RPO partnership with leading financial services client


Our client

As a leading financial services brand providing a diverse product range across a nationwide customer base, our client has a reputation for outstanding customer service and has been recognised by Which? with a five star rating for customer service, highlighting the great support and service they provide.

Following challenges in employee attraction and maintaining sustainable headcount, they entered into a ‘proof of concept’ partnership with Ignata to deliver all retail branch network recruitment. Following the success of the initial partnership, both parties subsequently entered into a formal 3 year RPO partnership to manage all recruitment across their branch network, contact centre, and head office.

Initial scope

175 branch network hires per annum
180 contact centre, lending and savings hires per annum
100 head office and specialists per annum


Our results

70% interview to hire ratio
40% reduced time to hire
Reduction in attrition from 29% to 9%
98% successfully placed
47% reduced cost per hire
Less than 1% agency usage
100% PEV compliance


The journey to date

242 branch network hires
284 contact centre, lending and saving operation's hires
158 head office and specialist hires
Comprehensive EVP deployment
Deployment of a bespoke candidate engagement portal
Multimillion pound recruitment savings


We had arrived in a situation where vacancy numbers in our operational areas had reached an untenable level and I needed to do something very quickly to ensure we brought the vacancy numbers down to an acceptable level, whilst maintaining the quality of hires.

Ignata rose to the challenge with enthusiasm, focus and most importantly flexibility. This approach resulted in us implementing a process which responded to the needs of our growing organisation. Matt and his team engaged with business stakeholders and my operational recruitment team in a way that reassured all parties that we could achieve success in a very short period of time.

Ignata go above and beyond at every opportunity. We consistently get great feedback from our employees who have come through the process with Ignata when they complete our recruitment questionnaire at our corporate induction.

Ignata are viewed as a true partner to us and an extension to my internal recruitment team – a situation that many recruiters claim to be in but very rarely are!"

Senior Recruitment Manager

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