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https://dudodiprj2sv7.cloudfront.net/product-logos/g2/4q/TGBG4SAOBB3O.PNGAn Honest, Candid, and Forthright ReviewtalentReef is used by all of the Famous Toastery Corporate stores for employee recruiting and the paperwork side of on-boarding.,As an Administrator of the talentReef system, I have access to all applicants for every store across our system all in one location. It is a one-stop function for virtually all of our new hire paperwork. We have not gone entirely paperless with our employee files, but talentReef would be of great benefit to us if/when we choose to move in that direction. The system is relatively easy to learn for store users with all levels of digital expertise. The cost to the organization is extremely reasonable.,Superior customer service means everything to me -before purchasing the system I read some reviews which said customer service might be lacking with talentReef. While there have been times of frustration, on the whole, they have improved a great deal and seem committed to continual improvement. I have specifically seen improvement in their sense of urgency to correct any issues. The system is not quite as intuitive as I would like it to be. For example, when searching for an applicant by the last name, if one letter is misspelled there are no results, and no suggestions based on what was entered. Some of the forms and processes used (e.g. for adding a new location) are a bit clunky - not horribly so. My hope is some of those can be streamlined going forward.,9,The impact in terms of I-9's and E-Verify being completed accurately and quickly is immense. It is tough to put a price or ROI on avoiding any legal complications. All of our corporate locations now "speak the same language" in terms of applicants and new hire on-boarding.,,ADP Workforce NowTalentReef: A Notch Above Its PeersTalentReef is primarily used by the HR Team and Restaurant General Managers. We use it for applicant tracking, onboarding and performance management. It has addressed several long term issues such as eliminating paper from the application process and paper employee files stored at the restaurant, consolidated multiple vendors under one roof during the hiring process (i.e. background check, MVR screening and WOTC) making the hiring process much more efficient for our users. It has reduced the time it takes to get a new candidate identified and hired while at the same time increasing the caliber of candidate we are hiring.,Throughout the implementation process, TalentReef was very timely (within 24 hours) with their feedback, changes and accommodations to our system set up requests. The onboarding process and conversion to electronic employee folders with web based storage and retrieval has significantly simplified the HR Teams work load. Their applicant flow and applicant quality has made a noticeable improvement in the quality of our team member hiring leading to reduced turnover.,I feel that their team and technology has evolved and grown over my time as a client. I have seen many other systems and I do not seen any areas where I feel Talent Reef is below standard.,10,It is hard to assign actual ROI dollars to the system. What I can tell you is that the positive impacts are the following: customizable system to meet our business needs, elimination of paper from the restaurant location and web based employee file storage is first class and it's reporting capabilities make data retrieval very quick and easy. Positive impact: ease of use and system navigation increases usage at the restaurant manager level and actually makes them enjoy the recruiting and hiring process as opposed to viewing it as a burden. Combining the recruiting, selection and onboarding process under one roof has significantly sped up the hiring process giving our team an advantage in the marketplace.,,PeopleMatter100% Paper to 100% Online Electronic with EasetalentReef is used to track and hire applicants, onboard, manage performance, computer-based training, and report on employment updates within each employment record. 250+ field managers and the HR team use the system. talentReef applicant tracking made hiring applicants effortless and quick with zero paper chasing. The custom reporting on demand assists in further business growth and strategies at the corporate office level. Great system for hourly workforce.,Customer service is exceptional. System allows management to track employees with an easy to use and straight forward platform. The workflow processes benefit HR and Management oversight of hourly employees. Can source a large magnitude of quality applicants.,Dashboard features can be expanded.,8,Transition to electronic files was easy and helpful in tracking onboarding forms. Quality applicants are on demand.,Need talent, use Talent ReefWe use Talent Reef as our primary ATS system to help us onboard and recruit talent to work in our c-stores. Our whole HR department uses it and we have over 60 stores and the managers and district managers use it to find talent to staff their locations. It helps us find extra applicants that we may not get elsewhere and keeps us in line with the I-9 and onboarding tasks that allow us to go paperless.,Ease of use for our store managers and staff Easy to get a hold of in case of customer support needed Always looking for ways to make our job as recruiters easier,The only downfall we see currently is that sometimes when all of us at the office are on Talent Reef it becomes slow, but that has since been addressed Better communication when they change certain things we don't always get ample notice,9,Helped with turnover by getting better-qualified candidates Helped save time and money from our HR Department by being paperless and compliant Provided an easier way for our managers to do their jobs and hire people,,Paylocity Web PayEase-of-use and Functionality has been a good experienceWe use talentReef to track, source and hire candidates in all departments of our company. The recruiting side of our Human Resource Department utilizes talentReef in all aspects of recruiting and on-boarding new employees. It addresses our recruiting needs by establishing a best practices format from organizing our open requisitions, processing job applications and manage the hiring process. talentReef integrated system streamlines the recruiting and application process for us.,The automated system is easy to use and functional A wide range of reporting features Allows our requisitions to be streamlined out to social media websites,An integrated platform to allow companies to directly post to a job board. Currently I must go to another platform to post to job boards. Allow a notes selection on requisitions for user to make notes about the open requisition Providing an option to email rejection letters within the system directly out to candidates not selected for our positions,7,Positive impact on time to fill Expediting a large volume of candidates in the system with qualifying feature Negative impact; no notification if system is down or having problems. Slow response by customer service for assistance needs or resolving problems,
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July 12, 2018

talentReef: "An Honest, Candid, and Forthright Review"

Score 9 out of 10
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talentReef is used by all of the Famous Toastery Corporate stores for employee recruiting and the paperwork side of on-boarding.
  • As an Administrator of the talentReef system, I have access to all applicants for every store across our system all in one location.
  • It is a one-stop function for virtually all of our new hire paperwork.
  • We have not gone entirely paperless with our employee files, but talentReef would be of great benefit to us if/when we choose to move in that direction.
  • The system is relatively easy to learn for store users with all levels of digital expertise.
  • The cost to the organization is extremely reasonable.
  • Superior customer service means everything to me -before purchasing the system I read some reviews which said customer service might be lacking with talentReef. While there have been times of frustration, on the whole, they have improved a great deal and seem committed to continual improvement. I have specifically seen improvement in their sense of urgency to correct any issues.
  • The system is not quite as intuitive as I would like it to be. For example, when searching for an applicant by the last name, if one letter is misspelled there are no results, and no suggestions based on what was entered.
  • Some of the forms and processes used (e.g. for adding a new location) are a bit clunky - not horribly so. My hope is some of those can be streamlined going forward.
Famous Toastery is a fast-growing chain, and I fully expect talentReef has the qualities and flexibility to grow with us. While talentReef focuses on restaurants, I believe it's capabilities are well-suited for any type of organization.
Read Steve Hewitt's full review
December 20, 2017

User Review: "TalentReef: A Notch Above Its Peers"

Score 10 out of 10
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talentReef is primarily used by the HR Team and Restaurant General Managers. We use it for applicant tracking, onboarding and performance management. It has addressed several long term issues such as eliminating paper from the application process and paper employee files stored at the restaurant, consolidated multiple vendors under one roof during the hiring process (i.e. background check, MVR screening and WOTC) making the hiring process much more efficient for our users. It has reduced the time it takes to get a new candidate identified and hired while at the same time increasing the Caliber of candidate we are hiring.
  • Throughout the implementation process, talentReef was very timely (within 24 hours) with their feedback, changes and accommodations to our system set up requests.
  • The onboarding process and conversion to electronic employee folders with web based storage and retrieval has significantly simplified the HR Teams work load.
  • Their applicant flow and applicant quality has made a noticeable improvement in the quality of our team member hiring leading to reduced turnover.
  • I feel that their team and technology has evolved and grown over my time as a client. I have seen many other systems and I do not seen any areas where I feel Talent Reef is below standard.

I believe it is well suited for industries where the following takes place:

  • high volume, hourly employees
  • short application time is important
  • ease of use and intuitive user interface for store managers is important

It may be less appropriate for white collar hiring and hiring that requires a more in depth analysis and candidate review.

Read Gene Erdman's full review
December 18, 2017

talentReef Review: "100% Paper to 100% Online Electronic with Ease"

Score 8 out of 10
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talentReef is used to track and hire applicants, onboard, manage performance, computer-based training, and report on employment updates within each employment record. 250+ field managers and the HR team use the system. talentReef applicant tracking made hiring applicants effortless and quick with zero paper chasing. The custom reporting on demand assists in further business growth and strategies at the corporate office level. Great system for hourly workforce.
  • Customer service is exceptional.
  • System allows management to track employees with an easy to use and straight forward platform.
  • The workflow processes benefit HR and Management oversight of hourly employees.
  • Can source a large magnitude of quality applicants.
  • Dashboard features can be expanded.
Great system for a diverse, hourly workforce.
Read Brooke Nelson's full review
December 08, 2017

talentReef Review: "Need talent, use Talent Reef"

Score 9 out of 10
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We use Talent Reef as our primary ATS system to help us onboard and recruit talent to work in our c-stores. Our whole HR department uses it and we have over 60 stores and the managers and district managers use it to find talent to staff their locations. It helps us find extra applicants that we may not get elsewhere and keeps us in line with the I-9 and onboarding tasks that allow us to go paperless.
  • Ease of use for our store managers and staff
  • Easy to get a hold of in case of customer support needed
  • Always looking for ways to make our job as recruiters easier
  • The only downfall we see currently is that sometimes when all of us at the office are on Talent Reef it becomes slow, but that has since been addressed
  • Better communication when they change certain things we don't always get ample notice
Well suited for companies looking to simplify their ATS systems, providing alternative ways of getting more applicants and helping us remain compliant with I-9's and other legal documents. This takes the pressure off of our managers and puts it in HR's hands where it should be at all times.
Read Kurt Weigel's full review
August 17, 2017

talentReef Review: "Ease-of-use and Functionality has been a good experience"

Score 7 out of 10
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We use talentReef to track, source and hire candidates in all departments of our company. The recruiting side of our Human Resource Department utilizes talentReef in all aspects of recruiting and on-boarding new employees. It addresses our recruiting needs by establishing a best practices format from organizing our open requisitions, processing job applications and manage the hiring process. talentReef integrated system streamlines the recruiting and application process for us.
  • The automated system is easy to use and functional
  • A wide range of reporting features
  • Allows our requisitions to be streamlined out to social media websites
  • An integrated platform to allow companies to directly post to a job board. Currently I must go to another platform to post to job boards.
  • Allow a notes selection on requisitions for user to make notes about the open requisition
  • Providing an option to email rejection letters within the system directly out to candidates not selected for our positions
Easy to use when submitting an open requisition to our website. Candidates can apply to an agile job board and it comes directly to our ATS. Processing steps to hire status is functional and easy to use.

[However] Customer Service is not responsive in a timely manner when you have a problem or a candidate has a problem working in the system, e.g resetting a password, helping a candidate with questions when the system will not allow them apply or complete their online hiring paperwork.
Read Annette Souza's full review
December 18, 2017

talentReef Review: "Multi Tasking HR Manager"

Score 8 out of 10
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We currently use talentReef's social recruiting/application module. We use it to manage applications for our entire organization. This includes corporate and 43 restaurant locations located in 5 different states. talentReef has made the process of job posting seamless, as well as, reviewing, tracking, and storing applications. It helps us monitor the success or pain points job postings through its reporting feature.
  • talentReef allows users to manage multiple job boards with only one log in. It makes managing multiple job boards, applications, and users much easier by accessing all the information in one location.
  • talentReef is very user-friendly and easy to use. This makes training new users very easy.
  • talentReef has a short and long version of the applications. We would like to have the ability to customize the application to suit our needs.
  • talentReef does not allow customization on certain job posting information. For example, you have to choose full time or part time. It would be nice if you could select both.
talentReef was great with getting our job boards implemented with minimal headache. I think the biggest challenges we have had was going through 4 account reps in just over a year. There has been some struggle on getting our updated job board remodels done in a reasonable time frame. However, even with the turnover and the project delays, they do value their clients and will always make everything right.
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September 30, 2016

talentReef Review: "Great product, great service, passionate culture!"

Score 10 out of 10
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We use talentReef at our corporate support center, corporate locations and franchise locations. Our entire organization uses talentReef for recruiting, hiring, onboarding and managing employee files. talentReef has helped us keep our employee files accurate, up to date and easily accessible. One of the best features of talentReef is that when an employee is hired, we ensure all required documents are completed. We also use talentReef as the main source for employee information, so all other systems are updated from talentReef. Our POS, payroll and online learning program all get employee information from talentReef. All changes happen in talentReef and then are pushed to other areas in order to keep information accurate in all systems. We have been very pleased with our relationship with talentReef and they have proven to be a strong partner.
  • talentReef's culture is very impressive. From the CEO on down, the culture is focused and listens to the needs of their clients. During my visit to talentReef I was extremely impressed with the culture and the talentReef team. Great product and great people!
  • The service from talentReef has been top notch! All departments (sales, implementation, marketing, client services) have been fun to work with and we are looking forward to a long partnership.
  • The hiring and onboarding process for the manager is user friendly. This gives the manager the ability to focus on other important tasks because they spend less time on paperwork.
  • If any organization is looking to use talentReef, I would suggest they make sure they have a project lead. talentReef is a customizable platform that can be used to help your business. Your business will only get the full use out of the program if someone from within leads the project and communicates what they need from talentReef. talentReef can provide the basic needs, but the true value comes when you customize the program.
I would strongly suggest talentReef to anyone who is considering this type of service. The talentReef team will find a way to fill your needs and add value to your organization.
Read Jason Valentine's full review

talentReef Scorecard Summary

Feature Scorecard Summary

New hire portal (6)
8.4
Manager tracking tools (6)
8.5
Compliance tracking and reporting (6)
8.1
Performance tracking (2)
7.7
Performance plans (3)
7.9
Performance improvement plans (3)
8.2
Review status tracking (3)
8.2
Multiple review frequency (2)
9.1
Reporting (3)
8.2
Job Requisition Management (7)
8.0
Company Website Posting (5)
7.9
Publish to Social Media (6)
8.0
Job Search Site Posting (7)
8.3
Customized Application Form (7)
8.0
Resume Management (5)
7.6
Duplicate Candidate Prevention (7)
6.6
Candidate Search (7)
8.5
Applicant Tracking (7)
8.5
Email Templates (4)
7.2
User Permissions (7)
8.6
Notifications and Alerts (6)
7.2
Reporting (6)
7.8

About talentReef

talentReef is an all-in-one Recruiting and Talent Management System. It is designed to support the nuances and complexities of the hourly and decentralized workforces talentReef’s Social Recruiting and Talent Management platform includes tools to find, hire, train, and manage talent. talentReef also includes analytics for data-based insights, and integrates with critical business apps, such as Payroll.

talentReef Features

Onboarding Features
Has featureNew hire portal
Has featureManager tracking tools
Has featureCompliance tracking and reporting
Performance and Goals Features
Has featureCorporate goal setting
Has featureSubordinate goal setting
Does not have featureIndividual goal setting
Does not have featureNon-hierarchical goal setting
Does not have featureLine-of sight-visibility
Has featurePerformance tracking
Performance Management Features
Has featurePerformance plans
Does not have featurePlan weighting
Has featureManager note taking
Has featurePerformance improvement plans
Has featureReview status tracking
Does not have featureRater nominations
Does not have featureRater nomination workflow
Does not have featureReview reminders
Does not have featureWorkflow restrictions
Does not have featureReview transfer
Has featureMultiple review frequency
Has featureReporting
Succession Planning Features
Does not have featureCreate succession plans/pools
Does not have featureCandidate ranking
Does not have featureEmployee profiles
Does not have featureCandidate search
Does not have featureCandidate add
Does not have featureCandidate development
Recruiting / ATS Features
Has featureJob Requisition Management
Has featureCompany Website Posting
Has featurePublish to Social Media
Has featureJob Search Site Posting
Has featureCustomized Application Form
Has featureResume Management
Has featureDuplicate Candidate Prevention
Has featureCandidate Search
Has featureApplicant Tracking
Does not have featureCollaboration
Does not have featureTask Creation and Delegation
Has featureEmail Templates
Has featureUser Permissions
Has featureNotifications and Alerts
Has featureReporting
Learning Management Features
Does not have featureCourse authoring
Does not have featureCourse catalog or library
Does not have featurePlayer/Portal
Does not have featureLearning content
Does not have featureMobile friendly
Does not have featureProgress tracking & certifications
Does not have featureAssignments
Does not have featureCompliance management
Does not have featureLearning administration
Does not have featureLearning reporting & analytics
Does not have featureeLearning
Does not have featureAssessments
Does not have featureLive online learning
Does not have featureIn-person learning
Does not have featureMicro-learning
Does not have featureVideo learning
Does not have featureeCommerce
Does not have featureAICC-compliant
Does not have featureSCORM-compliant
Does not have featureTin Can (xAPI) compliant
Does not have featureSocial learning

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talentReef Technical Details

Deployment Types:SaaS
Operating Systems: Unspecified
Mobile Application:No
Supported Languages: English, Spanish