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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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PCRecruiter

PCRecruiter is a great tool for staffing agencies. The ability to pull candidate info from your desktop rather than to search through file cabinets is a huge time saver. The only downside to PCRecruiter is that it could be more user-friendly and it takes some time in getting used to the features. The time it saves our recruiters definitely outweighs the Cons.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Recruiting / ATS

ApplicantStack
9.1
PCRecruiter
8.8
Job Requisition Management
ApplicantStack
9.0
PCRecruiter
8.7
Company Website Posting
ApplicantStack
10.0
PCRecruiter
9.0
Publish to Social Media
ApplicantStack
9.6
PCRecruiter
8.7
Job Search Site Posting
ApplicantStack
9.6
PCRecruiter
8.0
Customized Application Form
ApplicantStack
9.9
PCRecruiter
8.7
Resume Management
ApplicantStack
6.0
PCRecruiter
8.6
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
ApplicantStack
9.7
PCRecruiter
8.3
Candidate Search
ApplicantStack
7.3
PCRecruiter
9.0
Applicant Tracking
ApplicantStack
9.7
PCRecruiter
9.6
Collaboration
ApplicantStack
9.2
PCRecruiter
10.0
Task Creation and Delegation
ApplicantStack
10.0
PCRecruiter
10.0
Email Templates
ApplicantStack
9.7
PCRecruiter
8.2
User Permissions
ApplicantStack
9.7
PCRecruiter
9.9
Notifications and Alerts
ApplicantStack
8.0
PCRecruiter
6.3
Reporting
ApplicantStack
9.0
PCRecruiter
8.3

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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  • Applicant tracking is a great tool. We are able to search resumes or search by keyword. This is a definite time saver and will eliminate your filing cabinets.
  • Linking candidates to job orders. We are able to create jobs and link candidates to open job orders. This allows us to see what positions are currently open and also lets us know the length of time the position was open before being filled.
  • Notes: We are able to keep notes on start dates, end dates, call-offs, tardiness, workers comp claims, disciplinary, and anything else that our company needs. This is a great tool when you have workers comp claims, unemployment, or documentation for ending a work assignment.
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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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  • Some of PCR's search criteria is irrelevant and just takes up space and could be streamlined
  • Merging duplicates needs improving. You must have an exact field match to merge, and this can be very cumbersome with massive amounts of data. Also, when a resume is parsed, the safety nets for adding duplicates are often times useless.
  • I would like to be able to save search criteria in PCR besides the default
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Likelihood to Renew

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PCRecruiter8.9
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Sales Consultants of dallas has and I forsee will continue to use PCRecruiter due to the flexability and how core it has become to their business.
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Usability

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PCRecruiter8.5
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I think there is a lot of room to improve, but it's great...
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Reliability and Availability

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PCRecruiter9.0
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I have had little to no downtime with PC Recruiter (except for planned maintenance). Whether I am using it on my laptop or the mobile versions (iPad and Android based phone), I am able to get to my information quickly and easily
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Performance

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PCRecruiter9.6
Based on 2 answers
Except for an occassional "bug" in the software the system works very well and has for many years and thru sevewral upgrades.
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Support

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PCRecruiter9.1
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The technical support team is awesome. Very knowledgeable and if it is something out of the ordinary they will quickly find the answer or someone that has the expertise to help. I have never had a bad experience with PCR technical support services. They are first class.
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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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I first evaluated PCRecruiter (PCR) against several competing products in mid 2008 and found it to be the most versatile for our purpose. However, I can't remember the names of the other products due to passage of time. The only program of its type that delivered everything we needed, plus expansion possibilities, was PCRecruiter. Periodically I have conducted a similar review for the business and have yet to find a system that offers an advantage over PCRecruiter.
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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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  • PCRecruiter has automated and simplified many processes that used to be done manually in our business. Capture of data through parsing, capture of profiles through social media, etc. has all been been made easier.
  • The posting editor is Word based which eliminated having to know HTML code.
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Pricing Details

ApplicantStack

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
ApplicantStack Editions & Modules
ApplicantStack
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PCRecruiter

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required
PCRecruiter Editions & Modules
PCRecruiter
Edition
Basic 2-Year Contract
$851
1. Per User per Month
Additional Pricing Details
Discounts available based on number of users, affiliations, length of contract, and other needs.