Happy with iApplicant!
June 27, 2014

Happy with iApplicant!

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with iApplicants

About three years ago we implemented the iApplicants system for our applicant tracking system. Prior to iApplicants candidates would apply to us directly via email and we would print each individual email, cover letter, and resume. Now with iApplicants we have significantly reduced the amount of paper that we use because we only print the materials for candidates that we either phone screen/interview. In addition, with the iApplicants system it has become easier for managers to review candidates since we can send the materials to managers via email. The system is primarily used by our department however, there are some managers in the building that like to have access and manage the applications for this positions on their own. The system works well because it gives us flexibility.
  • Posting to free job boards - after a job posting has been entered in the iApplicant system you have the option to send the job posting to multiple job boards that are FREE! These sites included Craig's List, Oodle, Simply Hired and Indeed. This saves time because you don't have re-enter the same information each website individually.
  • Flexibility with making changes to department/statuses - with the iApplicant system it is extremely easy to add or delete departments from the systems as well as make new "status" categories (i.e. review completed, not selected, etc.). You can make statuses that are unique to your organization.
  • Manager access - you can easily give manager access to the system by creating them a log-in that can modified after the position has been filled so another manager can use a log-in. Also, when giving manger access you can limit or customize what information they are able to see and what actions they are able to do within the system.
  • Slowness - there are times when the system takes a long time to think to retrieve data and I've also experienced times when the system has complete frozen.
  • Reporting - there are a lot of different reports that automatically come with the system. However, it's not always easy to find the reports that you're looking for as you need to click through multiple screens to get to the specific report that you are looking for.
  • It has definitely helped with the efficiency time in reviewing applications because we no longer have to print each individual resume, cover letter, etc. from email to be reviewed.
  • It has also helped with our cost on saving paper because as I mentioned before we only print the applications that candidates that are phone screening or interviewing. It has also helped us save room in our email box because now everything is stored in the "cloud" vs. the emails in our inboxes.
  • It is also nice that we can see when people have applied for other jobs in the past and see any notes that were made at that time rather then trying to remember off the top of heads if a name sounds familiar. It's also easier to see the notes in the system rather than digging in the files to look for any notes.
I would say the overall capability with the iApplicant system is fairly similar to what other products can offer. Our recruitment goes in streaks where we can have several positions at once and then there are times when we have no recruitment at all. So we didn't want to spend a lot of money on an applicant tracking system. I would say the biggest selling point for us was that the iApplicants allowed for our applicants to apply online and would improve our processes. But also that it was reasonably priced compared to the other products.
At this time iApplicants does everything that we need or want it too. It helps us manage our applicants and enter notes after reviewing an applicant. Overall, we are very happy with the iApplicant system.
If you are looking to use this system across an entire organization and want all managers to have a log-in access at all time I would recommend taking a close look at the cost because there is an additional cost for more log-ins.