Case Studies

Creating a Skilled Workforce

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 agricultural industry.


This company is a global leader in designing, manufacturing, and distributing agricultural solutions. Doherty Staffing Solutions (Doherty) partnered with one of this company’s manufacturing facilities in Minnesota to identify and hire the talented individuals they needed.


When Doherty first met with leadership at this facility, 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 the results they promised.


Doherty had just recently opened an office in the same town as this facility and had a talent database of individuals who were working for another company’s local facility. Because the specific skills needed for these jobs varied from the skills of Doherty’s talent database, Doherty recommended that we first define the positions 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 full strategic recruiting plan in motion that included on-site representatives at the facility.


In less than 30 days, Doherty had initially placed 84 new employees. Over time, our partnership with this facility doubled their workforce from 700 to 1400 employees. After a few years, we encountered a qualified candidate deficit. Doherty worked together with the company 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 company offered the training and hired the program’s graduates. Our solution created a new, skilled workforce in a very tight labor market.


Key results include 84 new employees placed within 30 days and doubling this facility’s workforce throughout our relationship from 700 to 1400 employees.

As illustrated in this workforce success story, Doherty is familiar with the talent management challenges of creating a skilled workforce 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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