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Executive Search

Corvus Assured

Corvus Assured® is a robust and meticulous Executive Search process which combines management alignment, behavioural insights & candidate profiling, ensuring you have tangible data to enable you to make more informed hiring decisions. 


Your dedicated consultant, through their extensive industry sector expertise, will offer valuable guidance on identifying, attracting, and appointing the best individuals to meet your needs, rather than solely providing the best available at that point in time.


As your recruitment partner, your specialist consultant will project manage the recruitment process, creating a bespoke approach designed with you, specifically for your project. We have a unique methodology to ensure the best possible hire, understanding how they will perform in the role, and how they will integrate within company culture.


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12-month guarantee

Because Corvus Assured® process places candidates on more than just their CVs, retention is easily achieved. In fact, 97% of our placed candidates are still in role after 12 months. We are so confident in our process that, if your candidate

Behavioural testing

We do this by utilising industry-leading job profiling and behavioural assessments to find you the ‘perfect candidate’. Our method is to first align your team on who is the best skills and cultural fit, then to carry this into our search, creating candidate profiles that closely match your requirements.

Portal access

To create an easy and smooth search, we provide access to collaboration technology to anyone involved in the hiring process. Here, you can instantly access candidate videos, behavioural profiles, key competency questions and answers, and more.


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We appreciate that our executive search recruitment process may not be for everyone. Our approach requires you to invest time to collaborate with us. By building a strong partnership with you, we can ensure we find candidates who will fit culturally and be able to deliver.

We will provide honest and open advice throughout the process and will advise at any stage if we feel that the role is not best suited to our methodology, or if your requirements will present challenges in the search.

We take a consultative approach, working in partnership with your senior team to understand how your talent acquisition fits into the bigger picture and find you the exceptional leaders who are right for both your existing challenges and your future opportunities.

Initial Discussions

Initial discussions to learn more about your business and determine the best approach for your critical hire.

Contract + Onbording

Contract initiation and onboarding where we will deep dive into the role, organisation, culture, and skills expectations within the hiring team.

Assessments + Insights

Hiring team complete assessments to provide us with behavioural insights and to allow us to work alongside your team to align their views.

Recruitment Packs

Finalise promotional materials including job descriptions, job advertisements, and candidate briefing packs.

Advertising + Headhunting

Begin advertising and headhunting to assess active and passive candidates in the market using various databases and direct reach outs.

The Long List

Long list provided for review allowing us to further understand the skills and experience required

The Short List

Short list and behavioural profiling to look deeper at the behavioural and cultural fit of the candidates.


Portal ready for access and shortlisted candidates will be uploaded to with key assessment details for the hiring team.

Selection for Interview

Hiring team review profiles and begin selection for interview stages.

Interview + Selection

Interviews and selection of candidates.

Case Study 1

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Head of IT for Douglas & Grahame

Role: Head of IT

Client: Douglas & Grahame


After the existing IT Manager started planning for their retirement, our client began searching for a replacement. Before coming to Corvus, three attempts had been made by other sources to find a suitable candidate, wasting a lot of management time.


The HR and IT Manager, who were due to be promoted to Director level, were the leads on the hire. When we completed our assessments with the up-and-coming Directors, it became clear that they were looking for very different characteristics.


We worked alongside the client and facilitated discussions around the results to create a deeper understanding of each perspective withing the hiring team. Once we had come to an agreement on who they were looking for, we commenced our search and successfully placed their Head of IT. After struggling to find a candidate for this role, the team ended up with multiple suitable candidates to choose from.

Case Study 2

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A Role Overseas for Ciena

Role: Director of Distribution Operations (US role)

Client: Ciena


Our client was recruiting for a role based in Texas, their central hub in North America. Their internal recruitment team had been searching for a candidate for 12 months before engaging with us. During their search, they had got to offer and acceptance stage with a candidate from a direct competitor, but they pulled out at the last minute. After more unfruitful internal searching, the client turned to Corvus Assured.


During the process, the initial short-list was reduced from 5 to 2 candidates through a 4-stage interview process. As there was a lot of candidate information, and because different people in different parts of the US were involved in the interview processes, the portal element of Corvus Assured proved very useful for the client as it streamlined the process for everyone involved. The video aspect of the portal was also really useful as it was during the 1st lockdown period, where face-to-face interviews were not happening. This gave the team invaluable insight into the candidates before meeting them.


Once we had reached the final stage, the original candidate who was at offer stage with the client reached out directly to express interest in the role once again. To ensure they were the correct fit for the role, we put them through the Corvus Assured process. Their behavioural profile was not a match, and while he still went for a final stage interview, a Corvus candidate, originally from Brazil, was successfully placed and started the following month.

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Get in touch with Ian to find out more

Ian Weatherup, Managing Director

T: +44 (0)78 8075 1089 | E:

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Having worked with Michael and Michelle from Corvus I found them extremely professional, They worked very closely with us to not only understand more about the role we were looking to fill but also the nature of our business and people. I can highly recommend the whole Corvus experience.

Woodland NI

I have used Michael’s services for business recruitment and personal career change. Michael is highly professional, intuitive and knowledgeable across several business sectors to assist with finding the right candidates for the right roles. Highly recommended!

Babcock International

Excellent to deal with and very helpful. Kept constantly in contact to keep me up to date with how things were going and was very helpful both prior to and after getting my offer!

Quantity Surveyor

Working with Michelle Kearns at Corvus has been a pleasure, there was regular contact, honest and transparent conversations about what I was looking for and what the company was able to offer. If I requested more information about any particular points Michelle provided robust and concise feedback with all the detail needed and would often check-in to see if there was any further support I required. I was in the process of moving country and Michelle also understood the pressures this involved and would give me time to think about any offers made and also helped accommodate support within that offer for the relocation.

Michelle was very professional in how she handled my case and would highly recommend her to anyone looking to make the next move in their career. She has demonstrated a high standard of work and negotiation to get me the package that best suited my circumstances and I am very grateful for all her hard work.

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