Xtra Point Group is an organizational development company that enlisted us to produce a specialized hiring platform for student-athletes.

About the client

Xtra Point Group is an organizational development company devoted to enhancing the effectiveness and success rate of people within an organization. Specializing in the Staffing and Sports Industry, Xtra Point focuses on talent, retention, performance, and culture strategies.

Xtra Point also offers workforce development services for athletes to translate the unique skills and qualities of the athlete into advantages within the workplace.

Business challenges

Target audience: pain points

Collegiate student-athletes participate in an organized competitive sport sponsored by the educational institution in which they are enrolled. Student-athletes are full-time students and athletes, training for many hours per week in addition to their studies. The vast majority of collegiate student-athletes do not become professional athletes after graduation. Because they have dedicated so much time and energy to their sport, many of them struggle to launch into meaningful careers after their sports career comes to an end.

Problem resolution: PodiumX

Xtra Point Group came to us with the idea for career preparation and hiring platform – Podium X. With Podium X student-athletes can easily create stand-out CVs and find fitting jobs. The major idea of the platform that differentiates it from other solutions is that vacancies match with users’ profiles on a comparison of their skills with job descriptions. Due to this matching mechanism, simply put, the job searches for candidates, not vice versa.

Solution

Axon's development team has developed and launched a web application PodiumX. The system includes four roles and functionality scope for them:

Super Admin

Super Admin is provided with the following functionalities:

User

We have provided users with the ability to:

Company Admin

Company Admin is provided with the following functionalities:

  • Fill out the company profile
  • Add admins to the company
  • Create job posts
  • Have access to the list of students that have applied for company vacancies
  • Have access to profiles and CVs of students that have applied for company vacancies

Organization Admin

We have created the following functionalities for the Organization Admin role:

  • Create admins of Organization profile
  • Create users
  • Import students’ list from external resources into the PodiumX
  • Have access to the list of students
  • Invite students to join PodiumX
  • Activate/deactivate students’ profiles
  • Send notification to the students
  • Have access dashboards that represent students’ lists, active students accounts, and much more
  • Receive notifications from Super Admin

Features for PodiumX

Skills Assessment

This feature enables students to validate their skills quickly in an interactive format. By starting Skills Assessment users are presented with a series of questions by answering which they can identify their strengths.

CV Contrsutor

CV Constructor is a solution that automatically generates a CV based on the information presented on the users’ profiles. Users can create up to 10 CVs by choosing the type of proposed templates. This significantly saves the users’ time to create a resume.

Matching mechanism

The matching mechanism is based on the analysis of the user’s skills. The system matches the personal profile of students with vacancies by 5 criteria identified in the Skills Assessment. If the system detects matches by 4 criteria, the student will be notified about the matching with a job post.

External application

To avoid losing users PodiumX has an external application that opens as a pop-up form when students apply for the vacancies on other websites. With this form, students can send messages and CVs directly from PodiumX.

Design for PodiumX

Our UX/UI design team provided the client with a complete design solution which includes:

Navigation map. It provides the client with a general view of the project. It encompasses all the functionality of the application and helps to control every inch of work. The navigation map had been changed through the project as we added new features or replaced existing ones with more relevant solutions. This tool helped us to keep the client up to date with all the changes and occurrences.

General stylistic of the project. It consists of colors and fonts to be used throughout the whole project.

Design system for PodiumX. It is a system of reusable components used in the whole project. It simplifies, facilitates, and shortens the editing process.

Design for 4 roles:  User, Super Admin, Company Admin, Organization Admin. We used different design approaches to prioritize and systemize data properly. We implemented design for charts, tables, forms, notification systems. For the User part, we created both desktop and mobile versions.

Design for the general website: It represents PodiumX to potential customers and allows them to get familiar with PodiumX and explore its advantages.

Technology stack

Front-end:

Back-end:

Related cases