Recruiting Designers? Introducing Scout by Dribbble.

Scout By DribbleOut of all of the places to find designers online, Dribbble is one of the most popular. Dribbble is an invite-only community where members share small screenshots (shots) that show their work, process, and current projects. Recently, they launched a product called Scout by Dribbble. For $199 a month, you can find, contact, and hire top design talent by location and skill. Zack Onisko, Dribbble’s CEO said:

 

“Scout is a tool geared towards hiring managers. If hiring managers are looking for illustrators in Berlin, it’s pretty easy to show them illustrators currently in Berlin. Our goal for expanding the search was to make sure we also captured the illustrator who may not currently live in Berlin, but would really like to live and work there if the right opportunity came along. We wanted designers to be able to show that to potential employers and I wanted potential employers to know about that additional pool of talent.”

Not everyone is as excited about this as we may be:

 

Okay. I think Dann Petty, who wrote the article above may have a point. However, for recruiters, $199 per month for unlimited access is super inexpensive. If you wanted to search for designers on Monster.com, you have to pay $575 per month. And that is only for 100 resume views. If you want to purchase Linkedin Recruiter, it can cost close to $8K per month.

I think this is a smart move for Dribbble. Not only does it widen its audience to a new market, but it will also help designers get jobs based on their merit, not just a well-worded resume.



About the Author: Jackye Clayton is recognized as a people expert who puts the Human in Human Resources. An international trainer, she has travelled worldwide sharing her unique gifts in sourcing, recruiting and coaching. She offers various dynamic presentations on numerous topics related to leadership development, inclusionary culture development, team building and more. Her in-depth experience in working with top Fortune and Inc 500 clients and their employees has allowed her to create customized programs to coach, train and recruit top talent and inspire others to greatness. Follow Jackye on Twitter @JackyeClayton or connect with her on LinkedIn.

  • Jen Dewar

    It’s great to see the platform evolving! I wrote about recruiting designers on Dribbble just over a year ago (https://www.lever.co/blog/designer-recruitment-sourcing-candidates-on-dribbble), and it sounds like they’ve made some interesting changes since then. Plus, at $200/month, you’re probably saving money over job boards, and saving time on the screening process as a result. It’s so much better to SEE what a good designer is capable of through Dribbble, versus reading about it on a resume.


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