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State of Oregon Passes “OregonSaves” Retirement Plan

Did you know that in 1986, Boly:Welch founders Diane Boly and Pat Welch chose to strike out on their own to create our agency because their employer wouldn’t offer them a 401K? In response to the same challenge faced by one-million-plus Oregonians without a work-based retirement savings option, the Oregon legislature passed OregonSaves. This new

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The Importance of a Thank You Note

Does the idea of penning a thank you note conjure memories of nagging parents and distant relatives? Ditch that thought – it doesn’t have to be that way! A post-interview thank you note can give you a leg up on landing that perfect job, and it doesn’t have to be handwritten, complicated, or lengthy. These

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Changing Lanes and Changing Careers

Changing lanes – in the metaphorical sense – has been a challenge for me lately. After seven years on a career track that I thought was going somewhere, it came to a dead end, and I arrived at Boly:Welch in search of a new path. I needed a new lane. I wanted something similar, but

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The Good, the Bad and the Ridiculous of Company Culture

The size of your organization alone doesn’t drive company culture or influence how your employees perform or act, nor does the industry segment typically affect company culture. Rather, it’s the leaders who set the tone and the employees who are attracted to the ensuing culture that makes the difference. It’s relatively easy to create your

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How To Find a Job with an Employment Agency: Part 1

The job search process can really feel like dating sometimes. You look online, reach out to friends, and go to places where you think you’ll meet just the right new someone. You dress up, think of likely topics to discuss, pop a mint, and put your best foot forward for your first meeting. The conversation

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