Hess Associates

Information for Employers

Hess Associates Executive Search is a recruiting agency based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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

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.

As owner/members within NPA (National Personnel Associates), a 50 year old US recruiting network of 400+ recruiting firms located throughout Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, and the Americas, we have the reach and power to source candidates for you from an increased pool in an efficient and timely manner.

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How We Work

Our approach is personal – we prefer to meet with you in person if possible or have an in-depth phone or Skype/Facetime conversation – pertaining to your immediate or imminent requirements. We will delve beyond the job description and between the lines to determine the type of individual who will be an A player, who will fit into the team and your corporate culture, and will best advance your company short and /or long term goals. We will also determine how we will work together, frequency of communication and feedback, level of service, time frames, other parameters.

As headhunters, we prefer to work with clients on the basis of:

  • 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