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Likelihood to Recommend

EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool

I can't imagine a scenario where it is less appropriate than any other 360 tool. It's easy to use, customizable, and inexpensive. Reports are easy to interpret. Great tool for anyone looking to implement a new 360.
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IBM Kenexa

Kenexa is is well suited for any organization that has more than 3000 employees globally. I would not recommend this to startups or a growing organization with less than 3000 employees. But once you cross this number, Kenexa becomes useful and is a brilliant tool for global operations - recruiting. I would recommend this tool to any organization that has offices in many countries/geographies as well.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Performance and Goals

EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
6.0
IBM Kenexa
Corporate goal setting
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
6.0
IBM Kenexa
Subordinate goal setting
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
6.0
IBM Kenexa
Individual goal setting
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
6.0
IBM Kenexa
Line-of sight-visibility
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
6.0
IBM Kenexa
Performance tracking
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
6.0
IBM Kenexa

Performance Management

EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
IBM Kenexa
Performance plans
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
IBM Kenexa
Plan weighting
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
IBM Kenexa
Performance improvement plans
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
IBM Kenexa
Review status tracking
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
IBM Kenexa
Rater nomination workflow
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
IBM Kenexa
Review reminders
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
IBM Kenexa
Workflow restrictions
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
IBM Kenexa
Multiple review frequency
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
IBM Kenexa
Reporting
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
IBM Kenexa

Recruiting / ATS

EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
IBM Kenexa
7.5
Job Requisition Management
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
IBM Kenexa
7.3
Company Website Posting
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
IBM Kenexa
8.0
Publish to Social Media
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
IBM Kenexa
8.0
Job Search Site Posting
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
IBM Kenexa
8.0
Customized Application Form
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
IBM Kenexa
8.3
Resume Management
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
IBM Kenexa
8.3
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
IBM Kenexa
6.3
Candidate Search
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
IBM Kenexa
7.0
Applicant Tracking
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
IBM Kenexa
6.3
Collaboration
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
IBM Kenexa
6.7
Task Creation and Delegation
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
IBM Kenexa
6.7
Email Templates
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
IBM Kenexa
8.3
User Permissions
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
IBM Kenexa
7.3
Notifications and Alerts
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
IBM Kenexa
8.3
Reporting
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
IBM Kenexa
8.0

Pros

EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool

  • EchoSpan was extremely supportive in the initial training portion and is extremely quick to offer support when required.
  • Filled our request for customization and were easy to work with.
  • Excellent on-line training videos
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IBM Kenexa

  • Kenexa allows Boolean key word search within a particular requisition so it makes sifting through a high number of applicants manageable and effective
  • Kenexa can be tailored to meet individual business needs. During the time we’ve had Kenexa here I’ve used it in support of a few different business segments and for each the way the system was used to “position” candidate statuses have varied based on the individual need of the business. One example is when interviewing a high volume of applicants internationally, we were able to send qualified applicants through to the “event manager” and it would enable the candidate to select his/her interview date/time based on previously submitted options inputted by our Kenexa users.
  • Kenexa allows one to customize and score questions for each open requisition that applicants complete as they apply. The system then sorts applicants according to the score of candidate answers allowing for easy sorting of top qualified candidates.
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Cons

EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool

  • EchoSpan's 360s are completely customizable, so content improvements are up to the user
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IBM Kenexa

  • BrassRing's application system for candidates is prone to freezing and crashing in the middle of the application causing potential candidates to lose all progress. I filled out the application myself and witnessed these issues first hand, on top of several complaints I received via phone and email from candidates attempting to apply via the BrassRing service. Also, the Parsing system within the application is not capable of pulling any meaningful information out of text documents.
  • Each user must be added to each job in order for that job, and the candidates in it, to show up in relevant searches. This becomes a problem when a new team member joins the account and needs access to all of the previous openings just so that they can find candidates already in the system. The account I was working on involved literally hundreds of new openings a month, meaning that any movement of personnel on or off the account would mean having to update potentially thousands of old positions just to allow them to be able to mine the ATS for candidates. I don't see any particular reason why someone with access to the system should have to be given access to each individual job. If a particular position needs to be kept confidential for whatever reason then that individual position should be able to be set to only show to authorized recruiters. The rest of the positions should automatically be searchable by anyone with appropriate access to the ATS to allow for basic level candidate mining and movement.
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Likelihood to Renew

EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool

EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool 9.6
Based on 2 answers
Customer support and the cost of the product would be my number one reasons. Customer support is fantastic!
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IBM Kenexa

IBM Kenexa 6.0
Based on 12 answers
I am confident that the Kenexa product will continue to evolve to meet the needs of our business in an ever changing work environment. The affiliation with IBM also plays a factor as we have a long standing successful relationship with IBM products. We will be looking to integrate other Kenexa products in the near future to streamline our HR processes.
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Usability

EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Kenexa

IBM Kenexa 7.0
Based on 3 answers
I feel like I am pretty decent with computers and systems. It was fairly easy to use it after about a week or two . But I have seen people struggle with it as well as some people not use it at all. It can be slow at times and not work at times. But Its a fine system.
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Performance

EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool

EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool 9.0
Based on 1 answer
The system is easy to use, the Echospan support is fantastic and the cost is very competitive.
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IBM Kenexa

IBM Kenexa 5.0
Based on 1 answer
Just slow for what we are doing here
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Support

EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Kenexa

IBM Kenexa 1.8
Based on 2 answers
It is a very basic system. It may be OK for entry level positions only. The practice of removing CVs while the recruitment process is ON is disturbing and there is no one to explain or to inform why it is being done. Even a routine mail is not sent to the client/consultant. I am surprised how this system is continuing without too many complaints.
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Implementation

EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Kenexa

IBM Kenexa 2.6
Based on 2 answers
We purchased an out of the box solution and that worked well for us.
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Alternatives Considered

EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool

Reporting, conciseness and detail.
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IBM Kenexa

SF ATS was not available at the time and Taleo was thought to be too expensive. In retrospect, given the amount of customization and leveraging of other vendor technology for things like analytics I suspect any cost advantage we realized evaporated
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Return on Investment

EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool

  • Improved awareness of employee strengths and weaknesses
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IBM Kenexa

  • Kenexa has assisted us in identifying top talent within our target market of applicants.
  • Kenexa may exclude potentially good associates that don't test well.
  • Kenexa clearly defines specific categories and general notes for training, development, & coaching of associates on areas of opportunity.
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Screenshots

IBM Kenexa

Pricing Details

EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No

IBM Kenexa

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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