Guidebook vs. Handshake Talent Engagement Suite

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Guidebook
Score 9.8 out of 10
N/A
Guidebook is an event management software system offered by Guidebook.N/A
Handshake Talent Engagement Suite
Score 8.2 out of 10
N/A
Handshake Talent Engagement Suite (TES) helps employers source, engage, manage, and build their brand with early talent at scale. Tell an impactful story and build a strong employer brand using rich media, candidate reviews, employee testimonials, and more.N/A
Pricing
GuidebookHandshake Talent Engagement Suite
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
GuidebookHandshake Talent Engagement Suite
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
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Recruitment Marketing
Comparison of Recruitment Marketing features of Product A and Product B
Guidebook
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Ratings
Handshake Talent Engagement Suite
8.0
11 Ratings
12% above category average
Passive Recruitment Advertising00 Ratings8.07 Ratings
Active Recruitment Advertising00 Ratings8.39 Ratings
Employer Branding Tools00 Ratings7.710 Ratings
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User Ratings
GuidebookHandshake Talent Engagement Suite
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(1 ratings)
8.5
(37 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.6
(25 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
GuidebookHandshake Talent Engagement Suite
Likelihood to Recommend
Guidebook
Most of our meetings are too small to bother using it but it is great for our larger workshops. If you have a complex schedule or agenda it is better than a paper agenda and allows you to adjust changes live in the agenda during the meetings. We only use it a few times a year because we only have a few larger meetings.
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Handshake
Compared to bulk messaging students who are listed as 'matches' on the job listing page, the segments & campaigns I created were so helpful in identifying leads & helping to convert those leads to applicants without me having to continually follow-up with students (thank you- follow-up email feature!) For roles that require a lot of applicant flow, or for positions that require a large cohort of hires at one time, these features are perfect.
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Pros
Guidebook
  • Provides live agendas
  • Allows attendees to communicate through mobile phones with event staff
  • Allows attendees to check in to break out sessions of their choice
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Handshake
  • Connects us with our target audience (current college students and recent graduates).
  • Connects us with a variety of career services offices, building trust in our organization.
  • It provides capacity to our recruiters while also allowing us to balance volume and personalization in recruitment.
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Cons
Guidebook
  • Sometimes we have had issues with it not updating our changes very quickly and while at a conference that can be problematic.
  • I have had difficulty making edits or changes from the mobile app so I have to go grab the computer to fix something.
  • Some attendees have had issues downloading and logging in depending on which mobile phones that they are using. It may be operator error.
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Handshake
  • Ability to directly source and reach out to specific candidates (rather than just a whole pool with campaigns)
  • More flexibility over the way postings look to allow for creativity
  • More details about students on their profiles to make it easier to source the right candidates
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Likelihood to Renew
Guidebook
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Handshake
It works and has been a valuable tool for recruitment and talent engagement
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Usability
Guidebook
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Handshake
It is intuitive
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Support Rating
Guidebook
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Handshake
Becca always responds very quickly to my questions. We had an issue where I couldn't register for a fair because another division of my company had already registered and this problem was fixed the next day. I feel like the team at Handshake Talent Engagement Suite actually cares about my experience. Not all companies do once the contract is signed! They definitely treat their customers well. I literally feel like I am their only customer.
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Implementation Rating
Guidebook
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Handshake
It is a great product and valuable tool for recruitment and sourcing of talent
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Alternatives Considered
Guidebook
We use both but for completely different reasons. We use Guidebook to manage our attendees and communicate with them during large workshops. We use Airtable as a spreadsheet type database for tracking things.
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Handshake
I think Handshake is similar to Linkedin Recruiter in a lot of ways. The main differentiator for me/our company is who we are trying to reach or target. LinkedIn is not an easy platform to find early careers talent on, so Handshake has been the best way for us to connect with schools, register for events easily, advertise to college students and reach them where they are!
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Return on Investment
Guidebook
  • None really as we are a non profit and these meetings we use it for are free
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Handshake
  • Summer internship recruiting for hard to fill roles has grown to be much easier. Without Handshake Talent Engagement Suite, we would be left scrambling to specific school job boards.
  • Hosting a simple one-hour informative event and reaching a large audience has helped with brand awareness. We don't necessarily see immediate obvious results but have been content with our ability to connect with underclassmen, getting them excited to apply for internships in a year or two.
  • Creating a talent segment and sending campaign messages is much more efficient and effective than reaching out to individual candidates with cold calls/emails.
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