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Ascentis Recruiting

4 Ratings
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Score 3.1 out of 101

iSmartRecruit

3 Ratings
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Score 9 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Ascentis Recruiting

Ascentis Recruiting is well suited for a small company, or a company that is rolling out their very first ATS. The system is less appropriate for mid to larger sized companies; for users/companies that have had a robust ATS in the past. The system is very limited and is not user-friendly/intuitive. Customization for offer letters is difficult. The company nickel and dimes users on any additional buy-up.
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iSmartRecruit

Posting our openings to our website is #1. This saves us a lot of time and eliminates the need to have a website resource do it every time we have a new opening. Prospective candidates can email us directly.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Recruiting / ATS

Ascentis Recruiting
2.1
iSmartRecruit
8.9
Job Requisition Management
Ascentis Recruiting
3.0
iSmartRecruit
9.1
Company Website Posting
Ascentis Recruiting
3.0
iSmartRecruit
9.1
Publish to Social Media
Ascentis Recruiting
3.0
iSmartRecruit
9.1
Job Search Site Posting
Ascentis Recruiting
1.0
iSmartRecruit
8.8
Customized Application Form
Ascentis Recruiting
2.0
iSmartRecruit
8.5
Resume Management
Ascentis Recruiting
1.0
iSmartRecruit
8.5
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Ascentis Recruiting
1.0
iSmartRecruit
9.1
Candidate Search
Ascentis Recruiting
2.0
iSmartRecruit
8.5
Applicant Tracking
Ascentis Recruiting
2.0
iSmartRecruit
9.1
Email Templates
Ascentis Recruiting
1.0
iSmartRecruit
9.1
User Permissions
Ascentis Recruiting
5.0
iSmartRecruit
9.1
Reporting
Ascentis Recruiting
1.0
iSmartRecruit
9.1
Collaboration
Ascentis Recruiting
iSmartRecruit
9.1
Task Creation and Delegation
Ascentis Recruiting
iSmartRecruit
9.1
Notifications and Alerts
Ascentis Recruiting
iSmartRecruit
9.1

Pros

  • All information housed in one system
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  • Easy and quick access to clients, candidates, jobs and prospects.
  • Posting our jobs to our websites.
  • Uploading and parsing candidate resumes is simple.
  • Keeping track of our placements or the candidates we don't place (and notes about why) help us as we consider people for future opportunities.
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Cons

  • Affordable access for all users in an organization
  • Ability to download bulk resumes individually
  • Moving candidates through the process
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  • I need to take some time to rename some of the field names. The nice thing is I can do most of this myself as the administrator. I haven't been quick about knowing where to go in the system (my fault).
  • Each business has custom needs and requirements. There are times when this has to be done by iSmart. They are quick to respond to requests.
  • I would like to add some additional reports to the system. I just haven't learned to do this myself (haven't taken the time) - and I haven't requested it.
  • It's a robust system with many features. Because of this - there is a learning curve. It can be difficult to get our recruiters to slow down long enough to learn really learn the system, to enter all of the information, or to check the system before calling a candidate, client or prospect that has already been contacted.
  • I would like to be able to enter 5 or 6 key words to identify the top information about a particular candidate to help with searching. Searching for candidates is a feature in the system - but this might help our recruiters remember to do it.
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Alternatives Considered

Ascentis Recruiting does not even stack up against these platforms. We selected Ascentis Recruiting as it seemed to be a good system for the price point and what our organization needs were.
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We looked at a number of other systems that were not as comprehensive. Many were priced above our budget, and we know customer service would not have been as good
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Return on Investment

  • Negative: Users do not like the system. It is not intuitive.
  • Negative: Takes a lot of time to get candidate resumes out to hiring managers if you do not have a seat purchased for all of your hiring managers. Should be saving time for an organization but it does not.
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  • It's eliminated the need to hire additional administrative staff. This is the single biggest savings.
  • It has saved a lot of time that allows us to spend more of our time and resources responding to clients and candidates. Our clients and candidates feel we are more service-oriented and different than our competition. We've received referrals this way. Difficult to measure - but definitely huge items.
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Pricing Details

Ascentis Recruiting

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Ascentis Recruiting Editions & Modules
Ascentis Recruiting
Additional Pricing Details

iSmartRecruit

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No
iSmartRecruit Editions & Modules
iSmartRecruit
On-premise Edition
On-premise (self hosted)
$9,9991
Customized version
$02
1. 10 users
2. based on requirement
SaaS Edition
SaaS (Cloud)
$491
1. per user
Additional Pricing Details
iSmartRecruit talent acquisition software can be customized based on your needs, like adding some reports or new functionalities, with a plan that is fit for your business requirements. Connect with the vendor for any questions related to plans and pricing.