EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool

5 Ratings
Score 9 out of 101

SilkRoad Onboarding

20 Ratings
Score 8 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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SilkRoad Onboarding

As of mid year 2016, RedCarpet (now called Onboarding) has a new "look" which is wonderful and more user-friendly! We are not live on this yet, but hope to begin using it very soon. Clients are migrating over in the near future. Basic eForms are now able to be created with eSignatures by administrators; however, anything requiring routing or coding will still need to be done by their engineering team.This product is ideal where customization based on type of employee, department, location, etc. is key. There is a high level of customization available in this product and is very good for larger organizations that need that level of detailed service and configuration. There is some significant up-front implementation costs, along with the annual maintenance fee, so it may not be suitable for smaller or some mid-sized businesses. Depending upon the required process improvement and customization involved, implementation can be lengthy. This is not a quick-start and inexpensive product, but will provide great results and very satisfied new hires from their perspective. We have had wonderful feedback!
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Feature Rating Comparison

Performance and Goals

EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
6.0
SilkRoad Onboarding
7.3
Corporate goal setting
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
6.0
SilkRoad Onboarding
8.0
Subordinate goal setting
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
6.0
SilkRoad Onboarding
9.0
Individual goal setting
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
6.0
SilkRoad Onboarding
8.0
Line-of sight-visibility
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
6.0
SilkRoad Onboarding
Performance tracking
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
6.0
SilkRoad Onboarding
4.0

Performance Management

EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
SilkRoad Onboarding
8.0
Performance plans
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
SilkRoad Onboarding
Plan weighting
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
SilkRoad Onboarding
Performance improvement plans
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
SilkRoad Onboarding
Review status tracking
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
SilkRoad Onboarding
Rater nomination workflow
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
SilkRoad Onboarding
Review reminders
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
SilkRoad Onboarding
Workflow restrictions
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
SilkRoad Onboarding
Multiple review frequency
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
SilkRoad Onboarding
Reporting
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
SilkRoad Onboarding
8.0

Onboarding

EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
SilkRoad Onboarding
8.6
New hire portal
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
SilkRoad Onboarding
7.6
Manager tracking tools
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
SilkRoad Onboarding
9.0
Compliance tracking and reporting
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
SilkRoad Onboarding
9.1

Succession Planning

EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
SilkRoad Onboarding
4.0
Candidate ranking
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
SilkRoad Onboarding
2.0
Candidate search
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
SilkRoad Onboarding
6.0

Recruiting / ATS

EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
SilkRoad Onboarding
8.3
Job Requisition Management
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
SilkRoad Onboarding
9.0
Company Website Posting
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
SilkRoad Onboarding
9.0
Publish to Social Media
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
SilkRoad Onboarding
9.0
Job Search Site Posting
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
SilkRoad Onboarding
7.0
Customized Application Form
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
SilkRoad Onboarding
6.0
Resume Management
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
SilkRoad Onboarding
7.0
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
SilkRoad Onboarding
7.0
Candidate Search
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
SilkRoad Onboarding
7.0
Applicant Tracking
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
SilkRoad Onboarding
8.0
Collaboration
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
SilkRoad Onboarding
8.0
Task Creation and Delegation
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
SilkRoad Onboarding
9.7
Email Templates
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
SilkRoad Onboarding
9.8
User Permissions
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
SilkRoad Onboarding
9.0
Notifications and Alerts
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
SilkRoad Onboarding
9.0
Reporting
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
SilkRoad Onboarding
9.7

Pros

  • Interpersonal relationship
  • Team Building
  • Acknowledgement of weaknesses
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  • Workflow Setup is very easy to do. Follow simple instructions to set up tasks to be assigned to various personnel and/or teams. It is easy to edit the workflow later as well if you want to make changes.
  • The portal is very user friendly and visually appealing. I believe the portals in RedCarpet are the best part of any SilkRoad product. You can really do anything in the portal, and it creates a great interface for new hires to interact with and learn about the company and access documents.
  • Ability to use it for other purposes beyond onboarding. We have a workflow for Offboarding terminated employees. We also have a one for other employee changes. You can use RedCarpet for anything where a workflow is necessary, which makes it very useful for an HR department.
  • Ability to play vidoes and display many media types. The portal is wonderful because it is very interactive. I can place videos in the portal, or link to videos outside of the site on outside website, like our company page for example.
  • E-verify in RedCarpet. We no longer need to manually complete I9 forms and submit them ourselves at everify online. We now just complete them electronically in RedCarpet, and they are automatically submitted to E-Verify once the form is completed.
  • Forms Library - we can store all company documents and policies for associates to access
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Cons

  • Easier interpretation
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  • The web portal pages can only be tied to one category, would be helpful if we could tie to a few similar to the task management piece.
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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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Usability

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SilkRoad Onboarding7.0
Based on 3 answers
Excellent features and comprehensive, but complex as compared to some other systems.
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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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Support

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SilkRoad Onboarding3.0
Based on 1 answer
The individual contact people are alot more helpful than support@silkroad.com. However, once you're live, you're not supposed to use those contact people anymore, and it takes a couple days to even get an initial response from support.
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Implementation

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SilkRoad Onboarding4.0
Based on 1 answer
SilkRoad's training/demo video was viewed well prior to beginning implementation. HR Team did not remember details and the video was not sufficient enough to understand all of the features within the system in order to communicate needs to the vendor/implementation expert. Implementation should have been walked through, step by step, by the vendor and each section of their required spreadsheet and the development of the portal should have been explained in depth.
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Alternatives Considered

Reporting, conciseness and detail.
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I have used People Services which is managed by the HRIS team. I do not know anything about how the back end works, but it seems to me more of a smoother process because it integrates with our other HR systems.
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Return on Investment

  • Self Awareness
  • Better hiring processes
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  • Increased efficiency of new hire paperwork
  • More efficient I-9 and e-verify process
  • Time wasted on customization that ultimately was not possible
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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

SilkRoad Onboarding

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