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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, Staffing, and HR Consulting, we believe that people matter. Our recruiters partner with Portland Metro organizations who ... Read more

Mission: Why We Do What We Do:

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

We believe that solving tough problems requires the best people. Since we first opened our doors in 1986, the Boly:Welch team has ... Read more

Company Updates

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    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!

  • 4 Ways to Master Your Job Search While Working Full-Time | Boly:Welch

    Between job applications, interviews and following up, sometimes searching for the right new job can feel like a full-time job all by itself. So if you're currently employed and starting a job search, you need to be extra diligent and efficient with how you spend your time.

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Boly:Welch – Why Work For Us?

Diane Boly and Pat Welch have been active business partners in the Portland community since ’75. Together they have built a successful and sustainable recruiting and consulting firm driven by a strong referral network and deep community connections.

And, we’ve made it our business to connect with organizations that represent the unique patchwork of our Portland Metro community. The Rose City is the bullseye for foodie, bicycle-centric companies and start-ups – good news for the Boly:Welch team of local connectors whose deep web of relationships continue to grow over 32 years of successful employment solutions.

Backed by our local market presence, financial strength, business partnerships and tenured staff in each of our four service areas, we consistently exceed client expectations.

As you get to know our team, you’ll learn that our commitment to community and sustainability is more than just words. Active volunteerism and philanthropy run deep within the Boly:Welch culture — in fact, they’re in our DNA. It’s about creating a work environment that brings out the best in all of us — and a philosophy that has earned recognition as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work for in Oregon since 2003 and as a Certified B-Corporation.

The August 2015 announcement of Andrew Welch as company President aligned the agency’s vision to maintain local ownership, a unique culture and reputation for excellence with a shifting generational landscape. This change was a best-fit solution to maintain a sustainable and community-minded philosophy for the future leadership structure of our women-owned company. 

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.

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 the fit that matters most. So check out our jobs. If a position catches your eye, send us a resume. We’ll talk about you and what you’re looking for. We’ll go over the options. And from there, we’ll decide together what will best fit your needs. 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 start looking for the right fit for you. We know that FIT MATTERS MOST℠.

Boly:Welch Reviews

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    "Can't Recommend Them Enough"

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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

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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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