A few years ago, whilst working in a small creative agency, we realised it was proving difficult to find good quality creatives. Not only finding, but promoting a job position and then filtering through the applications was very time consuming for such a small agency.
We had it all: A nice relaxed workspace, flexible working hours, bike schemes, team days/nights out, but whenever a job post was listed on a platform (e.g. Twitter, LinkedIn etc) or on our website the reach / interest was very low.
After a discussion with a few graduates around the same time, it became clear that these job posts weren’t as visible as we thought and good creatives didn’t know they existed. So here lay the problem:
Creatives found it difficult to find good quality jobs. Companies found it difficult to reach, find and manage good creatives.
Both sides were turning to many different methods to find that perfect person / job. Whether this is scouting and posting on social platforms, posting on various websites (including their own) and firing out many emails — even asking friends if they know of any good jobs, or creatives.
Job boards don’t feel personal because they lack personality in job postings. They also lacked the tools to effectively manage applicants.
Social networks don’t have a very good way of communicating with each other, and there’s no way of tracking potential leads. Posting on your own website only got a handful of views, rarely viewed by the right person.
This leads to the frustration that most creatives / companies spend far too long looking, rather than accepting. Companies then give up and places never get filled (heard of again!) or designers simply become exhausted from being on a constant hunt.
This is where we can introduce our product.
Hike bridges this gap. It creates a place where creatives & companies can find and post jobs, communicate and have personality. Becoming a place to find creatives that perfectly match job positions and a central location for creatives to look not only at jobs — but inside companies, and their values & culture.
Hike is not just a job board. It becomes more like a social-game to find a job or creative. Making it all one big adventure that both sides enjoy. For Creatives (the seekers), this means:
But also, for Companies (the hirers):
We’re still in alpha, but we will be releasing to a select few creatives & companies in the near future.
If Hike sounds like something that you need, join our limited preview to be invited when we launch.