Skillhunt is a recruitment platform aiming to disrupt the recruitment market by delivering an end-to-end recruitment solution. Social-vetting, paid referrals, and matching algorithms are used within the product to match the best candidates with job offers.
Hiring the best developers is one of the major struggles in the IT industry. The difficulty itself doesn’t mean there are not enough programmers. The problem is that many of them do not wish to speak to recruiters and HR managers once they land a suitable job. They become invisible and unreachable for staffing professionals. In 2015, we faced this problem ourselves – the existing tools were inefficient, and that is why we had to find a quick solution.
We built an MVP of the platform that had to be tested with real users before building a fully functional platform.
We aimed to develop a scalable recruiting solution to reach the best developers and recruit them to join our company.
We aimed to bootstrap product development with no external funds available to reach out for. The tool had to be built fast with a team of two developers.
We had to provide referring users with a strong incentive to recommend their friends through the platform. In turn, users looking for candidates had to easily qualify, reject or invite candidates for further contact.
Thanks to the lean development process, we managed to reduce time and save budget by collecting user feedback during the whole process of development.
We introduced bonuses for users who were recommending their friends. Users were rewarded once their referred friend was successfully recruited by the company searching for a candidate.
We build a product prototype within 2 weeks and an MVP within 8 weeks.
The startup was bootstrapped initially and gathered 250,000 euro from VCs in the seed stage.
In June 2018, Skillhunt was listed among the Top 100 startups at the Europe Startup Grind Conference in London.