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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

SilkRoad Recruiting

I think OpenHire is best for a small company (max about 2500 employees). The more employees you have the more HR people you should have and this can get expensive. I know most larger companies are using more advanced systems as well (Workday). During the selection process be sure to determine how many OpenHire users you would need. Ask whether your managers will be willing to work in the system as well or whether HR would have to own the entire process. If you are EEOC compliant, make sure you ask about diversity posting, APP tracking of applicants, and reporting needs. If you require an onboarding tool, SilkRoad offers RedCarpet. I found it to be very complex and hiring managers refused to use it. If you require an onboarding tool, definitely look into it. The demo may look great but there were a lot of implementation steps done to make it work and it just didn't fit our company culture. So make sure it fits yours.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Onboarding

Cornerstone OnDemand
7.7
SilkRoad Recruiting
New hire portal
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.6
SilkRoad Recruiting
Manager tracking tools
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.4
SilkRoad Recruiting
Compliance tracking and reporting
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.2
SilkRoad Recruiting

Performance and Goals

Cornerstone OnDemand
8.3
SilkRoad Recruiting
Corporate goal setting
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.0
SilkRoad Recruiting
Subordinate goal setting
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.3
SilkRoad Recruiting
Individual goal setting
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.4
SilkRoad Recruiting
Line-of sight-visibility
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.2
SilkRoad Recruiting
Performance tracking
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.5
SilkRoad Recruiting

Performance Management

Cornerstone OnDemand
8.3
SilkRoad Recruiting
Performance plans
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.2
SilkRoad Recruiting
Plan weighting
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.2
SilkRoad Recruiting
Manager note taking
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.5
SilkRoad Recruiting
Performance improvement plans
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.3
SilkRoad Recruiting
Review status tracking
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.2
SilkRoad Recruiting
Rater nomination workflow
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.1
SilkRoad Recruiting
Review reminders
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.2
SilkRoad Recruiting
Workflow restrictions
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.7
SilkRoad Recruiting
Multiple review frequency
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.7
SilkRoad Recruiting
Reporting
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.9
SilkRoad Recruiting

Succession Planning

Cornerstone OnDemand
7.7
SilkRoad Recruiting
Create succession plans/pools
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.1
SilkRoad Recruiting
Candidate ranking
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.8
SilkRoad Recruiting
Candidate search
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.1
SilkRoad Recruiting
Candidate development
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.9
SilkRoad Recruiting

Recruiting / ATS

Cornerstone OnDemand
6.3
SilkRoad Recruiting
7.1
Job Requisition Management
Cornerstone OnDemand
5.9
SilkRoad Recruiting
7.5
Company Website Posting
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.2
SilkRoad Recruiting
8.0
Publish to Social Media
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.5
SilkRoad Recruiting
7.5
Job Search Site Posting
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.2
SilkRoad Recruiting
7.5
Customized Application Form
Cornerstone OnDemand
5.7
SilkRoad Recruiting
5.5
Resume Management
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.1
SilkRoad Recruiting
7.0
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Cornerstone OnDemand
5.4
SilkRoad Recruiting
7.5
Candidate Search
Cornerstone OnDemand
5.4
SilkRoad Recruiting
8.0
Applicant Tracking
Cornerstone OnDemand
5.9
SilkRoad Recruiting
8.0
Collaboration
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.0
SilkRoad Recruiting
8.0
Task Creation and Delegation
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.4
SilkRoad Recruiting
8.0
Email Templates
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.0
SilkRoad Recruiting
7.0
User Permissions
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.5
SilkRoad Recruiting
5.0
Notifications and Alerts
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.2
SilkRoad Recruiting
6.0
Reporting
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.8
SilkRoad Recruiting
6.0

Learning Management

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

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

SilkRoad Recruiting

  • The ease of use when it comes to create requisitions from a hiring managers side of things is definitely a positive. It's very much user intuitive and the specifications can be completely customized as to what a company would like to appear within said requisition.
  • Candidate correspondence is an absolute breeze as you can custom load templates into the system that can be edited at any time through an administrator in your company instead of having to go through a technical support team on the other side of things.
  • Overall, it's a pretty no muss no fuss system to use as there's not a great layer of complication about it and like most things, spaced practice and consistent exposure to it tend to iron out those rough edges. From an administration standpoint, adding in locations and hiring managers is incredibly simplistic along with reporting functionality.
  • Candidate folders have come a long way in the system and are much more user friendly at this point than when I began using the system some four years ago. It's very easy to shift candidate profiles between folders and edit on the fly.
Anonymous | 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

SilkRoad Recruiting

  • OpenHire's user roles can create issues depending on how your company's hiring process flows. For example, at one company, the hiring managers were extremely involved in screening candidates yet the system seems very geared towards use of centralized recruiters who distribute candidates. The lack of ability to customize roles and security to match our managers' needs created additional burden on HR as well as frustration from hiring managers.
  • I experienced several problems uploading documents to accompany a candidate's offer. There was a limit on the number, size and type of attachments that could be included, and there was no alternative (as vetted with OpenHire) besides sending a separate correspondence to the candidate. I found this to appear unprofessional to the candidate as well as creating an extra step in the process for HR/recruiting.
  • The requisition process had a few issues which created inefficiencies in the process. Firstly, for times when you need to post a role confidentially outside of your standard process, there was no way to designate the req as 'confidential'. Instead, you had to use the 'executive' status which created issues (ie: inaccurate data in reporting). Secondly, OpenHire was unable to upload the company directory of emails in the requisition approver fields so rather than being able to select from a drop-down or using a 'smart' field, you had to type each approver's email out manually thus increasing the potential for error and delay in the process.
Anonymous | 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

SilkRoad Recruiting

SilkRoad Recruiting 5.0
Based on 12 answers
It was a great solution for the company in all aspects, especially the cost. The company was not in a position to afford a solution such as Oracle PeopleSoft. The only reason we did not renew OpenHire was we got acquired by a much larger organization and started utilizing the tools that the parent company had available
Oksana Lukash, PHR, CCP (ksusha45@yahoo.com) | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

SilkRoad Recruiting

SilkRoad Recruiting 6.0
Based on 3 answers
It's not a bad system to use, there just seems to be so much click through to get one task achieved. Once you know all the little routes and pieces it gets easier.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

SilkRoad Recruiting

SilkRoad Recruiting 9.0
Based on 2 answers
No answer on this topic is available.

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

SilkRoad Recruiting

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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

SilkRoad Recruiting

SilkRoad Recruiting 5.0
Based on 2 answers
The support for Silkroad is awful. I know they are working on it and it seems to be slightly better but it's still not great. I have had multiple cases I have never heard from them on, others I have had to follow-up multiple times and one that took a year
Erin Seay | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

SilkRoad Recruiting

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

SilkRoad Recruiting

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

SilkRoad Recruiting

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

SilkRoad Recruiting

NeoGov is a more simple system but just being able to require specific documents has been a huge time saver for us. Other elements in NeoGov aren't as robust but still it saves me a lot of time compared to OpenHire.
Diaman Amsler | 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

SilkRoad Recruiting

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

SilkRoad Recruiting

  • The cost was very high
  • It made managers more involved in the process
  • It got managers involved earlier than they had been in the past
  • It forced managers to stay involved in their recruiting and not just wait for HR to hire someone
Anonymous | 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

SilkRoad Recruiting

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
SilkRoad Recruiting
6.5

Likelihood to Renew

Cornerstone OnDemand
9.9
SilkRoad Recruiting
5.0

Usability

Cornerstone OnDemand
8.7
SilkRoad Recruiting
6.0

Reliability and Availability

Cornerstone OnDemand
9.0
SilkRoad Recruiting
9.0

Performance

Cornerstone OnDemand
3.0
SilkRoad Recruiting

Support Rating

Cornerstone OnDemand
6.6
SilkRoad Recruiting
5.0

In-Person Training

Cornerstone OnDemand
4.3
SilkRoad Recruiting

Online Training

Cornerstone OnDemand
4.7
SilkRoad Recruiting

Implementation Rating

Cornerstone OnDemand
8.4
SilkRoad Recruiting

Scalability

Cornerstone OnDemand
10.0
SilkRoad Recruiting

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