The happy world of research project management.

by Febe Pritchard June 22nd, 2017

You may wonder what makes project management in the market research industry a stimulating career choice? With my years of experience as a Project Manager, I can attest that it is a multidimensional role, and I have identified five essential parts of the role that will produce a proficient project manager.   Proposal stage is […]


Aiming for Promotion?

by Sinead Hasson June 12th, 2017

What happens a year or two after you get your dream job? Often boredom can set in, you start to find that life is a bit repetitive, so you get itchy feet. It’s often easier to get a promotion by moving companies, but is that what you want? You’re already learning from your boss, your […]


What makes the perfect Freelance CV?

by Freya Valentine May 26th, 2017

Generally speaking, a CV is the first thing an employer or potential client sees when you introduce yourself, it’s your selling point. No matter what level you are, your CV should do the talking. So, what’s the best way to do this and should the CV of a freelancer or contractor look different to a […]


Promotion & Expansion at Hasson Associates

by Anna Foster May 18th, 2017

Hasson Associates are pleased to announce the promotion of Freya Valentine from Resourcer to Associate, on our highly active interim desk. The last few years have seen real growth in the need for interim talent, in the Market Research & Insight Industry, so when looking to expand, it made perfect sense to promote from within. […]


Introduction of the European GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation)

by Febe Pritchard May 2nd, 2017

With the impending introduction of the European GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), we have started helping clients with their preparation by recruiting candidates who can provide data quality and governance services to their business. There is a growth in the awareness of this new regulation that will come into effect in the Spring of 2018. […]


Top tips for the world of freelance.

by Freya Valentine April 28th, 2017

As we make baby steps closer to the summer months, the Freelance & Interim desk at Hasson Associates is getting busier and busier (in fact, it’s taken me 2 weeks to write this blog as I’ve only had time to write one sentence at a time!) with interesting new roles and some great new candidates. […]


Tired of London….tired of life (or just struggling to pay the rent?)

by Sinead Hasson April 24th, 2017

Every year, people at the first stage of their career flock to London. Why? The answer is quite simple. More opportunities, more employers, higher salaries, and great diversity. London is one of the world’s greatest cities, and with so much to offer, it’s the perfect place to start a working life. Unfortunately, the streets aren’t […]


Next move Big Agency or Boutique: What is so great about working for a boutique anyway?

by Kate Langford April 24th, 2017

What is it about the Market Research Industry that makes our people so suspicious of big agencies ?  In most sectors employees vie to join the big names in the industry – what FMCG Brand Manager doesn’t fancy having a stint at Coke or Unilever ? Market Research is very different.  For as long as […]


Stressed of feeling stressed?

by Anna Foster April 21st, 2017

Stress Awareness Month has been held every April, since 1992. During this annual thirty-day period, health care professionals and health promotion experts across the UK join forces to increase public awareness about both the causes and cures for our modern stress epidemic. The concept of job stress is often confused with challenge, but these concepts are not […]


Take control…

by Sinead Hasson March 30th, 2017

Occasionally we meet people who talk about how they want their career to look in 5-10 years’ time. They talk about up-skilling, future-proofing, and long term plans.  These people are focussed; if they aren’t too rigid, and if they’re willing to allow for a few zig zags on the road to the future, they often […]