Working at a B Corp Company
Certified B Corporations® (B Corps) are for-profit companies that use the power of business to build a more inclusive and sustainable economy. They meet the highest verified standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability, and are certified by the nonprofit B Lab. The B Impact Assessment is the standard for Certification, and the BIA includes an entire section about Workers. With rigorous questions in this section reflecting best practices for social impact businesses around employee ownership, pay, transparency, inclusion, healthcare, benefits, time off, and more, it’s no wonder that more and more job seekers are looking to work at a Certified B Corporation. According to B Lab:
B Corps outperform other businesses by 10% on providing high-quality jobs.
B Corps are 27% more likely to pay all of their hourly workers a living wage
The majority of B Corps have a high-to-low pay ratio that is 1.5 or lower
B Corps are 81% more likely to have transgender-inclusive health care coverage.
88% of service industry B Corps allow flex-time schedules
Resources for Job Seekers
B Work Portland is the Portland-specific section of B Work, a job site with a goal to connect purpose-driven jobseekers with positions at social enterprises who are using business as a force for good. B Work is a partnership between B Lab, the nonprofit organization that certified B Corps, and Fitzii, a Certified B Corporation recruiting firm.
Mac’s List is a Certified B Corporation regional job board with a mission to help people build skills, find jobs, and grow sustainable careers in Portland and the Pacific Northwest. They share high quality job listings and actionable resources that help people find and land the jobs they deserve. Resources include a job board featuring hundreds of real, local, professional-level jobs; job search advice and resources to help job seekers learn how to build professional networks and improve their job search strategies; and hiring services to help employers improve their processes and connect with the best candidates in the region.
Boly:Welch is a Certified B Corporation recruiting and hiring agency in Portland. They work to match clients with top talent, and their recruiting team specializes in Direct-Hire, Temp-to-Hire, and Contract positions in the Portland, Oregon area, across a range of disciplines, including accounting, legal, administrative, executive search, marketing, and financial services. Check out their job listings.
Noto Group is a Certified B Corporation recruiting agency specializing in Executive Search. They work with purpose-driven organizations on key leadership hires. Although not all of their clients are B Corps, Noto Group works exclusively with brands that have a positive culture, leadership vision, and a commitment to growth and support of their team. If you are looking for an opportunity in the outdoor, active performance, sporting goods, food and beverage, fashion, or natural products industry, check out their job listings here.
B Local PDX is the nonprofit organization representing Portland’s community of Certified B Corporation companies. While our programming is mainly targeted as by B Corps, for B Corps, most of our events are open to non-B Corp employees, mission-aligned businesses, or social impact & sustainable business enthusiasts. These events are great networking opportunities to connect with local B Corps, and we also have many volunteer opportunities to help with our organizing—including our Day of Service, the B Corp Leadership Development Pacific Northwest conference (BLD PNW), and our annual B Bash party. RSVP to attend an upcoming event or send us an email at BLocalPDX@gmail.com to get involved.
ProsperCity is an aspiring B Corp job site focused on equity, and specifically pay equity. They are the first job site in the nation where salary and pay information is openly disclosed for every posted position. Their goal is to connect a diverse pool of job seekers to mission-driven companies. They hope to dismantle barriers and shine a light on the information that helps people get paid what they’re worth while working for companies that care. Many of these companies have signed their DiverseCity Pledge.
Hiring Resources for B Corps
B Work is a job board partnership between B Lab and Fitzii, a B Corp recruiting firm. Our region-specific board, B Work Portland is also now alive. It’s here to make it even easier for B Corps to find talented teammates who are passionate about your mission. Certified B Corps have access to two main resources:
B Work Job Site – this site brings all the B Corp jobs into one place so it’s easier for purpose driven jobseekers to find you. Portland now has its own space on B Work and you can post jobs here for free.
B Work Hiring Platform – hiring software and services designed specifically for how B Corps hire – objective pre-screening assessments, inclusive jobseeker-focused job ads, and integration with any networks or job boards you use.
To get your jobs on the Portland B Work job site or learn more about the hiring platform sign up here.
If you're hiring in Portland, you can shop local and support a fellow B. Mac's List is a family-owned B Corp based in Portland for almost 20 years, and they offer a suite of products and services to serve the hiring needs of local B Corps. Whether you're hiring for one position or 50, all Certified B Corporations receive an exclusive discount from Mac's List. Contact Nichol on the Mac's List team to set up your savings: email@example.com or 503-517-2273 x9.
Noto Group is an Executive Search firm with a singular focus on providing the most comprehensive executive recruiting service for companies that support healthy, active, and sustainable lifestyles. If you are looking for a firm that is dedicated to developing a more strategic and trusted partnership, visit their website, or reach out to Roy Notowitz to learn more: firstname.lastname@example.org. As a bonus, all B Corps will receive an exclusive discount from Noto Group.