Our latest launch takes the form of a recruitment website Permanent Solutions Direct.
Permanent Solutions Direct provide recruitment solutions for HR and Marketing sectors and were looking for a complete redesign of their website. From the minute that Vicki and I met Lisa and Andy from ‘PSD’, we knew that this was going to be a fun project to work on and that they weren’t your ‘run of the mill’ recruitment agency – taking a hands on, personal approach to all that they do.
Taking into consideration developments to aid streamlining their business, coupled with social media integration, search engine optimisation, the third party jobs board/ CRM and the importance of the colour pink, we set about planning the site layout, design and build.
What you see now at www.permanentsolutionsdirect.co.uk is both a fun and functional website. We have integrated their brand new YouTube channel, which showcases testimonials from both happy clients and placed candidates. Each job now has it’s own optimised page, where candidates can directly apply for the vacancies. Candidates also have the option to create their own account and upload their CV. Everything is managed by a content management system, giving the Permanent Solutions Direct team, the ability to update, amend and edit all content, images and videos.
As part of the launch, we also created an email based on a concept that Lisa had… Although called ‘Permanent Solutions Direct’ they also offer temporary staffing solutions – so not just doing ‘what it says on the tin’.
Take a look at the site and the email and let us know what you think.
Testimonial from Lisa Jarvis, Director, of Permanent Solutions Direct
“I decided to upgrade our website at the beginning of 2012 and used a local creative networking website in the Brighton area that offers a project board on which clients can advertise for service providers to bid for their work.
From the huge response we shortlisted four web design companies to visit our offices and present their ideas to us. We pre-selected Magnetic Works based on both their own creative and innovative website together with their initial application to us which was highly personal and enthusiastic. We were certainly not disappointed when we met with Jen and Vicki who came to pitch, and when it came down to selecting our service provider they won the contest hands down!
From the outset of our project they were so easy to work with, taking time to really get to know our business, our industry and most importantly to be flexible with their approach to allow our consultant who is working for us under the national apprenticeship scheme and would eventually manage the site to be involved at every step, even visiting their offices to observe vital stages in the build.
The end result is a fresh, vibrant and funky site – three words not always associated with our industry! It has a highly personal feel to it, but is functional, easy to navigate and informative. The feedback has been amazing!
We did not select on price alone, but of course in today’s climate all businesses are cost conscious but what Magnetic Works deliver is value for money by the bucket load! They did not charge extra for every little addition and worked with our changing requirements, maintaining a calm and patient air even when I am sure we were driving them mad!
Would I recommend Magnetic Works…..I most certainly would and we have subsequently used them to design and produce a print advert and an e-mailing campaign, all with the same exceptional results!”