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Investigo Overview

London, England
51 to 200 employees
2003
Company - Private
Staffing & Outsourcing
£50 to £100 million (GBP) per year
Investigo provides permanent, temporary and contract recruitment solutions to blue chip companies and SMEs across the UK and Internationally.

Our current areas of specialisation include:

Accounting & ... Read more

Mission: At Investigo we believe that recruiting talent makes a real difference.

We see a world of opportunity based not only on who we know but also on what we know. We thrive on working with like-minded professionals who share our passion for rewarding and ... Read more

Company Updates

  • This quarter's High Achievers trip was Palma. With our attendees enjoying some autumnal September sunshine on the golden beaches of Mallorca.

    Read more about our High Acheivers Trips and other incentives below.

    We provide recruitment career opportunities and reward packages | Investigo

    We have created an aspirational environment, where our employees strive to excel and take advantage of all the recruitment career opportunities we provide

  • June High Achievers was an all expenses trip to Cannes. Taking in speedboat trips, fine dining and of course the best beach bars our attendees look to be having an fantastic time.

    High Achievers Trips are just one of the ways we reward our teams here at Investigo for more information see http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQprV
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    We provide recruitment career opportunities and reward packages | Investigo

    We have created an aspirational environment, where our employees strive to excel and take advantage of all the recruitment career opportunities we provide

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Investigo – Why Work For 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.’
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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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Investigo Reviews

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    "Happy and Rewarding Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Manager in London, England
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    I have been working at Investigo full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    A year into my Investigo journey, I can honestly say that it's been the happiest workplace in my career so far. My team are a friendly, hardworking and intelligent bunch and an absolute joy to work alongside with. This coupled with a wonderfully supportive boss, challenging & rewarding work and a good work-life balance means getting up to come to work every day is genuinely a joy. The senior management team are very capable leaders with great work ethic and extremely approachable - something I have witnessed and experienced first-hand.

    When I decided to look for a company with a supportive boss, great work and a stable yet growing and fun workplace, in that order, I knew I had set a tall order. To my great delight though, all these expectations have been happily satisfied and indeed, exceeded expectations since joining Investigo.

    Great workplace overall and thoroughly excited to be a part of Investigo's journey :)

    Cons

    While our work life balance is generally quite good and much better compared to other companies, I feel the working hours could be reduced slightly, i.e., 8.30-5, 9-5.30 or something along those lines. This is because longer hours do not necessarily equate to higher productivity and given that most of us live outside the city, time taken for commuting make a long day even longer leaving little time for anything else. I feel given Investigo’s great ability (& culture) to listen and action, this is something that could be looked into and changes made, even if it means a 30-minute reduction.

    Some other suggestions are bi-weekly fruit basket and healthier vending machine snacks maybe :)

    Advice to Management

    Great company, culture and leaders - please continue doing what you are doing and the company will go places :)

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Investigo Photos

Investigo photo of: All Employee Conference at The Grove - July 2018
Investigo photo of: Quarterly Do for all Employees at Sink, London
Investigo photo of: Investigo take on Beer Pong for their Quarterly Do
Investigo photo of: Team Investigo - attending the Recruitment International Awards
Investigo photo of: Lunch and Learn Training sessions NYC
Investigo photo of: Our Business Change and Transformation C&I Team at their Strategy meeting.
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Investigo Interviews

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    Finance Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
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    Interview

    Wasted 30 mins on a call about a job that clearly didn't exist - she wouldn't tell me the name of the company even. Invited me in to meet at a time/date and then never sent an address. Worst bit - she asked what A Levels I have (for an executive role!),

    Interview Questions

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Investigo Awards & Accolades

  • Recruitment Agency of the Year - Medium, Recruiter Magazine, 2018
  • Recruiter Hot 100, Recruiter Magazine, 2018
  • Top 25 Most Socially Engaged Staffing Agencies, LinkedIn, Top 25, 2017
  • Brand of the Year, Recruitment International Awards, 2017
  • Recruitment Agency of the Year – Medium (50 – 249 Employees), Recruiter Magazine, 2017
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