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Investigo Overview

London, England
51 to 200 employees
2003
Company - Private
Staffing & Outsourcing
£50 to £100 million (GBP) per year
With a team of over 240 experienced recruitment consultants and offices in London, Guildford, Milton Keynes, St Albans and New York, Investigo is a leading recruitment agency, offering interim and permanent recruitment solutions to a diverse range of blue chip companies and SMEs ... Read more

Mission: Our mission is to create a brand synonymous with the sourcing of both permanent and interim talent in the professional services arena and to become a market leader in each of our chosen fields.

Company Updates

  • On Wednesday 26th February, our Women’s Forum hosted a breakfast discussion on the Fear of Failure. With a panel featuring Sarah House-Barklie FCIPD (People Director, Investigo), Amber Bauer (founder of the charity Donate4Refugees) and Nick Baxter (CEO, Investigo), the event explored some of the typical barriers to progression and the challenge of stepping out of your comfort zone. If you need advice for overcoming your career challenges, please speak to one of our experts Angharad Kenward or Melanie Robinson Read more at on our blog post

  • Investigo celebrated Valentines Day in style by buying balloons for our colleagues to show them how much we appreciate them. We have raised over £350 for LGBT+ charity @switchboardlgbt, a helpline which supports people in need throughout the LGBT+ communities and beyond.

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Investigo – Why Work With Us?


We work in the ultimate people industry, where the right individuals in the right seats doing the right things, make all the difference.

That's why at INVESTIGO we believe that our one USP is our people and that creating a rewarding and fulfilling working LIFE must remain our first priority. Our purpose in the world of recruitment is to make a difference and our mission is to grow to 300 (250 fee-earners with 50 fantastic support staff) people by 2021.

Welcome to INVESTIGO LIFE which is dedicated to providing the best working environment we can - after all, most of us will spend 100,000 hours of our lives at work so it's vital that our work life is great.

INVESTIGO LIFE is also about giving you an insight into what it's really like to work at INVESTIGO. Our people join us because of the challenges, the opportunities and the rewards - and they stay with us because of the culture.

We hope you enjoy reading about LIFE at INVESTIGO but make sure you do your due diligence. Words are cheap so if you like not only what you read, but also what you hear about us, then get in contact to find out more. My number is 07595 915541. I look forward to hearing from you.

Gary Watson
CEO

If you ask anyone who works at Investigo what sets us apart, the answer is invariably “our culture” which is best described as open, honest, friendly - and above all: fun.


Our people enjoy coming into work because they are surrounded by an eclectic group of individuals, each of whom share a common purpose: to make a difference. The collaborative environment encourages people not only to work together but also to socialise together too. Our football team, netball team, squash club, LGBT group Investigay and regular after work drinks, all mean that there is no shortage of opportunities to get together with the rest of the company outside of work, should you wish to.

At work, you will find your colleagues at Investigo are exceptional in terms of their desire to build meaningful relationships with their candidates and clients. Central to this are our values of integrity, passion, commitment, fairness and expertise. It is important that every person we employ also shares these values to ensure that our culture continues to attract and retain the very best talent within the industry.

’Without doubt, the best company I have ever worked for. You will be surrounded by very motivated people with a wealth of experience. There is a great culture cultivated by a team of excellent people.’
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Creating an environment where our employees are challenged and given the opportunity to excel is paramount to us.

We offer a real meritocratic environment, with progression open to every individual within the business. Clear guidelines on the qualifications for advancement are widely publicised and open to you regardless of tenure.

We aim to develop people and provide coaching and mentoring to facilitate career progression and promotion from within. Our promotion record to date is Associate Consultant to Director in 6 years. You will find us more autonomous than many of our competitors due to everyone in the business conducting their working day with commitment and integrity to be the very best they can be.

Our Long Term Incentive Plan (LTIP) is designed to attract and retain individuals who understand how to grow a profitable business and create real value. If you aspire to run your own business at some stage, then you should be talking to us.

’Investigo is definitely the recruitment company to work for if you like autonomy and thrive at building your business, the best way you see fit. Given the nature of how the business expanded initially, there are plenty of high calibre Consultants and Directors to collaborate with, which helps create a high performance culture.’
Glassdoor Review

We have created an aspirational environment, where our employees strive to excel.

Regularly recognising and rewarding personal contribution across our workforce is vital to maintaining our culture. Our compensation package is at the heart of rewarding our employees (both support and fee-earners) for their efforts.

Our reward scheme is simple and transparent, designed to attract and retain the best talent in the industry. We have complete visibility for
fee-earners over their earning potential and our top-up platinum scheme ensures fairness across the business for fee-earners.


We bring the whole company together twice a year to say thank you - at the Christmas Party and our Summer Conference. We recognise
our High Fliers with quarterly trips overseas to luxury destinations such as Iceland, Menorca,
Ibiza and Courchevel.

’I have worked at four other recruitment businesses and this is by far the best. They have the balance between having fun and working hard, as well as rewarding their staff with a great commission scheme and regular incentives / high performer trips.’
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Our Aspire programme enables us to identify the future leaders of Investigo. If you are reading this brochure it is because you are at the beginning of your recruitment journey. We are in the ultimate people industry, so if you are looking for a career that is challenging, rewarding and fun, look no further.

The Aspire programme is a training programme provided for those joining us without previous recruitmentexperience. Participants will benefit from a structured course, which is fully integrated into the standard working day, meaning you will be working alongside experienced recruiters from the very beginning. It is this combination that will enable you to learn the necessary skills, as well as build an invaluable network, which will ultimately pave the way to a successful career in recruitment.

Our aim is to provide a training programme where you will be supported by our expert Learning and Development (L&D) team, whilst learning from and being inspired by the very top talent in the recruitment industry and growing to truly meet your full potential.

You will find our consultants are experts in the industries they work in and adept at building meaningful relationships with their candidates and clients. Our culture is integral to our business and continues to attract and retain the very best talent within the industry.

Our Talent Acquisition team will guide you through everything you need to know about recruitment at Investigo and our Academy.

Investigo Reviews

  • Featured Review

    "A business that listens..."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Investigo full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    After working for a corporate agency that felt like school with their approach, I could recommend Investigo enough. You are respected in your space and given the opportunity to truly prove yourself.

    - Great sales working culture
    - Always listened to by senior management
    - Treated like an adult
    - Flexible working culture
    - Good incentives
    - Commission structure clear and motivates to perform well
    - Incredibly talented consultants in the business - makes you strive to become better.
    - No rigorous KPI's, but more tailored to each consultant
    - Clear career path
    - Exciting growth at Investigo

    Cons

    - Promotional targets are the same across the whole business. Each sector recruit very different levels and can daunting getting to the target.

    Advice to Management

    - Keep listening to the staff and do not lose the 'Investigo culture' as we grow!

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Investigo Photos

Investigo photo of: End of Year Party
Investigo photo of: Client Performance Wellbeing Session - Guildford
Investigo photo of: Renowned Specialist Natalie Pennicotte-Collier Delivers Performance Wellbeing Session for Guests in Guildford
Investigo photo of: Investigo Guildford Ready to Deliver their Wellbeing Session
Investigo photo of: Spreading the Valentine Love as part of our celebrations of LGBTQ+ History Month
Investigo photo of: Spreading the Valentine Love
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Investigo Interviews

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Investigo (London, England) in November 2019.

    Interview

    DO NOT waste your time!!

    Contacted by one of the recruiters from the company, who asked to arrange a brief introductory call to explain the company and my experience. I spoke with the recruiter who was friendly and wanted to meet me face-to-face as she said the company works for some large clients. I arranged the following week to meet them at they offices in Liverpool Street, where I was taken to a small room 30 seconds after arriving after a cold greeting from the reception area. I waited over 10 mins which was silly as I could have waited in reception and had a glass of water or something. I was then seen by three different recruiters, asking the same questions and passing the same CV with notes on it over and over.

    The recruiters are certainly good at talking but it is all hot air as you can see that they are there only for the commission and nothing else. They are also very interested about finding out which other agencies and jobs you have applied to and what to know everything about that, including names which is very unprofessional- Presumably to tout for business after.

    After going to see them in their office I left feeling flustered and not confident at all at their ability to find something. I guess I was right as I didn't hear from them ever again.

    Pure sales tactics so do not bother with them.

    Interview Questions

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Investigo Awards & Accolades

  • 75 Best Small Companies to Work for in London, Best Companies, 2020
  • Winner: Most Engaging Social Responsibility Programme, Recruiter Awards, 2019
  • Gold Service Provider, Institute of Interim Management, 2019
  • Recruitment Agency of the Year - Medium, Recruiter Magazine, 2018
  • ‘Leadership and Culture at Work: the CMI/Glassdoor Top 20’, CMI / Glassdoor, 2018
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