Hess Associates
Information Technology | Medical Device | Biotechnology
Recruitment Services Since 1986
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Dress for Success While You #PressforSuccess

Women should celebrate being women – buy a fun new outfit, go out and toast their age-old mystique and whatever powers and talents men have always known or feared that females possess. Or go see Wonder Woman!! They can still …

What a Difference a Class Makes

Carly Fiorina gave the 2001 commencement address at Stanford University. The most valuable class she took when she attended Stanford was not in Economics or Psychology. It was a graduate seminar in “Christian, Islamic, and Jewish Political Philosophies of the …

Before You Send a Resume, Do These Things

The main purpose of a resume is to generate an interview but a few intermediate steps occur between the time you complete and send the resume. One of the most important things you can do is have the resume proof …

Why it Makes Sense to Give Your Staff an XMas to New Year’s Break

Why it Makes Sense to Give Your Staff an XMas to New Year’s Break “The winter solstice, also known as midwinter, is an astronomical phenomenon marking the day with the shortest period of daylight and the longest night of the …

Women in the Male Dominated Workplace: Plight and Progress

Dr. Molly Shoichet has recently been appointed Ontario’s FIRST Chief Scientist. She holds the Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Tissue Engineering and is University Professor of Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry, Chemistry and Biomaterials & Biomedical Engineering at the …

When Does Using a 3rd Party Recruiter Save You Time & Money?

One of the difficult questions facing HR department heads is whether it is better to build up a strong internal recruiting department or leave the headhunting side to a third party. A lot of this depends on the size of …

Why Clients Choose Hess Associates

  • Biotechnology and High Technology Gurus
  • Boutique firm recruiting in specialty IT and Biotech niches for over 30 years
  • Very strong technical background:
    Senior staff holding Ph.D. Biochemistry and M.Sc. Biophysics degrees respectively
  • True comprehension of client requirements
    KOLs, deep understanding of industry –international meetings, periodicals
  • You deal directly with principals – not junior recruiters, not offshore staff
  • Available 24 x 7
  • Worldwide recruiting reach via membership in NPA
  • Over 10,000 direct first level LinkedIn connections with an 80% response rate
  • Work as trusted business advisor

Employer Services

Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, we make permanent and contract placements across Canada, the United States and internationally. We completed our first search project in 1986, and since then have created strong and lasting partnerships with clients and candidates alike. Our goal is yours – helping your company hire A players.


Our focus is Technology – Information Technology, Biotechnology, and Informatics – encompassing all levels and types of positions and functions within these industries.

Types of Services Available

  • Highest Priority Search – Fee in 3 portions- start, short list, completion of search
  • Priority Search – Portion of fee at start, nonrefundable, subtracted from final search fee
  • Regular Search – Sole recruiting company engaged, fees due on completion
  • Types of candidates – Full time, Contract, Contract to Hire, Consultants
  • Levels of positions – Several years’ experience to C Suite