Case Studies

Building a Seasonal Talent Pool

Doherty Staffing Solutions (Doherty) offers a wide range of customizable employment solutions to meet each company’s hiring needs, whether it’s helping with large-volume temporary staffing, payrolling your contingent workforce, or finding the right professional to complete your team. We work alongside human resources managers, leadership team members, and other hiring professionals within your organization to ensure an efficient and timely process.
This workforce success story highlights how Doherty successfully utilized our employment expertise to implement a tailored solution for an employer in the seed industry.


This company is a global leader in the seed industry. They have multiple facility locations throughout the United States. Doherty Staffing Solutions (Doherty) helped implement strategic workforce solutions at one of their facilities located in Iowa.


When Doherty first began working with this facility, they were utilizing four different staffing providers but were consistently unable to hit the workforce numbers required to meet plant production goals. They had high volume needs during the peak harvest season, which added to the stress of this challenge. Due to the fluctuating workforce needs for their seasonal operation, they needed to outsource their staffing services, even though they had created their own pool of temporary workers with local farmers. They were very skeptical that Doherty would be able to meet their staffing needs due to their poor experience with four other service providers.


While Doherty lacked a physical office in the Iowa location, based on our performance at another facility, we were an internal recommendation. Based on their needs, we recognized the fact that they would best be served with our on-site workforce management model. Leveraging the company name, we designed, implemented, and executed a highly-effective, aggressive recruiting plan to draw in candidates needed to create a pool of temporary employees. We pre-identified the temporary positions and agreed that only Doherty would recruit for those positions.

Additionally, employees hired into those positions would become eligible for full-time employment. We suggested that they maintain their relationships with all current providers, but that pre-identified positions would be recruited exclusively by Doherty, due to the high workforce turnover with other providers.


Within three months, Doherty was the only provider, filling all staffing positions at 95% or higher. This allowed the facility to make production deadlines and goals and deliver its products to the market in a timely manner. Doherty’s recruited pool of temporary candidates grew to the point that there was a waiting list of individuals who wanted to work at this facility.


Within three months, Doherty was the only provider, and all staffing positions were filled at 95% or higher.

As illustrated in this workforce success story, Doherty is familiar with the talent management challenges of building a seasonal talent pool and knows how to apply our 40+ years of employment expertise to craft a custom solution that can work for your business.
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