SmartRecruiters Valuable Features

Logan Brady
Recruiter at a consultancy with 10,001+ employees
The features that I've found most valuable would be the collaboration with the hiring managers, and being able to get them more involved in the process without having to shoot emails back and forth and having the inbox gets so jammed up, especially these days. It's nice to have one central location where we have all of our candidates that we're speaking with in one area. We also have our feedback there. It's like a LinkedIn or a Facebook for our internal hiring process. That's really what I equate it to. That's my number one feature, especially coming from an applicant tracking system where we didn't have that. The second thing I really like about the product is the candidate experience side of things. It really allows for more interaction and engagement with our candidates. Even if that's just being able to give feedback right away to candidates, whether they're a good fit or not. Just being able to interact with them easier and they know where they stand in the process as well without me having to necessarily directly speak with them. What I really like about it is that it feels minimal, but is also dynamic. There aren't a lot of ways to get lost, which is good. Sometimes with different hiring managers we work with, if they're not so technical, some people can get lost. However, there are just enough navigational abilities where it's just a few options. It just has minimal options for individuals who otherwise might be a bit overwhelmed with new systems. View full review »
Human Resources Director, Lake Port Square at a healthcare company with 201-500 employees
What I've found most valuable, especially recently, and throughout the time I've used it, was the fact that, in smaller healthcare companies, this solution fits really well. Often, in smaller healthcare organizations, you don't have the resources, especially if you're a nonprofit. The management is so focused on health care, they're not focused on the workings of HR, and the central apps of the company, or how the resources go towards patient care, and rightfully so in some cases. With this solution, I was able to add diversity to my recruiting. I was able to source from multiple locations, and I could show where applicants came from. The reporting tools that are on offer, allowed us to expand our reach. We were able to add meaningful diversity into recruiting. I've been the most successful at getting candidates from, SmartRecruiters. All of that success came from the reporting that SmartRecruiters gives, compared to the places. I also reduced the cost of recruiting. And I was able to convert over to the SmartStart version of SmartRecruiters. Post up to 10 jobs for absolutely free, I was posting to this same exact sources, and even more, because it's spread out a little bit more, but the majority of it came from Indeed, of course. I put the average cost of recruiting over the next five months by $4,500 per month, which is far less than Indeed, which can be as much as $8500/month. The savings have allowed me to reallocate the money to other things. All of those savings, and I was still getting ht sesame amount of leads a month. The product has very good integration with other HR technologies. I was on the marketplace, of SmartRecruiters and I engaged in Electronic Onboarding Partners. Due to the $4500 savings I created, I was able to get an entire year's worth of Electronic Onboarding. View full review »
Global Recruitment Manager at a non-profit with 51-200 employees
The most valuable feature is the way that they've set it up for collaboration. Recruitment is obviously a team sport for want of a better phrase. A lot of the other systems that I've used, it's been quite tricky to actually get comments and feedback from people via a recruitment system - people tend to do things off-system, but SmartRecruiters made it very easy for the managers and the candidates and everybody else that's involved in recruitment to actually use the system and to share feedback on candidates and share decisions, et cetera, as well. The interface is definitely user-friendly. Before we decided to go with SmartRecruiters, we did a final round of testing with users between this and another solution. The feedback that I got from hiring managers and from people that were applying as if they were candidates said that it was the most user-friendly system that they've experienced in this type of system. One thing that stuck with me, the feedback that I got from somebody was he basically said it's like they've looked at all of the other systems, stripped out all the rubbish that you get with them, and then they just give you what you need and it's very clear what you need to do on each page. With respect to listening to what the users want, they have a forum where people can suggest new ideas and vote on them, and they push those ideas through fairly regular releases. View full review »
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HRIS Analyst at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
It has a lot of good features. We post all of our jobs through the system, and they have a marketplace where you can share the job post with the job boards they're working with. It is integrated with all the records about from where the applications are coming. We have all of our candidates gathered there. We can set up our own hiring processes depending on the type of job and then move them through the process there. It is also possible to involve hiring managers and give them access so that they can also track the candidates and have a look at TBE and interact in the system, which is very useful. We also use SmartRecruiters for job approvals before posting the job as well as for offer approvals before sending an offer. We have everything in the system itself, and everything is being tracked, which is very good for us. It is a reliable system, and you can use it for the full cycle of recruitment. You can really adapt it to your processes. When it comes to the configuration, it is easy to configure. Something that is good with SmartRecruiters is that they are always working on improvements. Every quarter, they have different enhancements or product releases, which is something that we appreciate. View full review »
Talent Acquisition Manager at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The sourcing features were quite good. They did a good job of identifying candidates. The way the posting interface went out of the system worked quite well, and we always generated a pretty dramatic number of candidates for the position. It's very easy to use. It only takes a matter of days to understand it and feel comfortable with it. We are very happy with the customization and the dashboard, and it's very intuitive. View full review »
Analyst at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
It is a really user-friendly tool, and its implementation is quite wide. It is very easy to manage users and build your workflows. Overall, it works very well for the customization of the workflows for us. The recruitment team has generally found the whole platform useful. We were looking to expand it by using the CRM functions that it has. However, with COVID and recruitment being on the freeze, we weren't really able to make the most of the tool. They are, however, finding it useful to actually build up their talent pools and client candidates to be able to contact them when we kind of have this freeze off. View full review »
Katarina Copova
HRIS Specialist and HR Data Analyst at a non-profit with 1,001-5,000 employees
When we were choosing a solution, the features that were most important for us to have were that it is user friendly and functional, which is definitely the case with SmartRecruiters. Our organization is located in developing countries where the bandwidth and internet stability are not the strongest and SmartRecruiters accommodates this challenge. It was a very big plus that we are able to use the system even in these locations. View full review »
Tony Barreto
HR Analyst at Unicoba
The data analysis information capabilities were good. We had to keep track of how many people we contacted, how many people we interviewed, the steps of the recruiting process, etc. Using SmartRecruiters, I had to input all of that information on Excel spreadsheets — it was very manual and difficult to collect the data. Using SmartRecruiter's features and charts, it was easier to collect and present data, and to visualize how we were doing in terms of the recruitment and talent acquisition process. View full review »
Recruiter/ Talent Acquisition Volunteer at a non-profit with 51-200 employees
I found the core product quite useful. It is easy to use and quite user-friendly. They have also got other options, such as CRM and HRS. They have other versions such as smart distribute, which is an HRS type of system to analyze and get permissions needed from the applicants. In terms of pricing, SmartRecruiters is much better than its competitors. View full review »
Jimmy Avery
Recruiter at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
I used the free version, which I found valuable. It allowed me to post up to ten roles on multiple job boards like LinkedIn and Indeed, and all for free. However, for more than ten roles, you go onto the paid enterprise version. I'm happy with their customizations and the dashboard. What's good is if you're a candidate, you can create a SmartRecruiters profile, and I think that can be used across different companies when you want to apply to different jobs. View full review »
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