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Cornerstone OnDemand

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Likelihood to Recommend

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone is the #1 Learning Management System for a reason. The Learning Management and Performance Management tools are amazing. I would definitely recommend them to anyone looking for a talent platform. They have room to grow in the recruiting space. I believe that the new tools on the roadmap look promising, however, we ended up removing this tool from our contract and going with another vendor. Cornerstone is not nearly as experienced in the talent acquisition space as it is in talent management.
Jennifer Goodwin, SPHR, SHRM-SCP | TrustRadius Reviewer

Paycor

Paycor is well suited for small to mid-sized businesses where their HR needs are standard and simple. Paycor is less appropriate for organizations that have more complex or robust HR needs: comprehensive performance management and succession planning, more flexibility for the types of employees (PT, FT, Temp), and a PTO system that can match our process. We had to rewrite some parts of our PTO process because Paycor's system could not match it, whereas our previous provider could.
Tiffany Kramer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Onboarding

Cornerstone OnDemand
7.2
Paycor
8.3
New hire portal
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.1
Paycor
8.1
Manager tracking tools
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.8
Paycor
8.6
Compliance tracking and reporting
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.7
Paycor

Performance and Goals

Cornerstone OnDemand
7.8
Paycor
7.8
Corporate goal setting
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.2
Paycor
7.3
Subordinate goal setting
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.4
Paycor
Individual goal setting
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.3
Paycor
7.9
Line-of sight-visibility
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.7
Paycor
8.3
Performance tracking
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.4
Paycor
7.7

Performance Management

Cornerstone OnDemand
7.9
Paycor
8.0
Performance plans
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.9
Paycor
7.6
Plan weighting
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.5
Paycor
Manager note taking
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.4
Paycor
Performance improvement plans
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.7
Paycor
7.7
Review status tracking
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.2
Paycor
8.7
Rater nomination workflow
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.1
Paycor
Review reminders
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.4
Paycor
8.8
Workflow restrictions
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.8
Paycor
Multiple review frequency
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.9
Paycor
7.1
Reporting
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.6
Paycor

Succession Planning

Cornerstone OnDemand
8.6
Paycor
9.1
Create succession plans/pools
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.6
Paycor
Candidate ranking
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.8
Paycor
Candidate search
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.9
Paycor
9.1
Candidate development
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.0
Paycor

Recruiting / ATS

Cornerstone OnDemand
9.0
Paycor
8.7
Job Requisition Management
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.1
Paycor
8.7
Company Website Posting
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.9
Paycor
9.4
Publish to Social Media
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.2
Paycor
9.2
Job Search Site Posting
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.9
Paycor
8.7
Customized Application Form
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.4
Paycor
Resume Management
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.1
Paycor
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.1
Paycor
9.4
Candidate Search
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.3
Paycor
Applicant Tracking
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.1
Paycor
9.4
Collaboration
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.2
Paycor
Task Creation and Delegation
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.2
Paycor
Email Templates
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.1
Paycor
User Permissions
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.1
Paycor
Notifications and Alerts
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.2
Paycor
8.2
Reporting
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.0
Paycor

Learning Management

Cornerstone OnDemand
7.5
Paycor
Course authoring
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.7
Paycor
Course catalog or library
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.7
Paycor
Player/Portal
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.4
Paycor
Learning content
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.1
Paycor
Mobile friendly
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.6
Paycor
Progress tracking & certifications
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.4
Paycor
Assignments
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.8
Paycor
Compliance management
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.3
Paycor
Learning administration
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.6
Paycor
Learning reporting & analytics
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.1
Paycor
Social learning
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.2
Paycor

Human Resource Management

Cornerstone OnDemand
Paycor
8.5
Employee demographic data
Cornerstone OnDemand
Paycor
9.0
Employment history
Cornerstone OnDemand
Paycor
9.0
Job profiles and administration
Cornerstone OnDemand
Paycor
8.8
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
Cornerstone OnDemand
Paycor
9.0
Organizational charting
Cornerstone OnDemand
Paycor
6.1
Organization and location management
Cornerstone OnDemand
Paycor
8.6
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
Cornerstone OnDemand
Paycor
9.2

Payroll Management

Cornerstone OnDemand
Paycor
8.5
Pay calculation
Cornerstone OnDemand
Paycor
8.6
Support for external payroll vendors
Cornerstone OnDemand
Paycor
8.2
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment
Cornerstone OnDemand
Paycor
7.6
Benefit plan administration
Cornerstone OnDemand
Paycor
8.8
Direct deposit files
Cornerstone OnDemand
Paycor
9.4
Salary revision and increment management
Cornerstone OnDemand
Paycor
9.3
Reimbursement management
Cornerstone OnDemand
Paycor
7.6

Leave and Attendance Management

Cornerstone OnDemand
Paycor
7.2
Approval workflow
Cornerstone OnDemand
Paycor
7.7
Balance details
Cornerstone OnDemand
Paycor
7.0
Annual carry-forward and encashment
Cornerstone OnDemand
Paycor
6.9

Employee Self Service

Cornerstone OnDemand
Paycor
8.3
View and generate pay and benefit information
Cornerstone OnDemand
Paycor
8.3
Update personal information
Cornerstone OnDemand
Paycor
8.7
View company policy documentation
Cornerstone OnDemand
Paycor
7.7
Employee recognition
Cornerstone OnDemand
Paycor
8.4
View job history
Cornerstone OnDemand
Paycor
8.3

Asset Management

Cornerstone OnDemand
Paycor
9.1
Tracking of all physical assets
Cornerstone OnDemand
Paycor
9.1

HR Reporting

Cornerstone OnDemand
Paycor
6.3
Report builder
Cornerstone OnDemand
Paycor
7.0
Pre-built reports
Cornerstone OnDemand
Paycor
6.8
Ability to combine HR data with external data
Cornerstone OnDemand
Paycor
5.2

Pros

Cornerstone OnDemand

  • User friendly and attractive website design.
  • It offers the ability to do online training, or also track face to face, on the job training.
  • It's continuously improving with new features to keep up with the growing demand for online learning.
  • Rather simple admin interface.
Jessica Bussey | TrustRadius Reviewer

Paycor

  • The integration between time and attendance and payroll processing is very seamless and easy to use. Once time is approved and verified, it is very quick and easy to run payroll.
  • Creating import files from each pay run to the GL is very quick and easy. All the GL mapping is done in Paycor and is easy to maintain and update as needed.
  • Reporting is fairly robust; once a user becomes familiar with the various data fields, creating custom reports is not overly difficult to do.
Nancy Flippin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cornerstone OnDemand

  • Observation checklists can be tricky to navigate
  • Updating content and how that affects Curriculum/re-versioning
  • Certification management can be frustrating for expired users
  • Removing content for terminated employees could be easier, instead of removing content item by item, would be nice to be able to remove all content from active transcript to removed transcript
Stephanie Dorsey | TrustRadius Reviewer

Paycor

  • The functionality of the time clock could be improved as there are times when adjustments to time are difficult, especially when adjusting from one day to the next in the event an employee "rolls" over past midnight.
  • When using the dashboard in TOD and reviewing exceptions, it is difficult to maneuver from one day to the next with having to go back to dashboard. This functionality could be improved by allowing the user to simply select the next page which should show all exceptions.
  • The Transfer at time of day, period block transfer, and reallocate hours functions are confusing. This could be tightened up a bit and allowing multiple revisions within the same selection would be helpful.
Shawn Compton | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 9.5
Based on 25 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.
Jamie Drahos | TrustRadius Reviewer

Paycor

Paycor 6.2
Based on 8 answers
Their customer service the functionality and how easy and user friendly it is
Cyndi Rooks, PHR, HCS, SHRM-CP | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 8.8
Based on 25 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.
Andriy Verminskyy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Paycor

Paycor 5.9
Based on 147 answers
Overall usability is solid and consistent for both direct users in HR and the occasional users by staff. My rating is less than a 10 due to the challenges with using the performance review portal of the system with its lack of customizable capabilities. Also, while there is a good variety of standard reports, the reporting module is often out of service and the use of the program to create your own custom reports is not user friendly
Michelle Coleman | TrustRadius Reviewer

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
Joseph Madere | TrustRadius Reviewer

Paycor

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
Joseph Madere | TrustRadius Reviewer

Paycor

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 6.1
Based on 34 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
Melissa Odom | TrustRadius Reviewer

Paycor

Paycor 9.3
Based on 85 answers
Paycor usually can come up with an answer, but I don't like that we have had so many different people. The information for reaching out is helpfully posted on your home page when you log in, though. Definite points there. Paycor wants you to be able to get help, but the person helping just can vary.
Dan Abrams | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 3.9
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.
Joseph Madere | TrustRadius Reviewer

Paycor

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Online Training

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 5.4
Based on 5 answers
Training was thorough.
Christopher Fox, Ph.D. | TrustRadius Reviewer

Paycor

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 8.0
Based on 13 answers
No answer on this topic is available.

Paycor

Paycor 6.5
Based on 19 answers
Implementation of any new software is going to be challenging, especially if you are maintaining an existing program concurrently. When it is time for dual-processing (both old and new software) prior to going live, be prepared to be stressed. But trust the process and it will be over soon.
Susan Dudek | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand is lightyears ahead of HealthStream. HealthStream's system is archaic and does not have any features besides basic compliance training. HealthStream is not visually appealing and users simply choose to log in and complete only what has been assigned to them. Cornerstone's catalog is so much more user friendly and inviting.
Chelsea Polette, M.A. | TrustRadius Reviewer

Paycor

I have used ADP in the past, and it felt like I was nothing more than a part of an account to them. With Paycor, I know they recognize me as a person, a part of a company.
Shirley Meadows | TrustRadius Reviewer

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
Joseph Madere | TrustRadius Reviewer

Paycor

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

Cornerstone OnDemand

  • The work my small admin team has done in the past 2 1/2 years, would have cost my company hundreds of thousands of dollars with a 3rd party.
  • Using Cornerstone as an LMS has put our Company on the map for a leader in Learning and Development.
Nina Queen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Paycor

  • Due to the many webinars, overall improvement for HR has taken place.
  • Knowledge of world-wide changes, state changes, do's and don'ts are extremely helpful in web trainings.
  • Paycor has kept track of every during challenges our agency faces from time to time.
Marsha Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer

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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

Paycor

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Cornerstone OnDemand
8.1
Paycor
5.6

Likelihood to Renew

Cornerstone OnDemand
9.5
Paycor
6.2

Usability

Cornerstone OnDemand
8.8
Paycor
5.9

Reliability and Availability

Cornerstone OnDemand
8.2
Paycor

Performance

Cornerstone OnDemand
2.7
Paycor

Support Rating

Cornerstone OnDemand
6.1
Paycor
9.3

In-Person Training

Cornerstone OnDemand
3.9
Paycor

Online Training

Cornerstone OnDemand
5.4
Paycor

Implementation Rating

Cornerstone OnDemand
8.0
Paycor
6.5

Scalability

Cornerstone OnDemand
9.1
Paycor

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