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Doherty presenting to Minnesota Women in Marketing & Communications, Feb. 26 in Minneapolis

Doherty presenting to Minnesota Women in Marketing & Communications. Topic is “Interviewing and Recruitment: Advice and Tips for Hiring Managers and Job Seekers”
Minneapolis, Minnesota—February 20, 2014 Doherty Director of Marketing Amy Giessinger, Service Manager Aryel Hatton, and Human Resources Manager Katie Soens-Adams will be addressing the Minnesota Women in Marketing and Communications (MWMC) members and guests in a seminar on February 26 titled, “Interviewing and Recruitment: Advice and Tips for Hiring Managers and Job Seekers.” The evening event will be held at Padilla CRT, 1101 West River Parkway in downtown Minneapolis from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. High cost...

Doherty expands footprint in Mankato mall, welcomed by Mankato Chamber of Commerce

Doherty expands footprint in Mankato mall; welcomed by Mankato Chamber
Mankato, Minnesota—February 12, 2014 Eight ambassadors from the Mankato Chamber of Commerce welcomed Doherty | The Employment Experts into their new space at the Madison East Mall on February 12. The 34-year old staffing company has been part of the Mankato employment scene since they opened their first office in the city over 20 years ago. This is their 3rd move inside the Madison East shopping center, each office a little larger than the previous one to accommodate the growth of Doherty and the surge in temporary staffing in the city and surrounding communities. Central Mankato location...

How job interviews are changing: Gamification and other tech tools

How job interviews are changing: Gamification and other tech tools
I read an interesting article from Forbes the other day, "Want To Work Here? Play This Game First!" It describes a new “interviewing” method in which a hiring manager hands you a tablet and asks you to play some games for an hour. You are left in the room alone, interacting with the tablet rather than the interviewer. Supposedly, it tracks your moves, and can show the hiring manager how fast you learn, your processes, behaviors, and even how you approach risks. It is a very interesting...

Keys to Career Success: 6 Little Things That Make a Big Difference

Keys to Career Success: 6 Little Things That Make a Big Difference
I recently attended a networking event for the Southwest Metro Human Resources Association that left me with some insight on how to take realistic, proactive steps toward your career development. Amanda Brinkman, Chief Brand and Communications Officer at Deluxe Corporation and marketing guru, gave some common sense lessons on how the way you conduct yourself is just as important as your work experience and education. I wanted to share with you some of the key points I took from her presentation. Focus on the positive. This one...

Is your ideal candidate a unicorn?

Is your ideal candidate a unicorn?
For the last decade, recruiters have been in a unique position to watch the job market turn truly candidate-driven. At the height of the last recession, companies who posted a specific opening immediately had 5 (or 500) perfect candidates at their door who had been laid off. Now, candidates have the upper hand. The best candidates are employed and paid well, or they're able to command strong counter-offers, or they're leaving for better opportunities. It's clear that the new reality has not sunk in. Often, one of our recruiters will present a great candidate to a client only to hear that...

How to do interview follow-up right: Walk the fine line . . .

How to do interview follow-up right:  Walk the fine line . . .
You've undoubtedly heard numerous times that it’s a good idea to follow up with the hiring manager after you have completed an interview. There is, however, a fine line with this process that can shine either a positive or negative light on yourself as a candidate. In this article, I will break down the “DOs and DON’Ts” of interview follow up. Why follow up? Following up after an interview is important for a number of reasons. Mainly, it expresses your interest and excitement in the position. It could also set you apart from other candidates who are not following up. If the company...

Take a Leap of Faith: Questions for the Recruiter vs. Questions for the Interviewer

Take a Leap of Faith: Questions for the Recruiter vs. Questions for the Interviewer
We know. You've got questions. Every job opportunity raises a million important questions. But, which questions can you ask your recruiter and which should wait until you can ask the company directly? Got ants in your pants? I recently worked with a candidate who had a long list of questions well before he even got to the point of an interview. Don’t get me wrong, questions concerning the position are great, and as a recruiter, we do our best to get every one of these questions answered ASAP. The issue in this particular situation, however, was that his questions concerning benefits,...

Gauher Mohammad invited to serve on ASA industrial section policy council

Gauher Mohammad invited to serve on ASA industrial section policy council
Owatonna, Minnesota—January 6, 2013 Doherty | The Employment Experts is pleased to announce that Vice President Gauher Mohammad has accepted a membership on the American Staffing Association industrial section policy council. This section promotes peer networking and collaboration, advises the ASA board of directions on industry-specific issues, identifies the section’s priorities for the year, and is responsible for developing resources that support staffing companies working in this sector. On December 31, 2013, Mr. Mohammad completed his term as Chairperson of the Leadership Council for...

Asking Culture Questions: How to get to know an employer culturally before committing

Why you should always consider "cultural fit" when applying for a new job
Job seekers often forget to think about the culture of a company when deciding where to apply. Culture questions should be near the top of your list to ask interviewers. After all, culture reflects the personality of the company and affects everything that transpires there on a day-to-day basis. Some culture questions to ask include: What is the office structure (cubicles, office, room with a view)? Is flexible scheduling permitted? What qualities or performance attributes does the company value? Is the atmosphere calm and methodical or high-energy chaos? Do people stay in one position a...

2013 Toys for Tots Drive Success

Doherty and Animal Adventure team-up with Toys for Tots Doherty | The Employment Experts and Animal Adventure joined forces with Toys for Tots to help ensure less fortunate children have something to smile about this holiday season. Doherty coordinated their 7th Annual Toy Drive for the Toys for Tots organization this year. Over the years, the employee-sponsored donations for this cause have steadily grown…but this year, Doherty’s employees wanted to make an even bigger impact by adding a special partner to their circle of toy givers. Animal Adventure designs top-quality plush for many of...

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