About IG Group

With offices in 16 countries and over 1000 staff, we are a world-leading provider of contracts for difference (CFDs), financial spread betting and forex trading. Our award-winning web and mobile technology provides active retail traders with fast and flexible access to over 10,000 global financial markets. Founded in 1974 as Investors Gold, we have been leading innovation in the financial industry for the last 40 years. As part of a FTSE 250 company with a market capitalisation of £2.1 billion, we offer nearly 140,000 clients the outstanding service, tools and resources they need to make the most of the markets.

Facts & Figures

Industry Financial Services
Number of employees 1134
Number of active countries 16

The Research

Certification is only awarded to the best employers around the world: companies that demonstrate the highest standards of employee offerings. The Top Employers Institute’s research assesses all critical areas of the Human Resources environment, certifying organisations that can demonstrate they are continuously optimising employee conditions and leading the way in the development of their people.

The employee offerings of IG Group

This is a selection of the Employee Offerings that this company offers to (some of) its employees.

Onboarding Activities

  • Brainstorming sessions
  • Formal sessions
  • Special access to CEO/Leadership
  • Suggestions box/email
  • Forums/blogs on Intranet or internal groups on social media
  • Instant messaging (e.g. MSN/Skype/Connector)
  • Social media (e.g. Facebook, Twitter)
  • Special/social events
  • Employee surveys

Development Programmes

  • Graduate development programmes/traineeships
  • Talent management/high performer programmes
  • Leadership development programmes
  • Coaching/mentoring programmes
  • Peer support programmes
  • Job rotation programmes
  • General training programmes
  • Industry-related/job specific training programmes
  • Self-selected training
  • International exchange programmes

Career and succession management

  • Childcare facilities/vouchers
  • Entertainment allowance
  • Gym or gym subsidy
  • Health insurance
  • Religious and/or spiritual facilities (e.g. prayer room)
  • Sabbatical/approved extended leave of absence
  • Extended maternity leave/payment (above legal requirements)
  • Study leave (time)
  • Study support (financial or other)
  • Other insurance
  • Pension scheme
  • Performance-related bonuses based on individual/team performance
  • Share options

Flexible Working Conditions

  • A tour around the organisation
  • Induction course (covering the organisation's mission, vision, values)
  • Employee handbook that specifies HR policy and regulations (hardcopy or online)
  • Networking events for new employees
  • Meeting with HR to explain procedures
  • Standard meeting after specified period
  • Meeting with the CEO
  • Meeting with Executive Management
  • Formal session on targets