I recently worked for HireSweet, a French startup that develops a SaaS HR software helping tech companies find the best talent around the world. They contacted me to work on a new section, the "Candidates" section. The idea is that HireSweet normally pushes candidates to its customers, but they wanted to find a new way for HireSweet users to "pull" candidates in a "self-serve" sections.
I proposed several ideas in the low-fidelity phase. I especially found interesting ideas thanks to my benchmark: “Discover and poke” (Mockup #1), especially inspired from matching platforms like Tinder or OK Cupid; “CRM” (Mockup #2) inspired from CRM tools like HubSpot, where you can view your list of contacts and them contact them in an inbox-like experience; and finally “Systematic jobs” (Mockup #3) which leverages the way the HireSweet product already works, by having a list of candidates that you can add to existing jobs.
Here's the low-fidelity mockup done for the CRM experience (idea #2), with the list of candidates that can be filtered and sorted with multiple criteria:
In the same CRM experience, candidates are then visible in an inbox-like view, here's the low-fidelity mockup I did to illustrate this idea:
After the first phase (low-fidelity mockups), we then agreed on the version that best answered HireSweet's objectives and I produced the high-fidelity mockups of their new navigation. Below are some screens of the final UI of the Idea 3 (systematic jobs):