Case Studies

Creating a Skilled Workforce


A global leader in the design, manufacturing and distribution of agricultural solutions.


When we first met this company, they had spent over $20,000 on a 30-day recruitment advertising campaign, which resulted in one hired employee. It was crunch time, and they needed multiple additional employees ASAP. They had tried a couple of staffing providers in the past, but they did not deliver on the results they promised.


Doherty had just recently opened an office in the same town as this company’s manufacturing facility and had a talent database of individuals who were working for another local company. Because the specific skills needed for this company varied from the skills of Doherty’s talent database, Doherty recommended that we first define the positions that we would staff to avoid competing with the other local company for the same candidates. Due to the small community and low worker availability, we knew an on-site recruiting presence was key to ensuring every applicant was captured. Within one week, Doherty had a strategic recruiting plan in full motion that included on-site representatives at the client’s facility.


In less than 30 days, Doherty had initially placed 84 new employees for the client. Over time, our partnership with the client doubled their workforce, from 700 to 1400 employees. After a few years of partnership, we encountered a qualified candidate deficit. Doherty worked together with the client and a local technical school to design a new training program that would teach the skills needed for their positions. Once implemented, Doherty recruited candidates with the right mechanical aptitude into the training program, while the client offered the training and hired the program’s graduates. Our solution created a new, skilled workforce in a very tight labor market.

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