Zoho Recruit

Zoho Recruit

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Zoho Recruit


What is Zoho Recruit?

Zoho Recruit is a cloud-based ATS. Zoho offers a full suite of features typical of applicant tracking systems, including social recruiting and resume parsing. Its custom automatable reports enable analyses of processing and information sharing. It is available in Free,...
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  • Resume Management (36)
  • Applicant Tracking (37)
  • Candidate Search (35)
  • Job Requisition Management (35)

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  • $30 per user per monthOptional
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  • Free Trial
  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting / Integration Services

Starting price (does not include set up fee)

  • $25 per month per user
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Zoho Recruit - An Applicant tracking system Overview. Learn how to setup your ATS now!
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Recruiting / ATS

Recruiting or Applicant Tracking Software is software used to manage the recruitment process electronically by handling job postings, applicant status, resume management, etc.

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What is Zoho Recruit?

Zoho Recruit is a cloud-based ATS available from Zoho Corp, formerly AdventNet. This product offers features typical of applicant tracking systems: a user-friendly interface and customizable dashboards, batch or mass communication with potential candidates via multiple channels such as email or by leveraging its integration with social networking sites (e.g. LinkedIn) and commonly used applications (e.g. Outlook, Google Apps), posting to multiple job boards and a branded company career page, and resume parsing. It's custom automatable reports enable analyses of processing and information sharing. The free edition is available for individuals to use or recruiters to try, while the Standard Edition is an inexpensive and rudimentary option for small companies. The Enterprise edition comes with a higher price but includes greater automation, marketing, and outreach features. Transitioning and implementation is supported via an online FAQ.

Zoho Recruit Features

Recruiting / ATS Features

  • Supported: Job Requisition Management
  • Supported: Company Website Posting
  • Supported: Publish to Social Media
  • Supported: Job Search Site Posting
  • Supported: Customized Application Form
  • Supported: Resume Management
  • Supported: Duplicate Candidate Prevention
  • Supported: Candidate Search
  • Supported: Applicant Tracking
  • Supported: Email Templates
  • Supported: User Permissions
  • Supported: Notifications and Alerts
  • Supported: Reporting

Zoho Recruit Video

A simple overview of Zoho Recruit (recruitment software/applicant tracking system) for recruiting agencies and corporate hiring. Source the best talent in real-time, track resumes, engage with candidates, interview efficiently, make data-driven decisions and never miss on a great hire.

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Zoho Recruit Technical Details

Deployment TypesSoftware as a Service (SaaS), Cloud, or Web-Based
Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationApple iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Blackberry, Mobile Web

Frequently Asked Questions

Zoho Recruit is a cloud-based ATS. Zoho offers a full suite of features typical of applicant tracking systems, including social recruiting and resume parsing. Its custom automatable reports enable analyses of processing and information sharing. It is available in Free, Standard, and Enterprise versions.

Zoho Recruit starts at $25.

CATS Applicant Tracking System, AkkenCloud, and Bullhorn ATS & CRM are common alternatives for Zoho Recruit.

Reviewers rate Resume Management and Applicant Tracking highest, with a score of 9.2.

The most common users of Zoho Recruit are from Small Businesses (1-50 employees).
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Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Great integrations. Works with multiple job boards.
  • Very good import capability, can parse data from our uploads in excel format.
  • Clean interface, it didnt take us long to learn how to use it.
  • Very customizable. You can set it up to work the way you want it to.
  • I can never get the mobile app to work properly, it just crashes constantly on my Android
  • Sometimes one of my integration will stop working and I will have to disconnect and reconnect.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
  • Having both ATS & CRM in the same software allowing hiring professionals to make it more personal while allowing them to fully guide every step.
  • Modest pricing great for smaller growing businesses to begin with especially with a free version that provides more than what a lot of others provide without paying extra.
  • Zoho is known for top notch support and customer service especially after their explosion in 2016. They also provide 24/5 customer support for any shift at any company Monday - Friday.
  • The software is very small business friendly considering other alternatives however, even for enterprises that can afford their higher tiers they bring a substantial amount of add-ons for aswell.
  • The amount of storage available for the software in the free version can be very limiting especially for a business that's needing to grow but hasent chosen to pay for a software yet or is simply trying to see what software will scale best with their business it really.limits that ability.
  • Having to pay extra for specific add-ons even with some of their paid tier's such as mass emails, API calls, or a designated client portal is kind of a let down. However, with a software that streamlines from beginning to end in one package I understand their decision for that.
  • There are some aspects of the software such as the career site for your employees that is not available or only has limited features based on the paid level that you currently have. This is disappointing to me due to the amount of add-ons that have to be paid for even if your an enterprise with their highest paid tier, I feel they could integrate some of those add-ons in exchange for allowing lower level tiers to be able to have full access to those certain features of the sites.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Allows for unlimited job postings. While there may be other bells & whistles with other ATS's, we've stayed with Zoho Recruit for this top reason- we can post as many jobs as needed, at the same time. No need for reshuffling job postings. This saves us a lot of time.
  • Manages the staffing agency workflow process. Where staffing agencies differ from HR Team, Zoho Recruits' staffing agency technology allows us to jump right into managing our workflow with a technology that is already set up to support how we need to do this.
  • Connecting clients to candidates, managing emails, scheduling interviews - all in on place. We have the capability to use the software in a way where we don't need to work outside of it- from posting the job to managing the offer details, we can do all of it in ZohoRecruit.
  • Integrations- Zoho Recruit does work to add on additional integrations with job boards, etc.
  • User Interface - It's a bit outdated, and can use significant refreshing. Having the ability to train our new team members on an easier-to-use UI would save us a lot of time. Although Zoho adds on new features, their UI isn't the best to work with.
  • Career Site - Very limited. Without having to hire a developer, the average user is stuck with the limited functionalities of Zoho Recruit's career site. There is no option for our candidates to sort through jobs, we have limited UI control on the layout experience, no room for video, etc.
  • Mobile app- The app has very limited functionality and does not allow us to manage the entire recruiting process via mobile. And at times it crashes or freezes.
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Intuitive to use - things are easy to find and to make sense of.
  • The pricing is fair.
  • Integrates with other Zoho products.
  • Support could be better for this product.
  • Mobile system needs to be improved.
  • More ways to be able to visualize the pipelines.
September 10, 2021

It's a Go Go for Zoho!

Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Very simple user-interface.
  • Database management is well organized.
  • Background screening is key.
  • Applicant tracking is great.
  • Lack of external facing customer portals.
  • More elaborate customization of pipelines.
  • Greater range of email templates.
Jason Kerley | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Like other HR-based services, Zoho Recruit allows you to track the behavior of candidates during the execution of your hiring process, so that you can create constant notes of any problems that may arise and that may prevent a proper job.
  • The relationship between employers and candidates can be measured, which is excellent for creating reports on the development of each hiring process, and employees can then be evaluated on their ability to manage and communicate correctly with each candidate under their direct care.
  • Hiring sessions can be recorded using a variety of methods. It does not necessarily have to be done using an audiovisual recording tool (which is possible through different integrations) but a convenient recording system that allows you to note down important data, and where even the candidate's photographs can be saved.
  • We believe that some features of Zoho Recruit's support service could be improved, although this is probably a general service by the Zoho team for all their programs. The staff is not sufficiently explanatory, and therefore we have not been able to meet our expectations for troubleshooting.
  • We like that using Zoho Recruit is so convenient, and that it interfaces well with the other services that the entire Zoho suite has to offer: Zoho Recruit is a good alternative for human resources, which shows a reliable and easy-to-manage operability, so that all registration and follow-up processes are simple.
  • Zoho Recruit has difficulty integrating with other services that are not directly part of the Zoho suite, which is demonstrated by wanting to use a funnel management based CRM to include employee information, and Zoho Recruit's platform not allowing it because it doesn't meet some integrations beyond their suite.
  • You can't create portals where people can post their resume and quick contact information, and this can be a bit limiting for those who directly need employees to send their information to an easily accessible service where it can be conveniently reviewed and separated from the rest.
  • In terms of deployment, Zoho Recruit does not have such good adaptability when working from mobile, as evidenced by its application tracking function with the mobile version of the Zoho Recruit website, which does not let you send direct messages to candidates because the platform is closed unexpectedly.
Maureen Trattner | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Easy-to-use interface.
  • Organizing applicants and candidates.
  • Reminding me to reach back out to candidates at a particular time.
  • Doesn't download every resume properly if it is weirdly formatted.
  • Hard to add a resume to current candidates.
  • I can set reminders, but it doesn't send me an email on it like ATS's I've used in the past.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Lists - can quickly generate lists based on criteria.
  • Saved documents - Zoho catalogs resumes and cover letters for easy retrieval with a date stamp on when they were received.
  • Being able to code candidates allows them to be searchable and listed by skill and location.
  • When searching for a name, it brings up much too broad of a list.
  • Adding candidates from LinkedIn sometimes has a lengthy delay and takes up to 2 minutes to be able to search from them, though I have found a workaround by navigating to the home page to find activity of adding a candidate.
  • Would be helpful if it were more intuitive with adding duplicates.
Jaideep Tibrewala | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Zoho Recruit provides automated workflows that be defined to trigger emails for changes in the pipeline stage of a candidate.
  • Zoho Recruit provides the ability to create email templates that can be triggered from the candidates profile without having to retype them.
  • Zoho Recruit enables resume parsing from doc, docx and pdf files which automates the data entry of candidates.
  • Zoho Recruit allows for the creation of a simple career website with the open job positions auto populating from the application onto the site.
  • Zoho Recruit allows for the creation of vendor portals enabling you to better manage the flow of resumes from recruiting vendors.
  • Zoho Recruit should allow for customization of pipelines based on department/role to be hired.
  • Zoho Recruit should allow for customization of the vendor portal allowing the vendor to type in key data points about candidate profiles that are typically not found on the resume, such as notice period, current salary and expected salary.
  • Zoho Recruit could simplify the blueprinting process built into the tool which allows for smooth flow of candidates through the system.
Yemsi Pino | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Easy to use and very intuitive to the user.
  • Very nice dashboard makes it easier for the user to make decisions.
  • The price is very affordable
  • Sometimes the integration with other software is suspended and connected again later.
  • The customize phase of the software should be easier.
  • The editing is still restrictive.
ayush dwivedi | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Job posting, linking a candidate to the job, and parsing use directly.
  • Posting a job to a third party app like Naukri.com and Indeed, etc., directly from the application platform.
  • Customizing candidate forms for the various types of job vacancies.
  • Well-managed pipeline structure which helps to map the overall process of recruitment.
  • Scheduling interviews
  • Control over the candidate activity like blocking their logins for preventing misuse.
  • There should be more customization options for making our own pipeline for recruitment
  • Need to add feedback forms for each progress and interview. We struggled over a year to capture feedback of an interview
  • Need to improve assessment capabilities, like include more features
  • Unclear if we can decide pipeline for each and every job
  • Unclear what we should do if we make slight changes to our selection process
  • Support team needs to improve support.
Steven Gaudreau | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Zoho's easy to use resume database and tracking system has helped manage a lot of data. Its ease of use and full function - I will need as I grow.
  • Job board posting and client track is another great feature. It truly allows me to go from first contact to hires using the system.
  • I will say the staff and support team have always been quick to reply and very helpful.
  • I think it's easy to use, but can be a bit daunting learning how to use it. I highly suggest reading all of the help links they offer to get used to the system.
May 14, 2018

Money well spent

Kenneth Parker | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • great for housing resumes
  • love that I can toggle from indeed, monster and career builder
  • The LinkedIn feature is great when you want to hover over a company
  • there are a lot of features on the dashboard
  • wish I was able to make better templates
  • wish the app worked like the desktop
Hope Cutchins | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • It has been easy to set up and manage application forms and information forms for conferences and other recruiting events.
  • Forms are super customizable.
  • We have had some trouble recently migrating application information into Zoho People after applicants have been accepted, but customer support has been really helpful.
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