14 Ratings
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Score 9 out of 100
45 Ratings
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Score 6.3 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Bullhorn Jobscience (discontinued) ranks higher in 1 feature set: Recruiting / ATS

Recruiting / ATS

7.9

Bullhorn Jobscience (discontinued)

79%
6.9

SilkRoad Recruiting

69%
SilkRoad Recruiting ranks higher in 13/15 features

Resume Management

8.0
80%
6 Ratings
7.0
70%
14 Ratings

Candidate Search

8.3
83%
6 Ratings
8.3
83%
14 Ratings

Reporting

7.4
74%
6 Ratings
5.4
54%
14 Ratings

Job Requisition Management

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3
73%
14 Ratings

Company Website Posting

N/A
0 Ratings
8.3
83%
14 Ratings

Publish to Social Media

N/A
0 Ratings
7.7
77%
12 Ratings

Job Search Site Posting

N/A
0 Ratings
7.7
77%
13 Ratings

Customized Application Form

N/A
0 Ratings
5.3
53%
12 Ratings

Duplicate Candidate Prevention

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3
73%
13 Ratings

Applicant Tracking

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
14 Ratings

Collaboration

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
14 Ratings

Task Creation and Delegation

N/A
0 Ratings
7.7
77%
10 Ratings

Email Templates

N/A
0 Ratings
6.4
64%
14 Ratings

User Permissions

N/A
0 Ratings
4.4
44%
14 Ratings

Notifications and Alerts

N/A
0 Ratings
5.4
54%
14 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Bullhorn Jobscience (discontinued) is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

7.5

Bullhorn Jobscience (discontinued)

75%
6 Ratings
6.3

SilkRoad Recruiting

63%
30 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

Bullhorn Jobscience (discontinued)

N/A
0 Ratings
5.0

SilkRoad Recruiting

50%
12 Ratings

Usability

Bullhorn Jobscience (discontinued)

N/A
0 Ratings
6.0

SilkRoad Recruiting

60%
3 Ratings

Availability

Bullhorn Jobscience (discontinued)

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

SilkRoad Recruiting

90%
4 Ratings

Support Rating

Bullhorn Jobscience (discontinued)

N/A
0 Ratings
5.0

SilkRoad Recruiting

50%
4 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Bullhorn

Jobscience is a good fit for medium to large organizations, especially those who have various different lines of business and need one system to be able to handle them all. It is very difficult for me to imagine another system being able to accommodate the very different ways of doing business between our departments. Only a highly flexible system could have a chance at doing that.
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SilkRoad

I think OpenHire is best for a small company (max about 2500 employees). The more employees you have the more HR people you should have and this can get expensive. I know most larger companies are using more advanced systems as well (Workday). During the selection process be sure to determine how many OpenHire users you would need. Ask whether your managers will be willing to work in the system as well or whether HR would have to own the entire process. If you are EEOC compliant, make sure you ask about diversity posting, APP tracking of applicants, and reporting needs. If you require an onboarding tool, SilkRoad offers RedCarpet. I found it to be very complex and hiring managers refused to use it. If you require an onboarding tool, definitely look into it. The demo may look great but there were a lot of implementation steps done to make it work and it just didn't fit our company culture. So make sure it fits yours.
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Pros

Bullhorn

  • JobScience is extremely customizable and flexible. This is a strength because you can tailor it to your workflow, rather than having to change your workflow to fit a software.
  • JobScience is the most intuitive ATS / CRM I have ever used. This is particularly important when hiring and training new employees. The faster they can come up to speed on the core software in your business, the faster they can start generating revenue.
  • JobScience has extremely powerful built in reports. I have yet to need a report that I couldn't build using the internal report wizard. It helps us understand all the numbers at the heart of our business, which is critical in decision making situations.
  • JobScience also has powerful automation components. The email alerts and automated tasks you can set up are great and boost efficiency. We use them a lot, and I suspect we may have only scratched the surface.
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SilkRoad

  • The ease of use when it comes to create requisitions from a hiring managers side of things is definitely a positive. It's very much user intuitive and the specifications can be completely customized as to what a company would like to appear within said requisition.
  • Candidate correspondence is an absolute breeze as you can custom load templates into the system that can be edited at any time through an administrator in your company instead of having to go through a technical support team on the other side of things.
  • Overall, it's a pretty no muss no fuss system to use as there's not a great layer of complication about it and like most things, spaced practice and consistent exposure to it tend to iron out those rough edges. From an administration standpoint, adding in locations and hiring managers is incredibly simplistic along with reporting functionality.
  • Candidate folders have come a long way in the system and are much more user friendly at this point than when I began using the system some four years ago. It's very easy to shift candidate profiles between folders and edit on the fly.
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Cons

Bullhorn

  • Multiple users - when multiple users edit a page, it doesn't show that there is someone else on the page and it only lets one person edit which can cause the information to be lost.
  • Action grid - it is a helpful page to use however it is extremely slow and takes a long time to load and can be a bit finicky.
  • It's simple - this is is also a positive, but I also think there could be additional resources added to it to make it more up to date and advanced.
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SilkRoad

  • OpenHire's user roles can create issues depending on how your company's hiring process flows. For example, at one company, the hiring managers were extremely involved in screening candidates yet the system seems very geared towards use of centralized recruiters who distribute candidates. The lack of ability to customize roles and security to match our managers' needs created additional burden on HR as well as frustration from hiring managers.
  • I experienced several problems uploading documents to accompany a candidate's offer. There was a limit on the number, size and type of attachments that could be included, and there was no alternative (as vetted with OpenHire) besides sending a separate correspondence to the candidate. I found this to appear unprofessional to the candidate as well as creating an extra step in the process for HR/recruiting.
  • The requisition process had a few issues which created inefficiencies in the process. Firstly, for times when you need to post a role confidentially outside of your standard process, there was no way to designate the req as 'confidential'. Instead, you had to use the 'executive' status which created issues (ie: inaccurate data in reporting). Secondly, OpenHire was unable to upload the company directory of emails in the requisition approver fields so rather than being able to select from a drop-down or using a 'smart' field, you had to type each approver's email out manually thus increasing the potential for error and delay in the process.
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Pricing Details

Bullhorn Jobscience (discontinued)

Starting Price

$100 Per User per Month

Editions & Modules

Bullhorn Jobscience (discontinued) editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
Practice$1001
Placement$1252
Workforce$1333

Footnotes

  1. Per User per Month
  2. Per User per Month
  3. Per User per Month

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

No setup fee

Additional Details

SilkRoad Recruiting

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

SilkRoad Recruiting editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Likelihood to Renew

    Bullhorn

    No answers on this topic

    SilkRoad

    It was a great solution for the company in all aspects, especially the cost. The company was not in a position to afford a solution such as Oracle PeopleSoft. The only reason we did not renew OpenHire was we got acquired by a much larger organization and started utilizing the tools that the parent company had available
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    Usability

    Bullhorn

    No answers on this topic

    SilkRoad

    It's not a bad system to use, there just seems to be so much click through to get one task achieved. Once you know all the little routes and pieces it gets easier.
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    Support Rating

    Bullhorn

    No answers on this topic

    SilkRoad

    The support for Silkroad is awful. I know they are working on it and it seems to be slightly better but it's still not great. I have had multiple cases I have never heard from them on, others I have had to follow-up multiple times and one that took a year
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    Alternatives Considered

    Bullhorn

    We use Jobscience to add candidates, upload resumes, and have certain fields such as Name, Location, Compensation Details, Non-compete Details, Packet highlights, and of course the Resume field, all of which are required in order to create a packet to submit to our clients. These packets are created using Conga ActionGrid, so Jobscience allows us to input all the information, and it would be great if we could create a packet directly through Jobscience, but we require Conga ActionGrid, as that is then used in Adobe PDF to create the final packet.
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    SilkRoad

    NeoGov is a more simple system but just being able to require specific documents has been a huge time saver for us. Other elements in NeoGov aren't as robust but still it saves me a lot of time compared to OpenHire.
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    Return on Investment

    Bullhorn

    • It is convenient because I can see nationwide activity logged in the database from other locations in real time.
    • It's not a negative impact, just isn't as lead-generation or easy to use for candidate pool search as I would like.
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    SilkRoad

    • The cost was very high
    • It made managers more involved in the process
    • It got managers involved earlier than they had been in the past
    • It forced managers to stay involved in their recruiting and not just wait for HR to hire someone
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