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Score 7.2 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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Paycor

I would recommend Paycor without reservation
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Feature Rating Comparison

Recruiting / ATS

Ascentis Recruiting
2.1
Paycor
8.7
Job Requisition Management
Ascentis Recruiting
3.0
Paycor
8.1
Company Website Posting
Ascentis Recruiting
3.0
Paycor
7.9
Publish to Social Media
Ascentis Recruiting
3.0
Paycor
8.0
Job Search Site Posting
Ascentis Recruiting
1.0
Paycor
9.6
Customized Application Form
Ascentis Recruiting
2.0
Paycor
Resume Management
Ascentis Recruiting
1.0
Paycor
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Ascentis Recruiting
1.0
Paycor
8.9
Candidate Search
Ascentis Recruiting
2.0
Paycor
Applicant Tracking
Ascentis Recruiting
2.0
Paycor
9.2
Email Templates
Ascentis Recruiting
1.0
Paycor
User Permissions
Ascentis Recruiting
5.0
Paycor
Reporting
Ascentis Recruiting
1.0
Paycor
Notifications and Alerts
Ascentis Recruiting
Paycor
8.9

Human Resource Management

Ascentis Recruiting
Paycor
8.1
Employee demographic data
Ascentis Recruiting
Paycor
8.2
Employment history
Ascentis Recruiting
Paycor
8.3
Job profiles and administration
Ascentis Recruiting
Paycor
8.1
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
Ascentis Recruiting
Paycor
8.3
Organizational charting
Ascentis Recruiting
Paycor
6.8
Organization and location management
Ascentis Recruiting
Paycor
7.8
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
Ascentis Recruiting
Paycor
9.4

Payroll Management

Ascentis Recruiting
Paycor
8.3
Pay calculation
Ascentis Recruiting
Paycor
8.3
Support for external payroll vendors
Ascentis Recruiting
Paycor
8.2
Benefit plan administration
Ascentis Recruiting
Paycor
7.6
Direct deposit files
Ascentis Recruiting
Paycor
8.9
Salary revision and increment management
Ascentis Recruiting
Paycor
8.9
Reimbursement management
Ascentis Recruiting
Paycor
7.6

Leave and Attendance Management

Ascentis Recruiting
Paycor
8.8
Approval workflow
Ascentis Recruiting
Paycor
8.8
Balance details
Ascentis Recruiting
Paycor
8.9
Annual carry-forward and encashment
Ascentis Recruiting
Paycor
8.6

Employee Self Service

Ascentis Recruiting
Paycor
8.6
View and generate pay and benefit information
Ascentis Recruiting
Paycor
8.7
Update personal information
Ascentis Recruiting
Paycor
9.1
View company policy documentation
Ascentis Recruiting
Paycor
8.5
Employee recognition
Ascentis Recruiting
Paycor
8.4
View job history
Ascentis Recruiting
Paycor
8.6

Asset Management

Ascentis Recruiting
Paycor
9.0
Tracking of all physical assets
Ascentis Recruiting
Paycor
9.0

HR Reporting

Ascentis Recruiting
Paycor
5.7
Report builder
Ascentis Recruiting
Paycor
6.0
Pre-built reports
Ascentis Recruiting
Paycor
5.4
Ability to combine HR data with external data
Ascentis Recruiting
Paycor
5.8

Onboarding

Ascentis Recruiting
Paycor
8.4
New hire portal
Ascentis Recruiting
Paycor
8.0
Manager tracking tools
Ascentis Recruiting
Paycor
8.8

Performance and Goals

Ascentis Recruiting
Paycor
8.1
Corporate goal setting
Ascentis Recruiting
Paycor
7.3
Individual goal setting
Ascentis Recruiting
Paycor
9.0
Line-of sight-visibility
Ascentis Recruiting
Paycor
7.6
Performance tracking
Ascentis Recruiting
Paycor
8.6

Performance Management

Ascentis Recruiting
Paycor
8.7
Performance plans
Ascentis Recruiting
Paycor
8.3
Performance improvement plans
Ascentis Recruiting
Paycor
8.5
Review status tracking
Ascentis Recruiting
Paycor
8.9
Review reminders
Ascentis Recruiting
Paycor
9.0
Multiple review frequency
Ascentis Recruiting
Paycor
8.8

Succession Planning

Ascentis Recruiting
Paycor
9.1
Candidate search
Ascentis Recruiting
Paycor
9.1

Pros

  • All information housed in one system
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  • We have employees in different states. They are very adept at handling all the different withholding requirements. I have experienced the same excellent service when there are special issues with visa withholding details.
  • Paycor has patiently addressed all my questions when I call in and in a very timely and professional manner. They know their business inside and out. And they are always patient and pleasant to speak with.
  • I love having Paycor do this payroll. When I was attempting to do it myself, I was getting constant notices from the state or IRS that this or that hadn't been done properly. I'm happy to report I no longer have that problem. The money spent on Paycor services is well worth it.
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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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  • Paycor's support system and customer service is lacking. It is very hard to get in contact with someone that knows how to fix an issue.
  • Paycor's updates often cause issues with each of our weekly pay runs. Sometimes they do updates mid day and mid week which interferes with getting our payroll out on time.
  • The Paycor system malfunctions quite often and does odd things that cannot be duplicated and so it never gets fixed. For instance, we have an employee that has 40 hours that does not show up on the pay grid but calculates and pays out. When you have hundreds of employees, things like that are hard to catch right away. We did catch it the second week in by chance but the employee had already been paid for 80 extra hours, and we were unable to recoup it because they left.
  • The component in Paycor that is used to pay back advances is not good. If an employee has more than one advance at any given time, you have to add it to the original amount; you cannot start a new one. Also, if one advance is completely paid back, the system doesn't allow you to close it out and store it as historical information. If the employee takes out another loan, you have to add it to the old one. It allows for the risk of human error.
  • Pulling Paycor reports is difficult and time consuming. You also cannot get an annual comprehensive report; the system can only print by payroll. So ,if I want a report showing all income for a given time period, the system pulls that period by week and gives me all four hundred plus employees by week. I then have to dump everything into an excel spreadsheet and sort it. This is so time consuming and causes errors because mistakes are easy to make.
  • I was in my profile on Paycor the other day and it all of a sudden switched to our HR Directors profile. I had all of their access abilities.
  • During the last update, Paycor gave administrative rights to many of our employees that should not have had it. We had to sift through our entire database to correct this issue. It was by luck that it was caught.
  • The Paycor system is not very good at accepting data dumps from other systems. It changes information during the dump and it is hard to catch everything. Many errors have been made because of it.
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Likelihood to Renew

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Paycor9.4
Based on 6 answers
Their customer service the functionality and how easy and user friendly it is
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Usability

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Paycor6.7
Based on 42 answers
Easy to use for employees and administrators
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Support

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Paycor7.0
Based on 41 answers
The provide exceptional support to their clients. They are excellent and knowledgeable not only with the system but with the current laws and regulations and are prepared to assist you in any way you need. Things are resolved and questions are answered immediately, no waiting, unless there is a technical issue we are experiencing then it may take a little depending on the issue, but they have the best customer service I have seen in a very long time. You can always get someone on the phone no matter what even if your personal representative it not available and they are all familiar with the system and how to resolve and answer your questions. If they need assistance, they get it right away while you are on the phone and work together to resolve and answer all issues and questions so you don't have to hang up and wait for them to get back with you.
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Implementation

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Paycor8.3
Based on 9 answers
Implementation of any new software is going to be challenging, especially if you are maintaining an existing program concurrently. When it is time for dual-processing (both old and new software) prior to going live, be prepared to be stressed. But trust the process and it will be over soon.
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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 used Ceridian's Source Assist and later the HR/Payroll Latitude web Products for over ten years. Customer support at Ceridian was a big reason we chose to leave, and Paycor's dedication to client satisfaction has not disappointed us. The lack of flexibility in Ceridian's platform always frustrated us and Paycor makes it easy to customize the product to meet our needs, instead of having to modify our requirements to fit the product's abilities. At Ceridian it seemed that changes, when made, rarely made things easier for us. We have been pleased to find that Paycor listens to client concerns and makes changes that make life easier.
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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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  • We have been able to eliminate many external spreadsheets and databases and consolidate data into Paycor
  • Automated carrier feeds have simplified benefit administration and reduced our workload
  • Online open enrollment has been a huge time saver for us and our employees have been very happy with the level of employee self service available
  • Paycor's ability to export data to other products has allowed us to synchronize data across multiple platforms within the company and assure that changes made in Paycor are reflected in our other systems.
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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

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Paycor

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

Paycor More Information