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Huddle House is a 24-hour diner-style restaurant with over 390 locations in 21 states. The chain was started in 1964 in Decatur, Georgia and started franchising in 1966.

Huddle House’s human resources department came to Barta Media Group in need of a way to list job opportunities on their website that would be user-friendly for both job seekers and administrators.

Our Solution

Because Huddle House’s current website was not built on a Content Management System (CMS), we had to use a new domain, HuddleHouseCareers.com, to host the page. The new domain was then integrated into Huddle House’s current sitemap so that it would bypass the current careers page.

We decided to build the new domain on WordPress, an easy-to-use CMS that would allow administrators with basic computing skills to easily update job postings. Having this capability would make the process simpler as well as save the company time and money.

Because most people use smartphones for internet browsing, we made the website responsive so that it would fit perfectly on mobile and tablet devices.

To simplify the job search process, we designed a geographical map of the US so that users could click on their state and be shown available positions in their area.

The Design

When a user first lands on the website, they are greeted by a sliding banner that rotates through photos of current employees. To the left of the photos are quotes explaining what each employee likes most about working at Huddle House. This shows visitors the faces of the company and helps give the page some personality.

The rest of the website follows a paneled layout. The second panel helps to explain Huddle House’s brand and the values it looks for in its staff. The third and fourth panels are images of the Huddle House corporate office and one of the original Huddle House restaurants.

The next panel is a quick job search form, followed by a color-coded map of the US. States that are highlighted in yellow indicate that a Huddle House in that state has posted a job opening. States highlighted in grey, however, do not have any job postings.

The entire site uses Huddle House’s brand colors, but we decided to give it a flatter design as well as add some brick texturing to some of the panels.

Before & After

HuddleHouseCareers.com is a huge improvement from Huddle House’s previous careers page. Job seekers can now search and filter through open positions with ease. Every page loads quickly and fluidly, making for a great user experience.

I truly enjoyed working with Barta Media Group. They really listened to my needs and implemented them into the finished product. The project process is very complex but the team was very thorough in their explanations. There were also regular progress check-ins. Our new careers site is easy to use and maintain. Barta Media Group really provided a great solution to our talent acquisition needs.

Jared Thompson | Huddle House

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