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Score 7.3 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

ZipRecruiter

ZipRecruiter comes in very handy when you need top talent from a broader geographical reach quickly and perfectly matching all your criteria. Also very suitable for small to mid-sized organisations with not so heavy talent processing due to the spamming cannot be ideal for a mass recruitment exercise as sorting through tons of resumes to discern the right ones can be overwhelming.
Gethsun Misesi | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

ZipRecruiter

  • ZipRecruiter is very easy to use, even for those who are not tech-savvy.
  • The platform offers seamless options to mass-message out all candidates who have applied. This eliminates the time-consuming efforts to have to message out to each candidate.
  • ZipRecruiter parses and connects well with our ATS platform, which makes it easy to track information as well and manage candidate profiles.
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

ZipRecruiter

  • Better electronic screening of applicants prior to allowing them to apply for a job (i.e. when licenses are required)
  • When cancelling they require that you call them on the phone (you can't cancel online)
  • I'd prefer that subscriptions were more targeted to my hiring needs
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Handshake

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ZipRecruiter

ZipRecruiter 10.0
Based on 6 answers
Results. The bottom line is the results we are getting. We are seeing not only quality applications, but quality hires that can directly be tied to our use of ZipRecruiter. The ROI is second to none - a simple and easy to use tool that is driving healthcare professionals to my various clients.
Daniel Reynolds, MBA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Handshake

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ZipRecruiter

ZipRecruiter 8.0
Based on 2 answers
ZipRecruiter is very user-friendly and is extremely reliable when searching for new talent. There are numerous features to help you when you have questions about a posting or your profile. The filtering process is awesome and you have so many ways to find the right talent with the screening questions provided by ZipRecruiter.
Ashley Balsewicz | 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

ZipRecruiter

ZipRecruiter 7.7
Based on 35 answers
Have not had to utilize support recently, but in past instances they have reached out within 12 hours to help rectify any problems or answer any questions about features and functionality. The only issue I ever had with them was trying to clarify, when they previously advertised that they posted on 200+ job boards, if that meant that your job would for sure be posted on each job board. Turns out, by the way, that they only guarantee distribution, not posting
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

ZipRecruiter

We also use LinkedIn currently for sourcing exempt level candidates and use them to search for candidates. We like to use ZipRecruiter as a complement to LinkedIn. We have used Indeed.com in the past but, found that sponsored jobs are not as cost effective
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

ZipRecruiter

  • ZipRecruiter did not provide much positive impact. For sponsored posts or during our free trial, we did not receive any qualified candidates. Our ATS posts to the free ZipRecruiter board, and we have had candidates come through there, but have actually hired very few.
  • ZipRecruiter would have had a more negative impact on our ROI had we continued using the paid option. However, we felt it was not worth it and discontinued. Others may find it more beneficial, but for our hiring patterns, it wasn't necessary.
Erin Holm | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Handshake

General

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

Handshake Editions & Modules

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ZipRecruiter

General

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

ZipRecruiter Editions & Modules

Edition
Simple0.001
Team249.002
Enterprise339.003
  1. 1 User per Account, 1 Active Job Slot
  2. 1 User per Account, 4 Active Job Slots
  3. 2 Users per Account, Customizable Active Job Slots
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