LinkedIn Talent Hub vs. SmartRecruiters

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
LinkedIn Talent Hub
Score 7.8 out of 10
N/A
LinkedIn Talent is a recruiting solution. It offers core ATS capabilities, as well as proactive recruitment outreach tailored to LinkedIn’s site. LinkedIn Talent also enables competitive insights and recruitment marketing.N/A
SmartRecruiters
Score 7.8 out of 10
N/A
SmartRecruiters’ Talent Acquisition Suite is a cloud-based recruitment marketing and collaborative hiring platform. It features an open marketplace for third party recruitment services. SmartRecruiters also offers talent sourcing and screening as add-on features.
$0
per month
Pricing
LinkedIn Talent HubSmartRecruiters
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
Corporate
Varies, per FTE
Billed annually
Global
Varies, per FTE
Billed annually
SmartStart
Free
up to 10 active job postings
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
LinkedIn Talent HubSmartRecruiters
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup fee$1,000
Additional DetailsThe software subscription is determined by the number of full time employees in your company. A one time cost to set up software, including customizations, integrations, data migration and training.
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Community Pulse
LinkedIn Talent HubSmartRecruiters
Considered Both Products
LinkedIn Talent Hub
Chose LinkedIn Talent Hub
Smart recruiters is a smaller tool, we have been working with two tools alongside, Linkedin being a larger and main one, as it is able to provide more resources when it comes to technical difficulties and support. SR tool has a more customizable interface and partners working …
Chose LinkedIn Talent Hub
Association of the LinkedIn Talent with LinkedIn is a great plus. This association makes this talent search tool more trustworthy, and resourceful. We can also assess the market and what other recruiters are doing, whom are the candidates preferring. The LinkedIn networking is …
Chose LinkedIn Talent Hub
We actually use all 3 recruiters. LinkedIn fills in the gap of making it very easy to find professionals for free. It's easy to communicate with the candidates right within the app. The only con with LinkedIn is that there are a lot of fake accounts and sometimes they will try …
SmartRecruiters
Chose SmartRecruiters
SmartRecruiters would rank an average 7 out of 10, with some specifics ranking 10 and some ranking 3 in comparison.
Chose SmartRecruiters
We've used a couple of different platforms in the past before settling on SmartRecruiters (I can't remember all of the names). SmartRecruiters seems to have a decent balance between costs, tools, and the amount of work required to learn and adopt the platform. Every platform …
Chose SmartRecruiters
We also use CareerBuilder. Several of the users on our Team, myself included, have discontinued their use of CB in favor of solely using SR.
Chose SmartRecruiters
Clean, easy, and sleek. The tool is a great option to add to your belt in the recruiting process.
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
LinkedIn Talent HubSmartRecruiters
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
LinkedIn Talent Hub
7.0
77 Ratings
13% below category average
SmartRecruiters
8.4
127 Ratings
5% above category average
Job Requisition Management4.163 Ratings9.3109 Ratings
Company Website Posting7.067 Ratings9.7114 Ratings
Publish to Social Media8.067 Ratings7.6112 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting7.069 Ratings8.1116 Ratings
Customized Application Form7.059 Ratings8.7104 Ratings
Resume Management7.065 Ratings7.6119 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention7.953 Ratings8.1114 Ratings
Candidate Search8.076 Ratings8.4122 Ratings
Applicant Tracking8.058 Ratings9.4126 Ratings
Collaboration8.064 Ratings8.3117 Ratings
Task Creation and Delegation7.256 Ratings9.297 Ratings
Email Templates6.065 Ratings8.6114 Ratings
User Permissions6.060 Ratings8.9109 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts6.170 Ratings9.4119 Ratings
Reporting7.761 Ratings4.2105 Ratings
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User Ratings
LinkedIn Talent HubSmartRecruiters
Likelihood to Recommend
7.0
(79 ratings)
7.8
(129 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.0
(1 ratings)
6.0
(15 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(12 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
7.5
(22 ratings)
9.0
(10 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(2 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
7.1
(12 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
LinkedIn Talent HubSmartRecruiters
Likelihood to Recommend
LinkedIn
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.
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SmartRecruiters
SmartRecruiters has allowed us to enable our hiring managers to self-service their requirements for recruitment, simplifying our internal processes. We have visibility of recruitment requirements and significantly improved our approvals process using the software. We have been able to configure our hiring processes relevant to different areas of the business. Collaboration for our hiring teams (managers and business partners) is simple and effective. Candidate experience is enhanced and engaging. The platform has brought many benefits to our Resourcing business partners and hiring managers. We have visibility and insightful data which has integrity, allowing us to make informed business decisions. Our offer process has seen significant improvements and provides an engaging candidate experience, previously this was a labour-intensive process that is now streamlined and automated. The recently launched Community for collaboration amongst customers is very helpful and insigtful for how other people are using the software and exploring ideas with each other
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Pros
LinkedIn
  • 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.
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SmartRecruiters
  • Job Referrals - can easily refer others to a job posting and view the status
  • Job Postings - can easily search for job openings and read job description and criteria
  • Application online - Can easily apply for the job directly and see who the hiring manager and hiring recruiter is
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Cons
LinkedIn
  • 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.
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SmartRecruiters
  • Settings page can be difficult to navigate & find what you're looking for
  • Job approval chains would be better with additional qualifying fields so that we can segregate different areas of the business better
  • The ability to edit an existing offer template in-system would improve the experience, rather than having to edit offline and upload a whole new version.
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Likelihood to Renew
LinkedIn
No answers on this topic
SmartRecruiters
I thoroughly enjoy using SmartRecruiters and have shared this feedback with those responsible, however I am not a decision maker in the process. I understand that at the moment there are lots of factors affecting the economy and business outcomes, so I cannot comment with certainty on the renewal of SmartRecruiters at this time, not involved in the confirmation of renewal.
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Usability
LinkedIn
No answers on this topic
SmartRecruiters
I would give this rating as overall it a great combo of all your problems. With just one click you can get away with all your problems such as recruitment, candidate update, Interview scheduling, updating candidates, reports of a job perspective, and recruiters perspective. Usability is worth of SmartRecruiters. The dashboard is also very attractive and once you open you will love working on this platform again and again. I would say it is the best platform to use once for smooth work in your organization.
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Reliability and Availability
LinkedIn
No answers on this topic
SmartRecruiters
Rarely is there an issue and if the product is down, it typically is restored quickly.
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Performance
LinkedIn
No answers on this topic
SmartRecruiters
I have no complaints about performance. The system works virtually flawless.
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Support Rating
LinkedIn
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.
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SmartRecruiters
Response is normally very fast. There are times, however, when the response is not useful. It is difficult to work with the reporting and the offer letter templates, and the front line support agents usually are not very knowledgeable. Second, if there are any issues with integrations, the regular support agents will not be able to help you. You'll have to create that ticket and ask them to escalate it to an integration specialist.
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In-Person Training
LinkedIn
No answers on this topic
SmartRecruiters
Quick and easy to learn.
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Implementation Rating
LinkedIn
No answers on this topic
SmartRecruiters
It really was a painless and easy process to switch to SmartRecruiters.
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Alternatives Considered
LinkedIn
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
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SmartRecruiters
I've really enjoyed using SmartRecruiters, but these other ATSs that we've checked out offer better reporting features and price points. Over time, we may be transitioning off of SmartRecruiters to one of these ATSs because the price is a set price where SmartRecruiters has employee-based pricing model. Also, these other software products offer better reporting features that would eliminate some of our manual tracking process that we're currently doing.
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Scalability
LinkedIn
No answers on this topic
SmartRecruiters
No explanation really, just a great product.
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Return on Investment
LinkedIn
  • 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!
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SmartRecruiters
  • In terms of ROI, SR helped our business greatly in returning precious time to my productivity in business management, as well as my team's, so that we could get back to the main work we were hired for. The SR process did most of the heavy lifting.
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ScreenShots

SmartRecruiters Screenshots

Screenshot of A candidate experience to  reach, engage, and connect with talent wherever they are.Screenshot of Engaged hiring managers empowered by collaboration tools and applicant tracking to drive better hiring decisions.Screenshot of Digital offer management, onboarding, and reporting deliver a seamless journey for new hires and recruiters.Screenshot of SmartRecruiters eases the burden of juggling multiple open roles and hiring large volumes.Screenshot of Frees up hiring teams to focus on making great hires and delivering a better candidate experience by automating routine tasks.Screenshot of Find and discover qualified talent while getting the most from the advertising budget.