We understand how frustrating it can be finding exceptional senior and executive talent for your team. Populus has refined the recruitment processes to identify, attract and hire candidates who have 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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Research-Driven Recruitment: The Populus mission is to understand your business so thoroughly that we can identify, attract and hire your professional and executive talent so that they can make a difference, no matter where they’re needed. Our search teams are aligned to industry sectors to bring together their knowledge and recruitment expertise within Populus’s proven research-driven recruitment process.

Our in-house research department is the bedrock of our delivery methodology. Research can be used in isolation to deliver talent mapping and market intelligence, or as a seamless element to the full search process.

In light of the increasingly competitive domestic and global markets, the personal service for which Populus is renowned ensures we deliver your key people to help you grow.

Economic, Social and Market Research: Our research team has delivered high quality research and evaluation across a wide range of sectors including Finance, the Built Environment, Care, Transport, Education, Voluntary & Charitable, and the Public Sector – local, regional and national. We aim to answer your questions to help you fulfil your organisational objectives.

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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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An independent evaluation showed that our Clients state that Populus: understands their sector and business; and that we are always able to identify, attract and hire the right people at the right time and in the right place. That’s how we keep delivering.

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Our 2018 Client review tells us:

We are easy to work with

We take ownership

We really know what we’re doing





Populus Insight

Tea Break

Did you know that tea is the leading export crop in Kenya? Our Management Consultant Johnny Fieldhouse, our Food & Drink specialist, recently visited Kenya and got some great insights from growers in the tea plantations as well as the fruit & flower farms. At Populus we understand the importance of Britain’s Food and Drink […]

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Don’t be a fool – spring into April with a clear cut recruitment plan

The true cost of recruitment Good recruitment and retention enhance an organisation’s reputation and add to the bottom line. It then goes without saying that poor recruitment not only hits an organisation financially but can also reduce its attractiveness to future candidates: a downward spiral that is difficult and expensive to address. According to the […]

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READY FOR BREXIT:  STAFF RETENTION – EU CITIZENS With 51 days to Brexit, how prepared is your business? Here at Populus Select we are going to concentrate on ‘controlling the controllables’ and our Research Director, Donna James shares her expert advice. Populus Research knows that with or without Brexit, losing staff costs you money. So […]

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