Cornerstone Recruiting Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Cornerstone Recruiting

Applicant Tracking & Onboarding Solution

3.9/5 (10 reviews)

Cornerstone Recruiting overview

What is Cornerstone Recruiting?

Cornerstone Recruiting is a cloud-based recruiting management and applicant tracking system (ATS) which includes tools for managing sourcing, employee referrals, interviews, feedback, candidate scoring, offer letters, and more. The online software aims to improve cross-collaboration and streamline the recruiting and onboarding process.

With Cornerstone Recruiting, organizations can create custom-branded career sites which allow potential applicants to browse, search, and apply for jobs on web and mobile. Applicants can filter jobs by location, category, and type, save jobs, and submit applications online. Social sourcing tools let organizations reach out to potential candidates directly through their profiles on LinkedIn, Facebook, and other sites. Cornerstone HR also allows companies to set up and manage employee referral programs to leverage the networks of existing employees for sourcing new talent.

Cornerstone Recruiting’s applicant management tools are designed to ensure compliance throughout the hiring process. Users can track and manage applicants, interview feedback, offer letters, and more. Candidate profiles can be flagged with important information, and users can view interview responses, candidate ratings, and application statuses. Weighted pre-screening questions enable candidate scoring to filter out unqualified applicants and identify top talent.


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Cornerstone Recruiting screenshot: Have one central place to manage and take action on all your candidates across all your requisitions, so you can capture a complete picture of your entire talent pipeline. Cornerstone Recruiting Suite in 60 SecondsCornerstone Recruiting screenshot: Keep the entire hiring team in the loop with a visual dashboard that enables the team to see and prioritize tasks and provide feedback. Cornerstone Recruiting screenshot: Make a lasting impression with an unlimited number of customizable career sites that showcase your culture. Cornerstone Recruiting screenshot: Convert more job seekers to applicants with a painless application experience that is mobile-friendly and doesn't require a login Cornerstone Recruiting screenshot: Candidate profiles display their application status, rating, flags, and moreCornerstone Recruiting screenshot: Applicant profiles display how many positions have been applied for

Cornerstone Recruiting reviews

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Effective software for recruiting and managing applicants

Used monthly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-09-01
Review Source: Capterra

Customizable, straightforward software for submitting requisitions, reviewing applicants, etc. can be hard to find. Cornerstone checks all of those boxes. It is easy to use, even for someone like me who does not come from a HR background. Being able to rate applicants and place applicants in status's is helpful when the applicant pool is large.

Assigned interviewers on my team sometimes have trouble accessing applications and applicant documents. Other than that, it works as expected.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Heather Rasnic

Great Talent Management System

Reviewed 2015-11-09
Review Source: Capterra

Cornerstone is the best and most comprehensive solution that I have seen for talent management. I have used the LMS, Performance, Succession, Connect and Extended Enterprise modules. CSOD continues to make enhancements to their product, especially with Learning, Connect and Performance, but where they are lacking is in enhancements to their mobile app and to their Succession module. While I do find great value in reaching out to their Global Product Support team, it will sometimes take days and even weeks before you get a response from them on a case. The communication to the customer is lacking there. Additionally, I find that some of the modules, such as Performance and Succession, can be really complex and require a lot of testing and trial and error to get things right. It does help that you are given two test environments (Stage and Pilot) to test things in. The quarterly releases have also gotten better over time, with many resources that can be used throughout User Acceptance Testing and the rest of the release cycle. Change is not always handled seamlessly for the customer, as we have experienced major delays when our Account Manager was on leave and also our Client Success Manager was out on leave. The people who filled in for them seemed overwhelmed and as a result there was a lack of communication. Applicant tracking seems on par with many other vendors, but the advantage that you get with Cornerstone is that it encompasses all stages of an employee lifecycle using their platform - from hiring and onboarding to termination. You will have a full record of your employee using their TMS. Overall, Cornerstone is a great encompassing talent management system and I have not encountered another company that comes close to what they offer.

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Shandus Parish

Some good, some bad

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2019-01-24
Review Source: Capterra

It's mostly intuitive from the user side. It can get very complicated from the administrator side. It can be powerful in what it can do...if your organization's processes and data work the way the system was built to work. I like the reporting options.

In our case, our organizational structure (higher education) required a lot of retrofitting to make the system work for us...and in many cases, it leaves us with a sub-optimal outcome. There are also many common sense little features that I would have expected a system like this to have that it just doesn't.

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Likelihood to recommend: 5/10

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Brittany Balakrishnan

Emerging ATS Software

Reviewed 2015-11-11
Review Source: Capterra

It has been at least 2 years since I have used CSOD ATS software, so many things/updates/releases have occurred. During the implementation of CSOD ATS, the company that I was implementing for was pleased overall, however, there were a few issues that was due to the immaturity of the product. In particular, issues were around location OU hierarchy that was built into the system. Since the company was on CSOD LMS globally, their OU location hierarchy had a global list of locations, however, ATS was only being released in the US, and since the clouds are integrated, the organizational structures that were in place for the LMS were the same as in ATS. This was a particular downside for this organization, however, it could also be a plus for other organizations to be able to utilize 1 data set across cloud platforms.

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Emilie CARLI

A nice user-friendly and easy to configure software

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2017-04-12
Review Source: Capterra

We first implemented Cornerstone for training and in 2014 we decided to implement the recruitment module as well. It is really an easy soft to implement, since we could do the configuration by ourselves (with the support of a consultant team of Cornerstone). The support from Cornerstone is really efficient and personalized, with allow a great relationship Customer-provider. There are quarterly releases which take into account clients suggestions, and help improve the tool. The current functionalities fit our need in recruitment.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Cornerstone Recruiting pricing

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Cornerstone Recruiting features

Activity Dashboard
Applicant Tracking
Customizable Branding
Recruitment Management
Reporting & Statistics
Self Service Portal

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Additional information for Cornerstone Recruiting

Key features of Cornerstone Recruiting

  • Interview tracking
  • Jobs board integration
  • Job requisition
  • Applicant sourcing
  • Referral programs
  • Applicant management
  • Offer letter management
  • Candidate scoring
  • Compliance management
  • Pre-screening questions
  • Dashboards
  • Interview feedback
  • Social recruiting tools
  • Applicant tracking
  • Reporting
  • Application flagging
  • Self-service profiles
  • Configurable career sites
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Applicant management tools allow users to organize interview feedback, manage offer letters, track applicants, and ensure compliance throughout the hiring process.

Configurable career sites enable online application for open positions through custom-branded websites.

Candidates can be scored based on weighted pre-screening questions, allowing users to filter out unqualified applicants and identify top talent.

Employee referral programs can be set up to leverage employees' networks to source high quality candidates.

Social sourcing tools allow organizations to reach out to potential applicants directly through their social profiles on Facebook, LinkedIn, and other sites.