LinkedIn Jobs vs. SimplyHired

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
LinkedIn Jobs
Score 8.0 out of 10
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LinkedIn Jobs allows employers to post listings, and boasts personalized targeting, screening questions, and matching algorithms as well.N/A
SimplyHired
Score 6.0 out of 10
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SimplyHired is a job search engine and recruiting software acquired by Indeed in 2016.N/A
Pricing
LinkedIn JobsSimplyHired
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
LinkedIn JobsSimplyHired
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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LinkedIn JobsSimplyHired
Small Businesses
LinkedIn Talent Solutions
LinkedIn Talent Solutions
Score 8.3 out of 10
LinkedIn Talent Solutions
LinkedIn Talent Solutions
Score 8.3 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
LinkedIn Talent Solutions
LinkedIn Talent Solutions
Score 8.3 out of 10
LinkedIn Talent Solutions
LinkedIn Talent Solutions
Score 8.3 out of 10
Enterprises
LinkedIn Talent Solutions
LinkedIn Talent Solutions
Score 8.3 out of 10
LinkedIn Talent Solutions
LinkedIn Talent Solutions
Score 8.3 out of 10
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User Ratings
LinkedIn JobsSimplyHired
Likelihood to Recommend
8.6
(27 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
7.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
6.5
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
6.9
(8 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
LinkedIn JobsSimplyHired
Likelihood to Recommend
LinkedIn
I can't think of any reason why anybody looking for a job opportunity would not be involved with LinkedIn Jobs. It's one of the more active social media job sites and if you are active on LinkedIn (which you should be) you have a great opportunity to show your achievements and talent to job posters. The "Easy Apply" link, although great for companies hiring large groups of people may not be for somebody who is looking for a specialized role as that would take a more personal approach.
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Indeed
SimplyHired is an excellent solution for any business! It could be used as a single ATS system for small companies, and it could also be used for large companies in conjunction with their in hour ATS.
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Pros
LinkedIn
  • The job offers board is one of the things that stands out most positively on LinkedIn Jobs, since I can know all the job offers that are open for all sectors of my company and I can also see the candidates that are in each offer of employment.
  • Interview scheduling is one of the best features of LinkedIn Jobs. It allows you to schedule exact time and exact day for face-to-face meetings in order to carry out a more consolidated interview, in addition, it sends notifications to the candidate so that they can appear for the interview at the right time.
  • I can have access to the CV of each candidate. LinkedIn Jobs offers me a very detailed CV of each of the candidates and this allows me to quickly know the qualities that each candidate has.
  • I can handle job applications much better. It was a very tedious job when we did this manually and we did a lot of paperwork to organize the received requests. LinkedIn Jobs has made that manual work is avoided, thanks to the automated system to organize the requests.
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Indeed
  • The post-to-hire time is significantly lower, which augurs well with our organizational requirements.
  • It's very easy to navigate, quite user friendly screen and options makes it easier for posting and searching jobs.
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Cons
LinkedIn
  • We have found to get the reach that we want, LinkedIn Jobs has been an expensive endeavor. The free postings do not get very far on LinkedIn Jobs.
  • For Large scale hired, LinkedIn Jobs is not beneficial at all. It does not do a good job at keeping a large influx of candidates coming through.
  • Some of the candidates end up being in other locations and therefore some have been unwilling to relocate or to fulfill job descriptions. In some ways, the wide reach works to a disadvantage when reaching candidates that do not even realize where the position is located. LinkedIn Jobs needs to do a better job with location based searches.
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Indeed
  • Although the sorting process is easy through SimplyHired when you check candidates to send a message, it un-checks them after the message is sent, so you have to go back through and re-check all applicants to move them. I'd like to have the candidates remain checked and highlighted after I send them a message.
  • It would be great to have messages sent out automatically once we move them into new categories.
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Likelihood to Renew
LinkedIn
Asking price really versus quality. Not a bad thing, but budget can be a problem.
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Indeed
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Usability
LinkedIn
Because of the misinformation on job location, I give a low rating and this is the reason for my entire review.
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Indeed
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Support Rating
LinkedIn
Support isn't that great. Just average I'd say. A lot of the time when things go wrong, there is nothing the support person can do. It's just the way they are set up and it takes them usually 24 hours to respond to a ticket which to me is far too long, but they are overall just okay.
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Indeed
I am a big fan of the services provided in SimplyHired. I have no reservations recommending this product to any HR department that is looking for new avenues to explore in attracting candidates.
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Alternatives Considered
LinkedIn
LinkedIn has better integration with its existing social media platform, allowing for the recruiter to accurately view a client's history. Furthermore, it shows reviews and work done by the potential recruit. In contrast, ZipRecruiter does not show as much insight into a client which can lead to time wasted with phone calls and other communication.
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Indeed
SimplyHired is almost neck in neck with ZipRecruiter, but overall it stands out in the number of applicants it obtains. I do think that trends come and go, and there could come a time when ZipRecruiter is the best place for applicants, but until we see a decline on SimplyHired, we don't plan to invest elsewhere.
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Return on Investment
LinkedIn
  • Able to reach and tap a more diverse talent pool directly
  • Makes it easy for candidates to apply with just one click rather than filling long forms which is a big deterrent for passive job seekers
  • Makes the hiring process more efficient as candidates not matching the pre defined criteria get rejected automatically
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Indeed
  • The job post-to-hire time is quite less which helps in effective time management and filling up the position in a timely manner.
  • The candidate search options, almost always gives us the best fit for the open position. Thus, we do not have to spend more time filling up the position. This eventually helps in significant cost savings as one need not have to pay anything to any consultant to hire resources.
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