Talent Placement Agencies

http://www.utalent.com/ – The Home Page is so very cheesy.  You have this guy jumping into the air, all happy and everything, and it kind of makes me a little sick.  There is so much different type in different places, that hierarchy is definitely an issue.  It is also not extremely pleasing to the eye.  It is pretty easy to navigate, but I hate looking at it so much that I have no desire to navigate it.  I like that they have a button to hear the jingle, rather than just playing it instantly.  However, their jingle sucks.  Don’t listen to it.

http://www.talentbridgeusa.com/ – This website is much more professional, and more what you would expect from an employment agency.  The color scheme is a little more high class, and doesn’t convey a goofy message like the website above.  The pages make sense, but there are a good deal of different paths to take which might be a little confusing to a user.  One really has to dig to find exactly what he or she wants.  The photograph animation they have at the top is quite nice as well.

http://www.talentstaffhouston.com/ – Here is another example of a talent placement agency website that I feel just does not do what it should.  The white background is very boring and doesn’t have a finished feel to it.  There is a big rectangle on the top that looks as though it should house some photographs or something, but when I load it up it is just blank.  The terrible little infographic they have is just really not aesthetically pleasing, and I feel as though it doesn’t really give any useful information.  Easy to navigate, compared to the last website, but also not as informative or helpful it seems.

http://creativeplacement.com/ – This is my favorite out of the four websites that I have talked about.  There isn’t really any confusion about where to click to get to what I want, and it still has a professional feel and a nice color scheme.  There is some nice typography going on, rather than just having terrible type thrown in wherever.  It is easy to contact this company, because all of the contact information is right there for you to access.  The main pages are in one place, at the top in a bar.  This is a clear and conceptual website, that I might actually use.  It could have to do with the fact that this company is a talent agency mostly for artistic types of people.