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Score 7.6 out of 100
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Score 6.6 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Darwinbox

Darwinbox in undoubtedly a great human capital management system. It is easy to configure and can be flexibly integrated with the organization's ERP solution. There is little to no training required for employees to use the software - both the desktop version as well as the mobile application. Moreover, it allows employees to connect to each other better on the organization's social network that this software provides. It is best suited for large and mid-sized organizations that have reasonably complex workflows and reporting structures. Darwinbox is less appropriate for relatively flat organizations that have simple workflows and the work involves frequent interaction among employees. In such a case, the use of such an expensive HR tool can be avoided.
Anonymous | 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

Human Resource Management

Darwinbox
6.6
SilkRoad Recruiting
Employee demographic data
Darwinbox
4.5
SilkRoad Recruiting
Employment history
Darwinbox
5.5
SilkRoad Recruiting
Job profiles and administration
Darwinbox
6.5
SilkRoad Recruiting
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
Darwinbox
5.5
SilkRoad Recruiting
Organizational charting
Darwinbox
9.0
SilkRoad Recruiting
Organization and location management
Darwinbox
8.5
SilkRoad Recruiting

Payroll Management

Darwinbox
6.5
SilkRoad Recruiting
Pay calculation
Darwinbox
6.0
SilkRoad Recruiting
Support for external payroll vendors
Darwinbox
5.5
SilkRoad Recruiting
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment
Darwinbox
5.0
SilkRoad Recruiting
Benefit plan administration
Darwinbox
6.0
SilkRoad Recruiting
Salary revision and increment management
Darwinbox
8.0
SilkRoad Recruiting
Reimbursement management
Darwinbox
8.5
SilkRoad Recruiting

Leave and Attendance Management

Darwinbox
8.7
SilkRoad Recruiting
Approval workflow
Darwinbox
9.0
SilkRoad Recruiting
Balance details
Darwinbox
9.0
SilkRoad Recruiting
Annual carry-forward and encashment
Darwinbox
8.0
SilkRoad Recruiting

Employee Self Service

Darwinbox
7.6
SilkRoad Recruiting
View and generate pay and benefit information
Darwinbox
7.5
SilkRoad Recruiting
Update personal information
Darwinbox
8.5
SilkRoad Recruiting
View company policy documentation
Darwinbox
9.5
SilkRoad Recruiting
Employee recognition
Darwinbox
5.5
SilkRoad Recruiting
View job history
Darwinbox
7.0
SilkRoad Recruiting

Asset Management

Darwinbox
4.0
SilkRoad Recruiting
Tracking of all physical assets
Darwinbox
4.0
SilkRoad Recruiting

HR Reporting

Darwinbox
7.3
SilkRoad Recruiting
Report builder
Darwinbox
8.0
SilkRoad Recruiting
Pre-built reports
Darwinbox
7.0
SilkRoad Recruiting
Ability to combine HR data with external data
Darwinbox
7.0
SilkRoad Recruiting

Onboarding

Darwinbox
8.0
SilkRoad Recruiting
New hire portal
Darwinbox
8.0
SilkRoad Recruiting
Manager tracking tools
Darwinbox
8.0
SilkRoad Recruiting

Performance and Goals

Darwinbox
7.8
SilkRoad Recruiting
Corporate goal setting
Darwinbox
8.0
SilkRoad Recruiting
Individual goal setting
Darwinbox
8.0
SilkRoad Recruiting
Line-of sight-visibility
Darwinbox
7.0
SilkRoad Recruiting
Performance tracking
Darwinbox
8.0
SilkRoad Recruiting

Performance Management

Darwinbox
7.5
SilkRoad Recruiting
Performance plans
Darwinbox
8.0
SilkRoad Recruiting
Performance improvement plans
Darwinbox
7.0
SilkRoad Recruiting
Review status tracking
Darwinbox
8.0
SilkRoad Recruiting
Review reminders
Darwinbox
7.0
SilkRoad Recruiting

Succession Planning

Darwinbox
7.0
SilkRoad Recruiting
Create succession plans/pools
Darwinbox
7.0
SilkRoad Recruiting
Candidate search
Darwinbox
7.0
SilkRoad Recruiting

Recruiting / ATS

Darwinbox
8.4
SilkRoad Recruiting
7.1
Job Requisition Management
Darwinbox
8.0
SilkRoad Recruiting
7.5
Company Website Posting
Darwinbox
9.0
SilkRoad Recruiting
8.0
Publish to Social Media
Darwinbox
9.0
SilkRoad Recruiting
7.5
Job Search Site Posting
Darwinbox
8.0
SilkRoad Recruiting
7.5
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Darwinbox
8.0
SilkRoad Recruiting
7.5
Applicant Tracking
Darwinbox
8.0
SilkRoad Recruiting
8.0
Notifications and Alerts
Darwinbox
9.0
SilkRoad Recruiting
6.0
Customized Application Form
Darwinbox
SilkRoad Recruiting
5.5
Resume Management
Darwinbox
SilkRoad Recruiting
7.0
Candidate Search
Darwinbox
SilkRoad Recruiting
8.0
Collaboration
Darwinbox
SilkRoad Recruiting
8.0
Task Creation and Delegation
Darwinbox
SilkRoad Recruiting
8.0
Email Templates
Darwinbox
SilkRoad Recruiting
7.0
User Permissions
Darwinbox
SilkRoad Recruiting
5.0
Reporting
Darwinbox
SilkRoad Recruiting
6.0

Pros

Darwinbox

  • Easy to use and navigate.
  • Simple and intuitive interface.
  • Covers all HR needs in one software.
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

Darwinbox

  • A small improvement in the UX could be to automate the process of informing the entire organization about an employee's birthday. Presently, the HR manager has to manually send such an email. Sometimes misunderstandings happen when important greetings are missed when the HR manager is on leave.
  • There is just too much data on the Attendance screen. Perhaps, from a UI perspective, this screen could be improved. Also, there should be a feature to recall the leave application if the employee changes his plan and the leave is yet to be approved.
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

Darwinbox

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Darwinbox

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Support Rating

Darwinbox

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Alternatives Considered

Darwinbox

Darwinbox is a very powerful tool for managing the HR processes of a large organization. It offers a number of unique facilities like the social network module, mobile application version etc. As compared to other software, it offers more utility in the sense that one integrated tool can be used for multiple purposes. It is easy to configure and requires no prior experience from a user's perspective. It provides sharp insights for effective decision making to manage talent in the organization.
Anonymous | 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

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.
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

Screenshots

SilkRoad Recruiting

Pricing Details

Darwinbox

General

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

SilkRoad Recruiting

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Darwinbox
7.0
SilkRoad Recruiting
6.5

Likelihood to Renew

Darwinbox
SilkRoad Recruiting
5.0

Usability

Darwinbox
SilkRoad Recruiting
6.0

Reliability and Availability

Darwinbox
SilkRoad Recruiting
9.0

Support Rating

Darwinbox
SilkRoad Recruiting
5.0

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