A website that supports business growth: Harrington Starr

  • Company size

    11-50 employees

  • Specialism

    Financial IT, Commodities IT, Buy and Sell Side Trading Systems and Enterprise Technology

  • Headquarters


  • Website


Harrington Starr homepage landing fold

Fintech recruitment giant Harrington Starr underwent an in-depth research process to source a new website provider. With the business experiencing rapid international growth, the original website had quickly become out of date and offered only basic functionality. The brief was clear: Harrington Starr was looking for a site that would grow with its business and wouldn’t quickly become obsolete in terms of technology, integrations, security and compliance.

Scott Richardson, Global Head of Marketing at Harrington Starr, explains:​

The challenge

​Harrington Starr were struggling to find a website that could keep up with their pace of rapid business growth. They had spoken to various website providers, but it was when they met with Volcanic that they saw the real opportunity that the SaaS model could offer their business.

Our website hadn’t kept pace with our fast-moving business and had effectively become a holding page with a rudimentary job search and a few blogs—nothing like the exciting video and content we were planning to reflect our brand, as well as the functionality we needed to enhance the user experience.

Volcanic offers highly efficient recruitment technology and continually deploys new releases to its platform—and therefore to our website—meaning the legacy issues we suffered are a thing of the past.

Delivering a Flagship Brand

We’re delighted with our new site and the whole project has been a great experience as well as a useful learning curve. We’ve been able to feed our learnings in to improve our own website and to benefit the whole Volcanic platform. Having a dedicated project manager throughout build, launch and post-care has helped keep things on track to get our site up and running—and delivering for our business.

We saw the advantage Volcanic could offer to drive forward our brand and based on this success we are rolling out the technology to our other brands including North Starr, covering data, cyber, sales and software and our US brands.

Harrington Starr candidate page screenshot

The solution

Because Volcanic focuses exclusively on recruitment, we understand the sector inside out. We're not only able to design a website that truly represents the Harrington Starr brand, but we also build the ultimate candidate experience. On top of this, our award-winning platform features ensure our websites continue to support the growth of our clients. These include:

  • Job search

  • CMS built for recruiters

  • Best-in-class SEO tools

  • Advanced reporting

  • Integrations


What was critical for Harrington Starr was that the technology could support integration with their CRM, Bullhorn. With Volcanic as a Bullhorn marketplace partner, this integration could be deployed immediately and seamlessly, and would be kept up to date with platform updates.

Data-Driven Insights

The Volcanic reporting function is dashboard-driven and gives valuable insights into candidate behaviour on site. For example, it shows web traffic source data which can be used to inform the next marketing campaign.

Making the most of the reporting function is valuable from an internal performance viewpoint as well. Because the reports are also set up to show which advertisements and jobs are performing the best, the knowledge gained helps give the recruiters transparency over deals closed and creates a competitive edge.

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