“What is great about Covey is that we can bring our values and our processes in and Covey efficiently aligns with what we do. It allows us to grow recruiting very efficiently, instead of spending time building out a recruiting org.”
Daily builds video APIs for developers — like Stripe for video calls. With a couple lines of code, developers can integrate a fully working video call in minutes, into any app or site. Video is the fastest growing content on the web, and developers rely on Daily’s APIs to build live features — including large calls, streams, virtual worlds, and webinars — across use cases, like events, edtech, telehealth, productivity, live commerce, and more. Daily has grown quickly with funding raised from investors including Tiger, Slack Fund, and YC.
For a fast-growing startup like Daily, talent is a key factor in growth. Nina, co-founder of Daily, believes that the ability to hire great talent is what differentiates them. Equally important for them was an emphasis on building the right team culture. Daily doesn’t rush their hires, and are focused on talking to candidates from different backgrounds. As a distributed team, they look beyond San Francisco for a truly national pool of candidates.
So, a major pain point for Daily was to find a tool that could help them reach a large pool of candidates with diverse backgrounds. Daily was eager to scout the market for brilliant candidates that would meet their very high standards, while also getting out of their own networks to ensure they were casting the widest net possible.
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“"Covey lets you as a founder apply insights quickly. In a recent search, we immediately started recruiting from key companies, at scale. The Covey team worked with us to hone our criteria, until we found our target profile. I highly recommend Covey." ”
Outcomes with Covey
Covey helped find candidates for a highly specialized role
Daily is a highly technical product and they speak directly to developers. As they were starting to build out product marketing, it was really important for them to get a sense of talent across developer tools and platforms. They also needed to be able to search for candidates by the specific backgrounds, skills, and experience that would be additive to their team.
What was special about Covey was that it was efficient at searching large data sets of talent, while at the same time being very tightly scoped in their searches. As a result, Daily could search by the exact criteria that they wanted.
Daily ended up with a list of high caliber candidates to chat with, which would have taken them an incredible amount of time, and manual effort, and resources, to source for.
Real-time video and audio platform
WebRTC video and audio for every developer
Include YC and Tiger GlobalInvestors
Covey - a great tool for Daily to extend recruiting
Covey has been a great tool in letting Daily efficiently extend their recruiting efforts. Daily has been very deliberate in how they've approached recruiting and have a very principled hiring process. For example, they have a specific philosophy to compensation, and favor take-home assignments. They found that not all recruiting agencies were willing to work within their hiring philosophy.
At times, working with external recruiters became an exercise in justifying Daily’s approach to hiring, rather than building a recruitment partnership. Covey’s flexibility, however, catered to Daily’s needs and unique approach.
Daily’s executives could immediately onboard with a recruiting partner
Also, Daily’s executives could immediately onboard with a recruiting partner (Covey), and they could go to work recruiting on day one, instead of having to first heavily invest resources into building out their own recruiting engine, or distract hiring managers with sourcing duties.
Covey allowed Daily to get into the recruiting market faster, and to bring established recruiting expertise into the process. It would have taken Daily several months to build up their own in-house recruiting capabilities, substantially re-orienting the way hiring managers spend their time, and they would not have had the same reach.
Covey’s automation put Daily in charge of their recruiting
The Covey platform kept the Daily team flying along by automating the whole process. And the Covey team consistently put in the time to help Daily quickly get up to speed, and align the partnership.
With Covey, Daily’s hiring managers are not just passively receiving candidates. Covey puts them in charge of their recruiting, and of determining the specific types of candidates they’d like to see join their team.
If you have read up to this point, Daily is hiring! Check out their open positions.
Covey is great for founders. You can start fast, and apply insights that move the needle. In a recent search, we worked with the Covey team to quickly iterate our search criteria, to find our ideal profile. Daily is hiring across roles, and Covey is key to our hiring growth.