by Damon Thomas October 25th, 2018

As a dad to a nine-year old, year five girl, I am at the daunting stage of her life, when as parents we are starting to look at secondary schools.  We are a long way off from making any decision and I am sure we will still be undecided when we need to start thinking […]


Mindless job applications

by Alex Giurgiu September 26th, 2018

The days in which people need a job, any job, are over. So why, as candidates, do we still act like we need to apply to all the available job postings? I’m sure all recruiters/employers here have had mindless job applications from smart and educated candidates with great experience, but totally unsuitable to the role […]


The part timer

by Anna Foster September 4th, 2018

Being a part time working mother of two children isn’t easy. There is a constant internal battle: am I a good mother, a good wife? Am I doing my best I can at work? Am I making enough time for my family, friends…and myself? The frequent self-doubt can be exhausting.   Getting the right balance […]



by Freya Valentine August 16th, 2018

You’re sat on the tube. How likely are you to give your seat up for a disabled person? An elderly person? A pregnant person? “Me?” I hear you say, “Of course I would!” Well let’s rephrase that. How likely are you to notice someone who is in need of seat? Because actually, most people will […]


Securing junior talent in a red-hot market

by Catherine Vaughan July 20th, 2018

2018 has been a frenetic year at Hasson Associates – the market this Summer has been as hot as the weather – and the heatwave doesn’t look to be ending any time soon! With so much demand for qualified candidates and so much choice for those, particularly at junior – mid level, it’s incredibly challenging […]


It’s more than hashtags… it’s about action.

by Sinead Hasson June 21st, 2018

The current conversation around diversity and inclusion is getting louder and louder – it’s in everyday media, marketing, and news. Its been talked about in the boardroom, the kitchen, and probably in the pub on a Friday after work. Could there be a danger that we stop hearing it? I worry that we will stop […]


Sleep your way to the top!

by Charles Moore June 11th, 2018

What do Churchill, Einstein, JFK and Aristotle all have in common? Besides all being highly successful in their chosen careers, they all practised micro napping, grabbing a cheeky 40 winks during the working day.  Churchill claimed that it helped him get twice as much done each day and Einstein used his micro naps to top […]


Moving to The Netherlands

by Alex Giurgiu June 7th, 2018

  Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague – great cities in a beautiful country. Famous for tulips, cycling, great beer, a laid back culture, and a short distance from the UK and most major European countries. You may have considered visiting for a weekend but have you ever thought about a more permanent move? Here’s why: Career opportunities […]


Hasson Associates International has now officially launched!

by Sinead Hasson June 1st, 2018

Hasson Associates International has now officially launched, with our consultant Alexandra Giurgiu leading our business in mainland Europe. Alex has been part of the Hasson Associates team for 3 years and prior to that she worked with Sue Hill Recruitment. She is passionate about recruitment in the research & insights sector, so when we were […]


GDPR needn’t cause you a headache… here’s what you need to know.

by Sinead Hasson May 18th, 2018

GDPR seems to be attracting more headlines in my echo chamber than the royal wedding. In many cases, these headlines scream frustration. There is so much confusion amongst clients about GDPR in relation to recruitment and hiring strategies that so far, we seem to be seeing new and often unnecessary processes all over the place. […]