Government partners with Elevate to improve its recruiting efficiency

Providing insight to the nation

Our client is an executive agency with a distinguished 150 year history of providing a vital service to the public and the UK armed forces.

It employs over 1,700 people at 60 locations across the world, with a large proportion of staff operating out of its headquarters in the South West . To boost operational effectiveness while reducing costs, it relies on a growing contingent workforce, centred around IT and business operations.

Harnessing the competitive jobs’ market

Our client had an over-dependency on expensive recruitment agencies for talent attraction. It wanted to expand its contingent talent pool without the costs associated with agency reliance.

Recruitment objectives:

  • Grow the talent pool
  • Reduce margin costs
  • Streamline the recruitment process
  • Develop employer brand

Finding better candidates, faster

Our technology matched the government’s objectives by reducing recruitment costs and offering complete control over the recruitment process with no risk. There were no subscription costs – fees are only paid upon hire – and our margin was significantly lower than that of a typical recruitment agency.

Working in conjunction with the government, Elevate created a transparent recruitment process, offering hiring managers visibility at each stage:


Visibility leads to success

  • 70% fill rate
  • Decreased agency margin - 12% to 3%
  • Margin reduction of 75%
  • Improved candidate experience
  • Increased brand visibility
  • Engaged hiring managers in control of the recruitment process