CareerPlug vs. myStaffingPro

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
CareerPlug
Score 8.7 out of 10
N/A
CareerPlug is a software company that states they are on a mission to solve the #1 challenge of running a business: attracting and hiring the right people. Since 2007 CareerPlug has worked to make hiring easier for over 12,000 growing companies in the U.S. and Canada. They designed a hiring software for non-HR people so every owner, operator, and hiring manager can make the right hires for their…N/A
myStaffingPro
Score 9.0 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
myStaffingPro is a web-based applicant tracking system (ATS) that offers applicant tracking, candidate recruiting, and onboarding in a scalable, configurable solution. It is a SaaS model makes it accessible from anywhere at any time, and offers unlimited integration capabilities. Some key features include: Social Recruiting, Interview Scheduling and Tracking, and Resume and Social Media Parsing.
$0
Per User per Month
Pricing
CareerPlugmyStaffingPro
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
myStaffingPro Express
Per User per Month
myStaffingPro
Per User per Month
myStaffingPro Premier
Per User per Month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
CareerPlugmyStaffingPro
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
Additional DetailsPricing is based on the number of users and configuration selected.
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Features
CareerPlugmyStaffingPro
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
CareerPlug
8.9
4 Ratings
11% above category average
myStaffingPro
6.9
5 Ratings
14% below category average
Job Requisition Management8.84 Ratings9.05 Ratings
Company Website Posting9.34 Ratings10.04 Ratings
Publish to Social Media8.04 Ratings8.04 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting8.84 Ratings8.05 Ratings
Customized Application Form9.04 Ratings6.04 Ratings
Candidate Search9.34 Ratings8.05 Ratings
Applicant Tracking9.04 Ratings3.04 Ratings
Collaboration9.33 Ratings8.05 Ratings
Email Templates8.74 Ratings8.04 Ratings
User Permissions8.84 Ratings4.04 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts8.84 Ratings5.04 Ratings
Reporting8.84 Ratings10.04 Ratings
Resume Management00 Ratings8.05 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention00 Ratings5.04 Ratings
Task Creation and Delegation00 Ratings3.04 Ratings
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User Ratings
CareerPlugmyStaffingPro
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(4 ratings)
9.0
(12 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
6.2
(6 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
6.7
(2 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(8 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
1.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
CareerPlugmyStaffingPro
Likelihood to Recommend
CareerPlug
CareerPlug is a fantastic tool for any midsize business or organization looking to do moderate hiring. The system is user-friendly and makes recruitment easy. It is certainly appropriate for a company looking to hire key employees and get their jobs posted to multiple job boards.
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Paychex, Inc.
myStaffingPro is very easy to configure and setup and takes less than 2 business days to configure and get it up and running. It facilitates the HR Business Partners in their recruitment activities. For the Open Position in the Organization, with the use of the software, they can quickly shortlist the candidates with quick mix and match of the requirements. Interviews can be scheduled with the candidate. If a Candidate is selected, the proper background screening process is initiated and finally, the Onboarding process is also tightly integrated within the software.
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Pros
CareerPlug
  • hiring
  • job posting
  • dealing with clients.
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Paychex, Inc.
  • One strength of myStaffingPro is because of its heavy manual interface, there is a lot of detail and very specific reason codes. This is very useful for later reporting to get specific information on hires and rejects.
  • Also the ability to upload documents (CVs, resumes, phone screen notes, etc) is all located in a convenient place
  • The calendar function is good, there are stop measures to prevent double booking and the time zones are preset
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Cons
CareerPlug
  • Voyager needs a better tracking of open requisitions
  • being able to track and pull reporting when applicants are unresponsive
  • better google calendar integration
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Paychex, Inc.
  • This product is not particularly easy to use because it is not intuitive.
  • It is difficult to generate accurate reports.
  • It is difficult to add notes and find particular requisitions.
  • Does not integrate well with our internal system in changes candidates to employees.
  • If a step in the hiring process is missed, it does not give any notifications.
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Likelihood to Renew
CareerPlug
No answers on this topic
Paychex, Inc.
If I were a decision maker, I would not choose to renew myStaffingPro because of the overly manual process and lost productivity. I've found other ATS's that have the same functionality but are more intuitive, user friendly and appealing. Getting a hold of customer service and support was difficult and they were rarely able to fix the immediate issue.
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Usability
CareerPlug
No answers on this topic
Paychex, Inc.
I have used a lot of applicant tracking systems in my career. I've always gone back to MSP saying that it's always been my favorite. It's easy to use, I've never worked with a system so easy to use. It's also easy to figure out if you don't know where something is located - you can typically figure it out on your own without having to ask anyone.
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Reliability and Availability
CareerPlug
No answers on this topic
Paychex, Inc.
They are good about scheduling maintenance during overnight periods. There have been a few server issues with the e-signature system over the weekends.
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Support Rating
CareerPlug
No answers on this topic
Paychex, Inc.
We recently had an issue where it was brought to our attention by a candidate that specializes in Information Assurance and Network Engineering that their site was missing a secure socket layer for entering in your ssn, which means that when entering it, your ssn is in plain text in plain site. It should hide it with dots or asterisks as you type it to make it secure like when you enter passwords online. I turned off the field that collects SSN's immediately and have been waiting for a response as to when this would be updated so I could turn it back on. I submitted this to our rep back in October 2013 and they said they would forward it to their IT team. I never received any further follow up as to whether or not they would be updating this. I sent a follow up email and left voice messages asking for a status update in Jan. 2014 with no response. I finally called again at the end of Feb. 2014 and emailed. The rep seemed put out that I was telling her I was frustrated with the lack of follow through and that I told her I needed a response on whether or not this would be resolved. She then forwarded me an email from the IT team that said they didn't think this was an actual requirement, they would look into it. Today she emailed to let me know the IT team will not be making any changes.

Whether or not the issue above is a DoD issue or not, the length of time to receive the final response was way too long and involved too much follow up on my part. The fact that they are unwilling to update the SSN field is also troublesome. Even if this is not an actual DoD violation or a mandate, it's a pretty common practice on most websites for collecting private information. Would you enter your PIN number into an ATM if it showed your PIN number until you hit enter? Identity theft is very high these days and people should feel like the company cares enough to help provide that extra layer of protection of their personal information.

This recent development has really changed my opinion of MyStaffingPro drastically since I last wrote my review
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Alternatives Considered
CareerPlug
CareerPlug was user friendly and provided us with a great value.
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Paychex, Inc.
We thought it would've been better than ADP, but it wasn't. Also, the sales person who sold us on Paychex promised that this and Paychex would be able to do a lot of things we needed, which turned out to be a lie when we were implementing it, and the MyStaffingPro expert told us it wasn't possible, and it never was. It wasn't as user friendly either.
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Return on Investment
CareerPlug
  • It makes hiring easier
  • It saves a lot of resource.
  • It always finds the best.
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Paychex, Inc.
  • Positive - Went from tracking candidates to excel to having a proper tracking system to move candidates through the hiring process faster
  • Positive - Always working to improve current program to make it easier to use for recruiter, hiring managers, and candidates applying
  • Negative - Bumpy start, but after building a relationship with the staff, smooth sailing to what we invested in
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ScreenShots

CareerPlug Screenshots

Screenshot of Additional Job SharingScreenshot of DashboardScreenshot of Job DistributionScreenshot of Job IndexScreenshot of Job PostingScreenshot of Text Messaging

myStaffingPro Screenshots

Screenshot of Build the applicant prescreening workflowsScreenshot of Create and post a new requisitionScreenshot of Review and manage applicant pools