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Likelihood to Recommend

AkkenCloud

AkkenCloud is used basically every second at our organization and I believe it would come in very handy at a staffing organization however, it might not be the best for companies that only use it sometimes.
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Eightfold

Looking at Eightfold from a holistic approach, it is an essential tool for a fast growing company (ideally Mid-Market to Enterprise) to utilize this technology. By having access and the ability to search for previous applicants or candidates through our pre-existing pool, is a game-changer. As a company continues to grow, one will need to think of different avenues to find your next batch of employees - why not start with a group that has already engaged with your brand in the past.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Recruiting / ATS

AkkenCloud
8.6
Eightfold
6.9
Job Requisition Management
AkkenCloud
9.0
Eightfold
7.0
Company Website Posting
AkkenCloud
9.0
Eightfold
Publish to Social Media
AkkenCloud
9.0
Eightfold
7.0
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
AkkenCloud
9.0
Eightfold
5.0
Candidate Search
AkkenCloud
9.0
Eightfold
6.0
Applicant Tracking
AkkenCloud
9.0
Eightfold
7.0
Collaboration
AkkenCloud
9.0
Eightfold
7.0
Task Creation and Delegation
AkkenCloud
9.0
Eightfold
6.0
Email Templates
AkkenCloud
4.0
Eightfold
9.0
User Permissions
AkkenCloud
9.0
Eightfold
7.0
Notifications and Alerts
AkkenCloud
9.0
Eightfold
8.0
Reporting
AkkenCloud
9.0
Eightfold
7.0
Job Search Site Posting
AkkenCloud
Eightfold
7.0
Customized Application Form
AkkenCloud
Eightfold
5.0
Resume Management
AkkenCloud
Eightfold
9.0

Onboarding

AkkenCloud
Eightfold
7.0
Compliance tracking and reporting
AkkenCloud
Eightfold
7.0

Performance and Goals

AkkenCloud
Eightfold
7.3
Corporate goal setting
AkkenCloud
Eightfold
7.0
Line-of sight-visibility
AkkenCloud
Eightfold
8.0
Performance tracking
AkkenCloud
Eightfold
7.0

Performance Management

AkkenCloud
Eightfold
6.2
Performance plans
AkkenCloud
Eightfold
5.0
Plan weighting
AkkenCloud
Eightfold
6.0
Manager note taking
AkkenCloud
Eightfold
8.0
Performance improvement plans
AkkenCloud
Eightfold
7.0
Review status tracking
AkkenCloud
Eightfold
5.0
Rater nomination workflow
AkkenCloud
Eightfold
3.0
Review reminders
AkkenCloud
Eightfold
9.0
Workflow restrictions
AkkenCloud
Eightfold
4.0
Multiple review frequency
AkkenCloud
Eightfold
8.0
Reporting
AkkenCloud
Eightfold
7.0

Succession Planning

AkkenCloud
Eightfold
7.3
Candidate ranking
AkkenCloud
Eightfold
8.0
Candidate search
AkkenCloud
Eightfold
8.0
Candidate development
AkkenCloud
Eightfold
6.0

Pros

  • Applicant Tracking - good central system for all applicant tracking information
  • User Friendly - AkkenCloud was user friendly and easy to use.
  • CRM Groups - I really enjoyed the ability to set up CRM groups to add my employees to.
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  • Integration with our ATS (Greenhouse) and other social media outlets (LinkedIn)
  • Cross-functional ability to build drip campaigns and allowing the platform to do a lot of back lifting
  • Accessibility for Hiring Managers to use a portal for existing candidates
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Cons

  • Akken logs me out ALL the time, which is extremely frustrating.
  • Sometimes Akken takes a very long time to post a note about a candidate, job, or something else.
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  • They could improve with integration across all features within ATS, CRMs, etc. Whenever you send out messages through Eightfold, it does not show that in other CRMs, ATS' - it pulls information from them but it does not export it back to those channels.
  • Calibration on candidate skills, profiles, education, etc. need improvement. They still pull current employees at our company and others who are in process - thus creating a lot of confusion from a Talent Acquisition side.
  • User Experience does need some additional help - but it's a work in progress.
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Likelihood to Renew

AkkenCloud7.6
Based on 5 answers
This question is not applicable to me as I no longer work for The Liberty Group and I didn't make these decisions for The Liberty Group.
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Usability

AkkenCloud8.0
Based on 1 answer
Akken is quite easy to use however there are a few more complex functions or multi steps to go through to run reports and find historic information.
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No score
No answers yet
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Performance

AkkenCloud6.0
Based on 1 answer
It's an average tool. The calendar function isn't great, email is slow, and there always seem to be day-to-day issues. The functionality is mostly there for a staffing firm, but there are plenty of areas of improvement still needed
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No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support

AkkenCloud8.0
Based on 1 answer
We receive quick replies after posting an issue as a job ticket to Akken.
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No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation

AkkenCloud6.0
Based on 1 answer
Encourage your team to watch the training videos available.
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No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

We preferred the ability to go with Mac computers. That was the number one selling point for us. Besides that we liked the ease of the product. The email interface looked exactly like Outlook. The calendar the same. The price was also a big selling point. It came in slightly cheaper than Bullhorn and other systems and in our opinion a better product.
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We elevated both Eightfold and Entelo on the premise of looking into our past applicants/candidates and how they would help us achieve our hiring goals. They both have a great reputation and what they can do to help solve your hiring needs, but we essentially went with Eightfold because of their ability to hit our needs. Entelo was focused on utilizing their entire platform (similar to LinkedIn's strategy) on having a network. Eightfold works well by re-engaging with our current and past applicants versus going into the entire market pool.
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Return on Investment

  • Better applicant tracking. Works extremely well to keep our candidates organized and easily submit and track our candidates through the interviewing process.
  • Employees and on point quicker. They have a task bar to accomplish every day.
  • The increase in resumes coming from our website has been unbelievable since we added the ability to publish our job orders from Akken to our site.
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  • One positive impact is re-engaging with past applicants.
  • Creating a better candidate experience by utilizing our company brand.
  • If you can look at hiring more than 10% of your workforce through this, it'll be worth the cost.
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Pricing Details

AkkenCloud

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

Eightfold

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
Additional Pricing Details