Media Release: Spider Online helps transform Standard Life

GLASGOW-based agency Spider Online have been working with Standard Life’s digital team designing and developing their new digital recruitment website.

Begins a spokesperson: “A key part of Standard Life’s transformation will focus heavily on digital, by encouraging prospective employees to interact with the new site which launched last week, The new site will embrace the challenges facing the industry and will give a more proactive approach to developing talent rather than simply filling jobs.”

John Campbell, MD, Spider Online, said: “Standard Life is one of the UK’s leading financial services brands. Spider Online are extremely proud to be working with such a prestigious brand in their aim to bring such high calibre digital jobs to Scotland.”

The spokesperson added: “According to the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development the average recruitment agency fee costs over £4,000 rising to £10,000 for a senior management position and industry statistics estimate that over 90 per cent of candidates look online before considering any other recruitment method.

“In the present economic climate, when large blue-chip organisations are looking for effective ways to utilise resources, it is easy to see the benefits in using digital technology to attract skilled staff.”

Kevin O’Shaughnessy, group digital marketing director at Standard Life, said: “More and more customers want to research, purchase and manage their products online. We need to meet this demand. This is an exciting time to be developing the digital capabilities at Standard Life.”

The spokesperson continued: “By creating a Digital Centre of Excellence, Standard Life is reshaping the way they do business. Recruiting, retaining and developing the best talent will secure the future of their business in an increasingly competitive savings and investment market.”

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Notes for Editors

Spider Online Ltd was created in January 2004 by John Campbell and Tony O’Grady. John comes from an integrated marketing background, while Tony is a systems analyst and developer. As a Scotland-based innovative digital business with a number of public sector and blue chip clients, including CoSLA, Scottish Government, Improvement Services, FirstGroup, ScottishPower, Standard Life and Aegon, Spider Online specialises in exploiting the latest technology for its client base from web sites to digital marketing mobile-based applications and systems.

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