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Working with us means tapping into expertise gained over three decades — and all the relationships, networks, and connections that come with that. In an industry with a turnover rate of over 300 percent, our recruiters have an average tenure of 7.5 years.  

We’ve been voted as Best in Staffing by Inavero and Best in Class by our clients and candidates. Check out our reviews on Google, Facebook, Glassdoor, and Yelp — we’re proud of our reputation and our work.  

Yes! We specialize in a few areas: 

  • Accounting 
  • Administration & Operations
  • Financial Services 
  • Footwear & Apparel 
  • Human Resources 
  • Legal (support roles and attorneys)
  • Marketing & Advertising
  • Executive Search


If your needs fall outside of these areas, we may not be the right agency for you. (It’s a bit like a personal injury attorney trying to assist with your taxes). However, we’re happy to provide referrals or other support if we determine we’re not the best resource.
 

Learn more about how we can support your hiring needs here.

Absolutely. However, like any relationship, the best results come from true partnerships. If you trust us to do what we do best, we guarantee you’ll be impressed — and we’ll prioritize your search accordingly. If we know you’re relying on us exclusively and there’s open communication, you’ll have our full attention and energy.

We take a multi-pronged approach to sourcing and recruiting. Our process includes online postings, Boolean sourcing, a deep referral network (in some industries, almost half of our placed candidates are referrals!), active networking in the community, diverse community partnerships, and professional and industry groups.  

If it was easy and quick to find the right person for a role, you’d have hired them already! We spend most of our time building relationships and making connections that will benefit our clients.  

Duration and invoices, primarily! 

Direct-Hire roles typically have the widest pool of candidates because we’re also recruiting people who may not be actively seeking work, but are open to moving for the right opportunity. These candidates are fully your employees, on your payroll, from day one.  

Upon hire, you’ll be billed a percentage of the employee’s annual salary.  

Temp-to-Hire positions are a hybrid between contract work and direct-hire roles. The candidate will start on Boly:Welch’s payroll. After a predetermined number of hours (usually 520, or roughly 90 calendar days), the employee converts onto your payroll.  

Until we’ve reached the predetermined hours, you’ll be billed an hourly rate once a week that reflects the candidate pay rate and our fees.  

Contract Work roles can last anywhere from one day to a year (or more), and we have a recruiting team dedicated to these types of positions in each of our specialty areas. The skill level sought and rigorous vetting match our process for direct-hire employees, although typically contract workers are not currently employed — which is why they’re available on short notice.  

You’ll be billed for hours worked and receive a weekly invoice for work performed that includes the employee’s pay and our fees. To convert a temporary candidate from our payroll to yours, we’ll work out a discounted direct-hire fee that factors in the days temped.  

More information about our hiring models here!  

We perform detailed screenings with every single candidate we introduce you to. This process usually includes an interview, skills assessment, and reference checks.  

A variety of additional employment checks are available upon request, including background checks, credit checks, degree verifications, and drug screenings. We follow federal, state, and Portland laws — including Ban the Box and equal pay legislation — in both letter and spirit.

Hiring is time-consuming, and the costs of a mis-hire are significant (some studies say upwards of 150% of that employee’s salary). Like others who provide professional services, we’re experts who help you find and retain great employees so you can focus on your core business.  

We can deepen and diversify your pool of candidates, offer market and salary insights, hone in on exactly what each party needs, coordinate interviews and the pre-employment process, provide honest feedback, act as a third-party during negotiations, and provide ongoing consultation for your business needs.  

All of this contributes to you gaining great employees, while giving you the time you need to run your business.  

Our process is tailored to your needs, but generally includes in-depth conversations about your business and the role to be filled, interviews with vetted candidates, feedback, compensation negotiations, closing the offer with your chosen candidate, pre-employment screening, and ongoing consultation as needed. 

We work on your timeline and match your urgency. If you need a critical hire tomorrow, we will do our best to send over candidates today.  

We’ll collaborate to set expectations, but ultimately we’re not making widgets – we’re building relationships.

We do! We stand by our work, seek long-term placements, and guarantee your satisfaction. We offer industry-leading guarantee options; please speak with your recruiter about the best solution for you.  

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Executive Search | Recruiting | Contract Staffing

920 SW Sixth Avenue, Suite 100, Portland, OR 97204

503.242.1300 | connect@bolywelch.com

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