3 Tips for Staying Zen in the Expo West Aisles

The aisles at Expo West get busier and busier every year, which can test your patience and make it more difficult to get to meetings on time. There’s a lot to see, from the latest collagen protein powder to CBD tea, but how do you keep your cool in slow moving aisles? HERE ARE 3 […]

Do What You Love

Our mission at Notogroup is to work with companies that have great cultures, authentic leadership and meaningful career opportunities. At that same time, we model that environment internally. This Valentine’s Day, we send a love letter to the healthy living sectors we are fortunate to work in – outdoor, active performance, food and beverage, natural products, […]

New from the floor…Outdoor Retailer 2018

With a new home, a new talent landscape, and new product trends, this year’s Outdoor Retailer + Snow Show had a fresh feel for 2018. The Noto team was onsite meeting with friends old and new. Here’s what we saw: PRODUCT TRENDS: New this year from the product perspective were a few trends that seemed to […]

Holiday Retail Wrap Up

Retail is evolving, and retailers in 2017 did well at adapting to the changing ways in which the average American shops. 2017 was a good year for retailers, who continued to open stores at a rate of 2.7 openings for every 1 closing (even despite all the “retail apocalypse media hype”). To top off a […]

3 Steps for Advancing Company Culture

In part two of our three-part series on culture, we highlight how successful companies build and shape culture intentionally to create a competitive advantage. Click Here to Read Part One: Improving Company Culture Will Grow Your Bottom Line As discussed in part one of this series, culture is strongly defined by company values.  Culture is […]

Sporting and Fitness Industry Spotlight on Notogroup

Notogroup is proud to be closely connected to the industries that we serve, including active performance and sporting goods.  With clients including arena Swimwear, Brooks Sports and XTERRA Global, we benefit from our involvement in the Sporting and Fitness Industry Association (SFIA). This month’s SFIA Insider features a Member Spotlight on Notogroup. Read the article.

5 Resolutions for Presenting Your Best Self in Job Interviews

For a lot people, the new year inspires the desire for a new job. If that’s you, you’ll likely have some job interviews in your future. As executive recruiters, we have unique insight into our clients’ interview processes, and interview a lot of people ourselves. Based on our experience, here are a few suggestions to […]

Portland Does Good Business

Along with micro-breweries and bike riders per capita than any US city, our hometown of Portland boasts more certified B-Corporations than any other major city on earth.  Watch this video where B-Corp leaders, including our own Founder and President Roy Notowitz explain why. Learn more about what it means to be a B-Corporation and Notogroup’s journey […]

Notogroup Holiday Gift Guide 2017

We’re excited to share gift ideas from our amazing clients and brands we love. 1. Give the gift that both warms your soul and saves the planet! With Patagonia’s new Provisions soup line, your friends and the environment are sure to thank you. Shop Now 2. From the slopes to the pavement, this baselayer from […]

Improving Company Culture will Grow Your Bottom Line

A good company culture can build you up and support business growth and success. A poor culture can just as quickly tear it down. Having a good culture versus a poor one is a matter of choice and action, not luck, and working to create a good, intentional culture can have profound effects on your […]

Working with Notogroup Executive Search

At Notogroup, we have the fortune of working with amazing clients and candiates… and some people are both! In our latest video, Mike Wallenfels, VP of Sales for Hydro Flask (plus former CEO of Timbuk2 and President of Mountain Hardwear), talks about his experiences on both sides of the Notogroup equation. Mike has been a key […]

Notogroup Partners with The New Breed

We are excited to share that we are now an official production partner of THE NEW BREED, a new feature film by award-winning filmmaker Pete Williams on the rise of the Social Entrepreneur. The film follows the journey of three millennial social entrepreneurs as they uncover a problem with the world that needs fixing, develop a […]

Three Mindset Shifts for the Modern Recruiter

How do recruitment professionals adapt to changing times? There are three essential shifts recruiting teams must take to remain relevant, competitive and, most importantly, committed to clients’ successes. Shift 1 – Recruiting Is Complex. Embrace It.  Recruiting is not just a numbers game; it’s also not just about relationships. It’s a complicated process that appeals to some […]

Six Tips for Presenting Your Best Self on LinkedIn

As recruiters, we spend a huge portion of our day on LinkedIn looking at hundreds of profiles a week.  While every recruiter has their own preferences and opinions on what they like to see, do what makes sense for you and your job search. With that in mind, here are some ideas for how to […]

The Compensation Question: Is salary discussion protocol evolving?

Employment professionals across the country have engaged in a new debate in reaction to laws passed by the State of Massachusetts and the City of Philadelphia, which prohibit employers from asking job applicants to disclose past salary information. The shared objective of the new laws is to put an end to a practice that is […]

Our Favorite National Parks

Spring is quickly approaching and the Notogroup team is itching to get outside! So, we’ve put together a list of our favorite national and state park spots to camp, hike, and explore the great outdoors. Crater Lake Photo credit: Marie Rossmiller Located in beautiful Southern Oregon, Crater Lake is a wonder of the National Parks […]

Holiday Gift Guide

This holiday season, the team at Notogroup would like to spread some #clientlove by sharing some of our favorite gift picks brought to you by our amazing partners across outdoor, fashion, lifestyle, natural products and retail.     Cairn – Limited Edition Holiday Gift Boxes from Cairn are the ultimate gift for outdoor adventurers. Patagonia – Warmth? […]

This Holiday Season, Notogroup Has Supported NatureBridge

The donation will provide scholarship support to meet the financial need for one class of students (on average about 25 children) who would otherwise be unable to attend one of NatureBridge’s three to five day programs. NatureBridge fosters environmental literacy to sustain our planet. They do this by providing hands-on science experiences in national parks to inspire personal connections […]