DICE is a useful tool for IT Services centric sourcing businesses
September 10, 2021

DICE is a useful tool for IT Services centric sourcing businesses

Austin Lin | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Dice Open Web

We use DICE Open Web (now part of their TalentSearch solution) as our primary tool to find IT resources who meet our client's position requirements. The reason it is a powerful solution is because it brings together DICE's own resume database and merges them with profiles of consultants from other sites such as LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Crunchbase, etc.
  • DICE does a good job with matching key skills with candidate profiles
  • DICE does a nice job bringing in profiles from other sites such as LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, etc.
  • DICE does a nice way of presenting the results of a search including information on the consultant's search activity, role interest, salary, location, and travel preference, etc.
  • It would be great if DICE could somehow filter out "bad" candidate profiles...meaning where candidates put in non-sensical information either by accident or on purpose (e.g., candidates with 1 year of experience listed in their resume asking for 300K annual salary)
  • Similar to the previous item, some candidates have nearly incomplete resumes...I'm assuming the matching works on keyword and if it appears once it pulls it up although the content of the profile overall is very slim.
  • The only other thing I can think of is that DICE's UI is a bit dated, but overall it works.
  • Overall, we see a decent # of candidates apply to our positions.
  • The job screener is probably the most helpful tool when posting our openings as it makes it a lot easier to manage and narrow the candidate pool.
  • The auto emails/communication templates we setup and use are very helpful to manage the application process.
Overall, I think we selected and have stayed with DICE because it has a strong concentration of IT specific resources. They also seem to have a good number of candidates who are looking for independent consulting work which best aligns with our current business model. But I think if we were to make a change, we would probably move to Indeed or LinkedIn as they have grown their resource pool, although they are not IT centric.

Do you think Dice Open Web delivers good value for the price?

Not sure

Are you happy with Dice Open Web's feature set?

Yes

Did Dice Open Web live up to sales and marketing promises?

I wasn't involved with the selection/purchase process

Did implementation of Dice Open Web go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Dice Open Web again?

Yes

Brightmove, Microsoft 365 (formerly Office 365), Nitro Productivity Suite
DICE Open Web works well when you want to find IT specific candidates that are available in your local area. What I particularly like is that if you post a job, Dice Open Web/Talent Search will return potential candidates that meet your requirements. It is a proactive way they provide candidates from what you could do manually using their IntelliSearch tool to find candidates. I find that DICE is overall much more effective when you have a job to post and the candidates apply rather than doing a blind search. There are too many factors that make candidates returned by DICE Open Web not necessarily interested in your position. When candidates apply they have shown interest and then you can apply the Screener tool to help narrow the pool.

Dice Open Web Feature Ratings

Job Requisition Management
9
Company Website Posting
9
Publish to Social Media
Not Rated
Job Search Site Posting
9
Customized Application Form
9
Resume Management
Not Rated
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Not Rated
Candidate Search
8
Applicant Tracking
Not Rated
Collaboration
8
Task Creation and Delegation
Not Rated
Email Templates
9
User Permissions
9
Notifications and Alerts
9
Reporting
Not Rated

Using Dice Open Web

3 - DICE is used by our corporate office staff.
2 - DICE is a pretty user friendly, intuitive tool. If you know how to use basic productivity applications like MS 365, you can easily use DICE. You do NOT need to have an IT or HR specific background.
  • Search for available candidates
  • Obtain potential candidates for our job posting
  • Obtain a sense of the volume of consultants available in our local market for a particular skill or technology.
  • Obtain a sense of salary requirements for candidates for a particular skill set we are looking for.
  • Automatically receive potential candidates from our job posting
  • Finding colleagues from previous employers now on the open market
  • Obtain names of IT consultants in our local market and engage them into our network/pool via our newsletter
  • Identify and develop partnerships with 3rd party IT Services vendor companies posting their available staff
I'm assuming we will keep using DICE, but Indeed and LinkedIn are starting to prove their value and strength in having candidates/consultants use their services to look for new opportunities.