Blog posts within the category "For HR Professionals"

How a VMS Creates Clarity with Your Contingent Workforce

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What is a Vendor Management System? A Vendor Management Systems (VMS) offers companies insight into their contingent workforce management, resulting in cost reduction, improved supplier performance, and identified risk areas through a more structured process at every step of the talent supply chain. A VMS can completely turn the complex pieces of the contingent workforce procurement and management puzzle into a clear picture. As the number of contingent workers and the interest in acquiring skilled talent continue to skyrocket, VMS solutions have become an increasingly in-...

Workforce Planning: The Strategy Behind "Strategic Staffing"

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The Strategy Behind Strategic Staffing A company’s annual budgeting process generally requires managers to project personnel requirements for the upcoming fiscal period. Unfortunately, this task offers little value beyond influencing the short-term allocation of corporate funds. Besides narrowly focusing on a single year, needs are typically assessed in relation to the status quo. Yet the harsh reality is that the business world is changing at a dizzying pace, and what makes sense today may not a year from now. Technology, in particular, is constantly redefining the nature of work. And...

Top Benefits of Partnering with a WBENC-Certified Business

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Since 2007, Doherty Staffing Solutions (Doherty) has been a certified Women's Business Enterprise (WBE) and an active member of the Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) WBENC is the nation's largest third-party certifier of women owned and operated business in the United States. This certification standard is the most relied upon of women-owned business as a supplier of diversity business program. In addition, WBENC's prestigious certification also validates that a business is at least 51% owned, operated, controlled and managed by a woman or women. While...

Performance Reviews: 5 Common Mistakes to Avoid

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To an employee, a performance evaluation/review is a big deal - after all, it only happens once or twice a year. To the manager responsible for reviewing large groups of direct reports, it can be easy to make mistakes that drastically impact the quality of the conversation and create unfortunate pitfalls in this important employee feedback process. In our newest issue of Discover Doherty, an eMagazine created by Doherty Staffing Solutions, we've highlighted five common mistakes to avoid while conducting a performance evaluation, and some alternate ways to handle each...

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 including the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM), changes in waking time coupled with the earlier onset of darkness due to seasons changing throws off our internal clocks. This...

Doherty Staffing Solutions Honors Contributions of Temporary, Contract Employees to Our Economy

ASA Staffing Employee Week 2020 Doherty
National Staffing Employee Week is September 14–20, 2020. Doherty Staffing Solutions proudly joins staffing agencies from across the nation in celebrating National Staffing Employee Week, September 14–20, 2020. Established by the American Staffing Association, this commemorative week honors the millions of temporary and contract employees working for U.S. staffing agencies each week. In Minnesota alone, 340,000 temporary and contract employees work in the staffing and recruiting industry every week. These positions are across industry sectors and professions, and the...

11 General Workplace Safety Tips

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At Doherty, our entire business revolves around people and relationships...and nothing is more important than the safety of our employees. Doherty’s primary objective is to ensure the health and safety of our contingent workforce. With this focus, we’ve highlighted 11 best practices for fostering a safe work environment with these general safety rules.. 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 Safety Rules when working in a light...

There's Nothing Soft About Soft Skills

Soft Skills in Today's Workforce
There’s a lot of buzz about soft skills these days and a growing awareness that these personality traits, habits, and behaviors are key to professional success. It might seem that soft skills in the workplace such as emotional intelligence, creativity and flexibility wouldn't matter as much in an era of non-stop technological innovation. On the contrary, they're more important than ever. These are uniquely human capabilities that can't be replaced or automated; they're like our superpowers! Often misunderstood, it's important to clarify what is meant by the term "...

Attracting the Best Talent with Your Job Postings

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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. In our Discover Doherty – our latest e-publication featuring hiring insights, workforce trends and more – we highlight four key areas to focus on while crafting your job descriptions. These four tips will help you cut through the noise and attract top talent to your open positions. Ready to let your job postings do the...

ASA Staffing Success Story | Who Staffing Employees Really Are

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They’re temporary workers. They’re contractors. They’re Millennials. They’re retirees. They’re teachers. They’re nurses. They drive forklifts. They practice law. The nation’s staffing employees – the more than three million individuals employed by U.S. staffing companies each week – are as diverse as the industry itself. New survey findings about these workers deliver valuable business intelligence staffing companies can use to their competitive advantage. Our eMagazine, Discover Doherty¸ highlights the American Staffing Association data collected from more than 8,200 staffing...

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