Who’s who at Hasson Associates

by Anna Foster December 15th, 2017

Recognised as one of the UK’s most trusted independent recruitment consultancies, Hasson Associates has become the first choice when it comes to permanent, freelance and interim Market Research, Insight and Analytics recruitment. Heading into its tenth year, the company is now comprised of 8 highly experienced experts who have comprehensive knowledge, and networks within the industry.

Providing a bespoke service to both clients and candidates, we are a niche consultancy where the focus is on service and delivery rather than volume. Each Associate is fully committed to ensure that both candidates and clients receive the highest quality service. Want to know who’s who and what’s what? Below is a short summary from each consultant.

Sinead: Managing Director

jwt_hasson_2017_004“I have been working in Market Research Recruitment since 1996. The first position I filled was a Research Analyst and from then on, I was hooked. Over the years I have worked on a wide range of research & insight roles from Graduate to Managing Directors and everything in-between. It is just as important for us to work with the people who are taking their first step on the ladder as those who are nearing the top. Currently at Hasson Associates I have been focused on senior level roles in Brand Consultancies, Research Agencies and in-house data and insight departments. I am also working internationally for these types of candidates and clients as well as developing our network within Media Agencies and Data/Technology companies.”
T: 0207 291 4640 E: sinead@hassonassociates.com

Nicky: Operations Manager

jwt_hasson_2017_020“Having spent 9 years working in a research agency, in a research and project management role, I realised that working with people was my favourite part of the role, so I moved into recruitment in 2000 (yes, I’m that old) and have never looked back. For me, knowledge is key to a successful career in recruitment and my background in research, the network, and relationships that I have I have gained over the years have really helped, and are also very important to me. I’m honest and quality focused, and a big part of my role now is focusing on Best Practice and providing a quality service to clients and candidates. I love working with clients and candidates equally, and will always do my best to find the right fit for both sides. I’m often working on roles for agencies who are looking for Data Analysts, Data Consultants as well as Research Managers and Directors and when a traditional Data Processing or Field Operations role comes in I am the first port of call. Variety is the spice of life!”
T: 0207 291 4645 E: nicky@hassonassociates.com

Damon: Senior Associate

jwt_hasson_2017_052“I have been recruiting in the Insight, Research and Analysis space since 2001 and in that time, have arguably worked on roles that have touched on every discipline and sector.  I have worked on b2b roles and b2c roles, quantitative and qualitative, and on both the agency and client side. At Hasson Associates I work with a number of key clients and have successfully placed at Research Executive, all the way through to Managing Director levels.  I am entirely eclectic in what I recruit and love it that way.  Equally happy recruiting a Data Scientist, as I am a Semiotician, a Qualitative Senior Research Executive or a Quantitative Analytics Director.”
T:0207 291 4642 E: damon@hassonassociates.com

Catherine: Senior Associate

jwt_hasson_2017_044“I see myself as a generalist specialist! Essentially my niche is Insight, but within that, there is a variety of roles I can cover. These include Qualitative and Quantitative to secondary research, market analysis and consultancy, digital analytics and insight-based business development. My clients are diverse too, incorporating media agencies, digital communications businesses, market research agencies, insight-based strategy consultancies and also client side, from start-ups to global corporations. Today’s market demands candidates who are multi-skilled and to attract this kind of talent I strive to offer compelling opportunities within insight, research and analytics.”
T: 0207 291 4646 E: catherine@hassonassociates.com

Abi: Senior Associate

img_2047-2 “I have been recruiting in the Market Research and Insight world for over 6 years after changing career from being a qualitative researcher within the healthcare sector. I work on a variety of different roles ranging across different types of clients from boutique agencies to large global market research agencies. I tend to focus on qualitative roles but have also worked on the full range of quantitative roles. One of main reasons why I love my job is the variety of the different roles and the psychology behind matching clients with candidates and vice versa.”
T: 0207 291 4647 E: abi@hassonassociates.com

Freya: Associate – Freelance and Contracts

jwt_hasson_2017_034“I head up the freelance and temporary desk at Hasson Associates. It’s a bit different to what everyone else here does, it’s super-fast paced in terms of how quickly roles come in and out, but I love it. The freelance desk covers roles at all levels and disciplines in the research and insight industry, from Senior Research Executives, Project Managers and Field Executives to Qualitative Moderators, Data Visualisers and Quantitative Research Directors. I try my hand at any role that comes through to my desk, and at this point have a 76% success rate at filling roles that come my way!”
T: 0207 291 4011 E: freya@hassonassociates.com

Anna S: Resourcer

jwt_hasson_2017_012“It’s my responsibility to find candidates the rest of the team might not. I primarily use LinkedIn, Reed and Research Job Finder to source both active and passive candidates, using a combination of advertising, referrals and direct approaches. I’m interested in connecting with research, insights, research operations, data, and analysis professionals from executive to director level. My background is in recruitment, and I’ve really enjoyed learning about the market research industry over the last year. I love that recruitment is a people-focused business and you can never quite predict what’s going to happen.”
T: 0207 637 1300 E: anna@hassonassociates.com

Anna F: Office & Marketing Manager

jwt_hasson_2017_042-2“My role here at Hasson Associates is quite diverse. My expertise ranges from Finance, Human Resources to Marketing and everything in between. Every day is varied and challenging which I love. I particularly enjoy supporting the consultants here, and whilst doing so, I find myself learning and expanding my knowledge within the fascinating world of Market Research.”
T: 0207 637 1300 E: annaf@hassonassociates.com