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Kenexa

Top Rated
49 Ratings

EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool

5 Ratings
Score 9 out of 101

Kenexa

Top Rated
49 Ratings
Score 6.1 out of 101

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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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Kenexa

Other products in the same category as Kenexa 2x BrassRing would be Taleo and PeopleFluent. I would also look into Avature as an ATS option. I am currently on the sourcing side of the recruitment process and use Avature for tracking and candidate mining purposes. I would recommend getting any kind of demo possible since the user interfaces vary quite a bit between them. Ease of use and overall stability should be kept in mind when comparing ATS prices.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Performance and Goals

EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
6.0
Kenexa
7.5
Corporate goal setting
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
6.0
Kenexa
8.0
Subordinate goal setting
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
6.0
Kenexa
5.5
Individual goal setting
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
6.0
Kenexa
8.0
Line-of sight-visibility
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
6.0
Kenexa
8.0
Performance tracking
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
6.0
Kenexa
8.0

Performance Management

EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
Kenexa
5.6
Performance plans
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
Kenexa
6.0
Plan weighting
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
Kenexa
5.0
Performance improvement plans
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
Kenexa
5.0
Review status tracking
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
Kenexa
6.3
Rater nomination workflow
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
Kenexa
5.0
Review reminders
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
Kenexa
4.0
Workflow restrictions
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
Kenexa
6.3
Multiple review frequency
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
Kenexa
6.0
Reporting
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
Kenexa
6.7

Onboarding

EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Kenexa
7.4
New hire portal
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Kenexa
7.7
Manager tracking tools
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Kenexa
8.3
Compliance tracking and reporting
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Kenexa
6.2

Succession Planning

EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Kenexa
8.5
Create succession plans/pools
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Kenexa
8.0
Candidate ranking
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Kenexa
9.0
Candidate search
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Kenexa
9.0
Candidate development
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Kenexa
8.0

Recruiting / ATS

EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Kenexa
7.7
Job Requisition Management
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Kenexa
7.8
Company Website Posting
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Kenexa
7.5
Publish to Social Media
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Kenexa
7.4
Job Search Site Posting
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Kenexa
7.4
Customized Application Form
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Kenexa
8.2
Resume Management
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Kenexa
8.3
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Kenexa
8.2
Candidate Search
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Kenexa
7.9
Applicant Tracking
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Kenexa
8.2
Collaboration
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Kenexa
7.3
Task Creation and Delegation
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Kenexa
7.4
Email Templates
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Kenexa
7.8
User Permissions
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Kenexa
7.7
Notifications and Alerts
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Kenexa
7.9
Reporting
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Kenexa
7.2

Pros

  • 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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  • BrassRing did make it easy to create and post new jobs as well as unpost and close filled jobs.
  • Kenexa 2x BrassRing is capable of running many useful reports for keeping track of candidate flow and overall recruitment progress.
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Cons

  • Easier interpretation
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  • Setting up integrations is extremely tedious. For instance, setting up an address feed would have required sending over 5 different spreadsheets on a daily basis (one each for every facility name, street address, zip code, state, country) and a 6th sheet to make the connection between the other 5 elements. We opted not to set up that integration as a result.
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Likelihood to Renew

EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool9.6
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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Kenexa6.0
Based on 12 answers
To be honest, this decision would not reside with me, however, while I would recommend some changes, I think that overall Kenexa is an effective tool.
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Usability

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Kenexa7.0
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 Tool9.0
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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Kenexa5.0
Based on 1 answer
Just slow for what we are doing here
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Support

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Kenexa1.8
Based on 2 answers
There Tier 1 support is not knowledgable and things that should take less than 1 day can take 3-4 weeks to get resolved.
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Implementation

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Kenexa2.6
Based on 2 answers
We purchased an out of the box solution and that worked well for us.
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Alternatives Considered

Reporting, conciseness and detail.
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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

  • Self Awareness
  • Better hiring processes
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  • We were able to use the system to handle hundreds of thousands of applicants, over 10,000 hires, hundreds of recruiters, and thousands of managers. It will get the job done, but you won't like it along the way.
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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
Additional Pricing Details

Kenexa

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