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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

Spark Hire

Spark Hire is particularly well-suited for busy HR departments who may not have the time to personally interview every candidate early in the process. It's additionally very convenient for the candidate, as they can schedule their one-way interview at the time and place of their choosing as long as it is completed by the expiration date. This would not work well for a final interview, as there needs to be more give and take between the hiring manager and the candidate at this stage of the process.
Vicki Floyd | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Onboarding

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

Performance and Goals

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

Performance Management

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

Succession Planning

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

Recruiting / ATS

Cornerstone OnDemand
6.8
Spark Hire
Job Requisition Management
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.2
Spark Hire
Company Website Posting
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.1
Spark Hire
Publish to Social Media
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.9
Spark Hire
Job Search Site Posting
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.6
Spark Hire
Customized Application Form
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.5
Spark Hire
Resume Management
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.4
Spark Hire
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Cornerstone OnDemand
5.8
Spark Hire
Candidate Search
Cornerstone OnDemand
5.7
Spark Hire
Applicant Tracking
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.6
Spark Hire
Collaboration
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.4
Spark Hire
Task Creation and Delegation
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.4
Spark Hire
Email Templates
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.5
Spark Hire
User Permissions
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.9
Spark Hire
Notifications and Alerts
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.6
Spark Hire
Reporting
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.9
Spark Hire

Learning Management

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

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

Spark Hire

  • One-way interviewing to check the quality of a candidate.
  • Self-scheduling feature for interviews.
  • Ability to create different email templates.
Michelle Sexton | 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

Spark Hire

  • Seems expensive to add jobs (levels)
  • Doesn't always work well in Firefox browser
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

Spark Hire

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Spark Hire

Spark Hire 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Spark Hire is easy to use for both us and the candidate/interviewee. There is not a huge learning curve to being able to implement the program. Additionally, our clients (who are given access to the interviews) don't find it difficult to use, and our candidates have very few problems when recording their video interviews
Vicki Floyd | 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

Spark Hire

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

Spark Hire

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Spark Hire

Spark Hire 8.8
Based on 4 answers
I have not used the support that much with Spark Hire but it seems that there are a lot of features available for support and different resources that are provided on Spark Hire's website. For the most part, the system is very user-friendly and it's easy to navigate and figure out things on your own.
Michelle Sexton | 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

Spark Hire

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Spark Hire

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

Spark Hire

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Spark Hire

I can't remember the names of the other companies I reviewed but I chose Spark Hire because I could purchase the service on a monthly basis. This is an important feature for us since we're a small business.
Bree Gurin | 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

Spark Hire

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Spark Hire

  • Less time in screening interviews!
  • Estimated 50% time savings in this step of our interview process
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

Spark Hire

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Cornerstone OnDemand
8.3
Spark Hire
9.1

Likelihood to Renew

Cornerstone OnDemand
9.5
Spark Hire

Usability

Cornerstone OnDemand
8.3
Spark Hire
10.0

Reliability and Availability

Cornerstone OnDemand
9.0
Spark Hire

Performance

Cornerstone OnDemand
3.0
Spark Hire

Support Rating

Cornerstone OnDemand
6.1
Spark Hire
8.8

In-Person Training

Cornerstone OnDemand
4.3
Spark Hire

Online Training

Cornerstone OnDemand
4.9
Spark Hire

Implementation Rating

Cornerstone OnDemand
8.3
Spark Hire

Scalability

Cornerstone OnDemand
10.0
Spark Hire

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