Recruitment sector websites have huge potential to reach talented candidates and advertise vacancies in new and engaging ways.
In 2017-18 the UK recruitment industry was valued at over £35 billion according to the REC, up by 11% over the previous year with more than 1.1 million candidates placed into permanent employment.
With unemployment at historic lows, good recruitment website design is the key to reaching talented jobseekers, including those already in employment, as well as employers with lucrative vacancies in the pipeline or for immediate start.
Our designs are always based on what you want from your new website. We begin with a mock-up of your homepage so you can see the overall style of your new site and make any changes.
After that we go ahead and build the rest of your web pages. You can let us know exactly what you want your website to say, or leave it to our experienced designers to build it based on our knowledge of what works best on recruitment websites.
With sites built on intuitive content management systems (CMS) like Concrete5, you can keep your website updated yourself.
Concrete5 is a drag and drop CMS that makes it easy to update your site in several ways:
By creating original page templates for different types of pages and posts, you can choose the one you want, tweak elements like the number of columns, and publish new pages easily.
A good recruitment site consists of several parts – including a welcoming homepage, informative services pages and if appropriate, a section where you can list the roles you currently have available for candidates.
You don’t have to be a dedicated recruitment agency to have a recruitment site. Many large organisations choose to build a separate site where they can go into detail about jobs, careers and how to apply.
Whatever industry you are in, VisionSharp use a deep understanding of your sector to underpin objective design decisions to give you the best possible website.
Our techniques include:
It’s important to reach both sides of the recruitment industry audience – the employers with vacancies to fill and the candidates who will fill them.
By engaging with both sides, you can also establish ongoing relationships so that employers come back to you again and again, contractors trust you to find their next job, and even permanent employees keep you in mind for their next change of role.
A well designed recruitment website can help to do all of this, while also ensuring you appear prominently in search results to bring in fresh talent and new employment opportunities.
More and more candidates do their jobhunting on the move – including from their smartphones while commuting on public transport.
Our mobile-first design principles mean websites are optimised to load quickly on mobile data connections, with navigation that is easy to tap on a small screen and page layouts that suit smaller resolutions where ‘above the fold’ screen space is at a premium.
Together, this helps you to engage with visitors from mobile devices while also ensuring you stay on the right side of the search engines’ mobile-first ranking algorithms.
We recommend taking a look at Concrete5 for professional services websites but we also work with other CMS platforms including designing bespoke WordPress templates for recruitment firms.
In addition, we can also work on custom PHP websites, so if you want something completely creative and original, we are here to help turn that concept into reality.
Whatever you want from your new website, we can help you to achieve it while giving you an intuitive and familiar CMS to allow you to manage that site in the future.
Mobile apps are a good match for recruitment firms as they can encapsulate all of your latest roles and vacancies within easy reach for candidates.
A well designed app can complement your website, bringing in even more traffic and enquiries from employers and candidates alike.
By working with VisionSharp you can benefit from a consistent look and feel across both your new recruitment website and your bespoke recruitment app.
Recruitment is a results-driven industry and we work hard to measure the results achieved by your new website.
This is all part of conversion rate optimisation – taking your completed web pages and tweaking the content to make sure that as many of your visitors as possible submit an enquiry or job application.
As an extension of the same data-driven approach we adopt when designing a new recruitment site from scratch, this allows us to deliver the best possible results from your website.
To ask us any questions you still have about our custom websites for recruitment firms or to make an enquiry about getting VisionSharp’s team to work on your new recruitment site, contact us today.
We are happy to discuss our experience and expertise in the online recruitment sector and may be able to provide you with case studies that show some of our best work in your area.
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