Blog posts from November 2013

Doherty graduates last 2013 class of at-home agents

Doherty graduates its last 2013 class of at-home call center agents
The last at-home call center agent training class of 2013 has graduated in Alexandria, Minnesota. Doherty trained and hired a total of 100 people from Alexandria and the surrounding area to work in at-home call center agent jobs for their client, Bluestem Brands, Inc. between August and November. Doherty is an important supplier of contract services to Bluestem Brands; this is the first year Doherty has offered an at-home call center training course to introduce Bluestem to qualified call center representatives able to work from their homes. Eric Berg said, "We had a great experience with...

Doherty Job Fair: Tuesday, November 26 in Owatonna with Viracon

Doherty Job Fair: Tuesday, November 26 in Owatonna with Viracon. Starting pay $11.30/HR
Doherty is hiring for Viracon! Work for one of the premier glass production companies in the country, with starting pay at $11.30 an hour. Job Fair Tuesday, Nov. 26, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at our Owatonna jobs office. Looking for Loaders/Unloaders, Forklift Operators, Machine Operators, and more! Drop in Tuesday, call 507-444-9088, or apply online today!

How to beat the 10-second resume test

How to beat the 10-second resume test
Recruiters and the 10-second rule Candidates are surprised to hear that experienced recruiters can look at a resume for under 10 seconds, and make a judgment on whether they are qualified or not. But, how can you possibly get across your career accomplishments in just a few seconds? Your main goal in creating your resume is to make the recruiter interested enough to give you a call, but with thousands of different resume styles and formats, you'll never please all recruiters on style alone. By emphasizing just a few things on your resume, you will be able to satisfy mostly everybody, yet...

JFK anniversary has special significance for Minnesota business owner Tim Doherty

JFK anniversary has special significance for Minnesota business owner Tim Doherty
Certain birthdays are milestones, but for some people who are born on a significant date, every birthday is a milestone. This year, Tim Doherty's 60th birthday is approaching, and like every other birthday he's had over the past 50 years, it's never an ordinary day. On November 22nd, 1963, Tim Doherty turned 10 years old, and the President was killed in Dallas. Meeting JFK in Wisconsin Three years earlier, on February 26, 1960, Tim and his father met Mr. and Mrs. Kennedy as Kennedy's nomination campaign toured through Bloomer, Wisconsin. The photos show Tim's father, George Doherty...

Employers Prepare for Healthcare Reform

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How Employers Should Prepare for Health Care Coverage in 2014... Health care experts say employers should be focused on communication with employees, monitoring headcounts, preparing for the “play or pay” provision, and watching for more guidance on reporting requirements. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) was at the center of some of this year’s most heated political debates, and the provisions expected to have the largest impact on businesses have yet to even take effect. The employer-shared responsibility mandate, first scheduled to take effect in 2014, was delayed until 2015. That...

Doherty Job Fair: Wednesday, November 20 in St. Cloud

Doherty Job Fair: Wednesday, November 20 in St. Cloud
Looking for seasonal work to earn extra holiday cash? Join us for a job fair in St. Cloud! Doherty is an important supplier of contract services for Bluestem Brands, Inc. Drop in at 6250 Ridgewood Road in St. Cloud between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Nov. 20 to find out about warehouse, picking, and packing jobs. Pay is $9.80 to $10/HR. Drop by on Wednesday or call 320-253-4473 for more information!

How to catch a recruiter's eye . . . and ear

How to catch a recruiter's eye . . . and ear
At a recent Minnesota Recruiting and Staffing Association meeting, the presenters asked the group to raise their hands once she reached the percentage of calls that they felt were returned to recruiters. She started at 90% and worked her way down. At 50% there was 1 person with their hand up, at 25% about a dozen hands went up, around 10-15% the majority of hands were raised. Keeping doors and options open How does this affect you as a candidate looking for work? Well, in today’s technology driven society, nearly everything is tracked. This means that if you have been called multiple times...

Doherty Top Talent Job Fair: Wednesday, Nov. 20 in Brooklyn Park

Doherty Top Talent Job Fair: Wednesday, Nov. 20 in Brooklyn Park. Now hiring Mail Sorters in NE Minneapolis at $10/HR
Join us for a Mail Sorter Job Fair in the Brooklyn Park jobs office on Nov. 20! We will be interviewing and taking applications for 1st & 2nd shift mail sorting jobs in NE Minneapolis. Pay is $10/HR, candidates must have 6 months experience in fast-paced environment and be available weekends. Drop by on Wednesday, call 952-835-8883, ext. 2 for more information or apply online right now.

Doherty VP presents to the Owatonna Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism

Doherty VP presents to the Owatonna Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism
Doherty Vice President Gauher Mohammad addressed the Owatonna Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism as the featured speaker for an October 2013 lunch & learn discussion event on workforce issues in the region. His presentation, "Addressing the Recruitment & Retention Challenge in Steele County," focused on the demographics, recruitment and retention challenges faced by manufacturers and employers in Steel County, Minnesota.

Doherty Job Fair: Thursday, Nov. 21 in Estherville, Iowa with GKN

Doherty Job Fair: Thursday, Nov. 21 in Estherville, Iowa with GKN. Pay starting at $14.35/HR
GKN Job Fair in Estherville, Thursday, November 21, 1 PM to 5:30 PM. Doherty is now hiring Machine Operators, Maintenance Techs, and Material Handlers to work at GKN. Pay starts at $14.35, 2nd & 3rd shifts. Drop in on the 21st, call 507-847-3604 for more info, or apply online right now!

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