Established in 1825, Standard Life is a leading provider of long-term savings and investments to around six million customers worldwide. Headquartered in Edinburgh, the company employs around 9,000 people internationally.
Standard Life was looking to recruiter a Global Head of Internal Communications. A newly created senior role, the successful candidate would work to implement a global internal communications strategy.
Their key requirement was a high-calibre individual with the right level of experience - particularly at board-level.
The Marketing & Communications team at had already worked in partnership with Standard Life over the last few years. So we agreed to carry out a UK-wide search to find the right candidate for this new role.
An independent mapping company provided the initial research. From there, we worked in partnership to carry out the candidate approach and selection. That way, we could ensure the widest selection of candidates would be included.
Once we had a list of target organisations and individuals, we made the initial approach. Six candidates were shortlisted and presented to Standard Life.
For each shortlisted candidate, we provided a full interview report that covered motivations, technical experience and key competencies. Subsequently, a final shortlist of four was selected for an interview.
An offer was made to the successful candidate after a three-stage process.