Listen. Recruit. Build. Why HSF

Listen first approach

Listen-first approach

If you're reading this then we likely already identified you as potential talent based on current client needs. However before we offer up and any career solutions, we'll start by working to fully and completely understand your career frustrations, needs and aspirations. We can then offer calibrated options.

Our method

At HSF the first and most vital step is building strong relationships. Knowing who you are as a candidate is crucial in placing you within a team that compliments your unique skill set and that will propel you to the next level. We want to offer calibrate career solutions not just another job.

Our method
The right fit

The right fit

Our listen-first calibrated approach  means that the majority of our candidates work with us closely, and often later become our clients. We'll let you know if we can't help and point you in the right direction rather than sell you the opportunity that isn’t right for you.

Adding value

We listen and ask questions, with candidates and clients alike. Because of our depth of client knowledge and solid understanding of search assignments, we can provide candidates with a more holistic view of a startup's management team, interview process, and expectations—we’ll provide clarity in your search.

Adding value

Candidate FAQ

We focus on working with startups from seed stage, to Series funding, and to pre-IPO and beyond. We work on everything from your first hire to hire #200.

What markets do you recruit for?

We work with technology startups all across North America with a heavy focus on the top markets such as the San Francisco Bay, New York City, Toronto, Vancouver, Seattle, Los Angeles, and more. And YES! we have plenty of REMOTE roles!

How do you work with candidates?

We invest time upfront to listen and understand the complete picture of your background, personality, and personal needs before making suggestions on job and career matches.  We work with you through the entire interview process to prep you for each interview, and support you as your advocate to the company in order to help you win the job.  We only win when you win.

What will you do with my resume and information?

Only companies to which you have explicitly given us your permission will ever see your resume and profile.  We keep your information internally so that we are able to search your resume and contact you with suitable career opportunities that match your search criteria when you let us know your are actively on the job market. 

How did you get my information?

We spend more than 50% of our time using industry specific software and tools to identify potential candidates via repositories, social media, and other online communities as well as via networking with folks for referrals. If we got your name take it as a compliment!

Tired of the big company? Current startup lagging or coming up short on funding? Ready for something more disruptive? Let's connect and discuss your options!