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The Doherty Story

Doherty has successfully met the personnel and human resource-related needs of organizations of all sizes, public and private, for 40 years. Doherty’s dedication to highly personalized service, expertise and professionalism continue to generate stellar growth, recognition, and steadfast clients.
  • 1980 – Doherty Staffing Solutions (originally named Quality Temp), the temporary staffing and recruiting business, is established by Tim and Valerie Doherty.

“The company was started in the midst of a terrible recession when companies were likely to cut back on temporary employees and at age 26, I didn’t know much about running a business. But despite those obstacles, the business model just made sense,” Tim says.

  • 1982 – Doherty installs its first computer system. It is one of the first organizations in the industry to take advantage of technology for candidate search and retrieval, straight through from front to back office.
  • 1985 – Inc. Magazine names the company as one of the 500 Fastest-Growing Private Companies.
  • 1993 – Recognizing a trend toward human resource services outsourcing to save companies time and resources, Tim and Valerie form Doherty Employer Services. They capitalize on advanced technology to gain a competitive edge and augment services.

“We have a goal of relieving business owners of their human resources burdens, and that goal has worked well for us and them,” Valerie says.

Doherty has been recognized for providing innovative employment solutions throughout the Midwest since 1980. Let us bring our expertise to work for you.