Rankings of the Best Recruiting Software from G2 Crowd

G2 Crowd has released its spring 2015 rankings of the best recruiting software, based on user reviews and market presence. Two platforms earned Leader status, while iCIMS Recruit topped overall satisfaction rankings.

The updated Grid℠ report for recruiting platforms, published today by business software review site G2 Crowd, ranks 12 products to help purchasers select recruiting software.
The spring 2015 report is based on more than 350 reviews written by HR and recruiting professionals.
The Grid℠, which is created from G2 Crowd’s software review platform, factors in customer satisfaction reported by users and vendor market presence determined from social and public data to rank products.
G2 Crowd defines “recruiting software” as software that is designed to facilitate the sourcing, hiring, and onboarding of new employees. The software G2 includes in this category primarily focuses on one or more areas of the recruiting process. G2 notes that some organizations choose to use multiple recruiting tools based on their needs.
To be placed in the Leader category, a product must receive a high customer satisfaction score and have substantial market presence. LinkedIn Talent and UltiPro were named Leaders.
Those in the High Performers category have high customer satisfaction scores with a smaller market presence than Leaders. SilkRoad, iCIMS Recruit, Jobvite, Jobscience, and CATS were named High Performers. iCIMS Recruit earned the highest overall customer satisfaction score.

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Across all recruiting tools, reviewers reported that the product they use meets their requirements at an average rate of 77 percent.
“While experiencing significant growth, we managed our recruitment activities [with UltiPro] and easily hired and on-boarded 100 new employees in a [well-documented] and compliant manner, enrolling in benefits and then conducting performance reviews, all without having to print a single piece of paper, except to create an employee file. The reporting [functionality] helps ease problem solving and managing significant growth issues for our small company.”
Vice President of Human Resources
“We are a mid-sized organization without a lot of controls and rules in place when it comes to the people side of things. We needed a product that matched our culture and SilkRoad has absolutely been a great partner for us. The implementation team has been fantastic… They made the process as painless as possible.”
People & Organization Development Professional
Recruiter friendly! My team is much more efficient! [iCIMS Recruit] allows for us to manage a high number of applicants and a high number of vacancies seamlessly. The reporting feature is easy for anyone on the team to use and I enjoy having so many metrics right on my dashboard.”
HR Recruitment Manager

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Jobvite clearly understands the [recruitment process], from the branded career page to the ease of use for someone to apply within a click or two. The tool is a critical part of our recruitment strategy as it allows for transparency throughout the recruitment process.”
Senior Director of Global Talent Acquisition
Jobscience has propelled the team [into] working with cutting edge technology in a landscape where you need every advantage.”
CATS has far more robust features than the other recruitment systems I’ve explored and/or used. It can be used to manage candidate flow for existing requisitions or to build strategic candidate pipelines for the needs of the future. CATS is easy to customize the system internally to work within your existing recruitment processes.”
Talent Sourcing Consultant

About the Rankings

G2 Crowd lists more than 75 software vendors in its Recruiting Software category. The 12 ranked products each received 10 or more reviews to qualify for inclusion on the Grid℠.
The satisfaction rankings are generated from the user reviews; market presence is calculated from vendor size, market share, and social impact. Based on a combination of these scores, each software solution is categorized as a Leader, High Performer, Contender, or Niche.
About G2 Crowd, Inc.
G2 Crowd, which styles itself as the world’s leading business software review platform, says that it leverages its nearly 30,000 user reviews to drive better purchasing decisions. Technology buyers, investors, and analysts use the site to compare and select the best software based on peer reviews and synthesized social data. For more information, go to
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