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Likelihood to Recommend

Accurate Background

Accurate is a global organization that has background checks available internationally. The report formatting could be improved. It's messy and difficult to read.
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iApplicants

In my opinion, they are well suited to any hiring scenario in which there are many applicants and you need to do an initial screening. The tests we use are effective in filtering out people who we have learned later or from experience would not work in our organization, those who have scored well have went on to be successful. It is an excellent tool.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Recruiting / ATS

Accurate Background
7.0
iApplicants
8.4
Job Requisition Management
Accurate Background
6.0
iApplicants
9.0
Company Website Posting
Accurate Background
5.0
iApplicants
7.0
Publish to Social Media
Accurate Background
7.0
iApplicants
8.0
Customized Application Form
Accurate Background
7.0
iApplicants
8.0
Candidate Search
Accurate Background
5.0
iApplicants
8.6
Collaboration
Accurate Background
10.0
iApplicants
10.0
Task Creation and Delegation
Accurate Background
10.0
iApplicants
8.0
Email Templates
Accurate Background
3.0
iApplicants
9.4
User Permissions
Accurate Background
8.0
iApplicants
8.0
Notifications and Alerts
Accurate Background
9.0
iApplicants
10.0
Reporting
Accurate Background
7.0
iApplicants
10.0
Job Search Site Posting
Accurate Background
iApplicants
6.0
Resume Management
Accurate Background
iApplicants
8.0
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Accurate Background
iApplicants
7.4
Applicant Tracking
Accurate Background
iApplicants
9.0

Pros

  • Comprehensive background check report
  • Report tailored to your needs
  • Weekly calls with Account Manager or as needed
  • online chat option with customer service
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  • The screening for our job applicants is excellent, I have tested it by using a group of people I knew to gauge it's effectiveness. It was spot on, it knows who the team players are and who the lone wolfs are, and the applicants can not fool the test.
  • The supplemental activities are excellent as well. I have a few that I use routinely and while they appear easy, in their simplicity many people get overconfident and make a mess of them, which is in itself an excellent indication of their lack of job skills.
  • In addition, I have had excellent customer service any time I have contacted iapplicants. They are responsive and do whatever they can to help you.
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Cons

  • Background check report format could be improved by being easier to read. It's a little messy.
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  • They provided the various reports I needed, so I'm satisfied - they gave me what I needed quickly and didn't charge anything for customizing a couple of reports for me. If I were a larger organization or had more reporting needs, I think I'd want more flexibility to build them myself. (They may have report-builder tools that I'm not aware of since I haven't had the need for them, though.)
  • I'm not sure if it's within their control, but screening questions are supposed to be required for an applicant to submit their application. Some applicants manage to submit without completing them.
  • Allow candidates to attach multiple electronic files (3-4) in addition to their resume. Cover letters, writing samples, portfolios, etc. are helpful tools to obtain from a candidate during the application process rather than requesting in email later.
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Likelihood to Renew

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iApplicants9.6
Based on 10 answers
The system does what we needed it to do and has allowed us to become more efficient in our recruiting efforts.
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Usability

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iApplicants9.3
Based on 4 answers
iApplicants is rare -- they offer both a great company (service, innovation, and ongoing development) with a product that really focuses on the needs of its users. It provides the basis for HR/legal reporting. It's easy to use, just logging in for the first time, so even my not-so-tech-savvy managers love it.
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Reliability and Availability

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iApplicants10.0
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I've used this product consistently for 8 years now. In that time, I've seen ONE time that they had a technical glitch -- and THEY were all over it. The only reason I even knew about it was an email alert they sent out to all clients, explaining the issue. They also had it fixed the same day.
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Performance

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iApplicants9.0
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It works. It's easy for everyone I've shared it with -- even my not-so-tech-savvy staff. When I hired a coordinator to handle routine HR duties, this was a simple transition to hand off to someone else without a lot of training. Sometimes it's a little slow downloading documents (resumes) from the site, but that could be a combination of issues that may not be related to their product. At one time, it wasn't able to accommodate newer Word documents (.doc vs. .docx), but they fixed that, as well.
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Support

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iApplicants9.9
Based on 3 answers
Responses are always within 24 hours. They don't nickel and dime for everything we request. I like that they understand the request and we're not caught in a flurry of emails or failed attempts. Customizations, when needed by the vendor, have been at no charge. Most modifications can be made from my administrative panel. Everyone I've dealt with at iApplicants has been positive -- there seems to be a great sense of ownership across all staff there.
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Online Training

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iApplicants9.0
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I thought the training was well structured and the demos well-paced. Topics are set up sequentially so one can watch each one and build on previous tutorials. However, they are broken down into segments so a user can hone in on just a specific area where help is needed and not waste time on other topics s/he may already know. I also like the fact that the tutorials are available on the home page of the admin login, so we don't have to hunt for topics in a huge "knowledgebase." It's easy to get a quick refresher when needed (or when ready to try out something a little more advanced) and apply it immediately.
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Implementation

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iApplicants9.9
Based on 3 answers
It was very easy. We didn't experience any 'gotchas.'
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Alternatives Considered

Accurate is much better. The most thorough background check company I have ever used.
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I would say the overall capability with the iApplicant system is fairly similar to what other products can offer. Our recruitment goes in streaks where we can have several positions at once and then there are times when we have no recruitment at all. So we didn't want to spend a lot of money on an applicant tracking system. I would say the biggest selling point for us was that the iApplicants allowed for our applicants to apply online and would improve our processes. But also that it was reasonably priced compared to the other products.
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Scalability

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iApplicants10.0
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At the very basic level, it provides a place to post jobs and cross-post to free job boards. It could just be used by HR staff. However, it's more than just another place to post if one opts to utilize the full functionality-- it's an applicant management system that allows a user to pre-screen, organize, and collaborate on candidates with other users. They've added built-in background checks, reporting tools, community boards, integrated with larger/broader paid marketing opportunities, and affirmative action programs.
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Return on Investment

  • Our turn around time has decreased by half as far as complete background checks are concerned. This allows us to keep our candidates and improve their experience.
  • We averaged a savings of over $2,000/year thanks to Accurate's ability to create customized packages.
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  • Changed our government reporting from a fiasco of the guessing game to an accurate reflection of what we did
  • Provided me an excellent tool for recruiting that improved my applicant flow.
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Pricing Details

Accurate Background

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

iApplicants

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