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.
Since the late 1990s, Dorothy’s daughter, Kathy, has served as CEO and has been responsible for the company’s growth and development. Kathy carries on her mother’s philosophy through the company’s mission statement that inspires her staff to find answers to deliver. “Our values drive our mission, resulting in an inclusive, inspired and empowered company culture,” explains Kathy. 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 their current structure.
Dolphin Group Companies (DGC) now houses six separate and distinct work force rosters recruited and maintained by a staff with specific areas of expertise. These areas are actively marketed with monikers that define their purpose and include: Humera, office administration & professional services; Jurisin, legal; Clinicor, medical; Inginaire, engineering; Binesta, information technology; and Indrotec, industrial workforce management.
Kathy has taken her mother’s legacy a step further and, in 2014, had all the company entities certified and recognized as a female-owned and operated business and she continues her mother’s commitment to supporting the Twin Cities. Over the years she has served on a variety of boards for local organizations that give back to the community and has supported the staffing industry at the state level by serving as the Legislative Director of the Minnesota Recruiting & Staffing Association for 15 years.
DGC continues to be one of the top HR service groups 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. If you would like to learn more about the entities of DGC, we invite you to visit their individual websites by clicking on the logos below.