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Likelihood to Recommend

Cornerstone OnDemand

It seems to me that Cornerstone OnDemand is suited for large bureaucracies that have not been exposed to current technology, so they don't know how many features are lacking or how far behind they are with their user interface. I'm not sure I can add more, but [I feel like] Cornerstone OnDemand [is] a system that has been cobbled together badly, so every single change requires an abundance of steps and "touches" to different parts of the system. I wish you allowed me to rate them "0".
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SmartRecruiters

Best part is the AI supported CV screening process present in the tool with the pre defined templates and rules for the various standard positions. We were able to close most of the positions using the Smart Recruiters. Being a part of the Digital team we wanted our New Hires to be technology Savvy and should be getting a flavor of our commitment to technology from the start of the Hiring process itself. AI supported applications and other modules helps in achieving the same.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Onboarding

Cornerstone OnDemand
7.6
SmartRecruiters
New hire portal
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.6
SmartRecruiters
Manager tracking tools
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.4
SmartRecruiters
Compliance tracking and reporting
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.9
SmartRecruiters

Performance and Goals

Cornerstone OnDemand
8.1
SmartRecruiters
Corporate goal setting
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.8
SmartRecruiters
Subordinate goal setting
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.2
SmartRecruiters
Individual goal setting
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.2
SmartRecruiters
Line-of sight-visibility
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.0
SmartRecruiters
Performance tracking
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.3
SmartRecruiters

Performance Management

Cornerstone OnDemand
8.4
SmartRecruiters
Performance plans
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.3
SmartRecruiters
Plan weighting
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.3
SmartRecruiters
Manager note taking
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.5
SmartRecruiters
Performance improvement plans
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.4
SmartRecruiters
Review status tracking
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.3
SmartRecruiters
Rater nomination workflow
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.0
SmartRecruiters
Review reminders
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.4
SmartRecruiters
Workflow restrictions
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.8
SmartRecruiters
Multiple review frequency
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.8
SmartRecruiters
Reporting
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.1
SmartRecruiters

Succession Planning

Cornerstone OnDemand
7.6
SmartRecruiters
Create succession plans/pools
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.7
SmartRecruiters
Candidate ranking
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.7
SmartRecruiters
Candidate search
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.1
SmartRecruiters
Candidate development
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.9
SmartRecruiters

Recruiting / ATS

Cornerstone OnDemand
6.8
SmartRecruiters
8.1
Job Requisition Management
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.2
SmartRecruiters
8.5
Company Website Posting
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.1
SmartRecruiters
8.8
Publish to Social Media
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.9
SmartRecruiters
8.1
Job Search Site Posting
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.6
SmartRecruiters
8.4
Customized Application Form
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.4
SmartRecruiters
8.7
Resume Management
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.4
SmartRecruiters
8.3
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Cornerstone OnDemand
5.8
SmartRecruiters
7.0
Candidate Search
Cornerstone OnDemand
5.7
SmartRecruiters
8.0
Applicant Tracking
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.6
SmartRecruiters
8.4
Collaboration
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.4
SmartRecruiters
8.0
Task Creation and Delegation
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.4
SmartRecruiters
8.2
Email Templates
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.5
SmartRecruiters
7.6
User Permissions
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.9
SmartRecruiters
8.1
Notifications and Alerts
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.6
SmartRecruiters
8.5
Reporting
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.9
SmartRecruiters
6.8

Learning Management

Cornerstone OnDemand
8.0
SmartRecruiters
Course authoring
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.6
SmartRecruiters
Course catalog or library
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.5
SmartRecruiters
Player/Portal
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.3
SmartRecruiters
Learning content
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.2
SmartRecruiters
Mobile friendly
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.3
SmartRecruiters
Progress tracking & certifications
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.2
SmartRecruiters
Assignments
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.6
SmartRecruiters
Compliance management
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.2
SmartRecruiters
Learning administration
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.4
SmartRecruiters
Learning reporting & analytics
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.2
SmartRecruiters
Social learning
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.7
SmartRecruiters

Pros

Cornerstone OnDemand

  • The level of automation that's possible within the system makes repetitive tasks like annual training a breeze when configured appropriately.
  • The flexibility of the latest reporting capabilities with Cornerstone OnDemand allows for a vast range of data tracking.
  • With good implementation, the system can essentially be configured to capture, track, and house almost any level or kind of data associated with a user.
Clyde Parson | TrustRadius Reviewer

SmartRecruiters

  • Organization - SmartRecruiters is not so busy that I cannot easily tell what I am looking at. Everything is easy to navigate and follow intuitively.
  • Workflow - SmartRecruiters allows me to set up logical connections to automate subsequent fields in job creation. This aids in accuracy of job creation to match our payroll system, plus makes the process of creating a new requisition/ad faster.
  • Approvals - Approvals of job requisitions and offers could not be simpler.
  • Customization - There is very little that cannot be customized and/or branded to fit my organization's needs, including connecting to my other business platforms.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cornerstone OnDemand

  • Customization. Editing the performance review questions was limited and confusing.
  • Saving work. Dozens of employees would type directly into the performance review question boxes only for the system to refresh and not save their work. This is because the system logs you out after a short time on the website.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SmartRecruiters

  • SmartRecruiters could easily use some lower tier pricing packages - particularly for super small companies with smaller budgets who may be unable to keep up one year agreements. Option to downgrade during time of need, or during lull in hiring, should be easy - would help retain SmartRecruiters clients while clients maintain full access to their recruiting software systems.
  • SmartRecruiters staff could be more helpful when the business has a need to downgrade levels (from $300/mo) to save in monthly expenditures, in order to keep clients. Or, at least offer an option to downgrade for little/no fee simply to have the business data retention factor - enabling for easy, quick upgrades for full access at later date (as in, seasonal businesses who hire once or twice per year).
Anonymous | 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

SmartRecruiters

SmartRecruiters 10.0
Based on 14 answers
Our team is currently on a free tier as we only hire a handful of people per year. With that said, I would not switch if the low usage tier was paid. We have several years of data and candidates in the system and they have continued to make the product better. I discovered SR years ago from their community management and customer services efforts, which were outstanding. They care about their users, and they're passionate about making them successful. They've definitely evolved to become more enterprise focused, but the free SmartStart versions still blows away competitors. Plus, they've got some kickass t-shirts
Josh Krakauer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 8.3
Based on 25 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

SmartRecruiters

SmartRecruiters 9.0
Based on 13 answers
SmartRecruiters is an intuitive tool that our HR recruiters can use without a lot of prior training. It is easy to post jobs to targeted audiences; create advertisements to attract attention; and then keep track of candidates for follow-ups, etc. Overall I would saw SmartRecruiters is very easy to use.
Mark McCully | 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

SmartRecruiters

SmartRecruiters 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Rarely is there an issue and if the product is down, it typically is restored quickly.
Joel Zak | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

SmartRecruiters

SmartRecruiters 10.0
Based on 1 answer
I have no complaints about performance. The system works virtually flawless.
Joel Zak | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 6.1
Based on 35 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

SmartRecruiters

SmartRecruiters 8.2
Based on 11 answers
Although we have not had a strong need for support (we have only been using the software for about a year), the few times we've reached out to support, we have had pleasant interactions and fairly quick turnaround time. The support we received in the implementation process was excellent.
Kyle Moninger | 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

SmartRecruiters

No score
No answers yet
Quick and easy to learn.
Aaron Fitzgerald | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 4.9
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

SmartRecruiters

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 8.3
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

SmartRecruiters

SmartRecruiters 9.1
Based on 2 answers
It really was a painless and easy process to switch to SmartRecruiters.
Joel Zak | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Cornerstone OnDemand

I wasn't involved in the selection at my current company. However, at my previous company, Absorb was a very close contender due to their modern and vibrant portal features, but we decided to stick with Cornerstone because of ease of configuration for our compliance training program and security permissions/constraints
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SmartRecruiters

I've really enjoyed using SmartRecruiters, but these other ATSs that we've checked out offer better reporting features and price points. Over time, we may be transitioning off of SmartRecruiters to one of these ATSs because the price is a set price where SmartRecruiters has employee-based pricing model. Also, these other software products offer better reporting features that would eliminate some of our manual tracking process that we're currently doing.
Michelle Sexton | 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

SmartRecruiters

SmartRecruiters 9.0
Based on 1 answer
No explanation really, just a great product.
Joel Zak | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Cornerstone OnDemand

  • We are tracking learning and performance and using it to direct career growth and goal planning.
  • We have increased employee engagement in HR activities with 4 consecutive years of YOY increases in employee directed learning initiatives.
  • We have created learning content for new hires, career pathing, and compliance that we never had before.
Jennifer Goodwin, SPHR, SHRM-SCP | TrustRadius Reviewer

SmartRecruiters

  • We've achieved a better quality of hire overall, particularly with using the compare candidate feature.
  • Time-savings for sure. With the newly released delay rejection feature, this has allowed me to keep up with candidate actions without compromising the candidate experience.
  • We've been able to make some tactical decisions with the analytics suite data which has provided a higher ROI on our recruiting ad budget.
Ken Gardner, aPHR, CUDE | 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

Cornerstone OnDemand Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

SmartRecruiters

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required
$1,000

SmartRecruiters Editions & Modules

Edition
CorporateVaries, per FTE1
GlobalVaries, per FTE1
SmartStartFree2
  1. Billed annually
  2. up to 10 active job postings
Additional Pricing Details
The software subscription is determined by the number of full time employees in your company. A one time cost to set up software, including customizations, integrations, data migration and training.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Cornerstone OnDemand
8.3
SmartRecruiters
8.2

Likelihood to Renew

Cornerstone OnDemand
9.5
SmartRecruiters
10.0

Usability

Cornerstone OnDemand
8.3
SmartRecruiters
9.0

Reliability and Availability

Cornerstone OnDemand
9.0
SmartRecruiters
9.0

Performance

Cornerstone OnDemand
3.0
SmartRecruiters
10.0

Support Rating

Cornerstone OnDemand
6.1
SmartRecruiters
8.2

In-Person Training

Cornerstone OnDemand
4.3
SmartRecruiters

Online Training

Cornerstone OnDemand
4.9
SmartRecruiters

Implementation Rating

Cornerstone OnDemand
8.3
SmartRecruiters
9.1

Scalability

Cornerstone OnDemand
10.0
SmartRecruiters
9.0

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