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Likelihood to Recommend

BambooHR

If you are managing a small/medium-sized organization with up to 500 employees, BambooHR is a great utility. It will automate the entire recruitment and selection process, make time tracking benefit administration highly efficient, and enhance the integrity of annual performance appraisals. It will eliminate nearly all kinds of unnecessary record management and paperwork. All the information about an employee can be accessed at any time of the day. However, for a large organization, the HRIS can erect virtual walls among employees and make management of human resources a daunting task for the HR manager.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Spark Hire

Spark Hire is well suited for the growing organization which hiring managers are always on the move. The chance of physically having an interview is less and even candidate sorting & tracking is tough. In this situation, Spark Hire is the best fit. In addition to this, when you need someone very special for a role this application will come to your help. It will ensure the best candidate is recruited as it will go under the multi layer assessment.
Nafisha Labiba | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

BambooHR
8.5
Spark Hire
Employee demographic data
BambooHR
8.7
Spark Hire
Employment history
BambooHR
8.9
Spark Hire
Job profiles and administration
BambooHR
8.6
Spark Hire
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
BambooHR
8.4
Spark Hire
Organizational charting
BambooHR
8.3
Spark Hire
Organization and location management
BambooHR
8.4
Spark Hire
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
BambooHR
8.2
Spark Hire

Payroll Management

BambooHR
8.7
Spark Hire
Pay calculation
BambooHR
8.5
Spark Hire
Support for external payroll vendors
BambooHR
8.7
Spark Hire
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment
BambooHR
8.6
Spark Hire
Benefit plan administration
BambooHR
9.1
Spark Hire
Direct deposit files
BambooHR
8.8
Spark Hire
Salary revision and increment management
BambooHR
8.8
Spark Hire
Reimbursement management
BambooHR
8.6
Spark Hire

Leave and Attendance Management

BambooHR
9.2
Spark Hire
Approval workflow
BambooHR
9.3
Spark Hire
Balance details
BambooHR
9.2
Spark Hire
Annual carry-forward and encashment
BambooHR
9.0
Spark Hire

Employee Self Service

BambooHR
8.8
Spark Hire
View and generate pay and benefit information
BambooHR
8.8
Spark Hire
Update personal information
BambooHR
9.0
Spark Hire
View company policy documentation
BambooHR
8.7
Spark Hire
Employee recognition
BambooHR
8.7
Spark Hire
View job history
BambooHR
9.1
Spark Hire

Asset Management

BambooHR
7.6
Spark Hire
Tracking of all physical assets
BambooHR
7.6
Spark Hire

HR Reporting

BambooHR
8.2
Spark Hire
Report builder
BambooHR
8.3
Spark Hire
Pre-built reports
BambooHR
8.1
Spark Hire
Ability to combine HR data with external data
BambooHR
8.2
Spark Hire

Onboarding

BambooHR
8.6
Spark Hire
New hire portal
BambooHR
8.6
Spark Hire
Manager tracking tools
BambooHR
8.6
Spark Hire

Performance and Goals

BambooHR
8.2
Spark Hire
Corporate goal setting
BambooHR
8.0
Spark Hire
Individual goal setting
BambooHR
8.2
Spark Hire
Line-of sight-visibility
BambooHR
8.1
Spark Hire
Performance tracking
BambooHR
8.6
Spark Hire

Performance Management

BambooHR
8.5
Spark Hire
Performance plans
BambooHR
8.5
Spark Hire
Performance improvement plans
BambooHR
8.3
Spark Hire
Review status tracking
BambooHR
8.8
Spark Hire
Review reminders
BambooHR
8.6
Spark Hire
Multiple review frequency
BambooHR
8.3
Spark Hire

Succession Planning

BambooHR
8.1
Spark Hire
Create succession plans/pools
BambooHR
8.1
Spark Hire
Candidate ranking
BambooHR
8.0
Spark Hire
Candidate search
BambooHR
8.2
Spark Hire
Candidate development
BambooHR
8.2
Spark Hire

Recruiting / ATS

BambooHR
8.3
Spark Hire
Job Requisition Management
BambooHR
8.3
Spark Hire
Company Website Posting
BambooHR
8.2
Spark Hire
Publish to Social Media
BambooHR
8.4
Spark Hire
Job Search Site Posting
BambooHR
8.4
Spark Hire
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
BambooHR
8.2
Spark Hire
Applicant Tracking
BambooHR
8.2
Spark Hire
Notifications and Alerts
BambooHR
8.7
Spark Hire

Pros

BambooHR

  • Helps us prepare our payroll on time and do so in an error-free manner.
  • Implements ATS in our organization and this is crucial in growing our talented workforce.
  • It's stable, and all organizations from small to mid-sized are able to use it efficiently.
Martin Oliver | TrustRadius Reviewer

Spark Hire

  • The user interface is clear and concise and not distracting. This is a pro because it allows you to focus on the interviewee and what they are saying.
  • It is easy to access interviews, watch, rewatch, etc. The entire process is just so convenient.
Katherine Deighan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

BambooHR

  • Some edge cases aren't as fleshed out. For example, asset inventory management isn't something BambooHR can really excel at currently.
  • Something akin to Google Forms but with the privacy protections of being already in the HRIS would be great for collecting anonymized responses.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Spark Hire

  • We'd like more control over certain functionalities within our APS integration.
  • We'd like more control over what actual communications are sent to our candidates.
  • We would like the ability to set a different expiration date for an interview when using our APS - right now our only choices are 7 days and 14 days.
Vicki Floyd | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

BambooHR

BambooHR 10.0
Based on 2 answers
We have tried other software in the last year and have not found it to be comparable to Bamboo HR especially in relation to the HR functionalities such as workflows, onboarding, automation, user-friendly experience, innovation, timekeeping, and ability to integrate with other 3rd party Payroll processing software. In addition, the employee ease of access and navigation of the platform makes this software crucial within our current culture of multi-site and remote work environments.
Kendra Zondervan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Spark Hire

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

BambooHR

BambooHR 9.3
Based on 3 answers
Does not have many problems and this ensures all of users are able to use it reliably. There is a free demo available to illustrate the accurate usage of the platform and even customer support. All of these help in improving the usability of the platform and ensure that all users are comfortable with the platform.
Chris Edwards | TrustRadius Reviewer

Spark Hire

Spark Hire 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Spark Hire is easy to use for both us and the candidate/interviewee. There is not a huge learning curve to being able to implement the program. Additionally, our clients (who are given access to the interviews) don't find it difficult to use, and our candidates have very few problems when recording their video interviews
Vicki Floyd | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

BambooHR

BambooHR 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Yes, there is a huge team in the back of the online platform or it looks like it because I have never been left without an answer when I have a question or waiting from a response on my chat .... There must be a huge team, this is so great and I always seem to have someone that is very knowledgeable too. So many times in the past I had to leave with customer service that would connect you with someone else because of the expertise, here everyone seems to be some kind of an expert in the HR function.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Spark Hire

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Performance

BambooHR

BambooHR 9.0
Based on 1 answer
I love BambooHR. Reports are easy to run and download and it usually covers any types of requests I get from the management team. You get excel or .csv downloads/reports and it is fast and simple, not too crowded so it is easy to read through. We don't integrate the tool yet but again, soon we will. we just did not had the time to utilize it yet but that's the plan.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Spark Hire

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

BambooHR

BambooHR 8.4
Based on 28 answers
Support is effective and responsive. During our time with BambooHR we did not experience many issues, but initial support on setup was helpful and allowed for a quick turnaround on getting started. Since then, few needs have arisen for contacting support, but I would not hesitate to do so and would recommend BambooHR based on the quality of their support team.
Matt LeMaire, B.A., M.A. | TrustRadius Reviewer

Spark Hire

Spark Hire 9.0
Based on 4 answers
I have not used the support that much with Spark Hire but it seems that there are a lot of features available for support and different resources that are provided on Spark Hire's website. For the most part, the system is very user-friendly and it's easy to navigate and figure out things on your own.
Michelle Sexton | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

BambooHR

BambooHR 10.0
Based on 1 answer
The online training team is great. Theis is so well done! very user friendly, very nice to go through. Then you get all those exemples and questions to test you and make sure you understand the training as we go along. This is a great asset from the tool, I don't think I have ever been left without understanding because there is help and additional resources to understand or extra windows that explain terms or answer Q&A.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Spark Hire

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

BambooHR

BambooHR 10.0
Based on 2 answers
it was very easy to sign up, quick and we could use the site very quickly as well.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Spark Hire

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

BambooHR

I would say they both have a lot of strengths for sure. Workday manages data on a mass scale a little bit better in my opinion, but Bamboo HR is more user friendly and pleasing to the eyes
Hayden Anderson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Spark Hire

Previously used Microsoft Teams video calling feature for interviewing any candidates which enables recording. But the Microsoft Teams lacks screening of the candidates and other amazing features like in Spark Hire. Spaark Hire saves a lot of time and ensures transparency and no biasness in recruiting the best and ideal candidate for any role. Multiple layer of evaluation ensures more rigorous assessment of the candidate before recruiting. Overall, Spark Hire delivers more than Microsoft Teams in this regards.
Md. Robiullah | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

BambooHR

BambooHR 10.0
Based on 1 answer
There is so much you can do with this platform, it is incredible and so welcoming. We don't utilize it 100% yet just because we are growing and the HR team has not been able to concentrate on other areas offered to us but but we will soon. Which is also why we got the product, specifically because what BambooHR can do to help us meet our growing business needs.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Spark Hire

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

BambooHR

  • There has been an excellent rate of profitability in our work season, especially thanks to the optimization of our operations through BambooHR.
  • Currently estimated gains appear to be 500%, which leaves our ROI at 4, demonstrating that the platform has a high return on investment.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Spark Hire

  • Spark Hire allowed me to comply with my client's request for a visual of my candidates to help in the selection process so I'd have to say it had a positive impact.
Bree Gurin | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

BambooHR

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
Call for Quote*

* company size

Spark Hire

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

BambooHR
8.8
Spark Hire
9.3

Likelihood to Renew

BambooHR
10.0
Spark Hire

Usability

BambooHR
9.3
Spark Hire
10.0

Reliability and Availability

BambooHR
10.0
Spark Hire

Performance

BambooHR
9.0
Spark Hire

Support Rating

BambooHR
8.4
Spark Hire
9.0

Online Training

BambooHR
10.0
Spark Hire

Implementation Rating

BambooHR
10.0
Spark Hire

Scalability

BambooHR
10.0
Spark Hire

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