I would absolutely recommend working with Covey. I appreciate the philosophy behind it. There was a technology piece that worked, and there was a human that strategized with me and supported the process. This was something I couldn’t find in traditional recruiting agencies or other self-serve technology products.
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Skillprint had been looking for their founding product designer for several months. This was a critical hire for the company as they needed an experienced designer who could turn the product, and collective product vision, into an amazing experience that users can connect with.
As a seasoned entrepreneur, Co-founder of Skillprint Davin Miyoshi is familiar with different methods of recruiting. Before Covey, he tried several options, from job platforms to recruiting agencies.
With Product Designers, he found that they would not respond on Angellist for instance, a platform that he had found great success in finding early-stage technical talent.
When he explored the traditional recruiting agency route, he discovered that few retained recruiters would recruit product designers. When he finally found one to work with, the candidates that the firm ran by him weren’t the right fit.
Amongst all the tech solutions he looked at, it was clear that most of these companies were merely going to sell him a technology piece and leave the entire process up to him to figure out.
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Benefits of Covey’s augmented sourcing vs. Competitors
✅ Hybrid model = technology + strategy and support from a human
For Davin, a massive value proposition of Covey was the technology piece that worked and a human that strategized with him and supported the process.
Whenever he pointed out that a candidate might be slightly off target at weekly calibration meetings, Covey was able to respond by either adding in an additional parameter or screening out an attribute.
This ability to strategically iterate with technology and human expertise was something that he hadn’t seen in any competitors out there.
Finding precisely the candidates desired
✅ Targeting of candidates spot-on
With Covey, Davin could get precisely the candidates he wanted to chat with. Every person that responded to him in his inbox to indicate interest, he would look at their background and feel that the candidate could be a good fit.
Being on target was a huge value proposition for Covey. Davin could go to a contingency recruiter, or a manual sorcerer, and he would still get candidates. But nailing the fit and the calibration always took up a lot of time. He tried many solutions before, but none had the ability like Covey to find the right people.
Being on target was a tremendous value proposition for Covey. You could go to a contingency recruiter, or you could go to a manual sorcerer, and you will still get candidates. But nailing the fit and the calibration take up a lot of time. We tried many solutions before, but none had the ability like Covey to find the right people.
✅ Strong pass-through rates: 95% Open rate, 17% Reply rate, and 8% Interested rate.
Davin was impressed that Covey wasn’t just able to find Skillprint the right candidates, but also have them respond at a strong rate through an effectively crafted outbound drip campaign.