BambooHR vs. TargetRecruit

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
BambooHR
Score 8.1 out of 10
N/A
BambooHR is an on-line human resources solution that provides onboarding, payroll, and benefits management. It also offers automated time-off management and employee self-service.
$250
per month
TargetRecruit
Score 6.0 out of 10
N/A
TargetRecruit is a recruiting software solution offered by TargetRecruit.N/A
Pricing
BambooHRTargetRecruit
Editions & Modules
Core
$250
per month
Pro
$250
per month
No answers on this topic
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
BambooHRTargetRecruit
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
Additional DetailsNo matter what HR looks like at your company, we have the perfect plan for you!
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Features
BambooHRTargetRecruit
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
8.2
80 Ratings
5% above category average
TargetRecruit
-
Ratings
Employee demographic data7.764 Ratings00 Ratings
Employment history8.571 Ratings00 Ratings
Job profiles and administration8.271 Ratings00 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.8.564 Ratings00 Ratings
Organizational charting8.668 Ratings00 Ratings
Organization and location management7.664 Ratings00 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)8.443 Ratings00 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
7.9
56 Ratings
2% below category average
TargetRecruit
-
Ratings
Pay calculation8.637 Ratings00 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors7.631 Ratings00 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment8.117 Ratings00 Ratings
Benefit plan administration8.843 Ratings00 Ratings
Direct deposit files8.142 Ratings00 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management8.243 Ratings00 Ratings
Reimbursement management5.922 Ratings00 Ratings
Leave and Attendance Management
Comparison of Leave and Attendance Management features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
8.6
70 Ratings
7% above category average
TargetRecruit
-
Ratings
Approval workflow8.670 Ratings00 Ratings
Balance details8.562 Ratings00 Ratings
Annual carry-forward and encashment8.655 Ratings00 Ratings
Employee Self Service
Comparison of Employee Self Service features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
8.5
78 Ratings
5% above category average
TargetRecruit
-
Ratings
View and generate pay and benefit information8.550 Ratings00 Ratings
Update personal information8.877 Ratings00 Ratings
View company policy documentation8.763 Ratings00 Ratings
Employee recognition8.355 Ratings00 Ratings
View job history8.372 Ratings00 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
7.8
34 Ratings
1% above category average
TargetRecruit
-
Ratings
Tracking of all physical assets7.834 Ratings00 Ratings
HR Reporting
Comparison of HR Reporting features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
7.4
59 Ratings
2% below category average
TargetRecruit
-
Ratings
Report builder7.456 Ratings00 Ratings
Pre-built reports7.255 Ratings00 Ratings
Ability to combine HR data with external data7.647 Ratings00 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
8.4
62 Ratings
6% above category average
TargetRecruit
-
Ratings
New hire portal8.358 Ratings00 Ratings
Manager tracking tools8.556 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
7.9
42 Ratings
3% below category average
TargetRecruit
-
Ratings
Corporate goal setting8.035 Ratings00 Ratings
Individual goal setting7.740 Ratings00 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility8.031 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance tracking7.936 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
7.7
47 Ratings
3% below category average
TargetRecruit
-
Ratings
Performance plans7.641 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance improvement plans7.640 Ratings00 Ratings
Review status tracking7.941 Ratings00 Ratings
Review reminders8.143 Ratings00 Ratings
Multiple review frequency7.538 Ratings00 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
6.3
32 Ratings
22% below category average
TargetRecruit
-
Ratings
Create succession plans/pools4.524 Ratings00 Ratings
Candidate ranking7.629 Ratings00 Ratings
Candidate search6.528 Ratings00 Ratings
Candidate development6.525 Ratings00 Ratings
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
BambooHR
7.9
49 Ratings
2% above category average
TargetRecruit
9.0
1 Ratings
12% above category average
Job Requisition Management7.634 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Company Website Posting8.138 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Publish to Social Media7.935 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting7.435 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention7.831 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Applicant Tracking8.142 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts8.244 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Customized Application Form00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Resume Management00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Candidate Search00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Collaboration00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Task Creation and Delegation00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Email Templates00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
User Permissions00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Reporting00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
BambooHRTargetRecruit
Likelihood to Recommend
8.4
(83 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
10.0
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
8.7
(6 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Availability
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.0
(17 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Online Training
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
BambooHRTargetRecruit
Likelihood to Recommend
BambooHR
Overall BambooHr has excelled in satisfying our needs. It performs well as a one-stop-shop for HR challenges. It has benefitted us as an excellent repository for personnel information both in processing prospective and new hires, as well as existing employees. It provides a fairly simple, but [the] straightforward system for managing and using time off. Some areas do need some work, however. There is no ability to set up a default set of time-off types/accruals for a new hire, which means this has to be done manually for each new employee. This creates a lot of opportunities for human error. It also has a very opaque and unhelpful API when it comes to the management of the time data; Whereas the rest of the API is exceptional. Lastly, the ability to request time off only allows for a flat number of hours in a day; it doesn't allow the employee to request specific times. As a result, we rely on the employee and manager to communicate the time successfully in the notes field. There is a big difference between arriving 1 hour late, leaving 1 hour early, and stepping out for an extended lunch.
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TargetRecruit
It is well suited for companies that need to: - build a relationship with new clients and candidates - prolong or keep the relationship with existing clients and candidates - personalize emails or messages to clients and candidates, and make sure that it will not take a lot of time - quality check all data entries in a short amount of time - create reports and do mass emails to certain clients and candidates
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Pros
BambooHR
  • BambooHR has a top-notch electronic onboarding process. It is fully customizable and works very well with applicants of all technological capabilities. Onboarding allows you to add every step the new employee and the business partners must complete through timed, dated, notifications, digital documents, e-signatures, and a back-end administrative ability to follow up.
  • BambooHR has good applicant tracking system. They currently integrate with indeed and ZipRecruiter. However, it is easy to create links for other platforms with the ability to distinguish where you are getting recruiting traction. In addition the ability to rate, and communicate about an applicant is confidential between the hiring managers and HR. Also, there is an easy way to create a candidate pool of eligible candidates for later passive recruiting, that is called Talent Pools.
  • BambooHR has a unique feature called Announcements. This function allows various announcements to go out via email, through the application, or a combination of both to directed target audiences or the entire company.
  • BambooHR also sends out announcements (customizable) on every new hire. This allows folks to see who is starting and learn a bit about them before they meet them.
  • BambooHR has a great function for tracking time by the task or job. This is great for tracking productivity gaps for administrative positions or job costing for positions that have billable hours.
  • BambooHR also has easy to organize digital documents. You can easily upload documents via drop and drag. Documents can be added to folders and then downloaded later if an employee terminates.
  • Goal in performance management are very good, they follow the SMART methodology but there is no way to attach them to a performance review. They do allow the employee to adjust using a slide bar and you can attach people to a goal. In addition it notifies the supervisor but you cannot shut off notifications.
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TargetRecruit
  • Makes candidate/client relationship for personalized
  • Makes it possible for us to keep track of all the things happening to a certain client or recruiting candidate
  • Let us avoid possible do not contact request due to numerous emails sent by our firms to certain individuals
  • Manages cost and time in sourcing and reaching out to candidates
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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.
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TargetRecruit
  • When uploading certain resumes, I hope the TargetRecruit candidate search also maps the previous attachments we included versus just mapping the most recent resume
  • When creating reports, I hope the functionality is faster because it loads in minutes instead of seconds
  • There are instances where the values we add on a single profile is maxed out or limited - I hope they can make it unlimited values
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Likelihood to Renew
BambooHR
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.
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TargetRecruit
No answers on this topic
Usability
BambooHR
I gave this a 6 as it really depends on the type of person who is using the software how intuitive it is. If you have a long tenured HR person using the software who knows exactly what they need they will enjoy BambooHR and be able to find the information they need. However, if it is someone who is not exactly sure what they need they will have a hard time finding and navigating the information.
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TargetRecruit
No answers on this topic
Reliability and Availability
BambooHR
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.
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TargetRecruit
No answers on this topic
Performance
BambooHR
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.
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TargetRecruit
No answers on this topic
Support Rating
BambooHR
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.
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TargetRecruit
No answers on this topic
Online Training
BambooHR
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.
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TargetRecruit
No answers on this topic
Implementation Rating
BambooHR
it was very easy to sign up, quick and we could use the site very quickly as well.
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TargetRecruit
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
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TargetRecruit
Bullhorn is not as easy to use as TargetRecruit. TargetRecruit is web-based, and you can use it anywhere. The protection is still there because it will send a code to your email if you have used the application to a new device. ZipRecruiter is a way for our firm to get inbound applicants. However, most of those applicants are not a fit for the role. ZipRecruiter doesn't have the functionality to scrutinize and avoid unfit candidates in applying for the role. In totality, LinkedIn was messaging, and the tracking system is not that yet updated as to how TargetRecruit makes it easy, and powerful. LinkedIn message and tracking system still doesn't have the option to let us know how to avoid messaging the candidate once per week. There is a way for you to see it on LinkedIn but it takes more than three clicks for you to do it. Whereas, in TargetRecruit, you can see it immediately in the candidate or client profile.
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Scalability
BambooHR
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.
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TargetRecruit
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.
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TargetRecruit
  • Made it possible for our business to manage turnaround time in presenting qualified candidates to clients immediately
  • Do not contact request are now down to 1 out of 10 whereas before we are getting 5 out of 10 contacts
  • Business development team creates more meetings to possible clients
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