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 leads the world in making balloons fun with consumer-inspired and inspiring product development, industry-expanding innovation and strong, value-added partnerships. Our partner locations include Eden Prairie, Bloomington, and Edina which are located in Minnesota’s Twin Cities Metro area.


This company’s distribution centers weren’t able to get product out the doors and to the public due to 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 having difficulty 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 company’s understanding of the current compensation landscape. After reviewing this, the company increased their wages to $20.00 per hour, plus a $2.00 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 company improved overall efficiency in their interview and onboarding process. Through our partnership’s strong working relationships 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 a specific type of skills needed to be successful in the role. This allowed Doherty to better place candidates in a position that would lead to success for the business and the employee’s career.


Doherty created a more efficient interview and onboarding process for this organization, which allowed people to start in their new roles more quickly. This resulted in fuller employee training classes, which meant trainers were able to instruct larger groups and get 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.

Our Employment Experts held three successful on-site job fairs with immediate job offers. We processed over 14,000 candidate contacts, conducted 550+ interviews that resulted in 110 job offers. All 110 job offers turned into temporary placements, and later, 23 employees were hired-on permanently by the balloon manufacturing company.

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