Case Studies

Creating Hiring Efficiencies for Success

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 balloon manufacturing industry.


This organization makes balloons fun with consumer-inspired product development, industry-expanding innovation, and strong, value-added partnerships. Doherty Staffing Solutions (Doherty) partnered with multiple facilities in the Minnesota Twin Cities Metro area, including Eden Prarie, Bloomington, and Edina, to implement efficient hiring processes.


The main challenges these facilities encountered stemmed from the inability of distribution centers to get product out the doors and to the public due to a lack of qualified candidates. The talent shortage caused production to slow, and order fulfillment goals were not being met. They also partnered with multiple staffing agencies that didn’t provide solutions to their problems. In addition to needing help finding qualified talent to fill their open roles, they also weren’t offering competitive compensation for their industry within the local market.


Doherty provided a comprehensive wage data analysis for their surrounding locations to increase the facilities’ understanding of the current compensation landscape. After reviewing this, wages were increased to $20.00 per hour + a $2.00 per hour overnight shift differential. They also fast-tracked their hiring process by removing pre-screens for drug and background checks. By using Doherty as a valued employment partner, the facilities improved overall efficiency throughout the interviewing and onboarding process. Through the strong working relationships our partnership formed with the company’s manager and warehouse supervisor, Doherty produced a handout that was used as a screening tool to ensure candidates were familiar with the specific types of skills needed to be successful in the role. This allowed Doherty to place candidates into positions that would lead to success for the facilities and for the employee’s careers.


Doherty created a more efficient interview and onboarding process for multiple facilities at this company, which allowed people to start in their new roles more quickly. This resulted in fuller employee training classes, meaning trainers were able to instruct larger groups and get more people onto the production floor faster. Doherty also invested heavily in specifically targeted candidate advertising campaigns, which attracted a strong flow of skilled talent who were excited about their employment opportunities.


Key results include over 1400 candidate contacts, 550 interviews, 110 job offers, 110 temporary placements, and 23 people hired by the company. Additionally, we conducted 3 successful on-site job fairs with immediate offers.

As illustrated in this workforce success story, Doherty is familiar with the talent management challenges of creating hiring efficiencies for success 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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