Content, Digital & Media, Events, Graduates, IP, Marketing, Research & Insights, Sales & Technology.
Three websites, three months. Building a future-proofed digital presence.
In recruitment, you need to surround yourself with good partners. Do you want to work with a good supplier or do you want to work with a great supplier? Do you want to have a good website or do you have a great website? That's the difference working with Volcanic.
Internally the feedback on the website has been exceptional. Recruiters are happy with the volume of applications we’re now getting through the site, my boss is happy with the site performance, and it’s cut our website costs in half from what we were paying previously.
Aspire have been specialist recruiters since 1992. They specialise in recruiting for the content, digital & media, events, graduate, IP, marketing, research data & insights, sales and technology sectors. With people located in London, Exeter, Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow, Singapore, and New York Aspire offer services across the EU, APAC and North America.
Speed of delivery: Three websites in three months
Future-proofed digital presence guided by best practice UX
Quality design that will appeal to creative sectors
Ease of integrations
With the space that we work in, our clients are used to a certain level of production that we need to at least get close to. High-end media comms companies, huge marketing agencies and start-ups, are used to a certain level of quality. If you’re not looking good, they’re going to dismiss you.
Aspire had looked previously at building a website in-house, but with my experience I knew we’d benefit from working with a specialist provider. I've worked in recruitment marketing for some years now and this is probably my twentieth website build, so I know the benefits of working with a good supplier and know the negatives of trying to do it yourself.
When you when you work with a company that understands the recruitment industry, suddenly what normally would be things you're trying to patch, you don't have to patch because it's correctly built, and it's designed right.
The key thing for me was that we had a really good engine in our website. I knew whatever I wanted it to look like on top, I could achieve that but what I couldn’t do is build the engine I needed. I didn't see that from the rest of the market, but when looking at Volcanic I saw an absolute best-in-class engine that would power our website.
The other major benefits for us in using a SaaS platform is the continual updates that Volcanic can provide. You're always on the top version, and it's always compatible with any new releases. I imagine the system running underneath will just keep going and updating and getting better and better!
One of the major sticking points in previous website projects has been speed of delivery with integrations. With Volcanic, within two days of being notified what information we needed to provide we were live and running. That was a major, major benefit.
We did everything from signing the contract to going live in three months, that’s three websites in three months! Incredible! We were able to do that because the infrastructure and personnel was present and available. The Volcanic team were supportive, and rose to any challenges. They were great at listening and delivering on my intent, marrying it with excellent best practice and future proofing our digital presence.
The designer we worked with at Volcanic was exceptional. They took the brief, and they delivered exactly what I wanted, even better than I had expected.
We had an ambitious timeline and a hard deadline. And we hit it perfectly because Volcanic and the team here at Aspire worked in total harmony. They didn't have to go and do a lot of extra development on many things, and when it came to aesthetics they designed a site which underlines our brand. When changes were required, these were diligently understood and we worked together to ensure everything was made to make us perform in the digital space.
The communication between ourselves and Volcanic has always been fruitful. During implementation, if I needed support I could reach out to a number of contacts who were all willing to help me. Now we’re live I love that I get live text updates around any issues, so I can stay on top of what is happening with my website.
We needed to be able to measure the impact of our content. Now, being able to sit down with my direct reports and say that blog you wrote last week has lead to this much in terms of revenue puts a smile on my face, and more importantly puts a smile on my bosses face, because it allows us to justify what we are doing and the impact that the website is having.
Internally the feedback on the website has been exceptional. Recruiters are happy with the volume of applications we’re now getting through the site, my boss is happy with the site performance, and it’s cut our costs in half from what we were paying previously.
Speak to our team of recruitment website specialists to find out more about how we can work with you to design an inclusive online candidate experience.