How Much Does a Recruitment Website Cost?
Have you been considering a recruitment website for your agency? If so, you may be wondering how much it will cost. It's a good question, and a tough one to answer. There are many options out there, from the free-for-all to the highly customizable. The truth is, there isn't one that is best for everyone. In order to find the perfect option for your recruitment agency, you need to consider how much you want to spend and what kind of functionality you desire.
Here are some things to think about when shopping around for recruitment website design for your recruitment agency.
What is a recruitment website?
A recruitment website is a platform that connects candidates or job seekers with the current roles you are advertising on behalf of your clients. With these modern websites, you won't have to rely on outdated methods like posting ads in the paper or relying solely on your personal network to fill vacancies.
What are the options for recruitment agency websites?
There are a few different options out there to choose from. The first is a free-for-all, which is a simple website that you can post static jobs on and use to manage your hiring process. These options do not tend to come with much in the way of security, privacy or consent management features, but it is free. If you're at all serious about your business and how your website portrays your company brand to your clients and candidates we strongly recommend avoiding this type of website.
The second type of site is a paid site with more advanced features. With this type of site you have additional functionality for a monthly fee, such as job searching, job alerts candidate profiles and more. Some companies may want more advanced features so they can recruit higher level positions or have more sophisticated needs in their hiring process such as interview scheduling etc.
The third option is the most customizable option out there: an enterprise class recruitment web site. This option has all the bells and whistles of the paid option, but it also offers a lot of customizability in terms of design and branding. You'll be able to customise many if not all aspects of your website and it should be purpose built for the job of recruitment.
The enterprise-class recruitment agency website will allow for maximum customization so you can really showcase your industry expertise, knowledge and candidate database; proving to current and future clients that you're willing to invest time, money and effort in your recruitment business to make it succeed.
What about the price?
By this point you are certainly wondering how much a recruitment site will cost. The truth is, there isn't one that is best for everyone. In order to find the perfect option for your company, you need to consider how much you want to spend and what kind of functionality you desire. Our beautiful template based recruitment websites cost from as little as £129 per month with our custom deisgn service starting at £995 - this is around the cheapest and fullest featured dedicated platform you will find in the industry, but don't just take our word for it, visit our competitors and see for yourself! More detailed pricing
How to choose the right recruitment website for your agency
Firstly consider how much do you want to spend?. There are a lot of options out there, and price is going to vary a great deal. Make sure you evaluate your budget and set a number for yourself so you can compare the different options. This will help you get a better idea of what might work for your business. And remember to check out reviews, testimonials, Trust Pilot scores and previous work!
What kind of functionality do you require?
Another thing to consider is what kind of functionality you need from your site. Do you just need something simple, or would you like to have more complex features on your site? For example, some recruitment sites allow companies to post jobs and receive resumes in order to vet candidates before interviewing them in-person. Others exist solely for receiving resumes and nothing else. It's important to think about what type of work your company does and how much time and energy it may take if they were recruiting in-person.
What kind of look do you want?
A vital component when choosing the right recruitment site is the appearance of it. Do you want something very minimalistic? Or maybe something super flashy with lots of cool features that would catch someone's eye? Ultimately, it depends on what look suits your company best. You should remember that you don't have to look at your website every day but your candidates and clients do so it's important to have a clean and clutter free design that's easy to use and is not based on any ego!
User experience and accessibility
User experience (UX for short) is a field of design that deals with the flow and experience a user will have on a website; either over all or on separate pages. AN example of this might be how many clicks or taps it takes for a candidate to search and apply for a job on your website. In this scenario the general rule of thumb is the less clicks the better as more clicks equals more friction which generaly leads to high drop-off rates so make your your websites are optimised for the candidate experience and journey from start to finish.
Accessibility should also play a large part in your website. Your recruitment website should have a high accessibility score so that it's usable by as much of society as possible. All of our recruitment websites enjoy an accessibility score in the high 90's using industry standard testing tools. Accessibility is affected by things such as colour contrast, button tap sizes (on small devices), font legibility and correctly labeled form and anchor elements.
Website performance and load time
When it comes to your recruitment agency website you want it to be loading as quickly as possible for the user no matter the device or time of day. Website performance is a very large subject of which we've been leading the industry in for the better part of the last decade. There are many facets to making a website not only load fast but feel snappy and responsive to the touch. On the front end this includes using images correctly, using fonts correctly, loading content only when it's needed and much more. On the backend platform this means compressing content, using adaptive caching techniques, pre-fetching assest, piplining streams and much more.
Backend recruitment software / CRM integration
Integrating your website in to your recruitment crm software should be thought about when choosing a vendor. Some vendors such as ourselves also operate a state of the art recruitment CRM software platform that integrates directly in to your website. This allows you to manage jobs and candidates directly from your website without a clunky portal sat in the middle obfustcating your data and frustrating your candidates and staff! If you are already using another platform and wish to stay using it then our recruitment websites integrate registrations and applications using industry standard methods to minimise data input and duplication. If you would like to know more about this please get in touch to discuss your requirements today.
Front-end website security
This type security deals with data encryption in transit (submitting applications / registrations etc), XSS (Cross site scripting) security which is where an attacker adds malware to the website to open on your browser and perhaps steal keystrokes or install malware on your device and CSRF (Cross site request forgery) whcih is where an attacker tricks you in to submitting information to a third party website (such as your bank) that you might be logged in to in order to complete a request (such as a payment transfer)
Back-end or platform security
This type of security deals with application or platform specific security. This generaly means thwarting malicious script or database injections and scoping / mitigating possible circumventions of the platform as a whole. Good security practices include: regular patching, secure and rotated passwords, closed ports, regular audits and encryption so that in the event of data exfiltration the data is unreadable. If you would like to know more on how we lead the field in recruitment website security please get in touch.
Things to ask your potential vendor
In order to make the right decision for your recruitment agency website you and your vendor need to be on the same page so here are a few reasonable questions we recommend asking them (and us!)
- How secure is your platform?
- Can we see some previous designs and examples of your work?
- Do you have testimonials from previous clients?
- How fast are your websites in terms of loading and do you have examples or a report of this?
- How accessible are your websites and do you have examples or a report of this?
What clients & recruiters say about us
Exceptional service!! Nodex have been great throughout. The website and Recruitment CRM is absolutely amazing and has really helped us with the day to day running of clients and candidates. We would highly recommend Nodex to any recruitment agency looking for a website and/or CRM. 10 out of 10 (From Trust Pilot)
Cannot rate the guys at Nodex enough, brilliant service from start to finish. Following the initial call with Andrew we knew the guys would look after after us and we weren’t wrong. Through every step of the process we received brilliant customer service and nothing was too much bother for them. If Heineken did web design then it would be by these guys! Already onto our next website with them. (From Trustpilot)
Not only was the service exemplary, the quality of my website and CRM is outstanding. Brilliant value for money. The team at Nodex have given my business their undivided attention and care during this process. I wanted a site that was easy to use and looked slick; Nodex have delivered tremendously. The Nodex CRM is easy to use, affective and concise. I am very pleased. I would recommend Nodex in a heartbeat. Fantastic work guys, thank you very much. (From Trustpilot)
Guys at Nodex are very knowledgeable, friendly and provide outstanding service. I was looking for a company to revamp our existing website, the team went through our old website and highlighted the issues that we needed to fix. They have done an excellent job in putting our new website. Would definitely recommend them to anyone looking to build a website. (From trust pilot)
When seeking a web designer for our new recruitment business, I initially approached a number of web design companies. Once I spoke to the team at Nodex, I knew straight away that they were the most knowledge company in their field. The service offered by the team at Nodex has been exceptional. They were on hand to offer advice, make adjustments and were very supportive from start to finish. I would recommend Nodex without any hesitation. Thank you!
We recently migrated to the Nodex CRM, taking up the opportunity to move to a nodex website as part of a fully integrated solution. Well...WE'RE DELIGHTED WE DID! Really pleased with the user experience, it has improved work efficiency no end, and the team love it. Extremely responsive support on any queries we raised. (Via trustpilot)
A fantastic fast and easy service to use, along with a very supportive team at Nodex. Its helped spend less time on admin and more on selling. This CRM makes the workflow smarter. I would recommend it to anyone.
I had a great experience working with Nodex, they were extremely helpful from start to finish, always on hand to answer any queries or concerns. They know what they are talking about and offered some excellent advice in ways to maximise the fullest potential of my business website. The whole process was extremely efficient and the team went above and beyond in achieving my company vision. (From Trust Pilot)
Andrew and the Nodex team have been superb from the moment I asked for a demonstration on their CRM and i knew they would be the right business for me from them. Really easy to speak to, helpful and will go out of their way to provide first class customer service. Andrew has gone way beyond what I would normally expect and has helped me with tech issues outside of the actual Nodex products. Their CRM offers real value, easy to use and allows you to do far more than other options on the market and for a lower price! The connection with my company's website is also brilliant. I look forward to continuing to work with Nodex for the long term! (From Trust pilot)
Andrew, Alex and their team are highly knowledgeable and fully understand the needs of a recruitment business, which shows in the recruitment software they have developed. The CRM platform is very user friendly, has all the functionality that you would expect to see (if you don’t, they will design this for you) and is regularly updated. The set up / changeover process is swift and straight forward and the team are always there to support when needed.
I will be recommending Nodex to my network for anyone that is looking for a Recruitment Website or CRM.
(From Trust pilot)
Template based recruitment website pricing
We operate a Pay Monthly solution for our recruitment platform. Pricing for this starts with a one off nominal setup fee of £299 plus £129 per month. This has everything you need to operate your recruitment website, including: our stellar professional website hosting, SSL certificates, daily website backups, minimal website updates and email support.
This is our preferred method of sale as it balances out the risk of a large outlay between both you and us, thus freeing cashflow to allow you to concentrate on marketing your services and growing your business.
We also offer more comprehensive monthly packages tailored to suit your needs.
Bespoke designed recruitment website pricing
If you would prefer a bespoke website design we can certainly accommodate your needs. Our initial build fee starts from £995. Included in your package is everything listed in the Nominal Fee Setup with the main difference being the length of your initial contract. If you would like to discuss available options please get in contact.
Each design is quoted on a client by client basis and starts with a brief, outlining your goals and requirements.
Please note that the setup fee is dependant on theme and services / functionality required for your project. Each project is quoted on an individual basis. Please get in contact to discuss your options with one of our experts today.