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5 Career New Year’s Resolutions You Won’t Hate

If you’re like many of us, you probably made a new year’s resolution to advance your career in some way in 2018. But alongside your fitness goals, healthy eating proclamation, and the promise to finally pick up that dusty book on your nightstand, it can be daunting to know where to begin with your professional growth. Like finding the edge of the tape on that impenetrably-wrapped Christmas present from your brother, all you need is somewhere small to start, then you'll gain momentum. So here are a few simple things you can tick off your professional growth to-do list in the beginning of the...

The Cost of Disengaged Employees

Disengaged Employees
A Case Study 8:00 AM Jake is an employee at a technology company. When he arrives at work, he logs in, then heads off to the break room to grab a cup of coffee. He runs into a few co-workers on his way back and they catch up on fantasy football rankings and recently added shows on Netflix. 8:20 AM Jake returns to his desk and opens his first work order to begin entering client information. 8:25 AM Jake's cell phone vibrates. It’s one of his buddies inviting him to play an executive round of golf after work. He replies that he’s all-in,...

From secretary to administrative assistant: How the admin role has evolved over time

Admin Roles
Gone are the days when secretaries took dictation on Steno pads and transcribed correspondence on manual typewriters. Today’s administrative professionals rely on state-of-the-art technology to perform their day-to-day duties. In addition to organizing meetings, planning events, and creating and giving presentations, many perform tasks ranging from database and website maintenance to videoconferencing. And less than 15 percent of administrative staff still go by the title secretary: Most are called administrative assistants, executive assistants, office managers, or office supervisors. Over...

What Does Your Workspace Say About You?

You may know where everything is on your messy desk, but what does your cluttered space say about you to co-workers and superiors? Are you missing out on career-defining opportunities because your peers think you lack organizational skills? People associate a host of traits with organization – maturity, discipline, value, focus and more. If you are known as the untidy, disorganized employee, you may be unknowingly viewed in an unflattering light. Even if you are leaps and bounds more mature than the office class clown, there is a possibility that your disorganization can put you in the same...

How to Beat the 10-second Resume Test

Recruiters and the 10-second rule Candidates are surprised to hear that experienced recruiters can look at a resume for under 10 seconds, and make a judgment on whether they are qualified or not. But, how can you possibly get across your career accomplishments in just a few seconds? Your main goal in creating your resume is to make the recruiter interested enough to give you a call, but with thousands of different resume styles and formats, you'll never please all recruiters on style alone. By emphasizing just a few things on your resume, you will be able to satisfy almost everyone, yet...

Doherty Builds New Office in Brooklyn Center

Brooklyn Center Office
To better serve our clients and workforce, Doherty has relocated our Brooklyn Park office to a new building in Brooklyn Center. In April of 2017, Doherty broke ground on a brand new office near the intersection of Brooklyn Boulevard and 69th Avenue North. At the end of October, the team officially moved into the new building and opened the doors for business. “We recognized a need for more space to accommodate the growth and business opportunity we’re seeing in the north metro,” said Valerie Doherty, CEO of Doherty Staffing Solutions. “More than 37 years in business has taught us that as...

Doherty Moves Crookston Office to New, Central Location

A family-owned employment agency since 1980, Doherty’s new office location in Crookston is open for business. “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 Crookston, as well. There’s a kind of downtown revival right now, and we want to be more accessible to our candidates and clients in the center of the city.” Formerly located in northern Crookston’s Valley...

4 Steps to Protecting Company Data

Cyber Security
Corporate Cyber Security Ever wonder where sensitive information like performance reviews, attendance records, merit increases, and social security numbers are stored? There‘s a good chance it’s locked up in a human resource information system (HRIS), the crossroads where HR and IT connect. This software enables businesses to centralize virtually all of the data and records necessary to manage their employees. In today’s technology-savvy world, cyber security is a top concern for corporations as well as medical, financial, and government organizations. Every time the news reports another...

Doherty #6 on Twin Cities Largest Women-owned Businesses List

Twin Cities Largest Women-owned Businesses List
We are proud to be #6 on The Twin Cities Largest Women-owned Businesses List under the extraordinary leadership of CEO Valerie Doherty! The Business Journal surveyed women-owned businesses throughout the Twin Cities, asking for most recent fiscal year revenue to compile the list. To be eligible, business owners needed be women who own 50 percent or more of their companies, and the companies must be based in the Twin Cities 24-county metro area. Click here to learn more.

Valerie Doherty Recognized in SIA Global Power 100 | Women in Staffing List

Valerie Doherty
Valerie Doherty, CEO of Minneapolis-based Doherty Staffing Solutions, was included in the Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA) Global Power 100 | Women in Staffing list for 2017. 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 that basis, Valerie Doherty...


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