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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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ZipRecruiter

ZipRecruiter has proven to be useful in a variety of scenarios for us. Whether it is a high volume of candidates that we are looking for or one high level position, we have had success with ZipRecruiter. If we were ever having a hard time with a specific position, we could use a Traffic Boost credit to get more visibility for our posting. The resume database is also a great compliment for the posting when you need more candidates.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Recruiting / ATS

ApplicantPro
7.2
ZipRecruiter
7.3
Job Requisition Management
ApplicantPro
7.2
ZipRecruiter
8.0
Company Website Posting
ApplicantPro
7.9
ZipRecruiter
7.6
Publish to Social Media
ApplicantPro
8.5
ZipRecruiter
8.0
Job Search Site Posting
ApplicantPro
7.6
ZipRecruiter
8.2
Customized Application Form
ApplicantPro
6.0
ZipRecruiter
7.2
Resume Management
ApplicantPro
7.4
ZipRecruiter
7.1
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
ApplicantPro
6.1
ZipRecruiter
5.7
Candidate Search
ApplicantPro
8.4
ZipRecruiter
6.7
Applicant Tracking
ApplicantPro
8.5
ZipRecruiter
7.1
Collaboration
ApplicantPro
6.5
ZipRecruiter
6.6
Task Creation and Delegation
ApplicantPro
4.9
ZipRecruiter
5.4
Email Templates
ApplicantPro
7.4
ZipRecruiter
8.3
User Permissions
ApplicantPro
7.5
ZipRecruiter
8.3
Notifications and Alerts
ApplicantPro
7.6
ZipRecruiter
8.4
Reporting
ApplicantPro
7.0
ZipRecruiter
7.4

Pros

  • Allows us to involve a hiring manager or hiring committee in the selection and review process via their own logins. Easy to manage access to only the right job postings.
  • Custom (knock out) questions for each job posting. This is nice because we can get very specific as to what information we want out of an applicant. This helps in narrowing down to the final candidates.
  • Ability for teams to each rate a candidate (via 5 stars). It then takes an average which helps in selecting candidates for interviews.
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  • It is a well-known product. More and more candidates select this as where they heard about our company. It's hard to ignore the fact that it's becoming a very reputable job platform. They do quite a bit of advertising, so I'm interested in seeing how it will grow.
  • Because it's grown in popularity, the candidate pool is quite large. Depending on your criteria, there are a lot of potential candidates to find.
  • There is a way to rate candidates using the thumbs up/down/middle options. I enjoy having this right on the platform, rather than having to make notes about candidates.
  • Fairly user-friendly - it's not the sexiest interface, but it's also not difficult to use, which is nice.
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Cons

  • There are not a lot of negatives. Great ATS solution with great customer support.
  • They do have a job email notification feature for potential candidates but it only sends it out periodically. It would be nice to have more control of when the emails go out.
  • The design is improving but takes some getting used to.
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  • My least favorite feature is the automatic apply feature. When a candidate applies for say, a customer service job, ZipRecruiter can automatically send out their resume to any job with customer service keywords. This causes issues for me because I get candidates who have no idea that they applied, or they end up applying to my customer service positions that have language requirement they can't fill.
  • I am not fond of how often the filters reset. When I'm searching through my jobs, the filters automatically reset every single time I click on something. This is an annoyance when you're looking for multiple jobs or candidates within the same perimeters.
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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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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

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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

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No answers yet
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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

  • 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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  • 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