Great for creating a large resume pool, has some issues with filling roles too specifichttps://www.trustradius.com/applicant-tracking-system-atsZipRecruiterUnspecified7.5601012014-09-18T18:12:13.648Z
Updated April 07, 2015
Great for creating a large resume pool, has some issues with filling roles too specific
Score 8 out of 101
Overall Satisfaction with ZipRecruiter
ZipRecruiter is one of our two primary job posting sites. It is used by the Talent Recruitment department to source candidates. It fairly successfully does this.
- Faster sourcing and ability to self source via resume search
- Broader pool of candidates to select from
- Increased recruiting team efficiency thanks to improved tools
As compared to Glassdoor, ZipRecruiter certainly brings in a higher volume of candidates. However, Glassdoor on the other hand, brings in a much higher quality of candidate on average, even if there aren't nearly as many. LinkedIn does not even bring in the volume of candidates that Glassdoor does. However, LinkedIn is superb for sourcing candidates, something it does even better than ZipRecruiter. Additionally, both Glassdoor and LinkedIn are excellent at allowing companies to establish and develop their brand, which ZipRecruiter does not do nearly as effectively.
ZipRecruiter is excellent for your standard job board. It sources candidates from a wide area and can generally pull in the candidates from any field of interest. However, while it does general sourcing very well, it is not as optimal for finding specific types of candidates. A key question to ask when choosing ZipRecruiter is "how niche is the position I'm trying to fill?" If you're looking for something "out there" and specific, especially in the information technology field, ZipRecruiter may not be your best bet. Additionally, ZipRecruiter isn't as effective at sourcing C level executives.
ZipRecruiter Feature Ratings
Despite the advantages Glassdoor and LinkedIn have over ZipRecruiter, it still fills a very powerful role. We have tested other software to fill this role, and no other service is as effective. Because of this, we have recently renewed our ZipRecruiter subscription for the next year, and encourage other small businesses to give it a try.