Methodology

The TrustMap™ compares Talent Management software products, based on end-user satisfaction ratings and research frequency.

To be included on a particular TrustMap™, a product must have 5+ reviews and ratings in that segment. Most have many more. Additionally, at least 15% of the product's ratings and reviews must come from reviewers in that segment (to show sufficient segment focus).

For this guide, we have segmented data by the size of the company using the product, based on number of employees. Our market segments are:

  • Small Businesses: 1-50 employees (not enough data to create a TrustMap™ for this segment; TM products are not typically used by small businesses)
  • Mid-Size Companies: 51-1,000 employees
  • Enterprises: More than 1,000 employees

We have created each TrustMap on two dimensions:

  1. trScore: The overall ‘likelihood to recommend’ rating - a representation of overall satisfaction - by users who have written reviews on TrustRadius.
  2. Research Frequency: This metric reflects how often a product is researched on TrustRadius. It is measured by monthly unique page views of pages associated with a given product, including product descriptions, reviews and comparisons. Products with large installed bases or those experiencing significant growth momentum are evaluated more frequently.

The orange dotted line depicts the median user rating. All products above the red line are classified as “Top Rated”. Products further to the right on the graphic are those products that are most frequently searched for on TrustRadius. High search volumes may indicate either positive or negative sentiment – people evaluating a product either to select or replace.

About TrustRadius reviews

All of the reviews on TrustRadius are from authenticated end-users of the product. Before a review is published, a TrustRadius researcher verifies each reviewer's LinkedIn profile to ensure they are a real user, and vets the review itself to ensure it offers detailed insights about the product. TrustRadius will not publish any review from a vendor's current or former employees or those of any competitors.

In addition to checking the quality and legitimacy of each individual review, TrustRadius is also focused on making sure our data is representative. Vendor-led efforts to invite only known promoters to review them can artificially inflate average ratings and introduce a positive selection bias. Thus, rather than using a simple average for ratings, we have developed a more meaningful, weighted average called the trScore. More information on how the trScore works can be found here.

TrustRadius acquires reviews in a few different ways, including:

  • Direct Outreach: TrustRadius scours the Internet, identifies potential reviewers with experience in products of interest, and reaches out directly.
  • Community Contribution: Those who have used TrustRadius to research software products give back to the community by writing their own review.
  • Vendor Solicitation: Some vendors invite their own customers to write reviews. These reviews are marked “Invited by: Vendor” on TrustRadius. When vendors introduce positive selection bias by inviting only known advocates to write reviews, our trScore adjusts for this bias.
  • Review Programs: TrustRadius offers paid review management programs where TrustRadius works with vendors directly to invite their customer base to review them on TrustRadius. These reviews are subject to the same rules and procedures as any other reviews on TrustRadius, and subject to the same trScore requirements in terms of sample representativeness.
  • In many cases, small incentives are used to increase broad participation and motivate reviewers to write more comprehensive, in-depth reviews. TrustRadius has found that the use of incentives yields reviews from a more diverse set of users (e.g., beyond strong advocates or detractors). Incentives are never tied to a particular response in the review. More information on TrustRadius reviews can be found here.

Beyond ratings

Satisfaction ratings are one factor to consider in your search for a Talent Management solution. It's also important to consider your feature requirements and the particular strengths and weaknesses of each product. The rest of this report provides an evaluation of each software product, including pros and cons, customer demographics, and other insights gleaned from end-user reviews on TrustRadius.