Identify native mobile app designers with agile experience who are used to integrating third party services and completing the full design and user experience process through to hand over to developers

Sector

Automating Commuting & Transport

Breakdown

Native Mobile App Product Designer Recruitment

Outcome

Key hire completed within 3 weeks

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www.kinto-mobility.eu/

Challenge

Identify native mobile app designers with agile experience who are used to integrating third party services and completing the full design and user experience process through to hand over to developers

Marketing Campaign

We delivered a campaign that attraced native mobile app product designers. We showed the opportunity as one that they would want to investigate and see as a potential career within a specialist mobile environment

Brand and Strategy Discussions

Candidate Profile

Needed to have the exact UX, UI, Research and Development skills and experience working within the native mobile space

Team Culture

Identify candidates who have worked in start-up agile environments who will understand the process and fit in easily

Target Companies

We identified key companies and individuals within those companies that match this requirement

Kinto's Voice

We presented Kinto as a great environment for native mobile specialists

Digital Product Designer, Native Mobile App Hire
The Results

The Recruitment Campaigns

We Advertised

On LinkedIn, National and Specialist Job Boards

We Headhunted

Native mobile app designers are hard to find so we approached hundreds of potential candidates with an interesting proposition and digital presentation

We Shortlisted

From the applicants we approached and that applied we selected the top tier and held initial first stage phone interviews, followed with detailed video calls

We Prepared Our Submissions

Using our talent platform we created digital profiles per candidate. This included information about their experience as a product designer within native mobile apps, why they were the correct team fit, their reason for looking, salary and availability

We Communicated

We outlined the full process and timescales to the candidates and ensured we kept everyone informed and up to date

The Results

Managed across the Candi Portal

We Approached

295 passive native product (UX/UI) mobile designers

We Reviewed

120 applications from designers that applied via LinkedIn and specialist job boards

We Shortlisted, Interviewed and Matched

We completed 22 phone interviews, followed by 10 video interviews and made our selection based on skillset and culture fit

We Selected:

5 candidates to submit
– 4 from head hunting
– 1 from advertisements

We delivered them on the Candi Talent Platform!

We delivered a campaign that attraced native mobile app product designers. We showed the opportunity as one that they would want to investigate and see as a potential career within a specialist mobile environment
Kinto Join, Mobility-as-a-Service

The Interview Process

First Interviews

Hiring a specialist native mobile app designer is a key role to ensure that the product is delivered successfully and looks and functions fantastically!

Kinto intereviewed all 5 candidates we submitted via video, this helped them identify exactly what they needed

From the first 5 interviews, 2 designers were taken to the second stage

Second Interviews

This stage needed show everything required to complete the role

Kinto didn’t want to set a task that would take candidates a long time and not be based on a commercial product or their experience

So we created a task focused on their portfolio, experience and capabilities

The Task

In 15 minutes, we asked the candidates to pick 1 or 2 apps or features that they have worked on from start to completion, we asked them to take us through

What process they followed?
What did they do specifically?
Did they cut out steps?
Did they add extra steps?
How did they solve the problem themsleves in this specific situation?

Kinto wanted to about the failures more than the outcome, so we asked them too show

How they managed failures?
What did they do afterwards?
How did they fix them?
How they communicate this with the developers?

What Kinto had to say

Being able to access all the details about potential product designers shortlisted for KINTO Join side by side made the recruitment process significantly easier to manage.

Because each profile had a candidate summary, CV, portfolio links, and the option to quickly book an interview it made the whole process significantly easier.

For me combining professional recruitment searches with a social dashboard style space to review potentials is the perfect combination of old school recruitment expertise and modern social job boards.

Add to this the transparency of seeing at glance how the shortlisting process had proceeded from portfolio reviews, longlisting, video interviews, to the final shortlist dashboard demonstrated what we were paying for in a way I've not seen from any other recruiter

Guthrie Watson

Head of Design @ Kinto join

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