Blog posts from June 2013

Saving at the gas pump

There are countless credit cards out in the world today that give all sorts of rewards, from vacations to simply cash back. Most people would pay less for gas if they could, so we've found the top five credit cards to help you cut your gas spending down. Visa Platinum Cashback Rewards Card® From PenFed TrueEarnings® Card from Costco and American Express Blue Cash EverydayCard® from American Express Discover it® Card Barclaycard Rewards Mastercard® Let the savings begin!

Three Reasons Why You Need a Cover Letter

Three Reasons Why You Need a Cover Letter
For years, people have been arguing that cover letters are a dying art, claiming that recruiters don’t read them, hiring managers skip right over them and are essentially a waste of time. But what about that one traditionalist to whom you send your résumé? We're willing to bet that – while they might not be in the majority – there are definitely people in the hiring process who want to see your cover letter. Here are three ways a cover letter can be used to your advantage: Fill in the blanks. Your résumé is basically one long list of career achievements – not exactly the...

Doherty meets Big Brothers Big Sisters challenge for 6th consecutive year

Doherty meets Big Brothers Big Sisters challenge for 6th consecutive year
Doherty's Southern Minnesota team has been participating in the Bowl for Kids' Sake event held at Element Entertainment in Owatonna for a number of years. Bowl For Kids' Sake is the nation's largest bowling event that raises critical funds to support the mentoring relationships of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Minnesota. This year, Doherty met its fundraising goal on April 20th, 2013 making it the sixth consecutive year of being the “Small Business” winners, for a total of $7,062.00 raised over those six years. Doherty employees who participated in this year's team included: Cassandra...

Dress for Success: Avoid an Interview Fashion Blunder

Dress for Success: Avoid an Interview Fashion Blunder
It’s common knowledge that you should look your best for an interview – but there is a wide-range on what people think will help them put their best foot (preferably not open-toed) forward. Doherty Staffing thinks it’s great that more and more people are beginning to be more expressive in their apparel choices during interviews. At Doherty, we look for applicants with personality and clothes can help express individuality. Don’t forget that there are pieces of your wardrobe to leave in the closet on interviews day. Here are some different clothes and accessories to avoid during your next...

Second Contact Center Pipeline article released: "Attrition-Proof: Why Onboarding Matters"

Eric Berg has written a 5-article series accepted for publication by Contact Center Pipeline magazine. In this 2nd installment, ATTRITION-PROOF Part 2: Why Onboarding Matters, Mr. Berg dissects an onboarding fail, examines the ripple effect of a badly-managed onboarding stage, and provides clear instructions and options for building your own effective and successful onboarding plan. Why Onboarding Matters: Does your culture say “Welcome” or “Please leave”? A few months ago I was onsite at a call center as temporary employees were arriving for their first day...
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