Blog posts from October 2013

Doherty's Gauher Mohammad is keynote speaker at Owatonna Chamber of Commerce event

Doherty's Gauher Mohammad is keynote speaker at Owatonna Chamber of Commerce eventDoherty's Gauher Mohammad is keynote speaker at Owatonna Chamber of Commerce event
Doherty VP Gauher Mohammad addressed the Owatonna Chamber of Commerce on October 29 as keynote speaker. Mohammad focused on Steele County employment and his presentation outlined steps to help employers recruit and retain employees in Owatonna, Steele County and Southern Minnesota in a recovering economy and tightening labor market. Read the entire article from the Owatonna People's Press at this link: http://www.southernminn.com/owatonna_peoples_press/news/article_36dd8600-3094-56b2-94f5-827afff0aeef.html?mode=image&photo=0

Doherty joins volunteer packing team for Feed My Starving Children

Doherty joins volunteer packing team for Feed My Starving Children
On October 17, Doherty staff participated in a volunteer event for the charitable organization, Feed My Starving Children. Over 40 Doherty employees joined volunteer teams in Coon Rapids and Chanhassen to pack 164 boxes providing 35,424 free meals destined to feed nearly 100 children for an entire year. By scooping, measuring, and packing containers of MannaPackRice, an easy-to-prepare rice-based food blend developed by Twin Cities food scientists, volunteers enable nourishing meals to be sent efficiently to at-risk families and children around the world. In addition to joining in the...

How to build leading-edge compensation and benefits programs

How to build leading-edge compensation and benefits programs
THE ISSUE How effective is your compensation scheme? Does it maximize results, or merely reward people for maintaining the status quo? The ability to leverage compensation expenditures into superior employee performance can make the difference between success and marginal success. Understanding how to evaluate what your company can afford to pay in total compensation (including wages, incentives, commissions, taxes, and benefits) is critical to strategic planning. THE OBJECTIVE An effective compensation program increases productivity, enhances morale, and creates alignment. Top...

Doherty work-at-home graduates featured in the Alexandria Echo Press

Doherty work-at-home graduates featured in the Alexandria Echo Press
Doherty's work-at-home training program in Alexandria was featured in the Alexandria Echo Press on October 11, with a photo of the 18 graduates of the first class. Read the Echo Press article. Training at-home agents continues in Alexandria. As a supplier of contract services to Bluestem Brands, Inc., Doherty is training and hiring individuals to provide off-site phone and computer support to customers of the Bluestem brands Fingerhut and Gettington.com. Jobseekers interested in...

Referral wins $50 in Alexandria

Daniel referred a friend to Doherty and won a $50 gift card
Daniel Thomas, shown here with Doherty Staffing Specialist Jodi Host, was the winner of a $50 gift card for referring a friend to work for Doherty. Congratulations, Daniel!

Ask yourself these 3 questions before you quit your job

Ask yourself these 3 questions before you quit your job
We’ve all seen the signs of an improving economy – home prices are beginning to rise, banks are in recovery mode and most importantly, jobs are available for those in need. Although Minnesota unemployment has been on a downward trend since its peak in April and May 2009 that doesn’t mean it’s OK to throw caution to the wind and quit your job if you’re not happy. Here are a few things to ask yourself before deciding to leave your current position: Do you...
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