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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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SimplyHired

The job types (full time, contract, part time etc.) help to easily distinguish between different types of job postings, and the jobs are filtered based on the job types. The most recent job or openings are displayed on top which helps the job aspirants to apply to the most recent ones. The salary calculator app helps to understand better the salary applicable for the position and the experience.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Recruiting / ATS

ApplicantStack
9.1
SimplyHired
7.7
Job Requisition Management
ApplicantStack
9.0
SimplyHired
9.0
Company Website Posting
ApplicantStack
10.0
SimplyHired
8.0
Publish to Social Media
ApplicantStack
9.6
SimplyHired
8.0
Job Search Site Posting
ApplicantStack
9.6
SimplyHired
7.0
Customized Application Form
ApplicantStack
9.9
SimplyHired
8.0
Resume Management
ApplicantStack
6.0
SimplyHired
7.0
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
ApplicantStack
9.7
SimplyHired
7.0
Candidate Search
ApplicantStack
7.3
SimplyHired
7.0
Applicant Tracking
ApplicantStack
9.7
SimplyHired
8.0
Collaboration
ApplicantStack
9.2
SimplyHired
7.0
Task Creation and Delegation
ApplicantStack
10.0
SimplyHired
8.0
Email Templates
ApplicantStack
9.7
SimplyHired
7.0
User Permissions
ApplicantStack
9.7
SimplyHired
8.0
Notifications and Alerts
ApplicantStack
8.0
SimplyHired
8.0
Reporting
ApplicantStack
9.0
SimplyHired
9.0

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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  • The post-to-hire time is significantly lower, which augurs well with our organizational requirements.
  • It's very easy to navigate, quite user friendly screen and options makes it easier for posting and searching jobs.
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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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  • For job aspirants, there is room for improvement. As in, for Job alerts, SimplyHired needs to send as close a match as possible. Currently, there are cases where non-matching jobs also appear in the Job alerts that the job aspirants receive on daily/weekly basis.
  • Somehow there should be provisions for flagging the scam jobs, or reporting scam jobs, so that the flagged jobs after proper evaluation can be removed from the job lists.
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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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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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  • The job post-to-hire time is quite less which helps in effective time management and filling up the position in a timely manner.
  • The candidate search options, almost always gives us the best fit for the open position. Thus, we do not have to spend more time filling up the position. This eventually helps in significant cost savings as one need not have to pay anything to any consultant to hire resources.
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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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SimplyHired

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