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ApplicantPro

10 Ratings

ZipRecruiter

38 Ratings

ApplicantPro

10 Ratings
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Score 8.1 out of 101

ZipRecruiter

38 Ratings
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Score 7.3 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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ZipRecruiter

ZipRecruiter works well for entry level positions, I've noticed we have a higher application rate with lower level jobs vs high experience required positions. It has been extremely helpful for reaching a large audience quickly. Those who have an account receive email updates and notifications about jobs related to what jobs they are interested in
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Feature Rating Comparison

Recruiting / ATS

ApplicantPro
8.4
ZipRecruiter
6.9
Job Requisition Management
ApplicantPro
7.0
ZipRecruiter
8.2
Company Website Posting
ApplicantPro
9.7
ZipRecruiter
6.8
Publish to Social Media
ApplicantPro
9.0
ZipRecruiter
7.8
Job Search Site Posting
ApplicantPro
9.2
ZipRecruiter
8.2
Customized Application Form
ApplicantPro
9.0
ZipRecruiter
6.4
Resume Management
ApplicantPro
9.6
ZipRecruiter
7.2
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
ApplicantPro
8.2
ZipRecruiter
4.7
Candidate Search
ApplicantPro
8.8
ZipRecruiter
7.0
Applicant Tracking
ApplicantPro
9.2
ZipRecruiter
6.3
Collaboration
ApplicantPro
8.0
ZipRecruiter
5.7
Task Creation and Delegation
ApplicantPro
6.7
ZipRecruiter
4.6
Email Templates
ApplicantPro
8.6
ZipRecruiter
7.1
User Permissions
ApplicantPro
8.0
ZipRecruiter
8.2
Notifications and Alerts
ApplicantPro
8.2
ZipRecruiter
7.9
Reporting
ApplicantPro
7.1
ZipRecruiter
6.9

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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  • ZipRecruiter allows you to use keywords and tag your posts to reach a wider audience. This is especially helpful for multi-faceted positions in where the title might not include all the descriptors to attract qualified candidates.
  • I really enjoy the wage range comparison feature. As you write a job post it compares the wage you offer to other wages in the area, based on the job title. This is great for keeping an eye on the competition and adjusting to get the best candidates.
  • The resume search feature is also very helpful. I can search by years of experience in a field, job titles or resume keywords, so I don't accidentally overlook the kind of people I am looking for.
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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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  • Resume formats were sometimes off
  • Email system from ZipRecruiter couldn't negotiate with signature from normal email systems.
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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.
Andrew Crosby profile photo
ZipRecruiter10.0
Based on 5 answers
Results. The bottom line is the results we are getting. We are seeing not only quality applications, but quality hires that can directly be tied to our use of ZipRecruiter. The ROI is second to none - a simple and easy to use tool that is driving healthcare professionals to my various clients.
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Usability

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
ZipRecruiter10.0
Based on 1 answer
The customer services team provides anything I need so there have been no issues from a user standpoint. they respond quickly and provide all the information I need to make the best possible decisions moving forward. With their help we can do anything we need from a campaign stand point with zero difficulty.
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Support

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
ZipRecruiter7.0
Based on 1 answer
Have not had to utilize support recently, but in past instances they have reached out within 12 hours to help rectify any problems or answer any questions about features and functionality. The only issue I ever had with them was trying to clarify, when they previously advertised that they posted on 200+ job boards, if that meant that your job would for sure be posted on each job board. Turns out, by the way, that they only guarantee distribution, not posting
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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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ZipRecruiter stacks up very well with the competition. We still use the competitors as they both provide a great return, but in terms of quality, they are top notch. From a volume stand point it all depends on the budget that is allocated, you are truly getting what you pay for - which a lot of other organizations cannot say.
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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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  • Great ROI
  • Can track ROI on specific positions
  • Can start and stop campaigns at any time
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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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ZipRecruiter

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