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Likelihood to Recommend

Cornerstone OnDemand

Tracking online learning completion for compliance or other reasons is easy within Cornerstone. Performance reviews are easy to set up and manage from the system as well. Searching for training can sometimes be difficult. Users do not know what types of subjects are available and can be confused as to how they can find a course.
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LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)

lynda.com is well-suited for an individual OR an enterprise. You can take learning on-the-go via mobile phone or tablet. Instructors are well-known industry experts. There is a tremendous amount of courses. Ideal self-directed learning library to supplement anyone's ILT-heavy learning strategy.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Onboarding

Cornerstone OnDemand
6.9
LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)
New hire portal
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.6
LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)
Manager tracking tools
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.9
LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)
Compliance tracking and reporting
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.4
LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)

Performance and Goals

Cornerstone OnDemand
7.4
LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)
Corporate goal setting
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.5
LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)
Subordinate goal setting
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.5
LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)
Individual goal setting
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.0
LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)
Line-of sight-visibility
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.9
LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)
Performance tracking
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.9
LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)

Performance Management

Cornerstone OnDemand
7.0
LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)
Performance plans
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.9
LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)
Plan weighting
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.1
LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)
Manager note taking
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.6
LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)
Performance improvement plans
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.4
LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)
Review status tracking
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.4
LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)
Rater nomination workflow
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.3
LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)
Review reminders
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.0
LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)
Workflow restrictions
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.4
LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)
Multiple review frequency
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.9
LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)
Reporting
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.9
LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)

Succession Planning

Cornerstone OnDemand
7.2
LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)
Create succession plans/pools
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.9
LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)
Candidate ranking
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.4
LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)
Candidate search
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.8
LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)
Candidate development
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.6
LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)

Recruiting / ATS

Cornerstone OnDemand
7.7
LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)
Job Requisition Management
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.9
LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)
Company Website Posting
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.0
LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)
Publish to Social Media
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.0
LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)
Job Search Site Posting
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.6
LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)
Customized Application Form
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.8
LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)
Resume Management
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.9
LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.0
LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)
Candidate Search
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.7
LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)
Applicant Tracking
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.9
LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)
Collaboration
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.0
LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)
Task Creation and Delegation
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.0
LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)
Email Templates
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.9
LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)
User Permissions
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.9
LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)
Notifications and Alerts
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.9
LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)
Reporting
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.7
LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)

Learning Management

Cornerstone OnDemand
7.3
LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)
Course authoring
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.6
LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)
Course catalog or library
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.4
LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)
Player/Portal
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.5
LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)
Learning content
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.5
LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)
Mobile friendly
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.8
LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)
Progress tracking & certifications
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.6
LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)
Assignments
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.7
LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)
Compliance management
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.9
LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)
Learning administration
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.8
LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)
Learning reporting & analytics
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.4
LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)
Social learning
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.3
LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)

Pros

Cornerstone OnDemand

  • Custom email configuration allows us to communicate not only the expectations but help our team members understand what is asked of them. The ability to target messages based on completion of items allow team members to take the next steps and stay focused on their learning and development.
  • Robust reporting - coupled with experienced LMS admins with excellent analytical skills, you can track progress with a high level of accuracy.
  • We have a LinkedIn Learning integration which has been a grand slam, in less than a year we have over 10,000-course completions. I personally have developed a "thirst to learn" because of this tremendous partnership and the easy to access content on my mobile device.
  • Custom Pages, we have over 50,000+ team members without company email and we use Custom pages as a Bulletin Board to layout all details for our career development program. This keeps our team members in the loop at all times.
  • If you have a dynamic, talented team which I am fortunate to have, who is eager to use this LMS with an excellent attitude you can make a great impact on your organization and truly develop a culture of learning and accountability.
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LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)

  • An in-depth tutorial, training, and reviews.
  • An influx of information and specialists/experts available to help.
  • Online courses for a multitude of topics—we're talking hundreds of videos.
  • Able to take this on the go. Don't have to be in a desk at work to use lynda.com.
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Cons

Cornerstone OnDemand

  • It's an off the shelf package, so while you can add in custom fields (a big plus), it's very rigid in terms of how it is designed to be used. Not every company works in the same way, and I've found that a lot of the recruitment functionality is more suited to high level or blue chip hires, rather than seasonal or bulk hires.
  • Specific issues we are having revolve around the references functionality. We ended up having to develop something in-house, as the system doesn't let you verify referee details o relationships prior to triggering the reference request. In addition, the form for capturing referee details only requests a name and email address. As a company working with children and young adults, we need to ensure the references we obtain are professional and tie in with a person's work history.
  • The self-scheduling of interviews is a great feature, but it could be so much better. It's impossible to see what slots you have offered to someone, and it's also impossible to see what slots each recruiter has free. As such, you end up inviting people to book in an interview...only for them to discover that all the slots are already filled.
  • Notifications. Generally, this is poor in Cornerstone. If, for example, a candidate requests alternative interview dates, there is no notification that goes to the recruiter or person who initially created the invite. Likewise, if you use the email functionality within Cornerstone (which we'd like to do, as this helps to maintain a full history) when a candidate replies to the email there is no easy way of knowing they have replied unless recruiters go into the user's profile. As a high volume recruiter, this just isn't workable.
  • There are a number of other areas in the system that are 'OK' but with some development could be great. They include: Offer Letters, Editing/Deleting Data (if you want to update a field on an application form or delete a document you've uploaded...you need to put in a service request with Cornerstone), Reporting, and the overall 'bigger picture/ view' of a candidate and their application/work history.
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LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)

  • When they were acquired by LinkedIn, the next invoice barely noted the invoice was for Lynda.com. I at first thought it was a phishing attempt using LinkedIn as a front.
  • The invoice should be from the lynda.com domain and NOT from LinkedIn.
  • Account administrators should be able to change passwords, and see passwords, for the license entities they manage. Also, all email notices to users should be duplicated to account administrators.
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Likelihood to Renew

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 8.4
Based on 22 answers
As long as pricing stays reasonable, we will likely stay with Cornerstone for at least one more contract renewal. It would be a large task to migrate all of our content to a new system. However, the LMS landscape is diversifying with new startups that are showing some real innovation.
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LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)

LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com) 9.6
Based on 2 answers
It can help all employees learn to strengthen current skills or to learn new skills and then can learn to excel in their current department or they learn a new skills in a new department creating interconnection and cross-departmental value in a company.
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Usability

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 8.4
Based on 19 answers
Cornerstone OnDemand in general has very good usability. It is easy for end users to start using it. We don`t need to provide any trainings for learners or line managers. At maximum we can create one pager with general information. It is easy to search trainings. You don’t need to know the ID or full name of training.
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LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)

LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com) 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Lynda.com is very simple to use, from finding videos to watching to going back and finding the chapter you want to re-watch. Love it all!
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Reliability and Availability

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 8.2
Based on 2 answers
I've never felt like i've been left high and dry by Cornerstone. we may be frustrated with some problems but they are always there with us working for solutions
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LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Performance

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 2.7
Based on 2 answers
Pages do not load quickly. Often times any action or selection of a box, drop down, check, pretty much ANY Javascript interaction causes the whole entire page to load/reload/start doing something in the background. This makes a nightmare for having to mass edit courses or upload ILT sessions. It's the one of the archaic web designs they use that really bugs me as an admin and makes working in the portal at times intolerable and insufferable
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LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 5.5
Based on 15 answers
They are still working out issues with their support ticket system. I think we are now experienced enough that when we submit a ticket, there is not a quick easy answer and involves higher levels of support so it does tend to take a LONG time to get assistance. When there is a major issue, their communication is getting better but when you have a defect to report or a high level support it's going to be a while. They do have EXCELLENT online help, a very active online community where customers help customers and great user groups so there is other avenues of help
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LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

In-Person Training

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 5.3
Based on 2 answers
Very personable and patient. Features that I'm sure to them are very simple and repetitive were trained with patience and understanding.
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LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Online Training

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 7.7
Based on 4 answers
Training was thorough.
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LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone is simply more flexible, powerful and easier to use and manage than previous Learning Management systems that we have managed. I would say this carry's over to the implementation process as well. Far easier with Cornerstone.
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LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)

We have both lynda.com and Plural sight at my job. I like lynda.com when I am searching for a specific tool as it contains videos that hone in on teaching the attributes of a specific tool. Pluralsight's videos generally are longer and are more project based. But both sites are excellent resources. I can't really say which is better than the other.
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Scalability

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 9.1
Based on 1 answer
It can accomodate any number of users (that you're willing to pay for) and serves as a training archive
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LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

Cornerstone OnDemand

  • One of the main reasons we switched to Cornerstone OnDemand was to deliver video training seamlessly. Cornerstone OnDemand has been able to support most of the video training we do. This has allowed us a single source delivery point, lowering the costs of having multiple delivery providers for SCORM and non-SCORM compliant content.
  • Cornerstone OnDemand is far more difficult to administer for our trainers. This has taken up more time from training operations. Cornerstone OnDemand takes approximately 20% more effort to maintain, enroll, and communicate with our users and regional support staff across our nine offices.
  • Cornerstone OnDemand has a robust reporting system that is too difficult to use. We spend 65% more time getting reporting than we did with our previous LMS.
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LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)

  • ROI has been positive. I've needed to know how to use an application, and lynda.com has helped me develop my skills. I know more after taking a lynda.com course than I did before it. That increase in knowledge and skills translates into greater productivity.
  • To be fair, I've never paid for a lynda.com license. I've used the licenses of former employers, and our public library has licensing deals with lynda.com for patrons. Since I have $0 invested in lynda.com, any knowledge gains represent a significant ROI.
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Pricing Details

Cornerstone OnDemand

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required

* One-time fee

LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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