Olsen Recruitment

We were contacted by Anna of Olsen Recruitment to redesign and develop the business a new website. Here is the story of the project and the build process.

Skills Used: Web Design

About Olsen Recruitment

Established in 2013, Olsen Recruitment is an experienced legal recruitment and search specialist serving all of East Anglia (with a particular focus on Norwich, Cambridge and Ipswich).

Olsen Recruitment has evolved into more of a search or headhunting business instead of a traditional recruitment offering. That’s because in almost all practice areas the supply of good quality lawyers is not meeting the demand for them, so to help clients solve their recruitment problem, Olsen Recruitment approaches potential candidates and then helps these candidates through a full recruitment service.

Olsen Recruitment

Aim of the project

Although Olsen Recruitment’s old website was built using WordPress, it was quite simple in design and was lacking a strong brand identity which was prevalent in other areas of the business such as print and social media.

From our initial consultation, we laid out a few key points for the design of the new site:

  • It must cater for individuals as well as large law firms and businesses
  • It must be easy to navigate
  • Contact details should be clear and available on every page
  • All professional imagery must be appropriate to the client base of the business
  • There should be an area for posting articles and fresh content
  • It should include captcha on contact forms to eliminate spam

The process

We developed the new website using WordPress, but implemented a strong brand identity throughout, using a dark blue and white colour scheme.

For the home page we used a large header section, with a slider background of multiple images to draw browsers in. We also have links to the most recent articles and some introduction text.

For the internal pages of the site, we used a smaller header, but have added contact details at the bottom of this section. Clear and easy to read text runs throughout this website, with page breaks consisting of testimonials and professional imagery.

Easy to find contact details are prevalent on this site, being found at the very top above the menu as well as in the footer of each page.

Overall we have achieved every aim and goal outlined in our design consultation.

“The new website is very professional and easy to navigate.  The design and content is appropriate for the client base (lawyers and some of the region’s largest law firms).  It works very well on mobile devices and iPads too.”

The future

Now Olsen Recruitment has a fully functional, responsive website they can continue to grow their business. Anna will continue to add new blog posts, content, and make any changes where required to the website.