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ApplicantPro

10 Ratings

LinkedIn Talent

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178 Ratings

ApplicantPro

10 Ratings
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Score 8.1 out of 101

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Score 7.8 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

ApplicantPro

ApplicantPro is excellent for small and mid-sized companies that need an easy and cost-efficient way of getting their jobs posted and getting lots of applicants. It does interface with some HRIS platforms, but for most cases it may not interface with all HRIS platforms.
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LinkedIn Talent

LinkedIn is great if you are in a populated area, where you think a large number of your audience may be utilizing the tool. It is the most popular professional platform, so the numbers work in your favor. Additionally, they do a great job of pushing jobs out to users when they're paid postings. Candidates are more likely to see your job on the platform, as well as receiving emails about the roles. LinkedIn Recruiter (regular or lite) is great for deeper sleuthing. You're provided more information about candidates, and can see more of their profiles. As a recruiter, it's a very helpful tool.If you are a smaller organization and/or only hire a few roles a year, it may not be necessarily to pay for some of the products. The free job board options are great, you just don't get the same exposure
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Feature Rating Comparison

Recruiting / ATS

ApplicantPro
8.4
LinkedIn Talent
7.6
Job Requisition Management
ApplicantPro
6.9
LinkedIn Talent
7.6
Company Website Posting
ApplicantPro
9.7
LinkedIn Talent
7.6
Publish to Social Media
ApplicantPro
9.0
LinkedIn Talent
7.7
Job Search Site Posting
ApplicantPro
9.2
LinkedIn Talent
7.4
Customized Application Form
ApplicantPro
9.0
LinkedIn Talent
7.0
Resume Management
ApplicantPro
9.6
LinkedIn Talent
6.9
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
ApplicantPro
8.2
LinkedIn Talent
7.6
Candidate Search
ApplicantPro
8.8
LinkedIn Talent
8.7
Applicant Tracking
ApplicantPro
9.2
LinkedIn Talent
7.1
Collaboration
ApplicantPro
8.0
LinkedIn Talent
7.9
Task Creation and Delegation
ApplicantPro
6.7
LinkedIn Talent
6.6
Email Templates
ApplicantPro
8.6
LinkedIn Talent
8.3
User Permissions
ApplicantPro
8.0
LinkedIn Talent
7.6
Notifications and Alerts
ApplicantPro
8.2
LinkedIn Talent
8.1
Reporting
ApplicantPro
7.1
LinkedIn Talent
7.8

Pros

  • Applicant Pro has been great for our company. The ability to push the job to several free job boards (including several local options), as well as paid services, makes Applicant Pro a great bang-for-the-buck applicant tracking system (ATS).
  • The system is user friendly, which makes it easy for hiring managers to go in and go through resumes hassle free.
  • For our recruiting team, Applicant Pro provides plenty of tools tell help us be successful, such as messaging (including a built-in texting system), facilitating background checks, and other great features.
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  • Absolutely the best in sourcing high-level candidates that are both actively and passively searching for new job opportunities. The advanced search feature, and the ridiculous number of filters, really helps you identify the best talent that is perfectly suited to the positions you need to hire for.
  • Metrics! I rely almost exclusively on InMail for my recruiting efforts for higher level positions, and LinkedIn provides a number of key metrics to ensure I am optimizing my InMail messages. Notably, you can track the positive response rate of different templates, which really helps you hone in on what type of message works best for beginning the conversation with potential candidates.
  • Project organization. Typically, I work on 3 roles at a time. Often times while sourcing for my active reqs, I come across candidates that I think are really great, but just not a great fit for anything I am working on. Being able to save them to various projects based on skill set helps me to quickly find qualified candidates as soon as a new job order opens up.
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Cons

  • While Applicant Pro interfaces with many HRIS platforms to streamline onboarding, unfortunately this option is not available for us (though I'm not sure if that's Applicant Pro's fault or our HRIS provider's fault).
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  • Certain types of candidates get inundated with inmails so do not respond much.
  • There aren't diversity filters available
  • During the review candidate feature for hiring managers, there is no way of going back to the candidate after you've rated them.
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Likelihood to Renew

ApplicantPro9.0
Based on 1 answer
It is a solid product that is easy to use and implement.
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LinkedIn Talent8.0
Based on 1 answer
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Support

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LinkedIn Talent9.8
Based on 2 answers
I'm giving this a 6 only because in my 1 year at my current position we have had 3 different reps. The first was unresponsive and passive when attempting to help us. When she came out to do a demo on a new feature launch it was scattered and all over the place. The person we have now is great and is super helpful when ever we need him.
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Alternatives Considered

We are just implementing UltiPro. It has an ATS module and does a lot of things equally well and some better. Applicant Pro is probably half the cost. Also, UltiPro requires an account with eQuest to post to state job boards and local job boards, this is an added cost. It is also an added cost with AP but is very affordable. I didn't use onboarding with applicant pro because I believe it was an integration with another vendor. UltiPro is attractive because it is all one system so the applicant information flows into onboarding which flows into employee management and payroll.
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N/A - we previously source from indeed and other job boards. We have begun piloting WayuUp and RippleMatch. They are good passive systems, but we also like having an active system.
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Return on Investment

  • We went from receiving about 10 applicants per job posting to 50-100 (depending on the job). That might sound scary but AP makes it easy to manage and select candidates for interviewing. We have a better applicant pool and better hires as a result.
  • They have a feature that posts our jobs to local universities and the state job board (which is required in our industry). This feature is huge for us and not everyone offers it.
  • Bringing in a hiring committee and involving the manager has had a very positive impact on hiring and workforce management over the last several years.
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  • I work for a small pharmaceutical staffing company. We use a variety of tools, including the LinkedIn Talent tool. We have had a great deal of success with finding and placing candidates into roles using this service. My employer is currently exploring the idea of investing in licenses with the whole office, so obviously the employer feels that the ROI is at least satisfactory. I can only speak to the fact that to date, we have had success in using this feature.
  • We have had some negative feedback from individuals who are not looking to switch jobs, but again that comes with the recruiting business.
  • Another positive is that LinkedIn has a mobile application. This lets recruiters interact with candidates quickly while on the go, out of the office, etc. Since time is of the essence when it comes to locating qualified talent, this has greatly aided my company's efforts to establish relations with job seekers and increase our overall talent network.
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Pricing Details

ApplicantPro

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
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LinkedIn Talent

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