Blog posts from September 2013

Doherty helps "Light the Night" for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Doherty helps "Light the Night" for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
On September 22, Doherty Career Solutions staff took a two-mile walk at Target Field in Minneapolis as part of the Light the Night event supporting LLS (Leukemia & Lymphoma Society). Doherty's team, the "Doherty Divas," walked with hundreds of people carrying illuminated balloons (white for survivors, red for supporters, and gold in memory of loved ones lost to cancer). According to the Minnesota Chapter of Leukemia & Lymphoma Society website, the "Light The Night Walk funds treatments that are saving the lives of patients today. These efforts culminate in inspirational, memorable...

Don't forget to bring your soft skills to an interview

Interesting article by Richard Branson that is so true. Candidates can meet every requirement or have done every duty imaginable, but if you are not a culture fit or do not get along with your future manager, your chance for hiring just went out the window. Read the article below for what Richard (and all hiring managers) look for. https://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20130923230007-204068115-how-i-hire-focus-on-personality

How to make National Customer Service Appreciation Week last all year

How to make National Customer Service Appreciation Week last all year
Customer service professionals work diligently all year to protect and enhance your brand. One week every year is set aside to recognize and reward these purveyors of positive energy—and it’s right around the corner, October 7-11. Call center veteran and expert, Eric Berg, has come up with a bunch of ways to make these events more rewarding and successful . . . and even last until next year. Go to the article, How to Make National Customer Service Appreciation Week Last All Year.

Doherty and Larkin Hoffman co-present HR webinar, "Background Checks – Now What?" on Sept. 18

Doherty and Larkin Hoffman co-present HR webinar, "Background Checks – Now What?" on Sept. 18
Doherty Employment and Larkin Hoffman Attorneys are joining forces to offer HR professionals an exclusive opportunity to learn about various human resources and legal issues affecting businesses today. The webinar series, Pillars of HR, will include important topics that are relevant to executives in today’s world of employment risk. We invite you to register any executives in your company that you feel would benefit from this complimentary online presentation on September 18, 2013 from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm (central time). Space is limited. Background Checks – Now What...

Job seekers complete at-home call center agent training in Alexandria

Job seekers complete at-home call center agent training in Alexandria
Alexandria, Minnesota—September 6, 2013 On September 6, eighteen job seekers from Alexandria and other Northern Minnesota towns completed three weeks of paid training to become at-home call center agents through Doherty Staffing Solutions, a Minnesota-based employment agency. Doherty is recruiting, hiring and training at least 125 customer service representatives this fall to handle inbound calls for Doherty’s client, Bluestem Brands, Inc. Bluestem is the owner of the nationwide Fingerhut and Gettington.com brands, and has contracted with Doherty to find individuals in the...

Returning to the workforce after an extended leave

One of the most difficult job searches is trying to return to the workforce from an extended leave. The largest issue is that with so many unemployed and underemployed people throughout the US, odds are you are competing against someone that has not taken a leave of absence. How can you overcome these odds? First, make sure to keep freshen up your skills. This can be done through schooling, certifications, or volunteer work. Second, be willing to take a step back from where you were before. I have had candidates that left a job 10 years ago at 50k wanting to start there “new” career at...

Worker productivity rising

Companies were more profitable in the second quarter, on the backs of higher productivity and constant labor costs. This could impact inflation and worker wages moving forward. http://www.dailyfinance.com/2013/09/05/american-workers-productivity-rises-economy-inflation/

New Kids on the Block: Surviving Your First Day on the Job

New Kids on the Block: Surviving Your First Day on the Job
We’re sorry if you’re reading this and expecting news on your favorite early 90s boy band, but if you’re looking for a way to make the transition to your new job easier, you've come to the right place. Being the new kid in school can go one of two ways: You’re a shiny new toy and everyone wants to be your friend, or You work in the real world, so that is not likely. It’s not all doom and gloom, though. Doherty Staffing has come up with a few ways for you to feel a little...
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