Top Staffing Websites of 2021
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The staffing industry is over a century old, and only a handful of firms have managed to embrace what it means to be truly cutting-edge. That innovation starts with your culture, processes, and policies—but it’s reflected to the outside world most succinctly in your website.
Need some staffing website inspiration? We analyzed hundreds of sites and narrowed the list down to these 20. Here’s the criteria we used:
- Innovative design techniques (think video, animation, interactive elements)
- Usability, accessibility, and responsive design
- Engaging, audience-centric content with minimal distraction
- Effective use of white space
- Beautiful imagery that aligns with brand and highlights services
- Bold typography as a design element
- Organic shapes and illustrations
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Aston Carter combines truly compelling web copy with unique animation right there in the main banner of their homepage—and the delightful design continues throughout their site. Clean and engaging copy, video, animation, and strategic white space come together to create an experience that reflects their brand and establishes credibility.
Procom makes strategic use of interactive animation in their main banner, which also serves to clearly direct each type of visitor. One of the biggest challenges staffing websites encounter is the two very different audiences they must engage (clients and candidates), but Procom takes it in stride. They also feature “mega-menus” that provide more functionality than more basic menu navigation.
Refine Search’s home page features animation that is both automatic and interactive—as well as highlighting the copy itself rather than a background image. It’s a unique approach. The subtle animation is found throughout the site and is complemented by a mix of vector icons and black and white photography.
Prodigy has a unique brand, and their passion for what they do shines through their staffing website. Unexpected imagery, vivid colors against generous white space, and understated animation come together to deliver an unparalleled web experience. Every word of the copy has clearly been intentionally chosen, meaning you won’t need to scroll through long paragraphs of marketing-speak to figure out the main message.
Horizontal Talent makes unique use of white space, complemented by people-focused photography that kicks stock images to the curb. User-triggered animation on their buttons is always a fun feature, and their easy-to-use navigation and purposeful web copy keeps users engaged across this staffing site.
Optomi combines minimal text with creative typefaces, cutting edge animation, and dynamic transitions. It’s a singular, confident staffing firm web design that won’t soon get lost in the mix or drowned out in the crowd of staffing firms.
Not sure you’re ready for animation or even video? That’s okay. Vaco is a good example of a staffing web design with minimal animation (you’ll still find some subtle interaction on their buttons) that nonetheless provides an engaging and unique user experience. The color theme is intentional, navigation is easy, and the copy is concise and compelling.
Clarity is simply a fun brand, and it shows. They combine animation, interactivity, and video in a way that delights the end-user. Other elements, such as interactive team bios, unexpected imagery (like plants), and unique messaging serve to reflect this staffing firm’s personality—you can almost imagine exactly how they’re going to answer the phone.
Accrue is another staffing website that makes navigation for each specific audience super simple. They also use dynamic scrolling transitions and thoughtful color themes to help guide and engage every web visitor. It’s clear that every word and image matters in this design. It all comes together to create a brand image that you won’t quickly forget.
It’s not often you see serif typefaces on websites anymore (think Times New Roman, with those tiny strokes at the end of each letter). It’s a very traditional look, and yet Brightwing uses it to pull off a truly innovative web design. You’ll find sans serif typography to complement that traditional font, while also leveraging video, color, animation, dynamic transitions, and photography of their own team.
Using their branded colors and a simple video backdrop, Edgelink is an IT staffing firm that easily steers their audiences to where they need to go. On every page, you’ll find clean white space, engaging videos, and plenty of social proof from Great Recruiters and ClearlyRated. It’s a straightforward digital experience that will entice their intended audience of IT professionals.
Subtle animation and real-life photography are just the start of what makes Addison Group’s staffing website a delight to visit. Their job search functionality and talent search form are front and center, so the audience can find what they’re looking for without having the click through multiple pages.
WinterWyman plays up their brand colors alongside creative animation, concise icon use, and straightforward navigation. It comes together to provide a simple yet delightful user experience that we expect it reflective of their culture and processes as a company.
MindSpring has a playful staffing firm brand that is reflected in both their logo and the website as a whole. From whimsical animation to branded colors to intentional web copy, their staffing website offers a unique user experience that serves as a digital introduction to their culture, values, and people.
Not a traditional staffing firm but still a stellar example of web design in the employment space, The Mom Project is worth a look. Their website features elegant design elements, complementary typefaces, and a wealth of engaging content. They’ve created a genuine, authentic brand that shines through their website.
Interactive animation from the moment you enter Mondo’s website ensures a user-friendly experience that gets you where you’re looking to go. That, combined with a minimalist color scheme, dynamic scrolling transitions, and unique menu navigation, make a serious impression on the end-user.
Maven chose to use video reels in the banner of each web page that give you a real-life look into who they are and what they’re about. It’s a theme that continues throughout their site, perfected with concise and engaging web copy that lets you know these are real people.
ForceBrands delivers a colorful, enjoyable web experience that combines newer elements of design, like interactive animation, with more traditional features, like a sliding banner image. Hit their about page, and you’ll be intrigued by their statement that “it all started with a mojito.” Clearly, this is a unique brand, and their staffing website reflects that well.
Another brand making big use of big colors is Morales Group. This staffing website features unique geometric design, scrolling-triggered animation, and copy that exudes the passion of the brand. This type of design requires straightforward navigation, which they have achieved. Plus, look out for their Toucan mascot throughout the site!
The first impression you get upon visiting Collabera’s website is that it’s all about the people. Creative animation in the banner itself zones in on exactly who the audience is and what they’re looking for. You’ll also find subtle video, complementary typefaces, and user-friendly navigation.
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We hope these examples gave you inspiration for your own staffing website!