Case Studies

Sourcing High-level Project Managers

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 electronic manufacturing service (EMS) provider.


An Electronic Manufacturing Service (EMS) Provider of high-mix, high-complexity, start-to-finish manufacturing, and supply chain solutions to companies in the Tech Industrial, Medical, and Aerospace/Defense industries. Our partner location sites are located within Minnesota, Wisconsin, Colorado, Idaho, and Texas.


This company’s manufacturing facility in MN was struggling with their applicant flow for a variety of positions due to their current low performing staffing partnerships, which was leading to slowed production and missing deadlines for large-volume product orders. Additionally, candidate reliability was a large concern due to poor employee attendance and quit rates. In addition, the company’s internal hiring managers and team were not able to meet their employment needs after many months. They were stretched to their limits with administrative and time-consuming tasks related to the revolving door of employees at the manufacturing facility. “Not having top talent was killing us,” said their People and Culture Leader.


Our partnership initially began with the company’s immediate employment challenge of finding talent to fill their Program/Project Manager roles. Doherty’s professional recruiting division (Career Solutions) specializes in professional-level talent placement within the manufacturing sector. Our experienced, qualified recruiting experts understand the industry and have connections with people who are actively or passively seeking new opportunities. They know how to develop close relationships both with client companies and the professional talent they need.

Doherty’s professional recruiting team scheduled meetings with hiring managers to fully understand the aspects of the position, culture of the company, and challenges they were experiencing hiring Program/Project Managers.

Even with the success experienced in their MN facility through Doherty’s professional recruiter, conversations with the company’s manufacturing hiring managers continued due to their struggle with low light industrial applicant flow and high employment needs. Doherty’s light industrial (Staffing Solutions) recruiting team now entered the relationship and began immediately staffing for their manufacturing roles.


The most notable elements included realigning expectations for higher-level roles due to current candidate scarcity and removing various additional hiring steps to reduce friction. These accelerated the hiring process, allowing the company to keep up with their employment pace while meeting today’s talent demands. Doherty’s light industrial recruiting team successfully coordinated an on-site hiring event with robust promotional fanfare, providing opportunities for talent to interview and tour the facility, giving them a true view into the company culture and a real-world feel for their manufacturing positions.

Doherty filled all cell team member positions within a month and achieved a 100% hire rate at the Minnesota facility. Hiring success in Minnesota led to partnerships with additional locations in Wisconsin, Idaho, Colorado, and Texas.

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