Rethinking how our web products achieve universality for job seekers in time of the pandemic.

Life has been tied to the web for the most part of 2020. Our physical interactions had turned digital such as communicating with our families via messaging apps, ordering food online, Zoom meeting with colleagues, and socialization with friends mostly on social media now that we’re all stuck at home because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

An illustration of people working in secluded cubicles
An illustration of people working in secluded cubicles
Illustration by Frits Ahlefeldt

As a user experience designer working on web and mobile products in the recruitment space, this has been a relevant challenge to reflect and rethink again on how to make software accessible to anyone: regardless of people’s disabilities or various situations people are currently in…

Illustration by Frits Ahlefeldt of the HikingArtist

If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail. — Abraham Maslow

Suppose you are the designer of a software company that builds a video interviewing software application. Hiring teams of small to large companies use it to save time in interviewing candidates. Their process has greatly improved but new problems arise when using your app. …

HR professionals encounter different problems when using software tools to manage their recruitment process. One of my recent design challenge is how a hiring team can easily manage their candidates that would satisfy a list of requirements such as easily share this group of candidates to multiple reviewers, easily find candidates to the talent pool for future use, easily search these candidates at any stage during the recruitment process or just easily categorize these candidates according to specific skillsets.

Before I share some solutions currently used, let me share the evolution of these HR Technology tools.

The Evolution of Technology…

Honeylyn Balingcasag

UX Designer | Product Designer at Bootyard

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