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ApplicantStack

ApplicantStack would be useful for any size business with one or a variety of openings. It is designed to handle multiple job openings over time.
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GoHire

If you need to hire one person then the software is a bit overkill for you. If you are looking to hire multiple people in different departments and would like to schedule interviews with multiple candidates, then this would be a good win for you. My company is a circus company, so we have to list multiple jobs often. This allows us to track those jobs and the people with ease.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Recruiting / ATS

ApplicantStack
9.1
GoHire
8.8
Job Requisition Management
ApplicantStack
9.1
GoHire
10.0
Company Website Posting
ApplicantStack
10.0
GoHire
5.0
Publish to Social Media
ApplicantStack
9.6
GoHire
7.0
Job Search Site Posting
ApplicantStack
9.6
GoHire
10.0
Customized Application Form
ApplicantStack
9.9
GoHire
8.0
Resume Management
ApplicantStack
6.0
GoHire
10.0
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
ApplicantStack
9.7
GoHire
7.0
Candidate Search
ApplicantStack
7.3
GoHire
8.0
Applicant Tracking
ApplicantStack
9.7
GoHire
9.0
Collaboration
ApplicantStack
9.2
GoHire
9.0
Task Creation and Delegation
ApplicantStack
10.0
GoHire
10.0
Email Templates
ApplicantStack
9.7
GoHire
User Permissions
ApplicantStack
9.7
GoHire
10.0
Notifications and Alerts
ApplicantStack
8.0
GoHire
10.0
Reporting
ApplicantStack
9.1
GoHire
10.0

Pros

  • The reports are particularly helpful. For the first few years, I didn't use the reports simply because we transitioned from paper applications and we were still learning about the online process. Now we review them monthly to see where any inefficiencies lie.
  • We have every application that has ever been submitted to our organization in the online database. If someone reapplies, we can look back and see the reasons we didn't pursue them. This does require us to make good notes to be able to look back on, which is a good practice regardless. Sometimes we are able to take a second look at someone if it was something like limited availability that took them out of the running initially versus a personality issue.
  • Simply put, the whole premise of the site is valuable. Being able to capture applications online, when that is how most people find us, is crucial.
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  • Organizing and listing of openings at companies
  • Tracking potential candidates
  • Following up with potential candidates and creating shortlists
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Cons

  • I believe this stems from integration with our website, but ever since our franchisor changed the layout of our application, we have had issues with people being able to complete our application. We very recently reduced our initial application to contact information only and have seen a twofold increase in the number of completed "applications". Technological ability is not a part of the job we mainly hire for, so this has worked better for us.
  • Setting up forms on the onboarding side can be arduous, but it is done so infrequently that it's not a deterrent for us. Once you have a setup that works, you're golden. You do have to use Internet Explorer when modifying forms to be able to save changes for some reason.
  • If you don't have someone tech savvy on staff, you will need to contact ApplicantStack staff to make changes to your application. They have been very helpful for me the couple times I have needed help.
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  • Integration with third party software such as WordPress is lacking
  • Didn't really have too many other major issues with the software
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Alternatives Considered

Applicantstack offered a high level of customization for us, at a price point their competitors couldn't touch. While it's got some room for improvement in reporting, we've been able to fill every gap with custom programming at an incredibly reasonable rate.
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We used to list our jobs in a WordPress post and then share those posts to social media. Candidates would respond by emails or by filling out an online form. We opted to upgrade to GoHire as we can list all our jobs in one place and provide a link on WordPress to our overall job board. This is saving us time and money, as it reduces the search that need to happen to find candidates emails or submitted forms.
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Return on Investment

  • We want to see more applications. Most months, it would be impractical to have all those papers on our recruiter's desk. I cannot imagine going back to paper after using ApplicantStack.
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  • Time is money. This software allows us to streamline the process of listing and reviewing candidates.
  • The software allowed us to better see a "Birdseye" view of all the applicants that we have, to make more informed hiring decisions.
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Pricing Details

ApplicantStack

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

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