Deltek Talent Management Reviews

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January 11, 2020
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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Deltek Talent Management is being used as a core human resources management software platform to manage, onboard, and roll off resources on various projects related to federal contracting.
  • Resource management.
  • Compensation management.
  • Product interface.
  • Third party integrations.
Deltek works quite well in the government space because it is well integrated, but beyond that, I don't see that many uses for it in the commercial angle. It works well with other Deltek tools such as time and expense too.
Deltek provides adequate support for their products and I have had no complaints at all with their customer support and time to help fix the problems.
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July 29, 2016
James Brooks, SPHR | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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I used HR Smart with a previous employer. We used the ATS (Applicant Tracking System) to manage post open positions, manage resumes and manage the whole sourcing process.
  • The ATS made managing the sourcing process easy from posting open positions to different sites, managing the resumes and resume flow to managers and making sure the candidate has completed all the necessary steps (completed application, completed background screen, etc.)
  • The ATS was user friendly and didn't involve a lot of training to get comfortable using the system
  • The support/assistance provided was generally very timely if we encountered an issue that needed to be resolved.
  • I can't remember if the system has the functionality to actually board the candidate into the HRIS system or if we just didn't use that, but it would have been helpful to have candidates to be seamlessly boarded upon hire.
One question I would ask if deciding to use the system is if it intergrates with your specific HRIS system so that onboarding candidates will be seamless.
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July 19, 2016
Harry Florio, Jr. | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 1 out of 10
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We use HRSmart as our sole applicant tracking system. Primary users are the recruiters in human resources with limited usage by the hiring managers in the various business units.
  • Not much - a very limited, ineffective tool. However, it is a very low-cost solution.
  • Consultative support - it doesn't exist!
  • Timely response to service requests (some requests have taken MONTHS to get resolved).
  • More robust reporting.
  • More transparency with system upgrades without blaming the client for making changes to the back-end when the upgrade has adversely altered the current functionality.

Low cost solution - a plus!

Lack of consultative support, robust functionality and timely service responsiveness - much needed room for improvement!

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February 06, 2015
Eric Austin | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 1 out of 10
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We used HRSmart for recruiting for one year and then replaced it. We used HRSmart for LMS, Performance and Compensation. All employees and managers used these modules. This was used as a transactional system to capture compliance and development online training, manage performance reviews online and manage the annual salary planning process.
  • They are supportive of customization.
  • They worked hard to make the platform seamless across modules for the user.
  • The premise of the version we were on was that it was one platform. As it turned out the underlying database was somewhat the same but the user experience was different and the data was not moved from one place to another seamlessly. The compensation module was a separate system provided by a subcontractor.
  • The system overall is not user friendly and doesn't have standards set for compliance reporting, especially in the applicant tracking module. HRSmart could do well to get user feedback on the UI and incorporate a better user experience.
  • The system is not a true multi-tenant SaaS. Each customer is on a separate version making updates inefficient and customization possible. The user community is ineffective at influencing product development. The product seemed to be under invested in.
The only plausible scenario for a good fit with HRSmart is a small company that requires a lot of customization and is willing to pay premium prices.
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February 24, 2014
Scott Olsen | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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We deployed HRSmart primarily for use by the recruiting team staff members as our core ATS. When a manager from another department was comfortable with utilizing the technology in the hiring process, we would process that recruit using the HRSmart solution as our conduit for communications through the selection process. HRSmart was the companies first introduction to managing recruiting through an ATS solution.
  • HRSmart offered a streamlined and clean user interface. I truly appreciated the fact that the application offered the functionality that I needed and I never felt like I was only using 10% of it's capability - that's an annoyance of mine.
  • HRSmart offered a very efficient manner in which to manage my candidate pool for any position I was trying to fill. Changing the applicants status was easy.
  • I appreciated how HRSmart placed candidates into distinct "buckets" based on my actions. At any time it was easy to see how many candidates I had in various stages of the pipeline.
  • Being able to forward resumes directly from the interface to the hiring manager (along with my notes and comments) was efficient. Managers appreciated how the resumes were formatted and the fact that there was a consistent manner in how candidate information was presented to them.
  • I typically have at least one or two items about any given thing that I can say, "Gee, I wish this were different, this is really frustrating...", but honestly speaking, with regards to my use of HRSmart, I've got nothing. It really did perform exactly the way I needed it to. I don't want to pretend that it was perfect, but nothing really stands out in terms of recommendations for improvement.
I felt like HRSmart was particulalry well-suited for the single location (or regional location) business needing an ATS. That would describe our business at the time I was shopping for an ATS and chose HRSmart. ALL of the other solutions were proud about the multi-location, multi-state, international capability, but that did not fit our need whatsoever. We demo'd 4 different ATS solutions, with 4 of us playing in the sandbox of each one. At the conclusion of that exercise, we each independently came back with HRSmart as our first choice. It made our selection decision pretty easy. Never regretted it later.
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January 20, 2014
Karen Genovese, SPHR | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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The HRSmart applicant tracking system was used globally by all divisions of the company.
  • We had volume recruiting and the pre-screening capabilities of the system helped with managing the recruiting process
  • The ability to store standard job descriptions aided in the managers ability to open and route recruiting reqs for approval
  • The managers appreciated the ability to track the progress of the recruiting requisitions and candidates
  • Powell intended to implement many of the HRSmart modules; however, we found that requiring a unique email acocunt was a major obstacle for us. Many of the of the Powell emplolyees did not have a company email account. This required us to delay implementation while we identified a work-around.
We reviewed several applicant tracking systems. HRSmart was more cost efficient than the other systems; however, for the size and needs of the company it was the right solution. No solution will address 100% of your needs.

HRSmart effectively addresses the recruiting needs when you have a large number of respondents.

HRSmart does require professional candidates to spend more time in the applicant process than I had hoped for.
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January 14, 2014
Cody Robertson | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 4 out of 10
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HR Smart was used in our organization for the Human Resources department. We utilized it for a number of different aspects including organization of new and old candidates. For job postings and notes on the existing candidates. The organization was slowly being drawn into using this program through different techniques. HR Smart is not a well defined program. It is glitchy, slow, and somewhat hard to understand. The program itself is simple to look at but when placing notes and or information into the system they love to add a bunch of coding and the movement through the program is spontaneous sometimes very quick. I actually grew quite frustrated and devised my own system for organization. The team with HRSmart is helpful though but only by so much.
  • Job Posting
  • Job Organization
  • Relationship with other posting sources
  • Coding information placed randomly....why?
  • Organization of candidates
  • Search engine
How well does the billion searches work? How about note taking abilities, for a recruiter this is very important.
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August 04, 2016
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
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We have the HRSmart ATS, and use it for recruitment at our 30 locations across Canada. The hiring managers use it to post requisitions, screen and review resumes and request offer letters. The HR department cross posts the jobs, tracks recruitment metrics and completes offer letters and onboarding for all employees. We do not use the performance management and training modules, we just use it as an ATS/onboarding tool.
  • Screening questionnaires are great and easy to use for sorting applicants and screening out unqualified applicants.
  • Cross posting to various advertising sponsors with the click of a button saves a lot of time and effort!
  • The user interface is crammed with stuff and it's sometimes hard to find where you need to be at any given time. For example, you can't just use the search bar to find all people in the system named "Maria". You need to know whether she is a "resume", a "candidate" or an "employee", or use one of the menus to search in a different window.
  • It's not very Canadian-friendly. The options for cross posting are mostly American or Spanish.
  • The onboarding isn't the greatest. They have lots of options for creating e-signable documents, but some of the most necessary information (like tax forms) are not able to be e-signed, so candidates were having to do some forms online and print some off and they were getting very confused and we had to scrap the whole endeavour.
If you have ATS needs that are more robust than one or two locations and one or two users, then it is a decent option. They were recently bought by Deltek, and they are working hard to improve the support side of things, which is currently severely lacking. Would also recommend more for an American company than a Canadian one (W2s are built in, cross posting partners are mostly American, etc.).
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July 22, 2016
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 4 out of 10
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We use HR Smart as an ATS and training program. We use it for managing our recruiting cycle (resume storage, posting and progressing); training (course listing, certificates and tracking), performance management and for our annual reviews. The system is primarily used by our Talent Development team and our Human Resources team, but it does sync up with our employee database and management software (not quite an HRIS, but we use it as such).
  • Does what it says it can do. There are several systems out there that claim they can do something, but they either can't or they don't address it well.
  • Support Services from the providers of HRSmart (Monster).
  • Partnership with Monster has provided access to their database and resources.
  • Relatively difficult to use for someone who isn't tech savvy.
  • Monster made changes to the system that were rolled out, but the previous functionality was better.
  • Not streamlined. A process that should be simple requires way too many steps.
The ATS is trending in the right direction, but the talent development piece needs a lot of work. It was a very difficult process when it came time to do our annual reviews. Multiple steps were required to either troubleshoot an error or to allow a manager to go back and either edit or update a record. Our Talent Development Manager does not enjoy that time of year.
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Feature Scorecard Summary

New hire portal (4)
Manager tracking tools (5)
Compliance tracking and reporting (3)
Corporate goal setting (3)
Subordinate goal setting (3)
Individual goal setting (3)
Line-of sight-visibility (3)
Performance tracking (3)
Performance plans (1)
Plan weighting (2)
Manager note taking (1)
Performance improvement plans (1)
Review status tracking (3)
Rater nomination workflow (3)
Review reminders (3)
Workflow restrictions (3)
Multiple review frequency (2)
Reporting (3)
Create succession plans/pools (1)
Candidate ranking (1)
Candidate search (2)
Candidate development (1)
Job Requisition Management (3)
Company Website Posting (3)
Publish to Social Media (3)
Job Search Site Posting (3)
Customized Application Form (3)
Resume Management (3)
Duplicate Candidate Prevention (2)
Candidate Search (3)
Applicant Tracking (3)
Collaboration (3)
Task Creation and Delegation (2)
Email Templates (3)
User Permissions (3)
Notifications and Alerts (3)
Reporting (3)

What is Deltek Talent Management?

Deltek Talent Management is a talent management suite with individual modules that can be purchased separately or bundled together. Modules include:

  • Talent Acquisition- This module includes electronic onboarding, dynamic forms and workflow, and offer management.

  • Talent Performance- performance management features include competency tracking, goal setting, and other performance measurement and developing tools

  • Talent Development- Development intends to increase visibility to identify and prepare top talent for upwards mobility. It also enables coordinated succession planning.

  • Talent Compensation- this module allows users to coordinate budgets to align incentives with employee performance

  • Talent Learning- this is a learning management system that includes automated training processes for new hires and further employee education.

Deltek also supports reporting on candidate and employee progress across the modules. The vendor also supports mobile accessibility across the product.

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