Our story begins with the founding of Dolphin Temporary & Permanent Personnel in 1969. Dorothy Dolphin, a widowed mother of three young children, established the company after having spent nearly eight years as an employee of a large, national temporary staffing company. Her rise from receptionist to branch manager of the company's largest producing office gave her the confidence and experience to begin her career as a business owner and successful entrepreneur before anyone knew what the word meant.
Using $1,500 from her personal savings account, Dorothy opened Dolphin Temporary & Permanent Personnel and, within a mere four years, Dorothy had transformed Dolphin Temporary & Permanent Personnel into Dolphin Temporary Help Services, Inc., the largest independent temporary staffing service in Minnesota.
Inspired by her mother, Dorothy’s daughter, Kathy, worked in the family business and from the late 1990’s through 2021, served as CEO.
With Kathy at the helm, Dolphin Temporary Help Services, Inc. transformed into Dolphin Group Companies and continued to be one of the top HR service groups in the metro area by providing a unique understanding of the hiring challenges specific to the Twin Cities market and the sought-after ability to remain flexible in a fluctuating industry.
With the market shift in labor in the early 2000’s, Kathy saw the need for a more targeted approach to finding qualified candidates and to include screening by skill set. The company continues to embody this concept and it’s helped them to evolve into a new structure.
Dolphin Group Companies (DGC) became six separate and distinct work force rosters recruited and maintained by a staff with specific areas of expertise. These separate entities conducted business as (DBA) Humera, Binesta, Inginaire and Jurisin under the T.C.G., Inc. umbrella; Indrotec under the I.G., Inc. umbrella; and Clinicor under the e-Medical group, Inc. umbrella.
In early 2022, Kathy sold the company to long-time Director Dave Hackler and his husband, Mike Volkenant.
In positioning the companies for the future, the six entities were realigned. Jurisin, which specializes in legal staffing, was brought under Humera’s wing and is now considered a part of Humera’s specialized field of administrative and professional staffing. Binesta and Inginaire were merged to create a more “technical” group under the name Inginaire. The realignment allows for a more streamlined process in respect to sourcing and onboarding talent.
DGC now proudly houses Clinicor, Humera, Indrotec and Inginaire under its umbrella. DGC continues to thrive as an HR service group as it has grown accustomed to changing its business to match the needs of the labor market and succeed in any environment.