Great tool - not there yet for University Recruiting
August 12, 2022

Great tool - not there yet for University Recruiting

Haley Knight | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 5 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with SeekOut

I wish that SeekOut would move away from LI and become it's own. For early careers, SeekOut is not as viable as Handshake, RippleMatch, WayUP, etc. SeekOut relies too much on boolean strings, and the cap on how many filters you can use in a search is undesirable. Also, we are unable to use the messaging feature meaning we have to manually email individuals to reach out.
  • diverse filters
  • grad year filters
  • data
  • do not cap your filters
  • eliminate boolean string need
  • be more automated
  • we barely use SeekOut in early careers due to it not holding in the candidates that we search for
  • diverse features are ok
  • scoring features are ok
Customer service has been great, support is always there. However, this tool just works better for experienced hires vs interns and new grads. we have not used it long enough to determine ROI. I highly suggest adding an intern/new grad feature if you want to compete in the university space.
SeekOut doesn't really stack up against other university platforms. SeekOut is pretty manual vs Handshake, RippleMatch, Untapped, etc. SeekOut is just not comparable from a university recruiting standpoint. Reporting isn't super intuitive as well as the other platforms listed and it doesn't include an event space for high-volume recruiting screening.

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We have trouble with early careers in particular. At the intern level, students are less likely to be active in a LI profile vs signing on with Handshake (where their school is likely partnered) OR RippleMatch (automated features). Using boolean strings for UR is not ideal due to the high volume of candidates.

SeekOut Feature Ratings

Continuous AI Model Training
Existing Skills Mapping/Lanscaping
Anonymous Screening/Profile Masking
Bias-Mitigating Algorithms
Diversity Reporting
AI-Based Role Definition
Candidate Modelling
Talent Rediscovery
Automated Candidate Evaluation/Scoring
Internal Mobility Recommendations
At-Risk Talent Scoring
ATS Integrations
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