Verus, Independent Resourcing Management

Verus means ‘truth’ – and it’s our name for a good reason. It’s what our recruitment solutions are made of. True to client needs and an honest reflection of our expert knowledge, gained over nearly three decades of combined experience.

It’s what helps us achieve genuinely remarkable results for companies large and small.

We started because we know that, in today’s market, businesses can’t always dedicate enough time and resource to the finer points of recruitment strategy and employer branding. But these things really matter. Whether you’re recruiting 5,000 new staff, headhunting for senior and board-level roles or setting up an entry-level selection programme – our input makes all the difference.

Clients value our friendly, straight-talking approach. We want you to see us as your organisation’s recruitment department. It’s outsourcing with an in-house feel. The kind of team you’ll want to include in your secret Santa, especially after you see the talent that we’ll bring into your business and successes that follow.

There’s no mystery to that – it’s Verus.

No matter the size or complexity of the resourcing project, Verus can help. Whether that’s matching the right candidate with the right company; devising a recruitment strategy or implementing a new Applicant Tracking System (ATS) to enhance the candidate experience… We’ve got the expertise to deliver. Years spent building a network of trusted partners, means that, should your project require additional resources, we can pull together – and manage – the perfect team. All you need to do is get in touch with us, and we'll do the rest.

Bespoke RPO

Most small or medium sized businesses don’t need an in-house recruitment department. But they might still need to fill numerous vacancies per year. Verus RPO offers a smarter way to do that. A plug-in recruitment department that’s there only when you need us. It’s a much more personal and cost-effective service than you’ll get with agencies, and so in-touch with your business culture that you’ll think of us as part of the team.

Retained Recruitment

Some recruitment challenges require the kind of specialist insight that can only come from detailed insider knowledge of recruitment. Whether it’s high-volume entry levels roles or specialist roles right up to exec search for Directors and the Board, we can help. The talent you need is out there. Verus makes finding it quicker, more cost-effective and hassle-free so you can get on with running your business.

Strategic Support

If your recruitment strategy isn’t delivering it can be hard to see the reason from the inside. You might not even realise there’s a problem. What you need is an outside perspective. One that looks objectively at your recruitment processes and can offer top-line recommendations, or deep-dive into the finer details. The level is up to you. With Verus you’ll get the best, most trustworthily up-to-date advice along with an action plan for putting findings into practice.

Recruitment Projects

Not many people have time to take on large recruitment projects on top of everything else they do at your business. Overhauling the Applicant Tracking System (ATS). Reviewing your Preferred Supplier List (PSL). Deploying social media recruitment strategies. Creating a talent pool. These are big, important jobs. Cutting corners can have long term implications. But get it right and you’ll really feel the benefit. It all comes down to talent – and you can count on Verus to get that right.

Outplacement Support

When you’re an employer who goes about things the right way, you’ll want to make sure that, when outplacement occurs, your people are properly equipped to land their next dream role. And with our expertise and extensive experience in recruitment, we’re the people to help you do that. From CV writing to LinkedIn profiling, job searching, and advice on interview techniques, the support we offer will make sure you do your very best for your outgoing staff.


Mark Gould
Mark Gould

Resourcing projects and campaigns

I have engaged Katherine’s support with a number of resourcing projects and campaigns over the last several years. Her commerciality and expertise have been key in sourcing great talent, as has been her ability to quickly understand business requirements and work with key stakeholders. I would have no hesitation in recommending Katherine, and in engaging her with future projects and campaigns.

Head of HR Shared Services
Amy Marsh

A deep dive in our recruitment practices

I’ve worked with Katherine in a variety of guises over the past 10 years. During this time, she has consistently demonstrated her ability to work with pace and energy to any given piece of work, remaining committed to see the end result through to its conclusion.I joined Westerleigh Group towards the end of 2020, and it became clear that our resourcing process would benefit from improvement.... read more

HR Director, Westerleigh Group Ltd.


Resourcing Projects can be complex, but they’re something your business needs to get right. Venus will ensure that you do. Whether it’s matching your company with the perfect candidate, devising a recruitment strategy, or implementing a new Applicant Tracking System (ATS), we have the extensive industry experience and huge contact network to deliver results that make you a better business. A selection of our projects are below.

ATS Implementation

  • Full audit
  • Finding the ideal ATS
  • Delivering ATS
  • Application efficiency
  • Improve candidate experience


A historic school had found that their paper-based recruitment processes might be a little too historic. They needed a full overhaul and an ATS that was up to the standard one might expect from such a prestigious educational establishment. It was time to modernise.

Strategic Support

  • Analyse processes
  • Efficiencies and improvements
  • Engage and motivate
  • Profile raising
  • Enhanced attraction


A large global retailer was going through a period of business change and required us to go in as Head of Talent Acquisition on an interim basis to ease them through the transition. We were to lead the function, improve processes and systems, and to ensure effective delivery – on time and on budget. Helping them to move forward as a stronger and more efficient business.

Recruitment Audit and RPO

  • Review recruitment model
  • Talent pool
  • Retention
  • Professional recruitment
  • Return on investment


A UK-wide funeral care provider came to us to conduct a full review of their recruitment processes. They were a growing organisation that had outgrown their previous methods – they sought our advice because we specialise in implementing more sophisticated recruitment processes for growing businesses.

Verus Resourcing