HiringThing Features

HiringThing

Online recruiting and applicant tracking tool

4.45/5 (87 reviews)

HiringThing Feature Summary

  • Post and advertise job listings
  • EOE surveying
  • Rate applicants
  • "Post a job" wizard
  • Resume sharing
  • Jobs widgets
  • Custom application forms
  • Activity tracking
  • Applicant workflow
  • Application sharing
  • Auto-responders
  • Calendar management
  • Calendar sync with Google
  • Custom forms
  • Customizable branding
  • Customizable templates
  • Email integration
  • Forms management
  • Interview scheduling
  • Jobs board
  • Microsoft Outlook integration
  • Permission management
  • Pre-screening
  • Process control
  • Real time updates
  • Referral tracking
  • Resume database
  • Search functionality
  • SMS integration
  • Social media integration
  • Third party integration
  • Two-factor authentication
  • Workflow management
  • Activity dashboard
  • Visual analytics
  • Duplicate detection
  • Pre-employment testing
  • Skills assessment
  • Recruiting management
  • Document distribution
  • Email templates
  • Social recruiting
  • Applicant tracking
  • Categorization
  • Filtered views
  • Job application management
  • Background screening
  • Live / video conferencing
  • iCalendar support
  • Two-way audio & video
  • Resume management
  • Access control
  • Tagging
  • Collaboration tools

Competitor Feature Comparison

API
Access Control
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Applicant Tracking
Application Sharing
Auto-Responders
Background Screening
Calendar Management
Calendar Sync with Google
Categorization
Collaboration Tools
Custom Forms
Customizable Branding
Customizable Templates
Duplicate Detection
Email Integration
Email Templates
Filtered Views
Forms Management
Interview Scheduling
Job Application Management
Jobs Board Integration
Microsoft Outlook Integration
Permission Management
Pre-Employment Testing
Process Control
Real Time Updates
Recruitment Management
Referral Tracking
Resume Database
SMS Integration
Search Functionality
Skills Assessment
Social Media Integration
Social Recruiting
Tagging
Third Party Integration
Two-Factor Authentication
Two-Way Audio & Video
Video Conferencing
Visual Analytics
Workflow Management
iCalendar Support
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API
Access Control
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Applicant Tracking
Application Sharing
Auto-Responders
Background Screening
Calendar Management
Calendar Sync with Google
Categorization
Collaboration Tools
Custom Forms
Customizable Branding
Customizable Templates
Duplicate Detection
Email Integration
Email Templates
Filtered Views
Forms Management
Interview Scheduling
Job Application Management
Jobs Board Integration
Microsoft Outlook Integration
Permission Management
Pre-Employment Testing
Process Control
Real Time Updates
Recruitment Management
Referral Tracking
Resume Database
SMS Integration
Search Functionality
Skills Assessment
Social Media Integration
Social Recruiting
Tagging
Third Party Integration
Two-Factor Authentication
Two-Way Audio & Video
Video Conferencing
Visual Analytics
Workflow Management
iCalendar Support
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API
Access Control
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Applicant Tracking
Application Sharing
Auto-Responders
Background Screening
Calendar Management
Calendar Sync with Google
Categorization
Collaboration Tools
Custom Forms
Customizable Branding
Customizable Templates
Duplicate Detection
Email Integration
Email Templates
Filtered Views
Forms Management
Interview Scheduling
Job Application Management
Jobs Board Integration
Microsoft Outlook Integration
Permission Management
Pre-Employment Testing
Process Control
Real Time Updates
Recruitment Management
Referral Tracking
Resume Database
SMS Integration
Search Functionality
Skills Assessment
Social Media Integration
Social Recruiting
Tagging
Third Party Integration
Two-Factor Authentication
Two-Way Audio & Video
Video Conferencing
Visual Analytics
Workflow Management
iCalendar Support
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Mobile apps

iOS App


1 review

Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Android App


0 reviews

HiringThing Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about HiringThing's features:

Beverley Paron

Easy to Use

2017-01-12

You don't need the full package if you are under 100 employees. A Smaller package does everything you need.

Pros

Easy to keep notes on applicants and the email reminders and notifications feature is great.

Cons

Is not able to run with payroll system.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering HiringThing

If you need a tracking system and an applicant information system for future open positions, this is a great product for a reasonable price. The customer service I've received the last 6 months has been immediate with no delay in responding or providing guidance.

Source: Software Advice
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Jacki Torres

Verified Reviewer

They have such wonderful customer service!

2015-03-27

In the past I have used CATS, TargetRecruit, and several others, and I have never found better customer service and a more friendly product than HiringThing.

Pros

-Awesome free trial with no credit card -Rating feature with stars -Simple to use, but robust enough to have all features -Beautifully designed interface -The best customer service I've ever seen -Super, highly customizable -Open API

Cons

-Right now there's no activity feed besides the sent messages, but they are developing it for me within 2-3 weeks and then will roll it out to all users!

Source: GetApp
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Janell Eckes

Easy to use, affordable product with awesome customer service

2018-07-17

Applicant tracking, applicant scoring & notes, applicant communication - all in one place

Pros

Easy to use Awesome, responsive customer service - they always email a reply quickly Option to post to other job boards (free and paid) Easy to link to our website Great value

Cons

The only missing features that I've wished for are the ability to move or copy an applicant to another job and an easy way to import resumes that are emailed to me.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from HiringThing


Great news, you can definitely move or copy applicants between jobs. Here is a link that will show you how: http://support.hiringthing.com/support/solutions/articles/3000034398-how-to-move-or-copy-applicants-to-other-positions

You can also import resumes via email (at select plan levels). Here is a link to show you how: http://support.hiringthing.com/support/solutions/articles/3000034122-resume-import-tool

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Mike Pietrowski

Customer support is top notch!

2018-04-24

Pros

The two main pros of this software are the ability to have as many users as you need and their customer service. Having customer support back you up is a main selling point for us.

Cons

Everything we do is data driven so the more reports we can use and customize the better.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from HiringThing


Thank you for your review and for being an appreciated HiringThing customer! We have a new advanced reporting feature rolling out very soon and we'll have our team reach out to provide you with more information.

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James Foster

Overall a good low cost Applicant Tracking Software

2018-07-17

Pros

* Very reasonable pricing options in comparison to comparable softwares * Customizable options to meet your business needs * Easy to setup job postings and to get them posted, also able to save profiles and recreate the posting as needed

Cons

* Hard to track a candidate who has applied multiple times to different positions and the notes that are taken for the profile on one position is not readily available when candidate is screened by another recruiter for a different position; * Widget does not allow any form of sorting on your home webpage screen.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from HiringThing


Thank you for your review. I've passed your feedback on to our development team.

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James Graser

Intuitive, Effective and GETS RESULTS! Seriously, HT Makes My Days Easier!

2019-03-26

When they make an upgrade or add on a new service, I can usually pick it up, but If I do need help they have a lot of tools AND their Customer Service team is very responsive.

Pros

The ATS or Applicant Tracking System just cannot be beat, it really does tell you where everyone is IN the process!

Cons

There a couple: First "Rating a New Applicant" can go down a rabbit-hole as you cannot move them once they are defined as "A Rated Applicant."

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Software Advice
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Becky Free

Recommend HiringThing to our clients

2016-10-19

I work in HR consulting and we do a lot of recruiting and/or train recruiting strategies.

Pros

Application management

Cons

Wish the cover letters and resumes looked like the originals without having to download them.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering HiringThing

Could have a list of industry specific job boards and pricing as a resource.

Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from HiringThing


Thank you for your review Becky! We appreciate you being part of the HiringThing family. We appreciate your feedback on the display of resumes and cover letters and we're happy to let you know that we currently working on enhancements to the Applicant Viewer and the entire applicant review experience.

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Kimberly Vu

Could be a great fit for some companies, but wasn't the right software for us.

2018-07-11

Multi users for a flatrate.

Pros

I like that HiringThing allows me to add a bunch of users without the the additional cost. The UI is clean and most functionality is pretty straight forward.

Cons

I think the biggest drawback of the system is that an applicant doesn't have a profile in which multiple applications can live, and where they can view the status of his/her applications.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

4/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Johnny Chang

Fast, Easy to Use, No Frills

2016-10-19

I am an independent recruiter and value fast, easy to use, nice user experience over customization, features, and workflows.

Pros

ease of use, responsiveness, fast, good candidate experience, easy to implement with career portal

Cons

But I'm not looking for that at this time anyways.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10

Recommendations to others considering HiringThing

N/A

Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from HiringThing


Thank you for your review. We value your feedback! We offer enhanced search and workflow customization options select plan levels. If you ever have a need for these features in the future, please don't hesitate to contact our customer support team.

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Joseph Waslin

Solid simple user-friendly ATS with some advanced features not usually offered

2018-07-10

Faster screening time--can find most viable applicants quickly.

Pros

Screening applicants based on "knockout questions," using tags based on applicant answers, scanning resumes for keywords.

Cons

Wish company pages had more customization, and that customer service had a faster response rate to my phone calls/emails.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Nikki Silva

Interviewing software consolidated and amplified!

2018-07-19

Overall, a great product. I highly recommend it.

Pros

It's a one-stop shop. many features such as Online job postings, Referral program, Background check, Pre-employment testing, Video interviewing, Enhanced search, Social media integration, Form builder, Messaging, Resume import, Offer letter, Applicant tagging, Calendar and scheduling, Onboarding document, Job requisition workflow, Analytic tools, Activity Feed

Cons

3 separate packages which are reasonably priced however most people who hire go with the "pro package" which is the priciest. The other two less expensive packages only offer 5 and 10 job postings which most hiring managers will not use since there are almost always more than 10 jobs to post

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Software Advice
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Anisha Agarwal

A bang for your buck!

2017-06-13

Pros

HiringThing is easy to use and offers features at the best price.

Cons

There are not too many different types of reports to pull.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Software Advice
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Jessica Thomas

Tons of Options

2018-06-21

Pros

It was simple to use and easy to understand how to use the system as well

Cons

If you have never used an applicant tracking system, it could be a bit confusing to set everything up.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Software Advice
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Danielle Slain

Highly Recommend

2019-09-16

I'm able to focus on other aspects of building the foundation for our HR department, culture, and employee relations because of how much time this system saves me from an administrative standpoint, onboarding, hiring, etc.

Pros

It has streamlined my recruiting process, and allows me to have everything I need at my fingertips.

Cons

Honestly, nothing, but it would be nice to have a text messaging option for communication.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Software Advice
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Anonymous
A verified reviewer

Sub-par, but affordable ATS Experience

2018-07-10

Searchable applicants with an offer letter signing tool.

Pros

Ease of Use Onboarding Document Sharing Digital Offer Letter Signing Easy Schedule tool with Gmail / Outlook integration.

Cons

No resume searching. Lack of depth to many features. Most Job boards do not produce results, most applications still come from Indeed. You get what you pay for.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

4/10
Source: Capterra
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Jacki Torres

A great product with excellent customer service and flexibility!

2016-05-31

Pros

They are very flexible with taking into consideration your suggestions and turning them into real features of their product.

Cons

The main thing that we don't like with HiringThing compared to the best product we've seen on the market for Applicant Tracking, is the lack of an interactive pipeline view for the hiring stages.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Likelihood to recommend

9/10

Recommendations to others considering HiringThing

Give them a chance! There is so much publicity from the "big players" in the market like Bullhorn, iCIMS and CATS, but you'd be really pleasantly surprised by this startup company and their big heart and creativity for the recruiting market.

Source: Software Advice
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Cassandra Boles

2013-07-14

This is an excellent site to recruit workers for your company.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
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Customer support
Source: Software Advice
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Vickie Jacobs

Good overall experience using Hiring Thing

2018-07-10

Able to recruit for companies across the country.

Pros

Ease of use. The dashboard is very user friendly and allows easy navigation.

Cons

At this time, I don't have anything in particular that stands out as a con.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Tim Wilson

Hiring Streamlines our Hiring Process

2018-07-10

Pros

HiringThing makes it easy to post, promote, and recruit candidates for our small nonprofit.

Cons

I wished HiringThing had a few more tools to flag the most qualified applicants. It can search for keywords/tags in the cover letter or resumes of applicants, which is better than nothing, but its not a very robust feature.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Aliaunda Laniya

Great for start up small businesses

2017-12-06

Great customer service! This is one thing that always moves me to rate a service or product high.

Pros

If you have never used recruiting software before, Hiring Thing offers a product that is simple and easy to follow.

Cons

Time and other start up kinks prevented me from using all of the features available to me.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Software Advice
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Anonymous
A verified reviewer

good product overall at a very good price

2018-07-13

Pros

Pretty easy to use and self-explanatory - don't need a lot of tutorials, etc.

Cons

Wish I could integrate our openings with Ladders.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from HiringThing


Thank you for your review. We are definitely open to adding additional integration that will enhance the efficiency of your hiring process. Please feel free to reach out to our support team to discuss further, support@hiringthing.com.

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Meg Bilanzich

Was a beta user way back and have continued to use as a paying customer for many years.

2018-07-13

streamlines the recruiting process

Pros

Super helpful to aggregate applicants and keep the process moving forward with various hiring managers in multiple locations.

Cons

Not too sure there is something I really dislike. I know there are additional features that I haven't tapped into yet.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from HiringThing


Thank you for your review!

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Anonymous
Talent Acquisition HR Specialist (Architecture & Planning company, 51-200 employees)
Verified Reviewer

Better than using nothing

2016-12-28

You will get it listed in the files ONLY if the applicant accepts and signs the letter.

Pros

It's better than using nothing at all.

Cons

No way to block duplicate applicants based on email addresses.

Rating breakdown

Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

0/10

Recommendations to others considering HiringThing

It's better than using nothing at all.

Source: GetApp
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from HiringThing


We greatly appreciate your feedback and apologize for any issues that you have experienced. In order to remove jobs from the subscriber notification emails, there is a "Hide Listing" option under the Advanced Options on the job listing, that will do this for you. Someone from our Customer Success team will be reaching out very soon to address this and any other questions or concerns you may have. We value you as a customer and strive to do whatever it takes to make hiring better and easier for you.

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Adam Karol

The product sells itself, but here is my humble opinion.

2012-11-29

I am truly satisfied with the hiring thing product and service, I would recommend it to anyone, who does not employ a fulltime hiring manager, has a high turnover, or is rapidly growing.

Pros

I also don't need to create separate folders, for no interest, maybe, yes for potential applicants. My supervisors can also access the applicants from one central location, again saving my inbox.

Cons

any cons i have seen are so minuscule it's not worth mentioning.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Customer support
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Amanda Gonzales

Great System

2016-10-19

They have everything you can think of so that your recruiting funnel is systematic and orderly.

Pros

It literally does have everything I want for keeping my recruiting funnel organized.

Cons

I don't like the craigslist posting turn over time, I also don't like how the seven days later reposting is more like 9 days later.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering HiringThing

fix the CL time lapse

Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from HiringThing


Thank you for your review Amanda. I also wanted to let you know that all Craigslist posts are posted within 24 hours. The delay that you are experiences is related to our posting confirmation emails which at this time are manual. We are working on automating these confirmations. Please be assured that all posting are live within 24 hours.

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