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ApplicantStack

Applicant tracking system (ATS)/employee onboarding

4.4/5 (1,389 reviews)

ApplicantStack overview

What is ApplicantStack?

ApplicantStack provides end-to-end hiring/onboarding automation for fast, large-scale hiring. Track hundreds of applications and resumes for multiple positions simultaneously. New hires can complete paperless onboarding on their mobile devices.

In-application texting allows you to communicate with candidates using their favorite method and shave days off the process. Create branded templates for job descriptions, questionnaires, and emails. Post to top job boards with single signon and set stage change email triggers.

Create pre-screener questionnaires with knock-out questions and weighted scoring (including points for resume keywords). Sort applicants by score to focus on qualified candidates. Integrates with Office 365 and Google Calendar for interview scheduling. Configure hiring workflows with task reminders. Boolean searches, e.g. “Find candidates within X miles of zip code.” Run analytics from pre-built reports or create ad hoc reports on the data (candidate or job). Collect internal hiring team feedback.

Integrates with background screening, assessments, and video interviewing. U.S.-based support team with HR experience. Our clients include healthcare, manufacturing, professional services, hospitality, tech, food & beverage, scientific, and legal. ApplicantStack is the hiring solution in SwipeClock’s WorkforceHUB HRMS. Automate HR management for the entire employee life cycle. Sign up now for a free 15-day trial of ApplicantStack and post your jobs today. No credit card required.
www.swipeclock.com

Pricing

Starting from
$95/month
Pricing options
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Business size

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Markets

United States, Canada

Supported languages

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ApplicantStack screenshot: ApplicantStack works on any deviceIntroducing... ApplicantStackApplicantStack screenshot: ApplicantStack Recruit Home tab is your dashboard displaying your current jobs pipeline summary as well as any outstanding tasks and events.ApplicantStack screenshot: ApplicantStack Recruit Jobs tab displays all of your current and active jobs to easily see where your jobs are posted.ApplicantStack screenshot: ApplicantStack Recruit Candidate tab shows you all of your candidates as well as the scoring so you can focus on your top scoring candidates.ApplicantStack screenshot: ApplicantStack Recruit Jobs Launch TabApplicantStack screenshot: ApplicantStack Recruit ReportsApplicantStack screenshot: ApplicantStack reportsApplicantStack screenshot: Stage Change Confirmation dialogue setup to automatically send an email to the candidate and notify internal staff of the stage change.ApplicantStack screenshot: ApplicantStack Onboard Home Page to easily see where your pipeline summary as well as any outstanding tasks.ApplicantStack screenshot: ApplicantStack Onboard Hire Tab displays all of your Hires as well as the status for each new hireApplicantStack screenshot: Collect new hire paperwork electronically with ApplicantStack

ApplicantStack user reviews

Value for money
Features
Ease of use
Customer support
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Meagan A.

Very user friendly! I've worked in several different ATS and this has been the easiest one yet!

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-04-20
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
It's very easy to use and is step-by-step throughout the entire process. Their customer service is very helpful and accommodates most all requests we have asked for. I love the email templates with mail merge features, the flags we are able to customize, and that you can trigger automatic emails throughout the stages.

Cons
I wish it was easier to add pictures, embed videos, links, etc. It's also not user friendly on the reporting side. I'd like to be able to have more functionality to pull different reports. For example, I would like to have a report for jobs that we are still currently recruiting for (still actively trying to find a candidate). I don't necessarily want to see all "open" jobs because in ApplicantStack, they remain open until the job is "closed/filled". I do not want to see jobs that have a candidate that has already accepted an offer and is in the background or pending start stage. Unfortunately for now, it's a manual process of my recruiters reviewing over their "active recruiting" jobs and sending me weekly update reports by email. We are also still working out the ability to integrate with ADP (our HRIS system).

Response from ApplicantStack


Hi Meagan!

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about ApplicantStack.

I will forward your feedback to our development team. We take feedback very seriously.

Also, I would suggest contacting support on how you can add pictures, embed videos, and add links using our formatting tools.

Changing your filters to show inactive jobs might also help with your concern about seeing open vs. closed jobs.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Angela N.

Great ATS system that is highly recommended!!

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2021-04-20
Review Source: Capterra

Excellente!! I have been with Applicant Stack for 5 plus years and they have always been great for our company needs.

Pros
This ATS database has a ton of pros such as great cost, easy for recruiters to use, you can custom make the database to what you want. I have been with Applicant stack for 5 plus years and have no plan to change anytime soon.

Cons
I wish I had some applicant stack gear, sometimes we may have some small technical errors when the system shuts down but who doesn't, if it does its back up in no time.

Response from SwipeClock


Hi Angela, thanks for such a great review for ApplicantStack!

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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AMANDA M.

users, rights, printing, accounts, licenses, different company locations

Used weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2018-10-12
Review Source: Capterra

I have had to learn on my own most of what I know. We have had this program for a bout a year and it to me is not super user friendly mainly because we never had any training and our hands our tied with some of the features. I don't know if we didn't buy everything or if we don't have the permissions. My IT guy has tried to give me all the rights he can and its still not working. I don't think that is a good idea that only one location has access to things that I need here at my location. How can we get the proper rights? Can we buy another license? Is there a way that each location can have their own program and questions?

Pros
I like that the program allows us to make our own questions and we can e mail applicants directly from the program.

Cons
I do not like that applicant's get lost or locked out easily. When I transfer an employee sometimes they get lost. I have to call the corporate office to find the new employee and they have to re set them before I can move on. Also we have 6 locations and for some reason we are only allowed to have 4 administrators. I do the hiring here and I do not have the capability to print or edit forms once they are submitted. I do not have the capability to change things that are specific to our company with out it affecting the rest of the companies. We have tired to give rights to everyone and application stack wont let us. We need to have more people be able to access everything and I feel like this program is very restrictive. We have tried and failed to get more license and managers but it doesn't work. I would like someone to call us here at our location and help explain how we can use application stack to better fit our company. We would also like general help, a tutorial, someone to answer our questions and help with basic functions.

Response from ApplicantStack


Hi Amanda!

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about ApplicantStack.

I created a support ticket to address all of your concerns. Whenever you have any questions or concerns, please go to any ApplicantStack page and access our help center by selecting the question mark (?). We are here to help!

I checked your account and it appears you have restrictions based on your user level. If you need access to all of the applicants, I would suggest contacting your account administrator so they can change your permissions.

Any account administrator can edit the user restrictions/levels and also purchase more user licenses.

I also forwarded your feedback to your account manager. Your concerns are very important to us and we want to make sure you have all the tools you need.

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Likelihood to recommend: 3/10

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Garrett P.

I actually train other companies on how to use ApplicantStack because I like it so much

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2021-04-27
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
The most helpful feature is the ease of implementation and transparent, consistent documenting of applicants for all of the users.

Cons
It's hard to know exactly how visible your ads are in the marketplace

Response from SwipeClock


Hi Garrett, thank you for leaving such a positive review for ApplicantStack!

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Ranee A.

Been using it for years!

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2021-04-15
Review Source: Capterra

I started using ApplicantStack in 2015 at a previous company. I learned the software quickly and had admin capabilities. When I switched to a new job in 2020, we stopped using a similar competitors product so we could implement ApplicantStack. It was seamless and I got everything set up and running in one work day (or less). Everything is point and click and drag/drop as you implement and afterwards. The reporting features are awesome. You could even utilize it as your employee database if you are a smaller company.

Pros
Reporting features Notes feature Text messaging feature Onboarding portal (amazing!)

Cons
I wish you would coordinate payroll features with Gusto!

Response from SwipeClock


Hi Ranee, thank you for leaving such a positive review for ApplicantStack!

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ApplicantStack pricing

Starting from
$95/month
Pricing options
Free trial
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Transparent Pricing. No Contract. 100% Affordable.

Our pricing packages start at $95/month for either ApplicantStack Recruit or ApplicantStack Onboard which includes 1 Administrator/Recruiter and up to 5 Hiring Managers. For both ApplicantStack Recruit and ApplicantStack Onboard, the package price starts at $135/month.

Users can upgrade/downgrade plans at any time.

ApplicantStack features

API
Activity Dashboard
Alerts/Notifications
Applicant Tracking
Assessment Management
Collaboration Tools
Customizable Branding
Data Import/Export
Employee Database
Employee Management
Employee Profiles
Mobile Access
Performance Management
Recruitment Management
Reporting & Statistics
Reporting/Analytics
Search/Filter
Self Service Portal
Third Party Integrations
Training Management

Security and privacy

Encryption

Encryption of sensitive data at rest
HTTPS for all pages

Access control

Multi-factor authentication options
This will ask you to sign in with LinkedIn

Videos and tutorials

Additional information for ApplicantStack

Key features of ApplicantStack

  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity audit
  • Ad hoc reporting
  • Applicant tracking
  • Applicant workflow
  • Automatic Notifications
  • Automatic Reminders
  • Boolean search
  • Collaboration management
  • Compliance management
  • Configurable workflow
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable reporting
  • Data Import/Export
  • Electronic submission
  • Email notifications
  • Employee Database
  • Employee Management
  • Employee Portal
  • Employee Profile
  • Employee Self Service
  • Forms management
  • HR management
  • Job tracking
  • Jobs board
  • Onboarding
  • Payroll integration
  • Performance Management
  • Recruiting Management
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • SMS
  • Social recruiting
  • SwipeClock WorkforceHUB HRMS
  • Talent acquisition
  • Texting
  • Third Party Integration
  • Training Management
  • Web integration
  • With Spark Hire Integration
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Benefits

* Create customized postings from scratch or use templates to build your own library of job descriptions for all of your positions. Use a single signon for multiple job board accounts. Post jobs to your company website via your public job board, branded by us to look like you.

* Build custom pre-screening questionnaires with weighted scoring, knock-out questions, and points for resume keywords. ApplicantStack calculates the scores for easy comparison.

* All applications flow into ApplicantStack, regardless of where the candidate applied from. Use Boolean searches for resume skills keywords, geographic location, commuting radius, etc.

* Sort by any candidate field including application date, average score, or average feedback. Reduce hiring time by 20% or more while screening and assessing thoroughly and accurately. Create more diverse and talented teams.

* Collaborate with your hiring team using candidate scorecards, task reminders, and interview scheduling with Office 365 or Google Calendar integration.

* Keep top talent engaged and moving through the process quickly with texting, stage change auto-emails, and interview self-scheduling.

* Run pre-built or ad hoc reports. Compare the performance of job boards, social media sites, careers page, and niche job boards.

* Once your top applicant is hired, proceed to paperless onboarding without delay—no manual data entry! New hires access the new employee onboarding portal with a mobile device and e-sign and submit all tax forms and paperwork electronically BEFORE their first day at work.

* Get the best talent in the door quickly and at the lowest cost. Spend your time on the personal recruiting element instead of endless paperwork.