Get top talent.

We streamline the hiring process, looking beyond the resume to find those special qualities that make a person uniquely suited to succeed in your organization.

Why It Works

Finding applicants who will drive your organization’s success is a full-time job. We’ve made it our business to stay on top of today’s competitive market by building top-notch networks of talent and leading the way in recruiting and hiring in the Portland metro area.  

At Boly:Welch, we know what truly empowers a person to accomplish great things in their chosen field isn’t necessarily defined by a single sheet of paper. We take time to connect with job seekers and understand who they are (off the page) and what they’re looking for — not just professionally, but as people navigating work alongside dynamic personal lives.

Similarly, we invest time and curiosity in getting to know your needs as an employer. Your pain points, goals, and company culture are all impacted by the people who make up your organization. When Boly:Welch makes a great match, we’re not just filling your open roles. We’re helping businesses build more cohesive teams, driven by shared goals and values, empowering growth for all. 

Our Hiring Models

We offer four flexible hiring models to get top talent in your open roles.  


We source from 100% of the market to find your new employees.

  • Sourcing both happily-employed and actively-looking candidates 
  • Screening 
  • Behavioral-based interviews 
  • Testing (as appropriate to the position) 
  • Reference checks 
  • Drug testing, background checks, and credit checks are available upon request

We’re not just proud of the matches we make, we guarantee them.

Should an employee fall shy of your expectations, we will extend our comprehensive (and highly unique to the industry) 12-month prorated replacement guarantee that offers 100% protection for the first 90 days.  

Direct-hire placements are made using a contingency model with no cost to you until a final candidate is selected. Fees are based on a percentage of annual salary, and invoices issued upon the employee’s start date, with net 10-day terms to ensure guarantee.  


Try a prospective employee on the Boly:Welch payroll.

  • Sourcing within an unemployed or transitional job seeker pool 
  • Screening 
  • Behavioral-based interviews 
  • Testing (as appropriate to the position) 
  • Reference checks  
  • An agreement to transfer the temp employee to your payroll, at a specific salary, after a predetermined number of hours (typically 520) is expected.  

While on our payroll, your Temp-to-Hire employees are eligible for a variety of Boly:Welch benefits! Learn more here.

Temp-to-hire service is not covered by our 12-month prorated replacement or 90-day guarantee; time spent in the position serves as a “working guarantee” period. Should you decide to convert the employee before the pre-determined duration, we’ll work with you to determine a conversion fee appropriate for the circumstance.  

The bill rate associated with this hiring model includes the pay rate, employer costs, and recruitment fees.  

Contract Work

Here for your short-term needs!

This option is great for covering parental leave, supporting work load peaks, or when you’re in a crunch to deliver projects on a deadline. 

Our recruitment process for Contract Workers is just as thorough as our other hiring models; we’re here to provide top talent for your temporary needs. 

From one-day to multi-month assignments, Contract Workers are Boly:Welch employees, on our payroll, with all taxes, benefits, and costs associated with being the employer of record. Boly:Welch pays all Contract employees on a weekly basis. An authorized client representative will be asked to sign the weekly timecard to certify work performed.  

The associated bill rate includes the candidate’s take-home pay rate, employer cost, and recruitment fees. Should you choose to add a Boly:Welch Contract employee to your payroll (we get it, our candidates are great!), a fee will be calculated as appropriate to the situation.  

Executive Search

A client-centered approach that ensures you’ll have our full attention.  

Our experienced team of consultants work on an exclusive basis, with a limited number of assignments at any given time. This team is engaged in all aspects of the process, from defining the search through candidate integration.  

Retained search fees ensure the highest level of professional service and a slate of top talent — while developing long-term relationships built on trust.  

Our Process:

DISCOVER: Search Objectives; Company Vision; Position Alignment & Performance Objectives 

UNCOVER: Role Development, Screening Profiles, Messaging & Tools 

COLLECT & CONNECT: Sourcing, Broadcast, Candidate Engagement, Resume Review and Candidate Interview 

ENGAGE: Presentation, Facilitation, Storecards, Client Collaboration 

DELIVER: Referencing, Negotiation, Acceptance, Onboarding 


Specialty Areas

Great recruiters specialize. At Boly:Welch, our recruiters know their fields inside and out — and many of them have spent years building extensive networks with the best in the business.  

Our vetting process is tough and thorough. From the initial phone screen through the application process — resume review, skill assessment, interviews, and extensive referencing — we know what makes a solid match.  

& Operations

We bring over three decades of client connections and a deep knowledge of market trends in the Portland Metro and SW Washington area. Our name is synonymous with success when it comes to placing office administration roles.  

Executive Assistant

Administrative Assistant

Office Manager


Office Coordinator

Data Analyst

Marketing Coordinator

Documentation Specialist

Personal Assistant

Project Manager

Front Desk Administrator

Research Assistant

Property Manager

Real Estate Assistant

Real Estate Manager

Field Assistant

HOA Community Manager

Client/Customer Service

& Finance

Decades of building relationships with clients in banking, manufacturing, and professional services means we know how to leverage the human assets side of accounting and financial services.

Chief Financial Officer (CFO) 


Assistant Controller 

Accounting Manager 

Accountant — Staff & Senior 

Financial Analyst 


A/P and A/R Clerks 



Banking | Treasury

Licensed Client Service Associate

Financial Analyst

Financial Advisor

Broker | Dealer



Administrative Support

Loan Officer | Closer


Human Resources

Our team has a collective 20+ years of recruiting experience in the PNW and a deep understanding of the impact that the right HR talent can make on your organization.

Employee Relations

Talent Acquisition

Total Rewards — Compensation & Benefits

Benefits Administration

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion 
Training & Development

Organizational Development (OD) & Change Management

HRIS | HR Analytics

People & Culture

HR Consulting  

HR Leadership


We represent the best legal talent in the business, from large metropolitan firms to newcomers, breakaways, specialty groups, sole practitioners, and everywhere in-between.  

In-House Counsel

Lateral and Mid-Level Attorneys


Legal Assistants

Hybrid Roles

Contract Managers — Patent, Trade, Copyright 

Patent Prosecution


Records Management

Case | Project Assistants


Complex Commercial Litigation

Domestic Relations

Insurance Defense

Intellectual Property — Prosecution | Litigation

Labor | Employment

Civil Litigation — Plaintiff | Defense

Personal Injury | Tort Law | Workers’ Comp

Mergers & Acquisitions | Corporate

Real Estate & Property

Trust & Estate Planning | Probate

Office Services | File Clerks 

Footwear, Apparel & Outdoor

As a Tier 1 talent partner, we recruit for some of the industry’s leading footwear and apparel brands. We’re passionate about hiring world-class talent for global innovators.  

We place industry experts — as well as new grads looking for their first break — on teams in the following areas: 


Creative Services & Brand Design








Brand Marketing Specialist

Internal Communication Specialist

Retail Brand Designer

Color & Materials Designer

Software Engineer

Data Analyst

Technical Project Manager

Database Administrator

Sr. Administrative Assistant

HR Advisor

Consumer Services Rep

Merchandising Coordinator

Retail Planning Analyst

Logistics Analyst

Legal Assistant 

& Advertising

We source talent for Portland’s leading advertising agencies, advertisers, and marketers looking to leverage the power of creativity and technology to drive results.  

Recruiting candidates in marketing & advertising is highly strategic. We partner with advertising agencies, brands, and businesses who are looking for marketing, digital, and creative candidates with an ability to lead business transformation, including: 

Agency Management

Account Management

Client Services

Account Planners

Strategic Planners

Creative Leadership (including CCO and ECD-level positions)

Brand Management and Design (Retail | UX | Product) 

Demand Generation Specialist

Content Marketing Manager

Website Manager

Marketing Manager

Product Marketing Manager

Brand Manager

Digital Media Buyer

SEO Specialist

Art Director

Creative Director

Account Manager

Sr. Account Director

VP Public Relations

Director of Media Relations

Director of Communications  

Executive Search

The search for leadership is a multi-faceted process that relies on strong relationships, true collaboration, and commitment to mutual success.  

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Chief Operations Officer (COO)

Chief Financial Officer (CFO) & Finance Leadership

Chief Revenue Officer (CRO) 

Chief Marketing Officer (CMO)

VP Marketing / Sales

Senior VP of Sales

Operational Management

Supply Chain

Director Level + Specialty Search

Marketing, Full Spectrum

HR Consulting

People know us as “recruiters,” or a “staffing agency,” but that doesn’t really cover who we are. We’re one-part guidance counselor, one-part therapist, and, potentially, your organization’s new best friend: impartial, honest, empathetic, and ready with the tools and resources to help you problem-solve and grow. And we’re committed to helping our clients become better workplaces for the people employed there.  

Our HR team comes with the knowledge and skills to solve day-to-day issues or drive strategic human resources initiatives. We can add bandwidth to your existing staff, or serve as your external HR resource.  

Our HR consulting services are delivered on an hourly basis, with a “pay-for-use” approach, or on retainer with economical, tailored options for businesses of any size with varying timelines.  

We Can Help With:


Our on-call services include (but are not limited to) employee relations support, HR compliance, compensation questions, and more. We’re here for your questions and can help with your projects.  

training & Development

The benefits of a sound training program will resonate across an organization. Our programs provide flexible options that add value — from cost-effective online classes to customized, scalable solutions.  

Talent Acquisition and Onboarding

We excel at identifying top candidates and welcoming them into your organization, ready to hit the ground running. We’ll create a transition plan from date of hire through the first six months, tracking the fundamentals of success.  

Onboarding programs are available to transition critical hires, teams, or executives into your organization.  


Discover gaps, prioritize improvement, and adopt best practices. We’ll help you customize policies and craft a handbook that is compliant with state and federal law, on-brand for your organization, and foundational to your employee experience.  


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