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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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Recruiterbox

Recruiterbox is a great solution for small to medium sized organizations. It's flexible, easy to set up, and affordable. Compared to other tools (which includes the recruiting platform widgets offered by the job boards themselves), it made the most sense for us.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Recruiting / ATS

ApplicantStack
9.1
Recruiterbox
7.4
Job Requisition Management
ApplicantStack
9.0
Recruiterbox
7.7
Company Website Posting
ApplicantStack
10.0
Recruiterbox
7.1
Publish to Social Media
ApplicantStack
9.6
Recruiterbox
6.0
Job Search Site Posting
ApplicantStack
9.6
Recruiterbox
8.0
Customized Application Form
ApplicantStack
9.9
Recruiterbox
9.5
Resume Management
ApplicantStack
6.0
Recruiterbox
8.7
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
ApplicantStack
9.7
Recruiterbox
5.0
Candidate Search
ApplicantStack
7.3
Recruiterbox
7.3
Applicant Tracking
ApplicantStack
9.7
Recruiterbox
8.0
Collaboration
ApplicantStack
9.2
Recruiterbox
8.3
Task Creation and Delegation
ApplicantStack
10.0
Recruiterbox
6.5
Email Templates
ApplicantStack
9.7
Recruiterbox
8.9
User Permissions
ApplicantStack
9.7
Recruiterbox
8.0
Notifications and Alerts
ApplicantStack
8.0
Recruiterbox
6.4
Reporting
ApplicantStack
9.0
Recruiterbox
5.0

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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  • Easy to use and customize: Recruiterbox takes little to no training to be able to use, and it's very easy to figure out how to add postings, add steps in the recruiting process, and process through applicants.
  • Great customer service: Recruiterbox always gets back to us quickly with helpful answers that solve our issues.
  • Easy to sync with our website: We worked with our developers to make sure that our application on our site would seamlessly flow into Recruiterbox.
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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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  • Filters on candidates and openings: Sometimes it can be confusing when filters are not turned on correctly (which is very easy to miss), which means that the wrong candidate or opening results will appear.
  • Search: Sometimes candidates won't show up in a search (based on what page you're on), but there doesn't seem to be any rhyme or reason to when they do or don't show up.
  • Multiple applications (Recruiterbox calls these "copies"): While it's helpful that a little symbol will show up next to an applicant's name if they're in the system multiple times, I think there could be a better way from a UX perspective to integrate this feature, as sometimes it can be for the same position, sometimes it can be across multiple positions, and sometimes it can be over the course of a number of years.
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Likelihood to Renew

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Recruiterbox1.0
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We have not renewed our subscription for Recruiterbox. Although it is a great platform with great customer service, it does not have the functionality our company needs to be able to scale and there weren't plans to develop that functionality soon.
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Usability

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Recruiterbox8.0
Based on 1 answer
Recruiterbox is extremely easy to use and to learn. The only function that is difficult to use, even once you have the hang of the system, is reporting.
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Support

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Recruiterbox10.0
Based on 1 answer
The customer service has always been fantastic. We were always taken care of and no issue or problem went unsolved.
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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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Recruiterbox has a much nicer layout than ApplicantPro and is overall a more userfriendly product. However, Recruiterbox does not have a lot of the features that are popular among other ATS's that you see in ApplicantPro and Greenhouse (text-recruiting, background check integration, video interviewing, etc.). Greenhouse has far more features than Recruiterbox, however the pricing of Recruiterbox is hard to beat.
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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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  • More organized tracking of our candidates. Better data on past candidates.
  • Easy to learn and easy to train hiring managers on. Less time spent training.
  • Better communication with hiring managers on if the candidate was a fit.
  • Trouble getting a hold of candidates. Poor candidate response.
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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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Recruiterbox

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