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Likelihood to Recommend

ApplicantPro

ApplicantPro is well suited in a environment where an employer isn't hiring a ton of people - this is because ApplicantPro is built with some automation, but you do have to pay attention to each individual candidate.ApplicantPro would be less well suited for a company looking to hire a lot of people or a company where they want to post a ton of different jobs
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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
7.2
LinkedIn Talent
7.7
Job Requisition Management
ApplicantPro
7.2
LinkedIn Talent
7.8
Company Website Posting
ApplicantPro
7.9
LinkedIn Talent
7.9
Publish to Social Media
ApplicantPro
8.5
LinkedIn Talent
7.8
Job Search Site Posting
ApplicantPro
7.6
LinkedIn Talent
7.4
Customized Application Form
ApplicantPro
6.0
LinkedIn Talent
7.1
Resume Management
ApplicantPro
7.4
LinkedIn Talent
7.0
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
ApplicantPro
6.1
LinkedIn Talent
7.5
Candidate Search
ApplicantPro
8.4
LinkedIn Talent
8.7
Applicant Tracking
ApplicantPro
8.5
LinkedIn Talent
7.2
Collaboration
ApplicantPro
6.5
LinkedIn Talent
8.0
Task Creation and Delegation
ApplicantPro
4.9
LinkedIn Talent
6.8
Email Templates
ApplicantPro
7.4
LinkedIn Talent
8.2
User Permissions
ApplicantPro
7.5
LinkedIn Talent
7.6
Notifications and Alerts
ApplicantPro
7.6
LinkedIn Talent
8.1
Reporting
ApplicantPro
7.0
LinkedIn Talent
7.9

Pros

  • ApplicantPro is very good at tracking applicants throughout different jobs - allowing users to copy and find applicants easily.
  • ApplicantPro makes it easy to post jobs externally through just one posting system.
  • ApplicantPro job posting is very easy - simple questions that are quick to answer and copy/paste features.
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  • I don't know the statistics behind it, but LinkedIn has an extensive network - I would imagine one of, if not the, largest professional networks out there. Being able to tap into that network is incredibly helpful from a recruitment standpoint. Both utilizing the free job board and the paid postings allow us to reach a wide audience.
  • There are multiple options to fit the needs of each organization. Some of the larger packages, such as job slots, didn't make sense for us, given the size of our organization and how much hiring we do. However, I liked that packages could be customized to meet our needs.
  • The mobile app is great - optimized for my phone, easy to use, easy to read.
  • I enjoy the transparency and connectivity that is used with LinkedIn. When posting jobs, we can link them to our recruiter, which allows candidates to get more information about our department and company. We want to establish our connection with a candidate from the start, and LinkedIn makes this easy.
  • Additional products come out regularly, which allows you to change up your hiring practices/reach new candidates. These tools help source candidates easily.
  • I appreciate the tips and tricks LinkedIn publishes through their blog, articles, etc. They conduct a lot of create interviews and publish quality content.
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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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  • When running an advanced search, you can sort out individuals that have previously been contacted, tagged, or saved to a project. I wish they would add to this list the ability to sort out profiles that you have viewed within the last day, week, month, etc., to help me avoid accidentally looking at the same profile over and over again.
  • I wish job postings were more affordable. This is a feature that I would like to be able to take advantage of, but my understanding both from current and previous use is that job postings on LinkedIn cost an arm and a leg.
  • I would appreciate if I could either see if a profile has already been added to our resume database so I can check to see if another recruiter is actively working with them or if someone possibly has in the past. Although rare, I do sometimes run into candidates that are already working with another recruiter in a different position. It is unfortunately not feasible to check every profile against our database before sending an InMail if I hope to have an even mildly productive day.
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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 Talent9.9
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

These two systems are similar in that they track applicants, can store offers, automate email responses and allow easy job posting. I think that PeopleSoft is a little more advanced and has more overall options/safeguards, where as ApplicantPro is still in a learning phase both within themselves and for us as a company
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LinkedIn has better search functionality and you get to see profiles vs. just resumes. Easier access to contact candidates as well.
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Return on Investment

  • There have been a few times where we have been able to catch duplicate applicants or applicants that come through different sources applying to the same job.
  • We are able to keep track of all of our offer letters in one area.
  • The automation features are useful for our company.
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  • This tool has increased out ability to close open positions faster through sourcing and passive candidate access
  • The quality of our hires has increased because we have less turnover and better initial 90-day performance reviews
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Pricing Details

ApplicantPro

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

LinkedIn Talent

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