SeekOut is lackluster at best.
August 24, 2022

SeekOut is lackluster at best.

Alexis Barton | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 4 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with SeekOut

I use SeekOut to find candidates for positions that do not attract applicants. Typically these roles are hard to fill, especially for Registered Nurses across the country. SeekOut addresses problems of finding highly qualified talent for positions in states where the company is newly expanding, and word of mouth is non-existent.
  • Wide range of candidates.
  • Cloning profiles of candidates that are a match.
  • Searching multiple recruiting platforms with 1 search.
  • Missing contact information.
  • Inaccurate salary information.
  • Radius is often off when doing a search.
  • AI for duplicate searches is not always accurate.
  • Increased candidate pool.
  • Lowered sourcing search times.
  • Increased diversity in hard-to-fill roles.
Our representative from SeekOut is not well versed in the system, lacks the ability to train us on the actual system, and does not fully understand our questions since he doesn't know the answers. During training we were supposed to learn the system itself, but instead were trained on how to do a simple Boolean search - which all recruiters know how to do if you have been in recruiting.
In my opinion, SeekOut is the worst candidate sourcing platform out of all the ones I've used previously. They lack accurate profiles and contact information, and due to this, the response rate is close to nothing. The other platforms have active users, and the response rate is far above that of SeekOut. I would rather search multiple platforms to find a variety of accurate candidates than do one inaccurate search on SeekOut.

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It's nice to do quick searches when you want to get a high amount of candidates to review from multiple sources, rather than searching LinkedIn, Indeed, CareerBuilder, etc., all separately. It is less appropriate when doing high-level searches for executive candidates, as they are typically active on LinkedIn, and SeekOut information is not always accurate.

SeekOut Feature Ratings

Continuous AI Model Training
Existing Skills Mapping/Lanscaping
Anonymous Screening/Profile Masking
Bias-Mitigating Algorithms
Not Rated
Diversity Reporting
Not Rated
AI-Based Role Definition
Not Rated
Candidate Modelling
Talent Rediscovery
Automated Candidate Evaluation/Scoring
Internal Mobility Recommendations
Not Rated
At-Risk Talent Scoring
ATS Integrations