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Appcast

1 Ratings

SmartSearch

30 Ratings

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Score 9 out of 101

SmartSearch

30 Ratings
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Score 5.6 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Appcast

It has allowed me to streamline my job ad buying and selling process all in one dashboard.
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SmartSearch

Well suited for tracking applicants from start to finish. Being able to use SmartSearch to push job postings out to major job boards is very helpful in attracting active candidates and keeping them well organized. SmartSearch is less appropriate for sourcing passive candidates. Although it keeps previous applicants and candidates stored internally, their information is typically not current and thus not really ideal for reaching out to passive candidates that would actually be a good fit for any roles you are recruiting on.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Recruiting / ATS

Appcast
9.0
SmartSearch
9.9
Job Search Site Posting
Appcast
10.0
SmartSearch
10.0
Reporting
Appcast
8.0
SmartSearch
10.0
Job Requisition Management
Appcast
SmartSearch
10.0
Company Website Posting
Appcast
SmartSearch
10.0
Publish to Social Media
Appcast
SmartSearch
8.1
Customized Application Form
Appcast
SmartSearch
10.0
Resume Management
Appcast
SmartSearch
10.0
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Appcast
SmartSearch
10.0
Candidate Search
Appcast
SmartSearch
10.0
Applicant Tracking
Appcast
SmartSearch
10.0
Collaboration
Appcast
SmartSearch
9.9
Task Creation and Delegation
Appcast
SmartSearch
10.0
Email Templates
Appcast
SmartSearch
10.0
User Permissions
Appcast
SmartSearch
10.0
Notifications and Alerts
Appcast
SmartSearch
10.0

Pros

  • Makes it easy to manage job feeds.
  • Makes it easy to manage traffic acquisition from multiple publishers.
  • Easy to use reporting dashboard for you and your customers.
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  • Great for keeping candidates well organized, especially if you have them submitted to multiple job orders. Each job order will create its own "hire track" which makes it easy to keep an eye on where a candidate is in the hiring process.
  • Easily identifies duplicate applicants and candidates through comparison of a number of details and not just name - including the phone number, email, and location - but still affords you the opportunity to double check and ensure a candidate is, in fact, a duplicate entry
  • For larger organizations, SmartSearch is wonderful in helping to identify the appropriate company contacts working on various positions across the US. If I am working with a candidate interested in a posting he saw for a job in Kentucky, I can locate the account manager and recruiter for the position within minutes.
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Cons

  • Need to be more open to suggestions from clients.
  • Need to get better customer service turnaround time.
  • Need more knowledgeable staff.
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  • IT Skill Needed - Although the basic functions are easy to implement for anyone regardless of their IT skill level, it takes someone with significant IT aptitude to implement the best parts of the software.
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Likelihood to Renew

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SmartSearch9.0
Based on 17 answers
While I do not have experience with SmartSearch's competitors, I would renew my use of SmartSearch simply based on the up-front costs of implementing the program. It would be better to continue with a program that is sufficiently meeting my needs than it would be to incur the same up-front costs to implement something else.
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Usability

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SmartSearch9.6
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It is very easy to use from an end-user perspective, but cumbersome to set up without an IT skill set.
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Reliability and Availability

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SmartSearch10.0
Based on 2 answers
My license for SmartSearch goes back to 2004. It has always been available for me - don't remember a single time it was not available in all of those years.
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Support

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SmartSearch9.9
Based on 2 answers
I believe that SmartSearch ATS deserves an 11 out of 10. In my experience (and I am technically competent for an English degree and published author), the overall support team at SmartSearch ATS deserves their recognition as a top support team. Even when I manage to find new and exciting technical challenges, the SmartSearch ATS team solves my problems. Their support is truly appreciated.
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Implementation

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SmartSearch9.9
Based on 2 answers
Follow the suggestions of the SmartSearch ATS staff during the implementation. Let them know where your pain points are in your current system. Provide SmartSearch ATS with your support during implementation so they may be effective supporting your business through the implementation. Then it is important to ask questions if you have any. Accept training. Use the system. The SmartSearch ATS staff are experts.
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Alternatives Considered

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Monster is used for people who you know are definitely in the market for a new job. SmartSearch is used to administer and maintain a database of members.
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Return on Investment

  • Positive sales margins.
  • Positive time allocation.
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  • The lack of reliable reporting capabilities was a big reason we moved off of SmartSearch.
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Pricing Details

Appcast

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Appcast Editions & Modules
Appcast
Edition
Appcast Exchange
$01
Clickcast
$02
1. Pay-Per-Applicant
2. License
Additional Pricing Details

SmartSearch

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