Hess Associates
Information Technology | Medical Device | Biotechnology
Recruitment Services Since 1986
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How Hiring Managers are Using Social Media to “Vet” Potential Candidates

It is only natural for us to want to separate our work persona from our social, family, friend, school self. Our kids, pets, vacations, hobbies, relationships should be another world away from our place of employment, or potential place of …

Tips on Conducting Video Interviews with Candidates

During this coronavirus pandemic, social distancing has mostly been mandated across the globe. Even before this new era, in order to save on initial interviewing expenses, many hiring managers or HR managers were conducting initial and even follow-up interviews using …

What Does Your Job Title Mean to You?

You do often hear the joke “Chief Bottle Washer” as someone’s self-designated job title. Maybe they do do some of that, just pitching in in the coffee room, no doubt. Still, they may in fact be the most helpful team …

A Job Seniors Can Bank On

On May 15 I wrote an article on “Cool Jobs for Seniors” but omitted a job that the Wall Street Journal brought to my attention. According to the WSJ if you are over 60 and you know a computer language …

Why You Should Hire an Overqualified Person

Many people are overqualified for their jobs. They may have higher education than the position they are in demands, they may have held higher positions previously , they may have many more years of experience than their company required when …

Does a Vacation Make You More Productive?

Have you ever wondered how work started in the first place? Work evolved slowly from the division of labour in primitive hunter-gatherer tribes to medieval farming systems through the industrial revolution, the movement into cities, and the real organization 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