Certain Event Automation Software vs. Handshake Talent Engagement Suite

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Certain Event Automation Software
Score 10.0 out of 10
N/A
Certain is a leading provider of enterprise Event Automation software to Fortune 1000 companies. The vendor’s value proposition is that Certain gives users everything they need to plan events, engage attendees, and achieve sales and marketing results. The vendor says their software helps data-driven marketers and event professionals capture and integrate rich buying signals and attendee insights into omni-channel marketing campaigns to improve sales and marketing results and deliver credible…
$9,990
per year
Handshake Talent Engagement Suite
Score 8.1 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
Certain Event Automation SoftwareHandshake Talent Engagement Suite
Editions & Modules
Be Certain Essential
$9,990
per year
Be Certain Pro
$19,999
per year
Be Certain Enterprise
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Certain Event Automation SoftwareHandshake Talent Engagement Suite
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Features
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Recruitment Marketing
Comparison of Recruitment Marketing features of Product A and Product B
Certain Event Automation Software
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Ratings
Handshake Talent Engagement Suite
8.0
11 Ratings
21% above category average
Passive Recruitment Advertising00 Ratings8.07 Ratings
Active Recruitment Advertising00 Ratings8.39 Ratings
Employer Branding Tools00 Ratings7.710 Ratings
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User Ratings
Certain Event Automation SoftwareHandshake Talent Engagement Suite
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(2 ratings)
8.4
(37 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.6
(25 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Certain Event Automation SoftwareHandshake Talent Engagement Suite
Likelihood to Recommend
Certain, Inc.
Certain is very well suited for any type of event or tradeshow that require specific fields from registrants and an automated email sequence to keep them engaged. It's less appropriate for one-off events, since setting up those pages can be quite complex if you're used to the types of Eventbrite/Sympla. If you don't really build event pages regularly, I'd recommend a software that's more simple, which should address what you need.
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Handshake
Compared to bulk messaging students who are listed as 'matches' on the job listing page, the segments & campaigns I created were so helpful in identifying leads & helping to convert those leads to applicants without me having to continually follow-up with students (thank you- follow-up email feature!) For roles that require a lot of applicant flow, or for positions that require a large cohort of hires at one time, these features are perfect.
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Pros
Certain, Inc.
  • Easy to use and create
  • Easy to pull reports once event has been sent to attendees
  • Great way to gather a lot of information
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Handshake
  • Connects us with our target audience (current college students and recent graduates).
  • Connects us with a variety of career services offices, building trust in our organization.
  • It provides capacity to our recruiters while also allowing us to balance volume and personalization in recruitment.
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Cons
Certain, Inc.
  • Dashboards: It's quite important for leadership to get a visual of what their event registrants look like (with graphs, for example). Now, Certain does not present a feature to create dashboards, so we have to export their reports and create our dashboards ourselves.
  • UX when setting up an event: Now this can be quite complex, as it's not as easy to use or intuitive. Many different tabs with many different sub-items can present a confusing experience for newcomers when building an event.
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Handshake
  • Ability to directly source and reach out to specific candidates (rather than just a whole pool with campaigns)
  • More flexibility over the way postings look to allow for creativity
  • More details about students on their profiles to make it easier to source the right candidates
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Likelihood to Renew
Certain, Inc.
No answers on this topic
Handshake
It works and has been a valuable tool for recruitment and talent engagement
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Usability
Certain, Inc.
No answers on this topic
Handshake
It is intuitive
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Support Rating
Certain, Inc.
No answers on this topic
Handshake
Becca always responds very quickly to my questions. We had an issue where I couldn't register for a fair because another division of my company had already registered and this problem was fixed the next day. I feel like the team at Handshake Talent Engagement Suite actually cares about my experience. Not all companies do once the contract is signed! They definitely treat their customers well. I literally feel like I am their only customer.
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Implementation Rating
Certain, Inc.
No answers on this topic
Handshake
It is a great product and valuable tool for recruitment and sourcing of talent
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Alternatives Considered
Certain, Inc.
My company selected Certain and continues to use Certain because it is quick, easy, and efficient. We create up to 20 registration links a year and Certain allows us to create templates to copy and create annual event links very fast. I also love that there is someone there to speak to if I ever need assistance
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Handshake
I think Handshake is similar to Linkedin Recruiter in a lot of ways. The main differentiator for me/our company is who we are trying to reach or target. LinkedIn is not an easy platform to find early careers talent on, so Handshake has been the best way for us to connect with schools, register for events easily, advertise to college students and reach them where they are!
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Return on Investment
Certain, Inc.
  • Certain helps to deliver a great customer experience, since it facilitates automatic email delivery and your company can keep them connected well before or well after an event.
  • Certain presents a wide variety of reports, which perfectly addresses any request for visibility coming from your organization.
  • Certain's configuration settings are quite complex, so our newcomers are not comfortable using the software at first.
  • In case you need a more visual representation of your audience, Certain, unfortunately, does not generate dashboards.
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Handshake
  • Summer internship recruiting for hard to fill roles has grown to be much easier. Without Handshake Talent Engagement Suite, we would be left scrambling to specific school job boards.
  • Hosting a simple one-hour informative event and reaching a large audience has helped with brand awareness. We don't necessarily see immediate obvious results but have been content with our ability to connect with underclassmen, getting them excited to apply for internships in a year or two.
  • Creating a talent segment and sending campaign messages is much more efficient and effective than reaching out to individual candidates with cold calls/emails.
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