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Score 8.8 out of 100
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Score 6.4 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Darwinbox ranks higher in 1 feature set: Recruiting / ATS

Human Resource Management

7.4

Darwinbox

74%

SilkRoad Recruiting

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Darwinbox ranks higher in 6/6 features

Employee demographic data

6.0
60%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Employment history

7.2
72%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Job profiles and administration

7.7
77%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.

7.2
72%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Organizational charting

8.1
81%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Organization and location management

8.0
80%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Payroll Management

8.0

Darwinbox

80%

SilkRoad Recruiting

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Darwinbox ranks higher in 6/6 features

Pay calculation

7.8
78%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Support for external payroll vendors

8.2
82%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Off-cycle/On-Demand payment

7.9
79%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Benefit plan administration

7.8
78%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Salary revision and increment management

8.0
80%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Reimbursement management

8.0
80%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Leave and Attendance Management

8.6

Darwinbox

86%

SilkRoad Recruiting

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Darwinbox ranks higher in 3/3 features

Approval workflow

8.2
82%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Balance details

9.0
90%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Annual carry-forward and encashment

8.4
84%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Employee Self Service

7.8

Darwinbox

78%

SilkRoad Recruiting

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Darwinbox ranks higher in 5/5 features

View and generate pay and benefit information

8.2
82%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Update personal information

8.1
81%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

View company policy documentation

7.7
77%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Employee recognition

7.3
73%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

View job history

7.6
76%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Asset Management

7.8

Darwinbox

78%

SilkRoad Recruiting

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Darwinbox ranks higher in 1/1 features

Tracking of all physical assets

7.8
78%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

HR Reporting

8.3

Darwinbox

83%

SilkRoad Recruiting

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Darwinbox ranks higher in 3/3 features

Report builder

8.5
85%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Pre-built reports

7.9
79%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Ability to combine HR data with external data

8.5
85%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Onboarding

8.0

Darwinbox

80%

SilkRoad Recruiting

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Darwinbox ranks higher in 2/2 features

New hire portal

8.9
89%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Manager tracking tools

7.1
71%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Performance and Goals

8.1

Darwinbox

81%

SilkRoad Recruiting

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Darwinbox ranks higher in 4/4 features

Corporate goal setting

7.9
79%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Individual goal setting

8.5
85%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Line-of sight-visibility

8.0
80%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Performance tracking

8.0
80%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Performance Management

7.4

Darwinbox

74%

SilkRoad Recruiting

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Darwinbox ranks higher in 5/5 features

Performance plans

8.0
80%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Performance improvement plans

7.5
75%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Review status tracking

7.0
70%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Review reminders

6.5
65%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Multiple review frequency

8.0
80%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Succession Planning

7.7

Darwinbox

77%

SilkRoad Recruiting

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Darwinbox ranks higher in 4/4 features

Create succession plans/pools

7.5
75%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Candidate ranking

8.0
80%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Candidate search

7.5
75%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Candidate development

7.9
79%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Recruiting / ATS

7.7

Darwinbox

77%
7.0

SilkRoad Recruiting

70%
SilkRoad Recruiting ranks higher in 13/15 features

Job Requisition Management

7.4
74%
2 Ratings
7.4
74%
14 Ratings

Company Website Posting

7.5
75%
2 Ratings
8.2
82%
14 Ratings

Publish to Social Media

8.4
84%
2 Ratings
7.6
76%
12 Ratings

Job Search Site Posting

6.9
69%
2 Ratings
7.6
76%
13 Ratings

Duplicate Candidate Prevention

6.9
69%
2 Ratings
7.4
74%
13 Ratings

Applicant Tracking

7.9
79%
2 Ratings
8.0
80%
14 Ratings

Notifications and Alerts

9.0
90%
2 Ratings
5.6
56%
14 Ratings

Customized Application Form

N/A
0 Ratings
5.4
54%
12 Ratings

Resume Management

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
14 Ratings

Candidate Search

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
14 Ratings

Collaboration

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
14 Ratings

Task Creation and Delegation

N/A
0 Ratings
7.8
78%
10 Ratings

Email Templates

N/A
0 Ratings
6.6
66%
14 Ratings

User Permissions

N/A
0 Ratings
4.6
46%
14 Ratings

Reporting

N/A
0 Ratings
5.6
56%
14 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Darwinbox is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

7.3

Darwinbox

73%
3 Ratings
6.4

SilkRoad Recruiting

64%
30 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

Darwinbox

N/A
0 Ratings
5.0

SilkRoad Recruiting

50%
12 Ratings

Usability

Darwinbox

N/A
0 Ratings
6.0

SilkRoad Recruiting

60%
3 Ratings

Availability

Darwinbox

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

SilkRoad Recruiting

90%
4 Ratings

Support Rating

Darwinbox

N/A
0 Ratings
5.0

SilkRoad Recruiting

50%
4 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Darwinbox

Employees that come into work are needed to clock in to get paid for the amount of time they are working per day. They will log on to Darwinbox and clock in as soon as they can. Some will use the PTO they have available to use. HR will be able to make payroll in a timely manner for employees.
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SilkRoad

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.
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Pros

Darwinbox

  • Employee Management - including personal details and other core HR and resourcing features e.g. time tracking, expense, payroll etc
  • Workforce planning, recruitment, tracking the recruitment drives and interview statuses and updates for the potential hires at one place
  • Integrated Rewards and Recognition, Performance management systems, and project and resourcing management
  • Great analytics dashboard allowing the more holistic and drill down visualization as per the need
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SilkRoad

  • 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.
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Cons

Darwinbox

  • The app version is a bit lankier than the pc version.
  • Interface customization would be great for individuals wanting to change style.
  • No other real issue to improve, possibly lower the price but that's not too bad.
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SilkRoad

  • 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.
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Pricing Details

Darwinbox

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Darwinbox editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    SilkRoad Recruiting

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    SilkRoad Recruiting editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Likelihood to Renew

      Darwinbox

      No answers on this topic

      SilkRoad

      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
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      Usability

      Darwinbox

      No answers on this topic

      SilkRoad

      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.
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      Support Rating

      Darwinbox

      No answers on this topic

      SilkRoad

      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
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      Alternatives Considered

      Darwinbox

      Darwinbox is up there with ADP in terms of quality for employers to use in such an open-level style. I personally would support the use of Darwinbox against the competition.
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      SilkRoad

      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.
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      Return on Investment

      Darwinbox

      • The ability to view the organization structure and functional structure for the entire company.
      • One-stop solution for talent acquisition, payroll, leaves, reimbursements, attendance (time-sheet), holidays, etc. So I don't have to open a lot of different apps.
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      SilkRoad

      • 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
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