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Likelihood to Recommend

Cornerstone OnDemand

I think CSOD is great for most organizations it does have a hefty price tag so making sure the robustness is leveraged is important when choosing the correct system for your organization. I appreciate that they have quarterly releases so the product is getting updates often versus some other LMSs when that is less frequent.
Tina Pegar | TrustRadius Reviewer

People HR

It's simple to use even for non-technical employees, making it very simple to install even for a workforce that hasn't grown up in the digital age, and for that People HR is the best option to fit in. I haven't got in any situation yet where I see People HR as less appropriate except Applications Tracking Systems as I have never worked on that module much.
Shubham Chauhan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Onboarding

Cornerstone OnDemand
7.7
People HR
8.5
New hire portal
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.6
People HR
8.0
Manager tracking tools
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.4
People HR
9.0
Compliance tracking and reporting
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.2
People HR

Performance and Goals

Cornerstone OnDemand
8.3
People HR
8.5
Corporate goal setting
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.0
People HR
9.0
Subordinate goal setting
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.3
People HR
Individual goal setting
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.4
People HR
8.0
Line-of sight-visibility
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.2
People HR
9.0
Performance tracking
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.5
People HR
8.0

Performance Management

Cornerstone OnDemand
8.3
People HR
6.8
Performance plans
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.2
People HR
8.0
Plan weighting
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.2
People HR
Manager note taking
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.5
People HR
Performance improvement plans
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.3
People HR
8.0
Review status tracking
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.2
People HR
7.0
Rater nomination workflow
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.1
People HR
Review reminders
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.2
People HR
8.0
Workflow restrictions
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.7
People HR
Multiple review frequency
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.7
People HR
3.0
Reporting
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.9
People HR

Succession Planning

Cornerstone OnDemand
7.7
People HR
8.0
Create succession plans/pools
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.1
People HR
8.0
Candidate ranking
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.8
People HR
9.0
Candidate search
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.2
People HR
7.0
Candidate development
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.9
People HR
8.0

Recruiting / ATS

Cornerstone OnDemand
6.3
People HR
8.6
Job Requisition Management
Cornerstone OnDemand
5.8
People HR
8.0
Company Website Posting
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.2
People HR
9.0
Publish to Social Media
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.5
People HR
9.0
Job Search Site Posting
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.2
People HR
8.0
Customized Application Form
Cornerstone OnDemand
5.7
People HR
Resume Management
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.0
People HR
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Cornerstone OnDemand
5.4
People HR
9.0
Candidate Search
Cornerstone OnDemand
5.4
People HR
Applicant Tracking
Cornerstone OnDemand
5.8
People HR
8.0
Collaboration
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.0
People HR
Task Creation and Delegation
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.4
People HR
Email Templates
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.0
People HR
User Permissions
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.5
People HR
Notifications and Alerts
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.2
People HR
9.0
Reporting
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.8
People HR

Learning Management

Cornerstone OnDemand
8.1
People HR
Course authoring
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.6
People HR
Course catalog or library
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.6
People HR
Player/Portal
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.3
People HR
Learning content
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.3
People HR
Mobile friendly
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.2
People HR
Progress tracking & certifications
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.2
People HR
Assignments
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.7
People HR
Compliance management
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.2
People HR
Learning administration
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.5
People HR
Learning reporting & analytics
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.3
People HR
Social learning
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.6
People HR

Human Resource Management

Cornerstone OnDemand
People HR
8.9
Employee demographic data
Cornerstone OnDemand
People HR
9.0
Employment history
Cornerstone OnDemand
People HR
9.0
Job profiles and administration
Cornerstone OnDemand
People HR
9.0
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
Cornerstone OnDemand
People HR
9.0
Organizational charting
Cornerstone OnDemand
People HR
9.0
Organization and location management
Cornerstone OnDemand
People HR
9.0
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
Cornerstone OnDemand
People HR
8.0

Payroll Management

Cornerstone OnDemand
People HR
8.4
Pay calculation
Cornerstone OnDemand
People HR
9.0
Support for external payroll vendors
Cornerstone OnDemand
People HR
9.0
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment
Cornerstone OnDemand
People HR
9.0
Benefit plan administration
Cornerstone OnDemand
People HR
9.0
Direct deposit files
Cornerstone OnDemand
People HR
7.0
Salary revision and increment management
Cornerstone OnDemand
People HR
8.0
Reimbursement management
Cornerstone OnDemand
People HR
8.0

Leave and Attendance Management

Cornerstone OnDemand
People HR
9.0
Approval workflow
Cornerstone OnDemand
People HR
9.0
Balance details
Cornerstone OnDemand
People HR
9.0
Annual carry-forward and encashment
Cornerstone OnDemand
People HR
9.0

Employee Self Service

Cornerstone OnDemand
People HR
7.4
View and generate pay and benefit information
Cornerstone OnDemand
People HR
8.0
Update personal information
Cornerstone OnDemand
People HR
7.0
View company policy documentation
Cornerstone OnDemand
People HR
7.0
Employee recognition
Cornerstone OnDemand
People HR
7.0
View job history
Cornerstone OnDemand
People HR
8.0

Asset Management

Cornerstone OnDemand
People HR
8.0
Tracking of all physical assets
Cornerstone OnDemand
People HR
8.0

HR Reporting

Cornerstone OnDemand
People HR
8.0
Report builder
Cornerstone OnDemand
People HR
8.0
Pre-built reports
Cornerstone OnDemand
People HR
8.0
Ability to combine HR data with external data
Cornerstone OnDemand
People HR
8.0

Pros

Cornerstone OnDemand

  • The user group community is unlike any other. It is easy to connect with other clients and the CSOD team is actively engaged, always interested in what clients want and need.
  • Vast content catalog from a wide variety of providers. Content delivery service makes my job easier. I don't have to deal with course files and metadata!
  • Ease of use for non-admin admins! I was not a LMS administrator prior to implementation so I learned as I went which was fully supported by the robust training available to system admins.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

People HR

  • Complex reporting is made easy through the reporting capabilities of the system. We have been using reports for the past year and absolutely trust the accuracy of the data produced. The reports are generated easily through the system and can be exported into an editable Excel spreadsheet which is great.
  • The self-service of data is great for freeing up HR time. Employees can update their personal information themselves quickly and easily.
  • The App is a great feature of People HR. A large proportion of our employees work in our warehouse and as such don't have their own computer at work. The app allows those employees easy access to the system on the go.
Amy Duignan (Assoc CIPD) | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cornerstone OnDemand

  • Reduce the number of clicks: for competencies bank management, it is necessary to save twice at least before submitting any modification.
  • Allow sorting by different means (names, ID etc), by default competencies are listed by alphabetical order which for our particular field is not the most convenient.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

People HR

  • The applicant tracking system still has room for improvement with integrating with external job boards like Indeed / Jobsite.co.uk / Directgov etc.
  • There is an option for creating forms with signatures but it doesn't allow for comments/feedback/changes/versions.
Claire Isherwood | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 9.9
Based on 26 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

People HR

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 8.7
Based on 26 answers
The system is huge so, even after using it as an administrator for a few years, I still find there are lots of pieces and things I do not know. Some of the more everyday tasks have cumbersome user interfaces that you become accustomed to but would be greatly helped by a redesign. The availability of assistance articles and the new knowledge bank help greatly with usability as you have a quick place you can go to for help with figuring out how to do various tasks.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

People HR

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Reliability and Availability

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 9.0
Based on 4 answers
It was down for a couple of hours in our first month. Occasionally, in the evening we have trouble logging in even though it is not a maintenance window.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

People HR

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Performance

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 3.0
Based on 4 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

People HR

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 6.6
Based on 39 answers
I included this information in my overall review, but I thought ADP was THE vendor to highlight for their bad customer service. [I feel] Cornerstone OnDemand goes above and beyond (or should I say down and below) anything ADP had set up for customer support: Only certain people can call / email directly if there are issues, so you must play "telephone" a bit to get your issue defined clearly; you can sign up for a weekly "office hours" session, but you must queue up and then listen to other customers as they try to resolve their issues; you can submit recommendations, but you NEVER hear back or your recommendation is just dismissed.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

People HR

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

In-Person Training

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 4.3
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.
Joseph Madere | TrustRadius Reviewer

People HR

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Online Training

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 4.7
Based on 5 answers
The online modules are pretty good. You can access them at any time, which we have done. You learn a lot in the beginning, but having the ability to retake short lessons when you are working on those items was very helpful.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

People HR

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 8.4
Based on 19 answers
Dig deep on what your current processes are and how they match up to Cornerstone OnDemand functionality. It's not that the Cornerstone OnDemand is bad, it just the amount of work it requires you to do to get your current data to fit into their system.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

People HR

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand exceeds the features of these other LMS systems by offering more modules and features. CSOD is a one-stop shop LMS for talent management. The robust reporting and customizable options also make this a step above the other Learning Management Systems out there.
Marie Cheshier | TrustRadius Reviewer

People HR

People HR is easy to use, you don't actually need any training for that. The programme and functionality are excellent, and the support provided by Advisors when you click the help button to speak with them is always excellent. They are quick to respond to any questions and provide excellent customer service.
Shubham Chauhan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 10.0
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

People HR

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

Cornerstone OnDemand

  • Our initial goal was to track course compliance. We have met and exceeded that goal. The system provides an easy way for administrators, managers, and learners to track their assignments and course status.
  • Our secondary goals was to increase employee engagement. Once we migrated to their Learner Home page, we saw an increase in non-regulatory course registrations and completions.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

People HR

  • The system has freed up time of our administrators allowing them to get involved in more and develop themselves within the department
  • The data allows us to accurately report on absence which has supported the development of a new absence management process
Amy Duignan (Assoc CIPD) | 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

People HR

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Cornerstone OnDemand
8.4
People HR
9.0

Likelihood to Renew

Cornerstone OnDemand
9.9
People HR

Usability

Cornerstone OnDemand
8.7
People HR

Reliability and Availability

Cornerstone OnDemand
9.0
People HR

Performance

Cornerstone OnDemand
3.0
People HR

Support Rating

Cornerstone OnDemand
6.6
People HR

In-Person Training

Cornerstone OnDemand
4.3
People HR

Online Training

Cornerstone OnDemand
4.7
People HR

Implementation Rating

Cornerstone OnDemand
8.4
People HR

Scalability

Cornerstone OnDemand
10.0
People HR

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