Life as a freelancer – can it work?

by Damon Thomas February 24th, 2017

The simple answer to the question is ‘Yes’ and working as a freelancer, a contractor or interim has many benefits, but may not suit everyone. Life as a freelancer can be exciting, offering a flexible, varied and rewarding career, giving a great work/life balance and the opportunity to work at several different organisations within short […]


Innovations in Project Operations

by Febe Pritchard February 17th, 2017

Research specialists are always looking to evolve. Words such as ‘innovation’ and ‘digital’ come to mind. Those in project operations are keen to keep up and progress with the times. It is no longer the job itself.  Having the opportunity to develop and improve skills, showcase and voice their ideas whilst working at a company […]


The true value of Values

by Catherine Vaughan February 10th, 2017

It’s been well-documented that the most successful businesses – whether large or small – all have one thing in common: well-defined core values. When employees share a common value-system, they work together towards a common goal – this makes for a more harmonious environment. At Hasson Associates, we’ve always had a strong sense of identity, […]


Facing your mid-life career crisis head on

by Sinead Hasson January 30th, 2017

Hopping from one role to another barely raises an eyebrow when you start out in your career. A healthy ascension through the junior ranks to a position of seniority is a challenging and rewarding journey. But what then? Many find that the higher they climb, the harder it becomes to keep moving up. Then, the […]


Well that wasn’t what I was expecting!

by Kate Langford January 20th, 2017

I was invited into my local Grammar School by the careers department to give a talk to 16 to 18 year olds on Careers in Market Research. I jumped at the chance – I love working with young people and if I can inspire someone to consider a career in our fantastic industry then it would […]


Ho ho ho, Team team team!

by Sinead Hasson December 23rd, 2016

At the start of the year we were blogging and tweeting about leadership, talent management and team building. These elements are fundamental to the success of any business, but this year it seems that they matter more than ever.  We have seen strong evidence of how effective they can be when managed well – and […]


Hasson Associates Top 8 CV Tips!

by Freya Valentine November 29th, 2016

As recruiters, we see CVs every day. Some good, some not so good – but often, with just a few small changes, the improvement is dramatic. This is the Hasson Associates list of common mistakes (and pet hates), and what to do to guard against them! Times New Roman/Other bad fonts This first one comes […]


Every job should offer career development, so make sure you’re not left languishing while others are gaining the skills.

by Sinead Hasson October 6th, 2016

Variety adds spice to a career in market research. Time and again I hear this from candidates. Mergers and acquisitions one day, maple syrup the next. Diversity in the work itself is also a big attraction. Qual gets you ‘into the field’ via focus groups, participant observation and one-to-one interviews; quant satisfies your curiosity for […]


How do you know you have made the right decision?

by Sinead Hasson September 14th, 2016

Chatting to a client yesterday, we talked about recruitment and the decisions you make over a few meetings. We agreed it can be a bit of a game sometimes. You meet someone once, twice or maybe three times and then you make a decision which will have a profound effect on your business and the […]



by Febe Pritchard August 17th, 2016

In market research, the role of a project manager is vital. This role acts as the bridge that connects fieldwork to research and insight, therefore connecting all aspects of a project and providing an invaluable part in the journey to the clients business. Before I moved into recruitment I spent years working in POps (Project […]