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Score 8 out of 100
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Score 6.5 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Avature ATS

Great for a mid-size company, great for OFCCP documentation, multiple users friendly. Might be a challenge in a larger environment where there is a more built out, streamlined process in place unless there was a specialist to set it up exactly to the needs of the organization and the process.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SilkRoad Onboarding

I like the idea of RedCarpet. If it was fully functional for us, I really think it would be a great tool to use. However, the lack of response and the response time itself in tech support is definitely a downfall for our company
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Recruiting / ATS

Avature ATS
8.3
SilkRoad Onboarding
Job Requisition Management
Avature ATS
9.0
SilkRoad Onboarding
Company Website Posting
Avature ATS
9.0
SilkRoad Onboarding
Publish to Social Media
Avature ATS
9.0
SilkRoad Onboarding
Job Search Site Posting
Avature ATS
9.0
SilkRoad Onboarding
Customized Application Form
Avature ATS
9.0
SilkRoad Onboarding
Resume Management
Avature ATS
9.0
SilkRoad Onboarding
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Avature ATS
8.0
SilkRoad Onboarding
Candidate Search
Avature ATS
9.0
SilkRoad Onboarding
Applicant Tracking
Avature ATS
9.0
SilkRoad Onboarding
Collaboration
Avature ATS
7.0
SilkRoad Onboarding
Task Creation and Delegation
Avature ATS
3.0
SilkRoad Onboarding
Email Templates
Avature ATS
9.0
SilkRoad Onboarding
User Permissions
Avature ATS
9.0
SilkRoad Onboarding
Notifications and Alerts
Avature ATS
8.0
SilkRoad Onboarding
Reporting
Avature ATS
8.0
SilkRoad Onboarding

Pros

Avature ATS

  • Search capabilities - ability to pipeline top talent.
  • Communication with hiring managers in the hiring manager portal - resumes/notes don't get lost in email and are always accessible to anyone involved in the hiring process.
  • Ability to customize - we've been able to change work flows for different needs, and different business groups as well.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SilkRoad Onboarding

  • Employee Task Management: Red Carpet provides a customized welcome portal and system for task management, based upon each employee's location, role, department, etc. It allows the organization to build chronological tasks to complete on the front end, which seamlessly flows through as each are completed.
  • Streamlined Process: During the development process, it causes the employer to re-think its current onboarding process, forms, reason and timing for completing tasks, etc. This results in not only creation of electronic forms, but also an improved overall process.
  • Monitors workflow: Through visible tasks/colors on the back end, as well as reporting features, HR administrators and Managers/Supervisors can easily see where each employee is in their new hire process. Quickly view what tasks remain incomplete, as well as if an individual/team is causing a delay in the process.
Kristen Sykes, PHR | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Avature ATS

  • Easily over-engineered. While it's great to be able to customize, there are times where there are too many choices.
  • Would like to see it integrate better with our HRIS system.
  • Still a lot of manual steps in the workflow.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SilkRoad Onboarding

  • They have made major improvements to the user interface while we have been a customer but still have some work to do in this space.
  • On the employee onboarding portal; some of the functionality could be more robust (ie: Broader Font Library; more customizable skin).
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Avature ATS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SilkRoad Onboarding

SilkRoad Onboarding 7.0
Based on 3 answers
It takes a lot of training and reading up on the processes in order to use it, but once you've had a lot of trial and error, you figure out the system quickly. Once you put together a user guide specific for your company's use of the product, it's easier for new employees to use RedCarpet and understand the different functions within it.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Avature ATS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SilkRoad Onboarding

SilkRoad Onboarding 7.3
Based on 8 answers
Support is adequate. They are about the same, and the expected turn around time is acceptable in the industry standard. We have no complaints with customer support. The tracking system is good and allows for updates to issues, so there are generally no questions where the case may sit with engineering or application support.
David McCallister | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Avature ATS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SilkRoad Onboarding

SilkRoad Onboarding 4.0
Based on 2 answers
SilkRoad's training/demo video was viewed well prior to beginning implementation. HR Team did not remember details and the video was not sufficient enough to understand all of the features within the system in order to communicate needs to the vendor/implementation expert. Implementation should have been walked through, step by step, by the vendor and each section of their required spreadsheet and the development of the portal should have been explained in depth.
Kristen Sykes, PHR | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Avature ATS

Avature is much better than OpenHire! OpenHire didn't give us the ability to share resumes or notes through the system and was very complicated to keep track of candidates that applied to multiple jobs or duplicate candidates. Was also very archaic in the interfacing and usability. Avature gave us many more options to customize our system.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SilkRoad Onboarding

We have previewed several onboarding platforms, but none has come close to the quality and flexibility of SilkRoad Onboarding (RedCarpet). Prehire task management allows each department to do what they do best to prepare for the new hire's first day. Keys, computer access, and office spaces are prepared in advance, so each new hire feels valued.
Lori Hodek | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Avature ATS

  • Ability to be more efficient in hiring, leading to faster hire times
  • Easier to keep clean data for OFCCP or AAP audits
  • Spend a lot of time altering or changing workflows/process/manually moving things along
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SilkRoad Onboarding

  • Positive impact to ROI, we don't have hard numbers for overall but just in time spent on chasing paperwork I would say we save a minimum of 20 minutes per new hire and we hire 600+ people/year.
  • We save an unknown amount on properly completed I9 forms since the system doesn't let you make errors that were always common on paper forms.
Dana Hohn, SPHR | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Avature ATS

General

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

SilkRoad Onboarding

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Avature ATS
8.0
SilkRoad Onboarding
6.2

Usability

Avature ATS
SilkRoad Onboarding
7.0

Reliability and Availability

Avature ATS
SilkRoad Onboarding
10.0

Support Rating

Avature ATS
SilkRoad Onboarding
7.3

Implementation Rating

Avature ATS
SilkRoad Onboarding
4.0

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