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“We have been a client of Kennison & Associates for over 10 years. The Kennison consultants understand our business and have consistently sourced and successfully placed top candidates in all business areas from entry level roles to management positions into our firm.  Each placement is streamlined to fit our ever changing needs and culture. A true partner of ours, Kennison & Associates is concerned with not just the satisfaction of the candidate but also with that of the client.”
-E.B., HR Specialist at a global venture capital firm


“Thanks so much for your assistance on this position; I am thrilled that you were responsible for two placements. This was an urgent need for our team that required us to engage with multiple agencies and stress our urgency. You dominated the competition and delivered the top three candidates, each of which represented the type of person that I would like to call a colleague.”
– S.H., Director of Recruitment at a healthcare technology firm


“I can’t say strongly enough how impressed I have been with Kennison’s approach to recruiting and the quality of candidates they sent me. Upon meeting each candidate, I could see why they made the recommendations they did- even when it was not a resume with which I initially resonated. Kennison was thoughtful and instructive throughout the entire process. I am so grateful for the care they put into searching for the right person for us.”  
-D.S., Chief of Staff to the President of a prestigious Boston area university


“I can’t tell you how thankful I am to be working with Kennison- you’ve been a tremendous asset for our staffing needs over the years and a great friend to work with through all our ‘issues.'”
-A.O., Human Resources Manager for a top tier global consulting firm


“I have known Kennison for some time now, mostly from the client perspective, but I’ve been fortunate enough to work with them as a candidate as well.  Peter takes great care with his business, listening to the needs on both ends. He has a knack for tuning into those intangibles in a match between candidate and client.  He is the consummate professional: loyal, informative, trustworthy, and he has incredible follow through.  Whether for perm or temp needs, I could not recommend Peter and his whole team more highly.”
-M.B., Director of Recruiting for a national healthcare company

“Working with Kennison is like working with an ally: they respond to your preferences, they learn your objectives, and they fit their services into your process rather than the other way around.  I find them to be savvy, honest and professional.”

-A.M.B., Director of Human Resources for a global biotechnology company


“Peter O’Connor and his talented team are refreshingly selective about the candidates they send our way.  They listen carefully to our needs, ask questions that show they “get” what we are looking for, and that they are well informed about the Kennison candidate pool.  They then share only a handful of resumes…each well considered…each well qualified.  What recruiter could ask for more?”
-A.M., VP of a prominent global investment management firm

“Having worked exclusively with Kennison for over 10 years, we have been privileged to be the beneficiary of the highest levels of expertise, professionalism, due diligence, and resources. We have been introduced to only those applicants who were optimally qualified for the positions sought.  I would recommend Kennison without reservation or hesitation.”
-K.C., Director of Administration at a leading Boston private equity firm


“We have worked with Kennison for the past 17 years.  They do a fantastic job screening candidates, in fact, so good that we have used them exclusively for the last 10 years.  They took the time to understand our business and what we needed, so we have been able to maintain an extremely talented admin team, 100% through Kennison.  We enjoy a great working relationship. Their consultants never waste our time and are smart, professional and have integrity.”
-M.P., Director of Administration for a leading private equity firm


“Working with Kennison over the years has been a pleasure!  They take the time to understand what makes an employee successful in our organization and present us with candidates who are truly remarkable.  They are the go to organization for us when we have those tough to fill roles!”
-H.F., Recruiting Manager for a global consulting firm

“I have been working with Kennison & Associates for 15 years, in 3 different companies, with great success.  Kennison has been my agency of choice for all of my administrative hiring needs. Kennison is the one partner I can rely on to always find the highest quality candidates.  I would definitely recommend Kennison & Associates to anyone who is looking for an agency to help with temporary or permanent administrative staffing needs.”

-A.W., HR Manager of a well known entertainment firm

“I was working with several agencies, but Kennison was the only one that really sent me any worthwhile resumes. I would not hesitate to use them again in the future.”
-N.W., Office Manager for a top suburban law firm


“We have had the pleasure of working with Amanda and Kennison for countless years. Amanda’s success can be attributed to her ability to always listen to our needs and understand exactly what we are looking for in a candidate.   She doesn’t send us just anyone; she sends us a solid, potential candidate or none at all.   We count on her for that.  A bonus for us is that Amanda is always upbeat and great to work with.  We are continuously appreciative of her endless efforts!”
-K.G., Executive Director of a prominent Boston law firm


“I have been both a client and candidate of Kennison. On both sides of the table you are treated with respect and guided through the maze of the hiring process. Kennison strikes the balance between making sure candidates are placed in the best possible position and ensuring the client is provided with top tier talent that fulfills the qualifications and complements the corporate culture.”
-E.B., HR Manager of a boutique investment management firm


“I’ve worked with Kennison and Associates for over 8 years and have been extremely satisfied with the results.  Kennison’s staff has always used a proactive approach in getting to know the needs of an assignment and supplying qualified pools of candidates.  Having worked with other agencies over the years, the best results I’ve had have come from Kennison.  So much so that I’ve used them exclusively!”
-J.R., Chief of Staff for a prominent state agency
Candidate Testimonials
“I would like to extend my thanks to Peter O’Connor and the rest of the team at Kennison for their help in securing my new job… it never would have crossed my mind to explore a role like this without your help and it has been a pleasure working with you and your team- I will surely recommend you to anyone looking for a new opportunity. Thanks to you, I can say with confidence that I am taking a huge step forward in my young career.”
-A.F., Assistant VP at a prominent financial services firm


“It is very rare to have a staffing agency so pristinely and professionally managed, but Peter O’Connor is an unbelievable director and has outstanding agents. Sue and Cecily were extremely helpful in prepping me for my interviews. Cecily was a great listener, always available anytime I needed her, and went out of her way to keep me motivated and to accommodate what I wanted. I recommend this agency to everyone as there is finally an amazing staffing agency in Boston. My highest respects to Peter for an outstanding agency.”
-M.L., Administrative Assistant at a world renowned university


“When I arrived in Boston in an uncertain economy after nearly a decade abroad, I had to hit the ground running to secure employment.   When I met with the crew at Kennison, they instantly struck me as vastly different from the other staffing agencies in terms of professionalism, positive attitude, and ‘thinking outside of the box.’  Kennison went the extra mile and secured me an interview for a permanent role the very next day. A week later, I was offered the great role I have now.  It happened that fast, thanks to Kennison’s vision, tenacity, and follow-through.  Since then, I have become a satisfied client and a referral source. I recommend Kennison to anyone seeking the perfect role or to companies seeking the perfect employee. They always deliver!”
-A.P., Office Manager placed at a top investment firm


“Working with Kennison was a wonderful opportunity! I want to thank everyone involved for all of their help. After 8 months of an excellent temporary placement, I was extended a permanent position with my incredibly awesome team and I could not be more thrilled at the outcome!”  
-K.M., Assistant placed at a prominent global consulting firm


“I sincerely appreciate the time and thought that Kennison put into helping me transition my career. After months of job searching on my own, it was such a relief to meet someone who understood my situation and ultimately found the perfect fit. Thanks to Peter and Kennison for a fantastic experience!”
-E.V., Administrator at a prestigious financial services firm


“My experience with Kennison has been nothing short of fantastic and professional. Peter not only helped me navigate my career opportunities, but he also guided me into a position where I could grow and earn my stripes- not to mention calling me on a weekend to deliver the good news! Kennison cares about the candidate and takes their relationships with clients very seriously; I will be forever grateful that they connected me with my current employer.”  
-D.R., Systems & Infrastructure Manager placed at a top global financial services firm


“I want to sincerely thank Peter, Denise, and the Kennison team for helping me through what seemed like a never ending job search.  They were extremely attentive and helpful throughout the process and I’m grateful that I had their expertise on my side.  Without Kennison, my current job opportunity would never have come to fruition.”
-J.M., placed at a real estate development company


“I want to thank Kennison for all the work they put in to my job search. If it wasn’t for them, I wouldn’t have the great opportunity that I’m in now! I appreciate all of the help!”
-G.T., placed at a prominent national real estate development firm


“I received Peter’s name through a mutual friend. He had me come in right away to meet with him and I walked away feeling I could trust him to put my wants and needs first and that he would also find a great fit for me. After that meeting, I had regular communication with follow-up emails and calls, and within two months, I was starting my amazing new job. I love where I work and couldn’t imagine choosing anyone else to work with other than Peter and Kennison and Associates.”
-C.H., placed in the corporate office of a professional sports team


“Unlike other staffing and recruiting firms Kennison really takes into consideration what you are looking for, highlights upon your strengths, and delivers great job opportunities. I have been temping with Kennison for over 6 months now and couldn’t be happier. The experience I am gaining through the roles they have placed me in is allowing me to expand my qualifications while being compensated. The staff make you feel like you are a part of their tight knit family and they take care of each of their clients. I would highly recommend Kennison & Associates!”
-K.G., placed at a world-class university


“Kennison has helped me with two job hunts. They were there every step of the way, from helping with my initial resume to offering advice for the final job interviews. Their particular talent is in finding positions that incorporate not just my past work experience, but also my potential going forward.”
-D.R., placed with a national human resources consulting firm


“Kennison has been outstanding at consistently and swiftly providing me with a wide variety of high quality temporary opportunities that match my skills. Best of all, I have found Kennison’s staff to be incredibly personable, helpful and responsive – all of which have made working with Kennison a smooth and invaluable experience.”
-S.C., Kennison temporary employee


“My experience as a temp with Kennison has been all positive. I had never temped before, but I was referred to Kennison by a friend because I needed a long-term temporary assignment while I attended grad school in the evenings. They understood my situation and I couldn’t have picked a better place to work! Kennison’s temp department is great for anyone in between careers or attending school.”
-E.O., Kennison temporary employee


“Kennison has always been responsive, prompt and pleasant. Over the past two years they’ve placed me at a variety of short and long-term positions, and they’ve always prepared me well for the work environment, and checked in with me to make sure things are going smoothly.”
-J.C., Kennison temporary employee


“I was fortunate to have found Kennison & Associates early in my administrative career. I have been placed by Kennison and have hired candidates from Kennison over the years!  They even accommodated me as a young mother; they found me a part-time job close to my home so I could be home with my children after school.”
-K.M., placed at a prestigious Boston investment firm


“From day one, Kennison was very responsive and encouraging, which gave me confidence while interviewing.   They made the whole process stress-free- allowing me to really focus and prepare for the interviews.  Working with Kennison was a great experience.  Thank you for helping me take the next step in my professional career!”
-D.P., placed with a well-known private equity firm


“Working with Amanda Hayes as my recruiter could not have been a better experience. With Amanda’s assistance and professional connections I found a fantastic job. When the time came to move on from the position I was in, Amanda seamlessly facilitated the transition to another company, and I honestly could not be more pleased. Amanda constantly strives to find the best fit for both her candidates and her clients, focusing on what is most important to both parties. Her professionalism, enthusiasm, and tenacity are superior; I would highly recommend Amanda to anyone in the midst of a job search.”
-R.M., placed at a leading Boston advertising agency


“Working with Kennison was a wonderful experience.  I felt like my recruiter worked hard to find a role that aligned with my career goals and interests.  The opportunity I have in my career now is due to the relationships that Kennison has with the best companies in Boston and because of their willingness to advocate for me.  I would certainly recommend Kennison to anyone looking for their next career opportunity.”
-J.N., placed at a prestigious executive search firm


“As both a candidate and client of Kennison I was treated with respect and brought through the hiring process to many successful placements. Their team takes the time to learn the nuances of the candidate and the job to make the best match for all involved. They work hard to strike a balance between the requirements of the client and the requests of the candidate to produce a success story.”
-E.B., Office Manager for a global investment firm
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