At Hanold Associates LLC, 100 percent of employees say their workplace is great.



This review is based on 11 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 0.00. It was published on Dec 19, 2017. 1937 Visitors

What Employees Say

I'm proud to tell others I work here.
People celebrate special events around here.
People care about each other here.
Management is honest and ethical in its business practices.
People here are willing to give extra to get the job done.

What They Do

We asked Hanold Associates LLC to explain what they do. Here is what they had to say.

Hanold Associates is a boutique retained executive search firm with a core focus on recruiting human resources executives for world-class clients. We exercise a distinctive focus in searching for dynamic and culturally appropriate HR and diversity officers.

About this Company

Website: Industry: Professional Services
US Headquarters: Evanston, Illinois, 60201 US Sites: 1
US Employees: 13 Employees Worldwide: 13
Corporate Structure: Private Founded: 2010

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Perks and Programs

We asked Hanold Associates LLC to share a few programs they feel really capture what's unique about their workplace. Here is what they had to say.

  • Coursera: Hanold Associates pays for unlimited annual classes through Coursera for the team to support our professional and personal development. Classes aren't limited or restricted to work-related topics.
  • Tuition Reimbursement Policy: Hanold Associates will reimburse up to $6,500 per year for continuing education that is related to our current business.
  • "You" Monday: The team has the option to work remotely on Mondays. This gives everyone the opportunity to schedule appointments that can only be done during regular business hours during the week.
  • Team Lunch on Friday: Every Friday the team orders in and eats lunch together. Each team member gets the chance to choose the restaurant on a rotational basis. The company pays for lunch and offers this extended lunch break.
  • Yearly Off-Site: Each year Hanold Associates takes the team on an off-site trip for two days. The off-sites are designed for team building and to give everyone a chance to unplug, relax and have fun together. The team has gone to Outward Bound in Colorado and to Las Vegas, and in 2018, will enjoy a resort and spa experience in Scottsdale, Arizona. Hanold Associates covers all costs related to the off site to include travel, transportation, meals, lodging, entertainment and activities.
  • Unlimited Vacation/Sick Leave Policy: Hanold Associates offers unlimited vacation to be taken at the employees and management's discretion. Work-life balance is a high priority within the firm.
  • Coffee/Drinks/Snacks: Hanold Associates provides Keurig coffee and cold drinks ranging from bottled water to La Croix and soft drinks. They keep a stock of snacks tailored to the tastes of the team like mixed nuts, fresh fruit, yogurt, hummus and breakfast and organic snack bars.
  • Friday Happy Hour: Hanold Associates initiates office happy hour periodically on Friday afternoons near the end of the day. This is a spontaneous occurrence and anyone can initiate and participate. The refrigerator is stocked with beer and wine for these occasions. Every three to six months, they have an off-site happy hour at a location near the office to encourage relaxation and social interaction within the team.
  • Celebrate Significant Events: Hanold Associates celebrates with everyone! They have champagne toasts to celebrate personal events in the team's lives: engagements, weddings, birth of children, significant birthdays, etc. As a close team, it's nice to share joys and successes together!


3% Average 401(k)/403b company contribution per employee79% Company-paid health coverage for employees (for 7)
Holiday Party 2017


Unlimited Vacation Paid time off Unlimited Sick Paid time off
Unlimited Paid time off as of first day of full-time employment


  • Flexible schedule (100% use it)
  • Telecommute option (100% use it)
  • Onsite Amenities (Standing desks provided, secondary monitor, ergonomic desk and chair, refrigerator stocked with a variety of beverages, snacks, Keurig coffee machine, catered lunch 1x/week, 24 hour security, lake view, individual offices.)


60 days Job-protected maternity leave (including FMLA/STD) 30 days Fully-paid maternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)*
60 days Average length of maternity leave new mothers take7 days Job-protected paternity leave (including FMLA)
7 days Fully-paid paternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)*7 days Average length of paternity leave new fathers take
7 days Job-protected parental leave for adoptive parents (including FMLA)*7 days Fully-paid parental leave for adoptive parents (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)
*Employees are not required to use all their personal paid time off before taking parental leave. All employees are eligible for parental leave benefits.


  • Mental health care
  • Alternative treatments (such as acupuncture, homeopathy, or chiropractic)

Community and Environmental Impact

Yes Recycling program Yes Locally-sourced food program


  • CEO oversees diversity and inclusion practices
  • Written policy prohibits discrimination based on (at a minimum) age, disability, race/ethnicity, religious beliefs, gender and sexual orientation
  • Formal programs (such as resource groups, mentorship, networking, or other affinity groups) support professional development for: Speakers of English as a second language
  • Non-birth parents in same-sex relationships can take parental leave

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Workforce Diversity

NWM Cancer Survivor's Celebration


Halloween Fun 2017

How to Get Hired

We asked Hanold Associates LLC for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.

What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?

1. Authentic. 2. Sense of humor. 3. Driven. 4. Has hobbies and interests outside of work. 5. Embraces a linear team model with growth opportunities within their role and their network in our field. 6. Will have a sense of ownership for the firm and their work, both personally and with the team. 7. Teachable and eager to learn and grow and possesses qualities, characteristics or skills that contribute to the team overall.

What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

Hanold Associates is always interested in great talent. We usually have a job post on LinkedIn that prospective employees can apply to.To capture our attention, someone needs to have a professional demeanor and indicators in their work, education or volunteer experiences that they work hard, enjoy a challenge and can find the fun in everyday client and team interchange. Follow-up after interviews is very important to us, so we're aware whether a candidate sends a thank you note and expresses genuine interest.

Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?

We would be open to candidates who bring an area of experience and/or a drive for excellence and client relationship building to continue building on our already great team.

What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?

Interested candidates can apply to our post on LinkedIn. Our website gives a good overview of our firm and provides team member bios. Contact information is on the website for direct correspondence.

hiring Outlook

4 Forecasted positions to fill in coming year 30% Job Growth
235 Average applicants per opening 470 Total job applicants
2 Recent graduates hired 17% Voluntary turnover for full-time employees
* All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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