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 […]

Another Record Year for Executive Search Firms Globally

According to the 2016 Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC) Executive Talent 2020 Report,* global executive search revenues have grown 27.9%. The majority of firms surveyed (73%) predict that demand for Executive Search will remain the same or increase over the next 5 years. Clients surveyed maintain that retained executive search is favored for board […]

Notogroup Earns “Best for Workers” Recognition

For the third consecutive year, Notogroup was recognized by the nonprofit B Lab for creating the most positive overall employee impact.  In its fifth year, the Best for Workers list includes businesses that earned a Workers score in the top 10 percent of more than 1,800 Certified B Corporations on the B Impact Assessment. The […]

Notogroup Helps Hydro Flask Build Leadership Team

Notogroup has partnered with high growth brand, Hydro Flask, over the past several years to help the company build out the executive leadership team whose efforts quickly led to the sale of the company to Helen of Troy in 2016. This video is a case study of how the brand and Notogroup collaborated to identify […]

Notogroup turns 7!

In celebration of our first seven years as a firm, our office will be closed on July 29th. If you need us, feel free to try and catch us either on the boat, kayaking or SUPing on the Willamette River. If we are not there, you could try the local taco spots or you might […]

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, […]