About Jason Hanold


Jason Hanold currently serves as the Founder, Chief Executive Officer, and Managing Partner of Hanold Associates LLC, an executive search recruiting firm based in Chicago, Illinois. Hanold Associates’ clientele represents diverse industries throughout the United States. Mr. Hanold specializes in identifying candidates for specific human resources and upper management roles such as Human Resources Officer, Human Resources Generalist, Compensation leaders, and Talent Managements leaders. Drawing on over 16 years of experience in the recruiting business, Jason Hanold helps place highly talented executives with leading corporations, which have included Google, The Coca-Cola Company, Harley-Davidson, and Carnival Corporation among many others. The wide-reaching search techniques and detailed matching processes used at his firm result in enduring candidate placements and client relationships.

Jason Hanold puts a strong emphasis on cultural fit when assessing and selecting potential candidates for his clients, as well as the onboarding and assimilation process, which he has described as the most important steps a company should take after the hiring process to retain quality employees. His article on the subject, titled “Rigorous Onboarding Can Help Win the War for Talent,” appeared in the Recruiting Edge Newsletter. According to Jason Hanold, many executive recruiters miss opportunities for improved client service when they end communication with a candidate before the entire onboarding process is completed. Mr. Hanold also posits that recruiters should remain engaged with the employee and hiring firm throughout the first year of assimilation. More information about the services he provides at Hanold Associates may be found at http://www.hanold-associates.com.

Outside of his professional responsibilities, Jason Hanold maintains active involvement on the Board of Directors at Big City Mountaineers, an outdoor mentoring organization for urban teens. Through Big City Mountaineers, he has invested additional time and participation in the organization’s Summit for Someone program. Summit for Someone involves a year-long commitment to raising funds benefiting the organization’s future outdoor mentoring excursions. He also heads the nonprofit’s Nominations & Governance Committee.

Latest News

  • How to Create a Strong Employee Training Program (6/12/2019) - Attracting, hiring, and evaluating top talent for an organization represents only part of the bigger picture for a human resources professional. A company also needs to provide ongoing training in order to provide employees with the information, skills, and confidence necessary for them to perform at their best. In fact, a thorough, up-to-date, and effective […]
  • This Is Why Human-Centered Recruiting Will Never Go Out of Style (5/29/2019) - The most successful executive recruiters, like Hanold Associates, keep the human element at the heart of the C-suite search.
  • 4 of the Most Well-Known Companies Retaining Hanold Associates (5/15/2019) - Hanold Associates’ recent clients include major names such as 7-Eleven, Myers Industries, Pear Therapeutics, and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.
  • This Is How Hiring Multilingual Employees Facilitates Success (5/1/2019) - The strong analytical, creative, and interpersonal skills associated with multilingualism make multilingual employees extremely valuable.
  • 6 of the Best Practices for Onboarding New Employees (4/17/2019) - “Onboarding” is the system of providing new employees with the tools and resources they need in order to be successful. The process also involves helping employees to become fully functional within a particular corporate culture. The Society for Human Resource Management notes that how well a company onboards its new hires is a significant indicator […]
  • 8 Things You Need to Know about the Importance and Challenge of Diversity for Top Corporations (4/3/2019) - From major international corporations to small local businesses, hiring managers are learning that recruiting and hiring a diverse selection of people at all levels is not only the right thing to do, it’s a sound business decision. In 2017, a group of 175 CEOs, a significant number of whom represented Fortune 500 companies, agreed to […]