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Score 6 out of 100

LinkedIn Talent Hub

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Score 8.4 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Handshake

[Handshake] has all the basic functionality we would want but lacks an easy to use interface and since it is not widely used means that we end up having to use a different interview management system for each college rather than being able to just rely on a single widely used system.
David White | TrustRadius Reviewer

LinkedIn Talent Hub

I really feel like [LinkedIn Talent Hub] has great potential to be used by many many companies. I think if it is made a little more user friendly with a little more development on the back end to remove some bugs, this could be a potential game changer. I have enjoyed working and getting to know this.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Recruiting / ATS

Handshake
LinkedIn Talent Hub
8.0
Job Requisition Management
Handshake
LinkedIn Talent Hub
8.0
Company Website Posting
Handshake
LinkedIn Talent Hub
8.7
Publish to Social Media
Handshake
LinkedIn Talent Hub
8.7
Job Search Site Posting
Handshake
LinkedIn Talent Hub
8.7
Customized Application Form
Handshake
LinkedIn Talent Hub
7.8
Resume Management
Handshake
LinkedIn Talent Hub
7.9
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Handshake
LinkedIn Talent Hub
7.5
Candidate Search
Handshake
LinkedIn Talent Hub
8.7
Applicant Tracking
Handshake
LinkedIn Talent Hub
8.1
Collaboration
Handshake
LinkedIn Talent Hub
7.9
Task Creation and Delegation
Handshake
LinkedIn Talent Hub
7.0
Email Templates
Handshake
LinkedIn Talent Hub
7.4
User Permissions
Handshake
LinkedIn Talent Hub
7.6
Notifications and Alerts
Handshake
LinkedIn Talent Hub
8.3
Reporting
Handshake
LinkedIn Talent Hub
7.6

Pros

Handshake

  • I like that I can target specific schools.
  • I like that I can interact with the university's career department to improve my listing, get feedback, and have them help promote internally.
Kristi Porter | TrustRadius Reviewer

LinkedIn Talent Hub

  • Source of talent - LinkedIn has become the #1 place to engage talent.
  • Targeting / advertising / sponsoring employment ads are very effective. They are costly, but effective.
  • Connecting with talent via InMails and ability to send InMails to a pretty targeted audience with ease is great. This allows you to reach out/connect fast with people that "fit" what you are looking for. Other sites for recruiting, etc. are hit and miss. The quality of results is the strongest on LinkedIn and has been for many, many years.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Handshake

  • From an employer perspective, it is very difficult to navigate and just has a horrible interface.
  • I can send messages but can't tell if they're received or seen. For instance, if a college declines to post a job and I ask why, I usually just hear no reply. I'm not sure why but maybe they don't see it?
  • When I receive an application, it doesn't tell me what school it's from so if I have a job posted to twenty colleges, I have to scroll them all, find it, make sure it's not a duplicate, and then review. It's tedious.
  • There are multiple users in my company who set up the account and used their local office information as opposed to HQ information and I'm unable to change it.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

LinkedIn Talent Hub

  • Reporting. Major lacking here. If a job is closed then reopened (which that feature was recently removed), all reporting is wiped clean and picked back up with the "reopen" date. So it doesn't give a full history of the job activity.
  • Lacks adequate approvals in the system.
  • If you're a company with a risk of audits, I would not recommend Talent Hub. They lack compliance: the system allows us to "hire" someone who never applied to the job. Req history could be incomplete with the way reporting functions are set up. The system puts passive "sourced" candidates and applicants in the same bucket for pipeline workflows. Disposition status is inadequate and greatly lacking, etc.
  • Dashboard is not customizable.
  • We do not have our own unique req IDs. The system generates project IDs but these numbers are shared with all their clients, they're not unique to Ora so they are somewhat random and not in order.
  • They do not differentiate between a networking project and an approved requisition.
  • There's more, too many to list.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Handshake

Handshake 7.0
Based on 8 answers
Well, support was a no-go. It seems that our institution put some office guy in charge of the product and we got to call and ask questions if needed. We had some introduction training also. What really annoys me about our implementation of Handshake is that everything seemed like a kludgy work-around to get anything done.
Jason Smith, DPA | TrustRadius Reviewer

LinkedIn Talent Hub

LinkedIn Talent Hub 8.1
Based on 30 answers
Although we never experienced any issues with the LinkedIn Talent platform or required any support, we always knew in the event that we did need assistance, it was readily available. LinkedIn as a whole is always very supportive and responsive whenever I've had any issues or even a simple question in the past. I'm sure anyone experiencing difficulties with the platform would have a resolution from the support team just about instantly.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Handshake

Lever is more of an ATS, while Handshake is a candidate database. It is also essential to be using good ATS when you have Handshake. You can organize your candidates and not forget about any of them. I do wish that Lever and Handshake worked together so that I can automatically input people into Lever from Handshake
Maureen Trattner | TrustRadius Reviewer

LinkedIn Talent Hub

It's definitely better than other competitors because of one a better pool of candidates, who are well categorised and filtered, and the database is well updated. Also, it has a better UI with end to end hiring requirement management, that helps to make hiring faster and smarter. The UX though is a bit laggy, which can be improved
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Handshake

  • ROI has been greatly improved when planning an event because knowing the number of students that plan to attend helps us to know whether or not the cost involved in creating the event is well spent.
  • The negative impact that Handshake has had on ROI is that we are a bit unsure as to whether a specific campus will be very familiar with Handshake or not. In cases when the campus is not, it implies wasted effort to reach out to non-responsive entities.
  • On the whole, it has been a great supplement to how we integrate ourselves into the world of higher-education, but, as with every platform, the fact that it is not standard practice to use it across the board means that it is still hit or miss.
Mackenzie Rodgers | TrustRadius Reviewer

LinkedIn Talent Hub

  • Positive impact. The tool has helped us in finding quality candidates for our hard to fill positions!
  • Helps in “pipelining” even after we fill a position, we make a folder of prospective candidates that we find through the platform. This list is then revisited once we have additional positions!
  • Outreach to global candidates. We have an office in Spain and we have found so many qualified candidates on the platform to fill those positions!
Avni Shah | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Handshake

General

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

LinkedIn Talent Hub

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Handshake
5.6
LinkedIn Talent Hub
8.4

Likelihood to Renew

Handshake
LinkedIn Talent Hub
8.0

Support Rating

Handshake
7.0
LinkedIn Talent Hub
8.1

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