Noto Launches 2016 Search for Social Good with Open School

As part of our commitment to being a B Corp, Notogroup conducts one pro bono search annually for a worthy nonprofit – our “Search for Social Good.”  Our choice this year is Open School, a rapidly growing alternative college-prep program based in Portland, Oregon. Open School’s focus is on equity in education and closing the achievement […]

Notogroup Partners with Alliance for Biking and Walking

Notogroup is partnering with the Alliance for Biking & Walking, a coalition of over 200 biking and walking advocacy groups nationwide, to identify the Alliance’s new Executive Director. The Alliance has been chosen by Notogroup as the recipient of Notogroup’s annual pro bono search. The Executive Director will help shape and execute the future vision for […]

Notogroup Named "Best for Workers" a Second Consecutive Year

Notogroup is proud to be recognized a second consecutive year for creating the most positive overall employee impact by the nonprofit B Lab with the release of the fourth annual ‘B Corp Best for Workers’ list.  The B Corp ‘Best for Workers’ list sets the gold standard for high impact companies and demonstrates any type of […]

Notogroup Names Gennevieve Emery Partner

Notogroup is proud to announce the promotion of Gennevieve Emery to Partner/Recruiting Director. A key member of the Notogroup team since its inception in 2009, the firm welcomes her as a partner. “From the beginning Gennevieve has always acted as an owner in establishing Notogroup’s track record of success, one client at time,” said Roy Notowitz, […]

Notogroup Releases Hiring Trends Survey Findings

As the job market heats up, competition for top talent is increasing. Focusing on the consumer products sector (outdoor, active performance, natural products, natural foods – wholesale, retail and ecommerce), we analyzed responses from 36 high level decision makers to understand their priorities and challenges related to acquiring the best talent. The survey results highlight five key trends: […]

Data Analytics – Bringing Sexy Back

It’s in high demand and has even been referred to as sexy. I’m not talking about being the editor or photographer for Surfer magazine’s swimsuit edition. I’m talking about being the next Big Data Director or Digital Interactive Marketing Manager. Yes, you heard correctly: Data Analyst is the “it” job. I used to think my […]

Notogroup works with American Alpine Club on key Operations Director hire

The American Alpine Club (AAC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Jonathan “Nat” Matthews to the position of Operations Director. In this role, Matthews will be a key member of the Club’s executive team. “Nat brings substantial financial skill and experience to the position along with a collaborative, solution-oriented style to his operations management,” […]

Notogroup honored on B Lab “B Corp Best for Workers” List

Notogroup Executive Search has been recognized for creating the highest quality jobs by the nonprofit B Lab with the release of the third annual ‘B Corp Best for Workers’ list. This analysis includes metrics regarding compensation and benefits, health and wellness programs, parent-friendly flex time and leave policies, professional development and internal promotion, corporate culture, profit […]

Notogroup supports New Avenues for Youth

As participants in B Corp service week, Notogroup employees spent an afternoon at New Avenues for Youth’s Day Service Center in downtown Portland preparing and serving dinner to homeless youth. New Avenues for Youth is a nonprofit organization that offers programs and services that empower homeless youth to exit street life. Their mission is to […]

3 Surprising Resume Red Flags for Millennial Hiring Managers

Much has been written about how to attract and hire millennials. But, as more and more members of this generation take on leadership roles, they are the ones doing the hiring. Millennials are changing the culture of the workplace, and they are also starting to change the way we look at hiring. As a group, […]

Conservation Alliance Backyard Collective in Portland

The Notogroup team is participating in the Conservation Alliance’s Backyard Collective for day of trail work and restoration at multiple sites around the Portland area. Celebrating it’s 25th anniversary, the Conservation Alliance is a group of outdoor industry companies that funds conservation organizations. The Alliance launched the Backyard Collective Program in 2008 to connect individuals in […]

Our Anti-Coffee-Cup Challenge

The Notogroup team relies a lot on coffee to keep us fueled throughout the work week.  With Starbucks right around the corner from both our Portland and Boulder offices, it seems like we go through a lot of paper coffee cups. To jump start our commitment to drinking our coffee from reusable mugs, we are […]

Notogroup Expands Senior Team

Notogroup is pleased to announce that it has opened a second location in Boulder, CO and has hired Candie Fisher as its Principal and Account Director. Candie comes to Notogroup with over 19 years of hiring experience in leadership positions at a diverse range of organizational disciplines, including Operations, Product Development, Marketing, Sales, Customer Service, […]

Offer Stage Roulette: Getting Top Talent to Accept

As you would expect, the most desirable candidates are typically the hardest to land. Achieving a stellar track record of “offer acceptance” requires market knowledge, proactive communication, and attention to detail. As you might expect, potential employers must understand the candidate’s motivations, concerns, and challenges. Top recruiters are tuned into the candidate from first contact […]

Why Recruiting Looks Easy

Article written by Miles Jennings. Originally published at There is an absolutely wonderful children’s book called 20 Heartbeats about a painter who paints a horse for a very wealthy man. I hate to ruin it for you, but I have to say what happens. The rich man pays this famous painter to paint his […]

B Corps: We Failed, then Prevailed!

As the saying goes, “nothing worthwhile comes easily.” At Notogroup, we found this to be true after the comprehensive certification process that we went through to become a certified B Corp. To become a certified B Corp, also called a “benefit corporation,” a company has to meet the highest standards of social and environmental performance, […]

Top Five Telltale Interview Filters

I’m not sure exactly how many in-depth candidate interviews I have conducted over the past 17 years, but I am fairly certain the number is over 10,000. By necessity, I have had to learn how to avoid wasting precious time barking up the wrong tree in pursuit of mediocre talent. Over the years, I have […]

How to Make your Move in 2013

New Year’s Job Hunting I’ll bet a carton of leftover eggnog that more people will resolve to ‘find a new job’ in the coming months than at any other time of the year. If that resolution made your list, consider these points while the holiday hangover subsides. Start with the end in mind. Be specific about your […]