Direct Hire

With nearly 200 years of combined placement experience, Kennison and Associates has earned the confidence of the most prestigious firms, both large and small, in the greater Boston area. Our strength is in brokering lasting relationships with our clients, with our candidates, and between the two. With that strength, we do more than just fill positions – we deliver candidates who fit.

As a boutique placement firm, we are widely recognized by clients and candidates alike as the best in the business at filling the full range of Administrative, Financial and Professional positions.

Frustrated by over-saturated job boards and ineffective social media strategies, clients often ask us: What unique value does Kennison bring to the hiring process? Why Kennison?

Our Advantage

The candidates we represent are from an entirely different pool than those who respond to job postings, or the passive candidate you might source through social networking. Because of our exceptional reputation, the majority of our candidates come to us exclusively when it is time for them to make a career move; they are not accessible through the traditional channels. Our candidates are usually working in demanding jobs and don’t have time to conduct their own search through job boards or by responding to LinkedIn solicitations. They know if we call about your opening, it is because the job is well suited to their skill set and career goals, and that the cultural fit will be a lasting one.

Our Process

Kennison’s experience and credibility in the marketplace inform every step of our process. Our first priority is to learn all we can about your company: What makes your firm unique? What is your company culture? How do we best position your openings to secure the most talented applicants? Our recruiters will suggest a visit to your office to get a deeper understanding for your work environment and the pace of activity.

Our candidates undergo an extensive vetting process. Almost without exception, we meet face to face with every candidate. Our interviews are comprehensive and detailed with the goal of knowing every candidate’s goals, passions, strengths and what makes them unique. Not only do we consult with every candidate on a personal level, we check every reference exhaustively and thoroughly test every applicable skill.

We are mindful that we become an extension of your human resources function and we hope the fact that our average consultant has over 20 years of industry experience will encourage you to place your confidence in us.

Our Guarantee

We know that partnering with a placement firm is a big decision, so we encourage you to ask for our references, or check out our Testimonials page to hear feedback from other top Boston employers. Our confidence in our service enables us to guarantee every placement: our fees are fully refundable for 30 days and we extend pro-rated guarantees for 90 days. We stay in touch with both our candidates and our clients to assure a new hire has become a valued employee. Our commitment is to sustaining a positive client relationship based on our core values of service and integrity.