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Throwback Thursday: National Safety Month

Did you know that June is National Safety Month? For Throwback Thursday, we dug up some old safety posters from the National Safety Council. Check back next Thursday for more retro posters!

Memorial Day: Always Remember

Memorial Day Although its place and date of origination are widely debated, the American observance of Memorial Day began in the 1860’s to commemorate the fallen soldiers of the Civil War. People have decorated the graves of loved ones since ancient times, but the Civil War saw so much loss that finally Major General John A. Logan declared May 30th, 1868 “Decoration Day”. One hundred and forty seven years later, the tradition is still celebrated on the last Monday of May at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia by laying a wreath on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and placing a small...

Doherty Receives 2015 Distinguished Business Benefactor of the Year Award

Riverland Honors Doherty with 2015 Distinguished Business Benefactor of the Year Award The Riverland Community College Foundation presented Doherty Staffing Solutions with its award for long term commitment. Owatonna, MN | April 16, 2015 ~ During the annual Evening of Excellence Scholarship Ceremony on March 24, the Riverland Community College Foundation (RCCF) presented its Distinguished Benefactor Award to long-time supporter, Doherty Staffing Solutions. RCCF annually bestows the award in recognition of long-term commitment and exemplary support in helping the...

Doherty celebrates 35 years in business

Doherty Employment Group Celebrates 35 Years 2015 marks an important milestone for family-owned Doherty Employment Group, as the company celebrates 35 years of excellence in employment services. March 31, 2015 | Minneapolis, MN ~ Doherty Employment Group, widely recognized as an industry-leading staffing and human resources outsourcing company, is celebrating its 35th anniversary this year. In April 1980, Timothy Doherty founded the company with little more than the financial backing of his parents’ home mortgage, two employees (including his mother) and the...

What Does Your Messy 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...

10 Reasons to Love Engineering

In the spirit of National Engineers Week, we think it’s only fitting to highlight the benefits of working in this rewarding, ever evolving industry. Originally posted by DiscoverE, here are 10 reasons to love engineering. 10 Reasons to Love Engineering: Love your work, and live your life too! Engineering is an exciting profession, but one of its greatest advantages is that it will leave you time for all the other things in your life that you love! Be creative...

Why Training Matters: Linking Training Program Success to Larger Company Goals

Wait a minute, what year is it? Shouldn’t we have flying cars by now? Much to the disappointment of Marty McFly from Back to the Future, I’m sure, there are many things we haven’t quite perfected yet. And while I think we should at least have hoverboards so we can pick up a delicious dehydrated pizza on the weekend, I will put that thought aside to focus on a very real update that can help contact centers reach their 2015 objectives. I’m talking about aligning your employee training program goals with the big picture objectives of your organization. Recently I was working with a...

8th Annual Toys for Tots Drive Success

2014 Toys for Tots Success Doherty coordinated its 8th Annual Toy Drive for the Toys for Tots organization this year, collecting over 80 toys! The donations will be distributed to children in need around the Minneapolis area, just in time for Christmas. Interested in donating? Find your local Toys for Tots drop-off location and learn about other ways to help here.

Veterans Day: An Early Celebration

Many people and businesses acknowledge Veterans Day when the national holiday arrives on November 11th each year, but how many of us are honoring these heroes of the past, present and future all year round? It’s so easy to get swept up in our busy routines right away again on November 12th and put our appreciation for veterans on the backburner until next year. It doesn’t help that lately it seems as if every day is a new holiday demanding attention of its own. If you need proof, just check what’s trending on Twitter when you wake up in the morning: #nationalfriendshipday...

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