Category Archives: Culture

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Beat the Heat: 3 Ways to Get Your Office Ready for Summer

Summertime presents unique workplace challenges. Many employers are juggling vacations, managing employees with out-of-school kids, and reinforcing dress code policies in triple-digit weather. So how can you improve your summer office policies? If you prepare well, your office policies can turn summer into one of the best times of the year for employees. It’s a

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Beyond Post & Pray – Crafting a Better Employer Brand & Job Posting Strategy

By now, most HR professionals are familiar with the ‘post and pray’ method of recruiting. It’s straightforward enough – you post a new job online, maybe going through a few different channels to cast a wider net, and then you pray for the floodgates to open and offer up a ton of qualified candidates. But

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Boly:Welch In The News

Boly:Welch-ers have been out and about around Portland – and in the news! Late last month, our HR/Operations Director, Karen Fogg, participated in a Portland Business Journal panel to discuss the importance of a healthy workplace culture. Also on the panel, Gina Zaharie, COO of Environments, and Joyce DeMonnin, communications and media relations director for

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Adapt or Die – Neurodiversity In The Workplace

There’s a scene in Moneyball when Billy Beane says to his head baseball scout: “Adapt or die!” A key to workplace survival, right? If you want to be a great employee, you have to deal with change, learn new techniques, adapt to ever-changing co-workers, supervisors and processes. As employers, we have the expectation that our

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Earth Day, Every Day

Happy Earth Day! The Boly:Welch team celebrated early this year with an Earth Day salad bar luncheon and guest speakers from Imperfect Produce and Metro. It was (almost) too pretty to eat. We learned about food waste reduction and reviewed the current Portland city guidelines for recycling and composting. Not just on Earth Day, but

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