LinkedIn Talent Hub vs. Symphony Talent, now with SmashFlyX

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
LinkedIn Talent Hub
Score 7.8 out of 10
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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
Symphony Talent, now with SmashFlyX
Score 7.1 out of 10
N/A
Symphony Talent describes itself as a global leader in Employer Brand and Candidate Experience solutions, boasting some of the world's leading brands as customers. Combining creative and marketing technology, Symphony Talent states the company's goal is to transform employer brands to deliver world-class experiences for candidates, employees and recruiters. Symphony Talent acquired SmashFly in November, 2019. In June 2020, they launched SmashFlyX, their reimagining of the platform…N/A
Pricing
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Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
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Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Top Pros
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Features
LinkedIn Talent HubSymphony Talent, now with SmashFlyX
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
LinkedIn Talent Hub
7.0
77 Ratings
13% below category average
Symphony Talent, now with SmashFlyX
7.0
3 Ratings
13% below category average
Job Requisition Management4.163 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Company Website Posting7.167 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Publish to Social Media8.067 Ratings5.03 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting7.169 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Customized Application Form7.059 Ratings5.03 Ratings
Resume Management7.065 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention7.953 Ratings1.02 Ratings
Candidate Search8.076 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Applicant Tracking8.058 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Collaboration8.064 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Task Creation and Delegation7.256 Ratings6.02 Ratings
Email Templates6.065 Ratings9.03 Ratings
User Permissions6.060 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts6.170 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Reporting7.761 Ratings5.03 Ratings
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User Ratings
LinkedIn Talent HubSymphony Talent, now with SmashFlyX
Likelihood to Recommend
7.1
(79 ratings)
10.0
(3 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
7.5
(22 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
LinkedIn Talent HubSymphony Talent, now with SmashFlyX
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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Symphony Talent
I think all organizations both small and large could benefit from Symphony Talent. It is a must to have a recruitment marketing platform these days given it's a job-seekers market. It is more important today more than ever to capture and nurture leads for your organization and keep them updated on jobs and things happening related to the culture of your organization. Organizations with less than 100 people may be able to get away without it
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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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Symphony Talent
  • Ability to track candidates engagements with requisitions
  • Personalized email campaigns
  • Ability to post requisitions in different job sites
  • Easy to integrate other systems with SmashFly
  • Talent Network Forms
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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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Symphony Talent
  • Moving candidates through steps can seem very clunky. When I first started using the software, I was turned off because it seemed to be a little redundant.
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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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Symphony Talent
I believe SmashFly does a great job supporting their system and staying involved with their clients. Everything in the system is basically a workflow so you can create them or reachout to support for help
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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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Symphony Talent
It was like night and day. Success Factors had horrible customer service and we had very limited control over the platform. When we transitioned to SmashFly, their customer service was excellent and we had complete control over the system to make any changes we needed quickly. The technical support with SmashFly is also one of the best I've seen in the business. Their turnaround time is pretty quick when compared to others
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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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Symphony Talent
  • From what I've heard, recruiters have noticed a big upswing in candidate response rate, which of course, leads to increased rates of hire.
  • Some recruiters are reluctant to use smashfly because they think they're doing double effort.
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