Attracting the Best Talent with Your Job Descriptions

In today’s job market, there is fierce competition for attracting top talent to your company. The demand for talent is often greater than the amount of active job seekers for many industries, creating a large number of roles and noise for candidates to sort through. Here are four key areas to focus on while crafting your job descriptions to cut through the noise and attract the best talent to your company. Choose Your Words Wisely Glassdoor research has...

Doherty Mobile App Reaches Milestone

We are excited to announce our Doherty Jobs mobile app has reached 10,000 downloads! The mobile app, available for both iOS & Android devices, was originally launched in 2016 to better serve job seekers and employees. Tim Doherty, Chairman and Co-Owner, said, “Today’s job seekers are increasingly tech-savvy and they’re utilizing their mobile devices for just about everything, including a quick and easy way to find jobs, look up their payroll information and even connect with recruiters electronically.” Thank you to everyone that has helped us reach this milestone!...

Hands-free Minnesota

As of August 1, 2019, the State of Minnesota joined 19 other states that require people operating a vehicle to have their cellphones in hands-free mode. Workplace safety is one of Doherty’s highest priorities both for our own staff members, as well as our employees, but what about the route to and from your place of employment? The Minnesota Department Employment and Economic Development (MNDEED) states that within the greater Minneapolis-St. Paul area, the average commute time to/from work is 25.4 minutes....

2019 Scholarship Golf Classic Event

Event Returns with a new Partner to Raise Funds for Local Students Teaming up with Beacons of Influence, a recently formed 501(c)(3) corporation, Doherty is renewing its focus on assisting local students with their technical education degrees. Doherty | The Employment Experts and Beacons of Influence hosted the 2019 Doherty Scholarship Golf Classic on July 15th at the Owatonna Country Club. The event’s goal was to raise scholarship funds for students entering a community college or technical program and planning a career in a variety of industrial and technical...

Doherty Moves Grand Forks Office to New Location

A family-owned employment agency since 1980, Doherty's new office location in Grand Forks is open for business. Widely known as an industry-leading staffing company, Doherty Staffing Solutions has relocated its Grand Forks office. "One reason for the move is to accommodate for our growth," says Business Development Representative Jacob Johnson. "We're taking on more clients, connecting more people with jobs, and we need our space to grow with us. We're excited to be a part of the overall growth of Grand Forks, and we want to be more accessible to our candidates and clients...

Tips for Surviving Cold & Flu Season

Cold and Flu Season
Surveys show that Americans suffer a billion colds each year. Yes, you read that right…one BILLION, with a B! When you add in the flu, that number is even higher. There are things you can do to avoid becoming one of those miserable statistics. The single best way to prevent seasonal flu is to get vaccinated each year, but good health habits like covering your cough, and washing your hands often can help stop the spread of germs and prevent respiratory illnesses like the flu. Here are a few more tips that will help you survive this year’s cold and flu season. Avoid...

Safe Winter Driving Tips

Doherty Safe Winter Driving Tips
Winter driving can be hazardous and scary, especially in areas that get a lot of snow and ice. Additional preparations can help make a trip safer, or help motorists deal with an emergency. If you think you may be heading into snow or bad winter weather remember the three P’s of Safe Winter Driving - PREPARE for the trip; PROTECT yourself; and PREVENT crashes. PREPARE FOR THE TRIP! Avoid driving when you’re fatigued. Get the proper amount of rest before taking on winter driving. Slowdown in snow and icy conditions! Make turns slowly, and make all...

Valerie Doherty Recognized again in SIA Global Power 150 | Women in Staffing List

Valerie Doherty, CEO of Minneapolis-based Doherty Staffing Solutions, was recently included in the Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA) Global Power 150 | Women in Staffing list for 2018. In what has become a much-anticipated annual announcement in the staffing world, the list honors staffing company leaders who are making a profound impact on the industry. According to SIA, the women who qualify for the list can be anything from policymakers to businesspersons, technologists to crusaders, but what they really share in common is “a love for promoting and shaping talent.” On...

Daylight Savings Time!

Did you know? There is a huge difference between the “society clock” and the “biological clock” we all work from. Be alert! Studies have found that accidents increase after the clocks fall back an hour to standard time. According to various safety resources, changes in waking time coupled with the earlier onset of darkness due to seasons changing throws off our internal clocks. This increases safety...

Manufacturing Day 2018

Manufacturing Day 2018
At Doherty, we work closely with the manufacturing industry, so we see the multi-faceted benefits that it brings to our economy. We see businesses creating the goods and services people need; countless men and women making manufacturing the career that supports their family; and the youths of today getting inspired to join the future manufacturing workforce. Manufacturing is diverse. The wide range of companies and their products reflected on the interactive, infographic map shows a bit of the breadth the industry provides each of us. Manufacturing supports 18.5 Million U.S. Jobs....

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