Personio vs. SilkRoad Recruiting

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Personio
Score 8.4 out of 10
N/A
Personio is presented as an all-in-one HR software for small and medium-sized companies from the company of the same name based in Munich. The platform supports applicant tracking, workforce management features (e.g. attendance tracking, leave management) with employee self-service, as well as support for HR workflows, and employee performance review.
$3.01
per month
SilkRoad Recruiting
Score 6.2 out of 10
N/A
SilkRoad offers OpenHire, a recruiting and ATS system. It offers recruiting access through social media channels, data security, and EEO compliance for mid-sized to large businesses. It is a component of SilkRoad’s Lifesuite product line.N/A
Pricing
PersonioSilkRoad Recruiting
Editions & Modules
Essential
€2,88
per month per employee
Professional
€4,43
per month per employee
Enterprise
Custom
No answers on this topic
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
PersonioSilkRoad Recruiting
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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PersonioSilkRoad Recruiting
Top Pros
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Features
PersonioSilkRoad Recruiting
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
Personio
9.3
1 Ratings
15% above category average
SilkRoad Recruiting
-
Ratings
Employee demographic data9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Employment history9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Job profiles and administration9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Organizational charting10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Organization and location management8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Personio
9.0
1 Ratings
10% above category average
SilkRoad Recruiting
-
Ratings
Pay calculation9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Benefit plan administration9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Direct deposit files10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Reimbursement management9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Leave and Attendance Management
Comparison of Leave and Attendance Management features of Product A and Product B
Personio
10.0
1 Ratings
20% above category average
SilkRoad Recruiting
-
Ratings
Approval workflow10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Balance details10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Annual carry-forward and encashment10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Employee Self Service
Comparison of Employee Self Service features of Product A and Product B
Personio
9.2
1 Ratings
12% above category average
SilkRoad Recruiting
-
Ratings
View and generate pay and benefit information9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Update personal information9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
View company policy documentation10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Employee recognition9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
View job history9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
Personio
10.0
1 Ratings
24% above category average
SilkRoad Recruiting
-
Ratings
Tracking of all physical assets10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
HR Reporting
Comparison of HR Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Personio
10.0
1 Ratings
26% above category average
SilkRoad Recruiting
-
Ratings
Report builder10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Pre-built reports10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Ability to combine HR data with external data10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
Personio
10.0
1 Ratings
23% above category average
SilkRoad Recruiting
-
Ratings
New hire portal10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Manager tracking tools10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
Personio
9.3
1 Ratings
12% above category average
SilkRoad Recruiting
-
Ratings
Corporate goal setting9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Individual goal setting9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance tracking9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
Personio
9.4
1 Ratings
16% above category average
SilkRoad Recruiting
-
Ratings
Performance plans9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance improvement plans9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Review status tracking10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Review reminders9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Multiple review frequency10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
Personio
9.3
1 Ratings
16% above category average
SilkRoad Recruiting
-
Ratings
Create succession plans/pools9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Candidate ranking9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Candidate search10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Candidate development9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
Personio
9.6
1 Ratings
22% above category average
SilkRoad Recruiting
6.8
14 Ratings
16% below category average
Job Requisition Management10.01 Ratings7.214 Ratings
Company Website Posting10.01 Ratings8.514 Ratings
Publish to Social Media10.01 Ratings7.812 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting9.01 Ratings7.813 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention9.01 Ratings7.213 Ratings
Applicant Tracking10.01 Ratings8.014 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts9.01 Ratings5.014 Ratings
Customized Application Form00 Ratings5.212 Ratings
Resume Management00 Ratings7.014 Ratings
Candidate Search00 Ratings8.514 Ratings
Collaboration00 Ratings8.014 Ratings
Task Creation and Delegation00 Ratings7.510 Ratings
Email Templates00 Ratings6.014 Ratings
User Permissions00 Ratings4.014 Ratings
Reporting00 Ratings5.014 Ratings
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User Ratings
PersonioSilkRoad Recruiting
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(1 ratings)
6.2
(30 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
5.0
(12 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
6.0
(3 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(4 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
5.0
(4 ratings)
User Testimonials
PersonioSilkRoad Recruiting
Likelihood to Recommend
Personio
This software could be of great help to many companies to keep an orderly manner and in the same control panel, all the management of their employees. Perfect for human resources departments that want to automate tedious tasks, with the guarantee that they will be well executed.
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SilkRoad
I think OpenHire is best for a small company (max about 2500 employees). The more employees you have the more HR people you should have and this can get expensive. I know most larger companies are using more advanced systems as well (Workday). During the selection process be sure to determine how many OpenHire users you would need. Ask whether your managers will be willing to work in the system as well or whether HR would have to own the entire process. If you are EEOC compliant, make sure you ask about diversity posting, APP tracking of applicants, and reporting needs. If you require an onboarding tool, SilkRoad offers RedCarpet. I found it to be very complex and hiring managers refused to use it. If you require an onboarding tool, definitely look into it. The demo may look great but there were a lot of implementation steps done to make it work and it just didn't fit our company culture. So make sure it fits yours.
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Pros
Personio
  • Allows automatic posting of job offers on different sites and portals to find the perfect candidates for available vacancies.
  • It has employee tracking tools, such as attendance and absence tracking, as well as time monitoring of working hours and overtime.
  • Payroll management is very complete and is done quickly and almost automatically, as it enters hours worked, overtime and absences, with an accurate calculation to avoid errors.
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SilkRoad
  • The ease of use when it comes to create requisitions from a hiring managers side of things is definitely a positive. It's very much user intuitive and the specifications can be completely customized as to what a company would like to appear within said requisition.
  • Candidate correspondence is an absolute breeze as you can custom load templates into the system that can be edited at any time through an administrator in your company instead of having to go through a technical support team on the other side of things.
  • Overall, it's a pretty no muss no fuss system to use as there's not a great layer of complication about it and like most things, spaced practice and consistent exposure to it tend to iron out those rough edges. From an administration standpoint, adding in locations and hiring managers is incredibly simplistic along with reporting functionality.
  • Candidate folders have come a long way in the system and are much more user friendly at this point than when I began using the system some four years ago. It's very easy to shift candidate profiles between folders and edit on the fly.
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Cons
Personio
  • Some processes could be more automatic or with fewer clicks, for example, role-based authorization, which, although a security feature, could be simplified.
  • It is a fairly intuitive and navigable software, but because it is so complete, it has different modules, tools, and functions that can make its learning curve steep.
  • Some attributes at the time of payroll cannot be changed or customized.
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SilkRoad
  • OpenHire's user roles can create issues depending on how your company's hiring process flows. For example, at one company, the hiring managers were extremely involved in screening candidates yet the system seems very geared towards use of centralized recruiters who distribute candidates. The lack of ability to customize roles and security to match our managers' needs created additional burden on HR as well as frustration from hiring managers.
  • I experienced several problems uploading documents to accompany a candidate's offer. There was a limit on the number, size and type of attachments that could be included, and there was no alternative (as vetted with OpenHire) besides sending a separate correspondence to the candidate. I found this to appear unprofessional to the candidate as well as creating an extra step in the process for HR/recruiting.
  • The requisition process had a few issues which created inefficiencies in the process. Firstly, for times when you need to post a role confidentially outside of your standard process, there was no way to designate the req as 'confidential'. Instead, you had to use the 'executive' status which created issues (ie: inaccurate data in reporting). Secondly, OpenHire was unable to upload the company directory of emails in the requisition approver fields so rather than being able to select from a drop-down or using a 'smart' field, you had to type each approver's email out manually thus increasing the potential for error and delay in the process.
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Likelihood to Renew
Personio
No answers on this topic
SilkRoad
It was a great solution for the company in all aspects, especially the cost. The company was not in a position to afford a solution such as Oracle PeopleSoft. The only reason we did not renew OpenHire was we got acquired by a much larger organization and started utilizing the tools that the parent company had available
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Usability
Personio
No answers on this topic
SilkRoad
It's not a bad system to use, there just seems to be so much click through to get one task achieved. Once you know all the little routes and pieces it gets easier.
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Support Rating
Personio
No answers on this topic
SilkRoad
The support for Silkroad is awful. I know they are working on it and it seems to be slightly better but it's still not great. I have had multiple cases I have never heard from them on, others I have had to follow-up multiple times and one that took a year
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Alternatives Considered
Personio
No answers on this topic
SilkRoad
NeoGov is a more simple system but just being able to require specific documents has been a huge time saver for us. Other elements in NeoGov aren't as robust but still it saves me a lot of time compared to OpenHire.
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Return on Investment
Personio
  • This program is complete, so it allows to have all the human resources management in the same panel, along with all the information of the employees, which streamlines the activities of the department, making us more productive. Employees feel more satisfied with our performance, and we have considerably lowered payroll complaints.
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SilkRoad
  • The cost was very high
  • It made managers more involved in the process
  • It got managers involved earlier than they had been in the past
  • It forced managers to stay involved in their recruiting and not just wait for HR to hire someone
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