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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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talentReef

Famous Toastery is a fast-growing chain, and I fully expect talentReef has the qualities and flexibility to grow with us. While talentReef focuses on restaurants, I believe it's capabilities are well-suited for any type of organization.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Recruiting / ATS

ApplicantPro
7.2
talentReef
7.3
Job Requisition Management
ApplicantPro
7.2
talentReef
7.1
Company Website Posting
ApplicantPro
7.9
talentReef
7.4
Publish to Social Media
ApplicantPro
8.5
talentReef
7.2
Job Search Site Posting
ApplicantPro
7.6
talentReef
7.5
Customized Application Form
ApplicantPro
6.0
talentReef
7.8
Resume Management
ApplicantPro
7.4
talentReef
7.3
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
ApplicantPro
6.1
talentReef
6.7
Candidate Search
ApplicantPro
8.4
talentReef
7.9
Applicant Tracking
ApplicantPro
8.6
talentReef
7.8
Collaboration
ApplicantPro
6.5
talentReef
Task Creation and Delegation
ApplicantPro
4.9
talentReef
Email Templates
ApplicantPro
7.4
talentReef
6.8
User Permissions
ApplicantPro
7.5
talentReef
8.0
Notifications and Alerts
ApplicantPro
7.6
talentReef
7.3
Reporting
ApplicantPro
7.0
talentReef
6.9

Onboarding

ApplicantPro
talentReef
7.2
New hire portal
ApplicantPro
talentReef
7.1
Manager tracking tools
ApplicantPro
talentReef
7.3
Compliance tracking and reporting
ApplicantPro
talentReef
7.0

Performance and Goals

ApplicantPro
talentReef
7.7
Performance tracking
ApplicantPro
talentReef
7.7

Performance Management

ApplicantPro
talentReef
7.0
Performance plans
ApplicantPro
talentReef
5.8
Manager note taking
ApplicantPro
talentReef
5.5
Performance improvement plans
ApplicantPro
talentReef
6.1
Review status tracking
ApplicantPro
talentReef
8.2
Multiple review frequency
ApplicantPro
talentReef
8.7
Reporting
ApplicantPro
talentReef
7.5

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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  • We've been with talentReef nearly 2 years and our last 2 account managers have been great! Support was a concern right after we converted, but we were able to gain an account rep and began weekly calls until all the holes were plugged in.
  • Linking ATS data and onboarding data eliminates the need for the applicant/new hire to enter the same information twice.
  • We're now receiving system emails regarding upcoming new releases, which is helpful.
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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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  • Superior customer service means everything to me -before purchasing the system I read some reviews which said customer service might be lacking with talentReef. While there have been times of frustration, on the whole, they have improved a great deal and seem committed to continual improvement. I have specifically seen improvement in their sense of urgency to correct any issues.
  • The system is not quite as intuitive as I would like it to be. For example, when searching for an applicant by the last name, if one letter is misspelled there are no results, and no suggestions based on what was entered.
  • Some of the forms and processes used (e.g. for adding a new location) are a bit clunky - not horribly so. My hope is some of those can be streamlined going forward.
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Likelihood to Renew

ApplicantPro9.0
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It is a solid product that is easy to use and implement.
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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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ADP, Kronos, SAPFor the price, and for what the organization receives, it really is tough to beat talentReef.
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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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  • Helped with turnover by getting better-qualified candidates
  • Helped save time and money from our HR Department by being paperless and compliant
  • Provided an easier way for our managers to do their jobs and hire people
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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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talentReef

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