Blog posts within the category "For HR Professionals"

Insourcing vs. Outsourcing | Choosing the Best Recruitment Strategy for Your Business

Weighing the Pros and Cons of Both Hiring Avenues for Your Business Determining your hiring approach is a complex, multi-faceted decision for many businesses. Balancing the daily tasks involved in the recruiting and onboarding process on top of other human resources responsibilities can be difficult. Depending on the hiring needs of your business, it may be time to consider outsourcing your recruiting efforts. However, there are benefits and drawbacks to both processes; so how can you determine the best strategy for your company? In the first issue of our eMagazine, Discover Doherty...

Discover Doherty eMagazine Now Available

Discover Doherty eMagazine from Doherty's Employment Experts
Doherty's exclusive eMagazine provides industry insights, workforce trends, talent tactics and business strategies for your workforce. In addition to valuable content penned by Doherty's own Employment Experts, our initial issue also includes contributed articles from industry leaders including the American Staffing Association, Indeed and Great Recruiters. For access to the entire 20-page resource, simply click the button below and request a direct link where you can enjoy the full edition of our online eMagazine, and an option to download a PDF copy to print and enjoy! ...

Top Benefits of Partnering with a Payrolling Services Provider

Payrolling Employer of Record Doherty Top Benefits
How does payrolling (or Employer of Record) work? When payrolling occurs as part of a workforce management strategy, a company’s external (contingent/contract) workers are placed onto the payroll of a trusted business partner to handle their compensation, benefits and onboarding. The biggest difference between this version of payrolling and the more frequently referenced one is the employer of record component. Here’s how this strategic version of payrolling works… As a company, you know who you want working for your business and have already identified them as key assets for specific...

Doherty Launches Online Expert Connection

Doherty Expert Connection Talent Showcase
New Website Showcases Top Candidates Available Doherty has been connecting great candidates with great companies since 1980. Last year, we placed 250 people into positions within our client companies each week! Our Employment Experts work with some of the best talent available in the communities we serve across the upper Midwest. Doherty’s Expert Connection allows us to give special attention to some of the top candidates that reach out to us for help with finding them a new career. In some instances, these are highly skilled individuals are looking for a new challenge, but...

It's Fire Safety Month!

Did you know? Every year there are approximately 6,000 fires in US businesses! According to The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) it is estimated that U.S. fire departments responded to an average of 3,340 fires in office buildings each year. These fires caused an annual average of four deaths, 44 fire injuries, and $112 million in direct property damage. Less than one-third of the fires (31%) occurred between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m. More than one in every four office property fires (29%) was caused by cooking equipment. (coffee makers...

Safety Focus | Office Ergonomics

Your office workstation set-up is extremely important for your ergonomic health, especially if you sit at a desk for multiple hours a day. Here are some great tips to help keep your body safely aligned! DESKTOP WORKSTATION SET-UP Your spine, the center of the keyboard and the center of the monitor should be in a line at a right angle with the desk edge. If you rarely use the 10-key portion of the keyboard, position the keyboard slightly to the right so the center of the letter keys (between the B and N keys) are in alignment with the spine and...

Forklift Safety in the Workplace

Forklifts and pedestrians don’t always mix well, but we have to make it work. In this Monthly Safety Topic message, we’re providing some helpful safety tips to prevent pedestrian injury from a forklift or motorized pallet jack. According to EHS Today, 36% of forklift-related deaths are pedestrians every year. In addition, 20,000 serious injuries are caused by forklifts every year. While forklifts are involved in just 1% of all industrial accidents annually, they are involved in 10 percent of all annual industrial injures! FOLLOW THESE 10 SAFETY TIPS TO...

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....

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