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Paycom

96 Ratings

Ascentis Recruiting

4 Ratings
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Score 3.2 out of 101

Paycom

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Score 7.3 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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Paycom

I believe Paycom is well suited for any company with 25 or more employees. It will help companies with a larger employee base run more efficiently.As our employee base grows, Paycom will make it easy for our changing needs. We were worried about the transition over to Paycom, but with help from our representative, this process was easy.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Recruiting / ATS

Ascentis Recruiting
2.1
Paycom
7.8
Job Requisition Management
Ascentis Recruiting
3.0
Paycom
8.4
Company Website Posting
Ascentis Recruiting
3.0
Paycom
7.7
Publish to Social Media
Ascentis Recruiting
3.0
Paycom
8.1
Job Search Site Posting
Ascentis Recruiting
1.0
Paycom
7.7
Customized Application Form
Ascentis Recruiting
2.0
Paycom
Resume Management
Ascentis Recruiting
1.0
Paycom
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Ascentis Recruiting
1.0
Paycom
7.5
Candidate Search
Ascentis Recruiting
2.0
Paycom
Applicant Tracking
Ascentis Recruiting
2.0
Paycom
7.7
Email Templates
Ascentis Recruiting
1.0
Paycom
User Permissions
Ascentis Recruiting
5.0
Paycom
Reporting
Ascentis Recruiting
1.0
Paycom
Notifications and Alerts
Ascentis Recruiting
Paycom
7.7

Human Resource Management

Ascentis Recruiting
Paycom
7.7
Employee demographic data
Ascentis Recruiting
Paycom
7.3
Employment history
Ascentis Recruiting
Paycom
7.2
Job profiles and administration
Ascentis Recruiting
Paycom
8.5
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
Ascentis Recruiting
Paycom
7.6
Organizational charting
Ascentis Recruiting
Paycom
7.2
Organization and location management
Ascentis Recruiting
Paycom
8.0
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
Ascentis Recruiting
Paycom
8.1

Payroll Management

Ascentis Recruiting
Paycom
8.2
Pay calculation
Ascentis Recruiting
Paycom
8.2
Support for external payroll vendors
Ascentis Recruiting
Paycom
8.6
Benefit plan administration
Ascentis Recruiting
Paycom
7.3
Direct deposit files
Ascentis Recruiting
Paycom
8.6
Salary revision and increment management
Ascentis Recruiting
Paycom
8.1
Reimbursement management
Ascentis Recruiting
Paycom
8.6

Leave and Attendance Management

Ascentis Recruiting
Paycom
7.2
Approval workflow
Ascentis Recruiting
Paycom
7.9
Balance details
Ascentis Recruiting
Paycom
6.5
Annual carry-forward and encashment
Ascentis Recruiting
Paycom
7.2

Employee Self Service

Ascentis Recruiting
Paycom
7.9
View and generate pay and benefit information
Ascentis Recruiting
Paycom
8.1
Update personal information
Ascentis Recruiting
Paycom
8.3
View company policy documentation
Ascentis Recruiting
Paycom
7.7
Employee recognition
Ascentis Recruiting
Paycom
8.2
View job history
Ascentis Recruiting
Paycom
7.0

Asset Management

Ascentis Recruiting
Paycom
8.4
Tracking of all physical assets
Ascentis Recruiting
Paycom
8.4

HR Reporting

Ascentis Recruiting
Paycom
7.3
Report builder
Ascentis Recruiting
Paycom
7.0
Pre-built reports
Ascentis Recruiting
Paycom
7.0
Ability to combine HR data with external data
Ascentis Recruiting
Paycom
7.9

Onboarding

Ascentis Recruiting
Paycom
8.2
New hire portal
Ascentis Recruiting
Paycom
8.3
Manager tracking tools
Ascentis Recruiting
Paycom
8.2

Performance and Goals

Ascentis Recruiting
Paycom
7.8
Corporate goal setting
Ascentis Recruiting
Paycom
8.2
Individual goal setting
Ascentis Recruiting
Paycom
7.4
Line-of sight-visibility
Ascentis Recruiting
Paycom
8.1
Performance tracking
Ascentis Recruiting
Paycom
7.3

Performance Management

Ascentis Recruiting
Paycom
8.2
Performance plans
Ascentis Recruiting
Paycom
8.2
Performance improvement plans
Ascentis Recruiting
Paycom
8.6
Review status tracking
Ascentis Recruiting
Paycom
8.6
Review reminders
Ascentis Recruiting
Paycom
7.8
Multiple review frequency
Ascentis Recruiting
Paycom
8.1

Succession Planning

Ascentis Recruiting
Paycom
8.3
Create succession plans/pools
Ascentis Recruiting
Paycom
8.9
Candidate ranking
Ascentis Recruiting
Paycom
8.3
Candidate search
Ascentis Recruiting
Paycom
7.9
Candidate development
Ascentis Recruiting
Paycom
8.2

Pros

  • All information housed in one system
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  • We do business in all 50 states. This means we send employees to remote locations to perform services. Prior to using Paycom, the payroll tax process was a nightmare. Our accounting expenses were through the roof. Paycom eliminated this burden completely.
  • HR management was an afterthought for us prior to Paycom. This platform has enabled us to be a responsible employer by taking our employee recruiting, training and management seriously. We have eliminated outside HR consultants and hired a director of HR. We have significantly improved our employee recruiting while communication with our staff has never been better.
  • The implementation was a cakewalk. One day we decided to become a Paycom user and overnight the software was functioning. Almost zero internal technical resources needed to be involved.
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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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  • One feature that could use slight improvement that we had with our old payroll vendor was a way employees to see how many PTO hours they would have as of a certain date. Paycom does have this option, but an employee has to pretend to enter a PTO request to see that. PTO is a priority to all of our employees so just making hours available a bit more clear.
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Likelihood to Renew

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Paycom9.1
Based on 2 answers
Paycom has been the best company decision for us!
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Usability

No score
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Paycom9.1
Based on 1 answer
Paycom is exceptionally user friendly!
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Support

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Paycom9.1
Based on 1 answer
The Paycom support team always exceeds my expectations in their timely, skillful and efficient assistance!
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Implementation

No score
No answers yet
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Paycom9.1
Based on 1 answer
Implementing Paycom as our trusted HR/Payroll management company was extremely effortless and the transition was seamless.
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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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None of the above payroll companies even compare to Paycom. The dedicated specialist is very important to me and I can speak to them with any questions. With the above companies, my payroll account never seemed to be important or big enough with them and I was never able to get the help I needed. With that said, this made a situation where I had to figure everything out and make sure my filings were correct and on the correct forms. One thing I do not want to do is get messed up with payroll taxes. The above companies didn't seem to care if I was compliant and I never had a good relationship to rely on with their specialists. The costs associated with Paycom are also better than any of the above listed companies.
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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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  • Time is one of my most important assets and Paycom saves my considerable time, so to me they are priceless.
  • Simple and easy payroll processing means it takes less time paying my employees than ever before.
  • The report features allow me to keep track of finances within my business to make sure my payroll amounts are in line with other businesses in my industry.
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Pricing Details

Ascentis Recruiting

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

Paycom

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