Breezy HR vs. Handshake Talent Engagement Suite

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Breezy HR
Score 6.9 out of 10
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
Breezy is an applicant tracking system that aims to be fun-to-use. The vendor says its goal is to turns organization's messy hiring hacks into a pain-free process candidates love. The vendor believes hiring doesn't have to be messy. According to the vendor, Breezy customers can say, "Sayonara!" to the stacks of resumes cluttering up their workspace and let Breezy help them find their next A-player. With Breezy, users can automate time-sucking hiring tasks with tools like talent search,…
$0
1 position
Handshake Talent Engagement Suite
Score 6.7 out of 10
N/A
Handshake Talent Engagement Suite (TES) helps employers source, engage, manage, and build their brand with early talent at scale. Tell an impactful story and build a strong employer brand using rich media, candidate reviews, employee testimonials, and more.N/A
Pricing
Breezy HRHandshake Talent Engagement Suite
Editions & Modules
Bootstrap
$0
1 position
Startup
$143
per month annual
Business
$399
per month annual
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
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Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
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Top Pros
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Features
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Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
Breezy HR
6.7
16 Ratings
Handshake Talent Engagement Suite
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Ratings
Job Requisition Management6.315 Ratings00 Ratings
Company Website Posting7.916 Ratings00 Ratings
Publish to Social Media7.511 Ratings00 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting6.515 Ratings00 Ratings
Customized Application Form6.316 Ratings00 Ratings
Resume Management7.816 Ratings00 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention6.111 Ratings00 Ratings
Candidate Search7.715 Ratings00 Ratings
Applicant Tracking7.616 Ratings00 Ratings
Collaboration6.616 Ratings00 Ratings
Task Creation and Delegation5.114 Ratings00 Ratings
Email Templates7.016 Ratings00 Ratings
User Permissions6.714 Ratings00 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts7.015 Ratings00 Ratings
Reporting5.315 Ratings00 Ratings
User Ratings
Breezy HRHandshake Talent Engagement Suite
Likelihood to Recommend
5.4
(16 ratings)
6.2
(24 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
1.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
1.8
(3 ratings)
9.4
(19 ratings)
Implementation Rating
10.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Breezy HRHandshake Talent Engagement Suite
Likelihood to Recommend
Breezy HR
Working with many employees at the same time would be the perfect scenario to let us test all the potential that the Breezy HR platform has to offer, since its organizational capacity is large enough to be able to organize and coordinate the attendance and absence information of many workers without losing track of the job. Reviewing documents where data is needed about each employee's behavior, including their daily attendance hours, tracking of all the absences they have taken since starting at the company, and comments about their potential, which would be excellent for reporting during promotional seasons. The management of many employee lists through database services, which thanks to the platform's adaptation to cover external service software operations such as Microsoft Excel, means that it is possible to import employee databases when moving information from a storage platform.
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Handshake
Handshake is a great platform to reach large amounts of candidates in varying locations on an individual level. It is a sort of one-stop-shop for early careers recruitment since you can register for events & career fairs through the system as well. It is harder to use Handshake when you're looking for very specialized or niche candidate profiles.
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Pros
Breezy HR
  • Organization. It provided an incredible way to streamline applicants and their place in the process. With a strong search capability, you can find anyone no matter where they are in the process. And you can see if they've applied elsewhere in your company.
  • User friendliness. Not everyone understands technology. Even more so when web programs are involved. I am well versed in programs like these, and did a lot of vetting before making our purchase, so training came easy. It also - to our happiness - came easily to people who've never seen these programs. Breezy was there to help with the issues we had understanding; however, we didn't need them much because the interface was just that easy.
  • Options. They have third party integrations, and are willing to open to more. They want to make their program useful in more than one way. Breezy crew worked with us to link to our HRIS system. They also have a great many integrations that are relevant to any small business (we are not small, but this would be a great choice for a small company just starting out and seeking to understand what they need).
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Handshake
  • Scheduled campaigns look like direct messages and are customizable to tie to specific events & jobs - we've had great success in responses!
  • The job postings we are able to create are easy to read, can encompass all of our locations, and lead candidates directly back to our website to officially apply.
  • The company profile is robust and allows us to include testimonials, news articles, etc. and really earn candidates' trust as they are scrolling through.
  • The fact that schools can have us register for events and fairs in Handshake as well as send updates through that, makes it so much easier to have everything in one place!
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Cons
Breezy HR
  • Their calendar functionality is pretty clunky. For example, I am able to use the platform to easily propose times to multiple candidates, but it doesn't mark the option as unavailable once the candidate has booked the time. This has led me to be double-booked on multiple occasions. (We now just use a Calendly link).
  • You're able to create a careers web page that automatically lists open jobs through Breezy, which is nice, but the customization is incredibly limited.
  • While you can manage your whole hiring funnel from Breezy, it lacks the automation and other functions of some of the high dollar platforms.
  • Breezy doesn't offer any templates or suggestions with how to build your funnel, so I can imagine that many customers miss out on functionality that could help streamline their workflow. I think they could really benefit from some 'getting started' suggestions and guides.
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Handshake
  • I would love if there were a better way to filter by experience. Currently, it's based on graduation date but a lot of my talent segments pick up people with 10+ years of experience that recently started or completed another degree. This is frustrating for the candidate who receives a bunch of misplaced messages and for recruiters who have to explain why they received a message about an internship they are clearly overqualified for. Can we separate grad year from years of experience in the segmentation somehow?
  • I wish there were an easier way to "blacklist" candidates who were rude or expressed a sentiment of never wanting to hear from me or my company again. These are people that I don't want to accidentally include in a campaign message 6 months later.
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Likelihood to Renew
Breezy HR
It's no fuss and does what we need at a very reasonable price, so I can't imagine why I'd switch.
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Handshake
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Usability
Breezy HR
It's very difficult to navigate. Most systems have a job management side and a candidate management side. Breezy only has a candidate management side. It never pulls our jobs to Indeed. The user interface is so challenging to navigate. It will remove vital parts of the screen if you expand a menu. It freezes constantly. It's a great idea, but it has so many software bugs. There is something wrong with this platform and nobody wants to find the bugs.
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Handshake
No answers on this topic
Support Rating
Breezy HR
The customer support team is always very responsive, and they are genuinely interested in helping you solve your issue. If the issue is something they cannot solve or guide you through, they always send it to their tech team to fix from the back end. They are also very receptive when you send along ideas or suggestions.
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Handshake
I don't think I've had to contact support for Handshake before. I have interacted with the university contacts on multiple occasions, and that is always helpful, even if they don't approve my post. (ex: If I have to provide equipment) I've recommend Handshake to multiple people, and I don't think any of them have contacted support before either. I guess that's a good thing!
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Implementation Rating
Breezy HR
It was really easy to get up and running, and the few questions I did have were answered nearly immediately via the in-app chat.
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Handshake
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Alternatives Considered
Breezy HR
I liked that Breezy HR had an option to try it out before we committed. I also preferred the User interface of Breezy HR to other options we looked into. The pricing was very attractive as well. Plus it included more features than most competitors we demo-ed did
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Handshake
As helpful as Handshake has been in recruitment, I do not feel as if it offers as many possible candidates as other hiring platforms. The search for specialties and specifically trained individuals is not a thorough as other platforms. It is not a first choice for recruitment, but it has provided some helpful insights and opportunities for some positions.
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Return on Investment
Breezy HR
  • Breezy HR has cut our recruitment work load by about 30%. Breezy HR automates a lot of the process and cuts out a ton of manual work. This has allowed our recruiters to focus on the more important parts of the process thus resulting in higher quality hires.
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Handshake
  • It's gotten us a few more candidates which is always good.
  • It's saved me a lot of time and allows me to go to one place to post for colleges.
  • It's free to use and post so it's good visibility with zero cost.
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