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

  • Wintrust Business Lunch 10/11/17: Stock Market Profits, Soda Tax Ends, & Executive Recruiting (10/17/2017) - Since the market is such a profitable machine right now, Terry Savage asks, where should people be putting those profits? Steve and Terry discussed the benefits to cash in today’s financial markets and isn’t confident about the rate hike in December. Frank Sennett discussed the likely ending of the sweetened beverage tax across Illinois and how it will leave […]
  • 5 Problems You Can Solve with Workforce Analytics (10/17/2017) - Learn about five important business questions that workforce analytics can help your company answer.
  • How to Decide Whether to Hire Internally or Externally (10/5/2017) - Learn how to weigh the pros and cons when deciding whether to hire internally or externally.
  • Top 5 trends in HR in 2017 (1/2/2017) - The workplace is changing in big ways in this new year and these are some of the top trends that you might find in your workplace and how to be prepared for the change. The workplace is in constant evolution, along with their employees, procedures, and technology, and this brings along constant change. Companies should […]
  • Three women athletes who continue contributing to the world (12/26/2016) - The lists of post-athletes who are now successful are well known. Among them is never missing Michael Jordan, David Beckham, Greg Norman, and many more. However, there is little information about those women who marked a milestone in the history of sports and who after their retirement continue changing the world with their knowledge and […]
  • Are Human Resources and Human Capital the same thing? (12/16/2016) - Human resources and Human Capital are two disciplines that get often confused with one another. However, they differ from each other significantly. You may ask yourself “How?” or “Why?” and the reasons are simple but often ignored by the careless eye. In this article, Jason Hanold will share some key ideas that elucidate the main […]