We understand how frustrating it can be finding exceptional senior and executive talent to join your team. Populus has refined the recruitment processes to identify, attract and hire candidates with the flair, capability and drive to make the difference in your business.

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Research Driven Recruitment


Populus has reinvented the recruitment process

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Populus sole purpose is to understand your business so we can identify, attract and hire your senior and executive talent who make a difference, no matter where they are needed in the world.

Our search teams are aligned to an industry sector bringing together their recruitment expertise with the proven Populus research driven recruitment process.

Our in-house Research function is the bedrock of our delivery methodology, which can be used in isolation for talent mapping and market intelligence, or as a seamless element to the full Search process.

With an increasing focus on scientific delivery in the recruitment world, the personal service Populus are renowned for ensures we deliver your assignment with care.

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Why recruit with populus?

Populus was founded to challenge the experiences and perception in the marketplace and to deliver real value to our Clients in an honest, open and caring way. Populus has been built on six pillars of behaviours that we are as passionate about today as ever:

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Understand first

Honesty and transparency

Care about what we do

Being the safe hands to solve problems

Commercially focused to deliver value

Being Positive


The Populus way

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Clients tell us by understanding their sector and business our USP is always being able to Identify, Attract and Hire the right people at the right time in the right place. Easy to say but we keep delivering.

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Our 2018 Client review tells us:

We are easy to work with

They like that we take ownership

We really know what we are doing





Populus Insight

What are the 7 common mistakes that are putting off top performers from joining your Company

“Get the right people on the bus….Once you have the right people in place, figure out the path to greatness.” Jim Collins – Good to Great Top Performers Boost Your Bottom Line As you are well aware, your top performers can be the difference between a company that is successful and a company that is […]

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Succession planning…How do I replace me?

I recently was asked by a client; how do I replace me?  I want to retire and enjoy life with my wife and family.  Sounds familiar? Every Owner, MD, CEO will always have a game plan but very few have an exit strategy.  Why?  The work is not yet complete.  I have one more year […]

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Research Recruitment

This month we asked Research Manager, David Langburn how he has seen the changes in Client requirements and how best to deliver against them: “Today recruitment demands are becoming even more stressful and time consuming as talent shortages are presenting businesses with internal challenges.  HR Managers are becoming more aware that traditional methods of recruitment […]

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