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Boly:Welch Overview

Portland, OR
1 to 50 employees
Company - Private
Staffing & Outsourcing
$10 to $25 million (USD) per year
We are in the people business – we hire top talent, help clients retain employees, and invest in their success. From Executive Search to Recruiting, Temporary Staffing, and HR Consulting, we believe that people matter. Our recruiters partner with the organizations who ... Read more

Mission: Why We Do What We Do:

We make connections that enrich our community by seeing possibilities in people.

Creating solutions requires skilled, caring employees. Since opening our doors in 1986, our team has worked with clients to solve ... Read more

Company Updates

  • "As our workplaces become more collaborative and diverse, we all benefit from unique perspectives on our teams."

    This week's blog features Linda Favero, breaking down some of the benefits and challenges of working in a multi-generational office.

    Can't We All Just Get Along? | Boly:Welch

    As our workplaces become more collaborative and diverse, we all benefit from unique perspectives on our teams. However, differences in areas like communication preference and values can also create conflict if we don't take the time to understand them in the context of the work environment.

  • This video will give tips on how to identify, talk about, and explain what you’re looking for, so your network can help you find it. We also include tips on how to answer the dreaded question: “What are your biggest strengths?” in relation to what you’re looking for.

    Human Job Search - Knowing What You Want | Boly:Welch

    We've gone video! Boly:Welch's HR Recruiters, Cory Mlady and Abby Engers recently launched a vlog series covering everything from your job search to struggles that employers have finding great talent - and it's taking off like wildfire!

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Boly:Welch – Why Work For Us?

Boly:Welch is in the people business – we recruit top talent, help clients retain employees and invest in their success. From Executive Search to Recruiting, Temporary Staffing, and HR Consulting, people matter.

In 1986, partners Diane Boly and Pat Welch founded the company with the vision of connecting talented candidates with top local employers. Three decades since that beginning, and now under the active leadership of President Andrew Welch, the firm has grown organically to 40+ employees located in Portland’s historic Power & Light Building. We are proud to have been recognized for contributions to the community, by the employers and candidates who define our successes and for an ongoing commitment to the triple bottom line of people, planet and profits through our B Corporation certification.

We’re proud to be a Certified B Corporation™, a company leading the global movement to use business as a force for good.

B Corps are for-profit companies certified by the nonprofit B Lab to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. The B Corp Certification was introduced in 2007 by a group of entrepreneurs seeking to use the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. Today, there is a growing community of more than 2100 Certified B Corps from 50 countries and over 130 industries working together toward 1 unifying goal: to redefine success in business.

The Boly:Welch team believes that a sustainable business is dependent on economic vitality, social equity and a healthy, natural environment and our success stems from within the community where we live, work and prosper.


As leaders with a great passion for the future of our community, we are committed to sustainable business practices that meet the needs of the present without compromising the welfare of future generations.

Our Be:Well Team has developed programs and policies that have enabled us to move towards sustainability while enhancing the value we bring to our clients, candidates and our employees including a preference for local suppliers, brokers and vendors.


We value the organizations that make the Portland Metro area a healthy, vibrant and livable workplace.

To recognize and celebrate the contributions of this critical web of relationships, we have crafted a model for community giving which involves partnerships, volunteerism and financial giving. Our Community Connections program supports local organizations through sponsorships, in-kind giving and the volunteer efforts of our employees. Each Boly:Welch staff member has 12 volunteer days annually to support the philanthropy of their choice. These relationships build the base for additional financial contributions and fundraising efforts throughout the year, often in the form of event sponsorships.

Diversity and Inclusion Commitment

As an equal opportunity employer committed to meeting the needs of a multigenerational and multicultural workforce, Boly:Welch recognizes that a diverse staff, reflective of our community, is an integral and welcome part of a successful and ethical business.

We hire local talent at all levels regardless of race, color, religion, age, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation or disability, and actively foster inclusion in all forms both within our company and across interactions with clients, candidates and partners.

As a business founded and owned by women, Boly:Welch collaborates with minority and women-owned business enterprises to help develop and nurture strong relationships across all stakeholders. We make connections that enrich our community by seeing possibilities in people.

This is one place where you won’t find us trying to fit you (round peg) into a square hole. We believe in matching the best talent with the best job opportunities in the Portland Metro area. “Match” being a word not to be overlooked. Because to us, it’s all about connecting our candidates with employers. So check out our jobs. If a position catches your eye, send us your resume for review. If you’re a match for our employers, we’ll go over the options and decide together a plan to support your job search. Sometimes it isn’t meant to be, and that’s fine. With your resume on file and an idea of what you’re after, we’ll keep an eye out for you.

Boly:Welch Reviews

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    Current Employee - Associate Attorney

    I have been working at Boly:Welch full-time


    I've worked with Brittney Rerecich and Rosemary Schwimmer off and over the years on a variety of projects, and they are far and away the best agency I've ever worked with. They are responsive, supportive, proactive about keeping in touch, and recently helped me get the full time placement of my dreams. Call them!


    Not much to say here. Obviously they are limited by the number of open positions out there, but even in a tough market they do a lot with a little.

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Boly:Welch Photos

Boly:Welch photo of: Boly:Welch 2018 Team
Boly:Welch photo of: Our shiny new building entrance at 920 SW Sixth Avenue!
Boly:Welch photo of: 100 Best Companies to Work for in Oregon!
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Boly:Welch Interviews



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    Comprehensive. Attention given to my work experience as well as personal desires/interest for company culture. Asked a lot about the job tasks I performed in my past positions to get a complete picture of the work I did not just my job title.

    Interview Questions

    • What tangibles and intangibles are important for you to have in your next job? Then they broke down what I said. Of these, what is most important to you? Next? Next?
      Seemed to really care about finding me a job I want, rather than just a job I can do. I believe they want to find a long-term fit for me.   Answer Question
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Boly:Welch Awards & Accolades

  • Certified B Corporation, B Lab, 2017
  • 100 Best Companies to Work for, Oregon Business Magazine, 2018
  • Best of Staffing - Client, Inavero & CareerBuilder, 2017
  • Best of Staffing - Talent, Inavero & CareerBuilder, 2017
  • When Work Works Award (formerly Alfred P. Sloan Award for Excellence in Workplace Effectiveness and Flexibility), When Work Works National Partners, Families and Work Institute (FWI) and The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), 2017
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Pledges & Certifications

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

Pay Equality Pledge

Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

Pledge to Thrive

Taking steps to prioritize employee well-being

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