Our People

Lianne Rush

Recruitment Manager

I learn something new about recruitment every day. It’s a challenging and rewarding career that requires you to have many skills and wear many hats!

The relationships I build with my clients and candidates are the most important part of my job, and the most rewarding! I love learning about different businesses and industries and enjoy spending time onsite to learn their values and vision.

The time spent with candidates is equally as important, so I ensure I understand the candidates’ career aspirations and can then guide them with their job search. Putting the time aside to do this is what sets us apart from many other agencies.

I joined Better People because we share the same values and ethics.  We offer support and guidance always going the extra mile to be the best we can be.

When I’m not at work you’ll find me out with my dog in wellies and covered in mud or eating too many treats made by my pastry chef husband!


Phone: 07513 640349

Email: lianner@betterpeopleltd.co.uk

Jayne Johnson Company Director

Jayne Johnson


Comparing recruitment methods today to those 35 years ago when I started my career, highlights a lot of differences. From handwritten applicant cards, speed typing tests, faxing CVs, computers only used for candidate testing and training, to consultants smoking at their desks! …

We all work very differently now, using technology as much as we can and with emerging AI and the use of data science, that is increasing significantly. What will not change is the part that people and relationships play in our industry. There is simply no argument that where we are successful in placing candidates is when we have a real understanding of our clients’ business and culture.

That’s the bit that I love – getting to know the clients and finding them the candidates who will really help to transform their businesses. Finding them Better People in fact!


Phone: 07748 402587

Email: jaynej@betterpeopleltd.co.uk

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Hilary Underwood

Operations Manager

I started my career in recruitment back in 1995.  Things were very different then.  No job boards, no online candidate registration, no Linkedin.  We just used good old pen and paper and we did have a phone!!

My career started with Reed Employment who I have to say were a fantastic company to work for.  The training was a week-long residential course in the Cotswolds and they taught me the whole 360 process of recruitment and I obtained my CertRP.

Whilst I still use much of what they taught me today, the last 20 years has given me a much more useful tool and that is experiencing the diversity and complexity of people.  We are, after all, dealing with human beings and as my dear old father used to say “there is nowt as strange as folk”.  What I love about recruitment is the variety of interaction with different clients, different candidates and no day is the same.

When I am not doing working, I am at home with my husband and our teenage son.  I love walking in the outdoors and socialising with friends and family and cooking up culinary delights!


Phone: 07582 102544

Email: hilaryu@betterpeopleltd.co.uk