Plum Features

Plum

Top-of-the-funnel pre-employment candidate assessment

4.68/5 (19 reviews)

Plum Feature Summary

  • Hiring assessment
  • Role-specific behavioral profiles
  • Structured behavioral interview questions
  • Data-based applicant matching
  • Applicant survey
  • Employer survey
  • Role match scoring algorithm
  • Problem solving assessment
  • Behavior & attitude assessment
  • Social intelligence assessment
  • Candidate profiles
  • Shortlisting
  • Gap analysis
  • Assessment of current employees
  • Candidate comparison
  • Online testing

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API
Aptitude Testing
Assessment Management
Automatic Grading
Candidate Comparison
Candidate Management
Employee Profiles
Online Tests
Personality Testing
Pre-Employment Testing
Real Time Comparisons
Skills Assessment
Visit WebsiteCompare App
API
Aptitude Testing
Assessment Management
Automatic Grading
Candidate Comparison
Candidate Management
Employee Profiles
Online Tests
Personality Testing
Pre-Employment Testing
Real Time Comparisons
Skills Assessment
Visit WebsiteCompare App

Plum Feature Reviews

17 reviewers had the following to say about Plum's features:

Ellen S.

New Plum User

2018-10-20

We are using the assessment to help with our sales recruiting process.

Pros

Match criteria, ease of assessment tool, details results

Cons

There is nothing to report at this time.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Devon L.

We use PLUM for a stepping stone in our hiring process and it is a very helpful tool!

2018-04-27

The biggest benefit is to filter out 10s - 100s of candidates to fit a particular style of work that you are hiring for.

Pros

- Behavioral Analysis is great to filter candidates - Building an ideal candidate profile - Easy to sort through and determine which candidates are a good fit - Simple to use for the potential candidate

Cons

- Account management is simple, but seems lacking on a few features - It would be nice to have another section or custom sections for different stages of the interview process rather than just "shortlisted" and "hired"...

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Plum


Hi Devon - thanks for this feedback, and for making Plum part of your hiring success!

We've listened and added 3 new stages to our next release - Applied, Shortlisted, Interview, In Progress, Disregard, and Hired are all around the corner. For many of our customers who use an ATS we conform to - and integrate with the stages used here, to ensure a streamlined process across platforms and team members.

To see the best value with Plum we encourage you to have any and all applicants take the assessment - whether or not you have an open requisite or job criteria. This will highlight rockstars in your talent pool, and give you a sourcing headstart when a new job is posted.

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Jeff A.

Nice insights, not so nice service

2020-01-16

The tool provides interesting insights into the type of person you are hiring, which is important for understanding the most effective ways to manage and communicate with them.

Pros

As personality profiles go, plum is really nice.

Cons

If you change an applicant to hired plum counts them against your hiring limit regardless of the reason.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

3/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Brian K.

Gives us another perspective on how a candidate will fit into each role, and our culture.

2018-01-03

Another tool to assess culture fit within our organization.

Pros

Multiple users able to create assessment criteria.

Cons

Wording on assessments can seem a little harsh when a candidate scores low.

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: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Norrie D.

Plum is integral to our HR process. We do not even entertain meeting unless they have done a Plum.

2017-05-16

Pros

It is simple to use and it helps guide you towards what your criteria (soft skills) are for each role you are recruiting for.

Cons

The only thing that I can think of is the reporting is a little light as in numbers of people completed the assessment for the role, and how they scored.

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
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Maciej B.

Excellent screening tool for candidates

2018-10-23

Pros

The additional hurdle of completing the survey effectively filters out unqualified applicants. Customer support is excellent -- they are very open to sharing additional information and spending time with you to ensure you understand what you need to know.

Cons

I would like to see how employees rate on all 10 talents as opposed to just the top 5 that are used for scoring.

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: Capterra
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Katie W.

The experience so far has been good!

2017-12-07

Pros

It's like an applicant tracking system and way easier to sort through all the applicants than email.

Cons

Having the resumes in a format where you could more easily drag them into a folder or calendar invite for interviews.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Management Consulting company, 11-50 employees)

Get this!

2018-10-16

Pros

-helps you see in depth what potential candidates bring to the table -easy to use - contacting customer service is quick and easy as well

Cons

would like more functionality on the development side of people - for example if they have a growth area in managing others, what TED talks or books + chapters + reflection activities would they find useful?

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: Capterra
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Anonymous
( company, 51-200 employees)

Super helpful in identifying top candidates and prepping for interviews!

2018-07-18

Easier and higher quality hiring.

Pros

It makes it really easy to review great candidates without going through hundreds of resumes.

Cons

The manager profile can take a little time to complete, but it's worth the work to get it done well!

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Mike S.

We've made several great hires using Plum - highly recommended

2018-04-27

Rapid, cost-effective, successful hires

Pros

- Rapid reduction of applicant volume based on intelligent data points curated with contextual awareness to our organization's culture and roles - Speed to hire has decreased dramatically, alongside the investment of resources required per hire

Cons

- Certain advanced features are on the product road map but currently require manual assistance from Plum's (stellar) customer support team

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Joshua (Grades) O.

Fastest, the most accurate psychometric tool to date. Our organization did extensive research.

2018-07-17

Ability to pinpoint the exact types of personality for our team' desires. Timeline to shorten our screening process with 1000s of resumes.

Pros

The ability to understand humans more and more after reviewing their profiles.

Cons

The length of time can be challenging for some people but as long as it's presented properly, it shouldn't be an issue. A lot of the competition have 2-3 hour tests while this is 30-40 minutes.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Sarah M.

The most reliable hiring guide

2016-05-06

It's a really great screening process to filter out anyone who's mass applying & get to the serious candidates quickly!

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Customer support
Source: Capterra
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Megan M.

Great service for easy-to-understand skills/personality matches

2018-10-21

Pros

Easy to use - so simple to set up a new job/role profile in Plum and have multiple members of your team fill out key criteria for the role.

Cons

Navigation -- not as intuitive as I would have liked.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Jennifer T.

There is nothing out there like Plum when you are looking to hire candidates that are the right fit!

2017-07-06

This software helps me screen candidates and saves a huge amount of time when trying to decide the right fit culturally and professionally. It's the first stage of our hiring process and the results on candidates is quite uncanny!

Pros

The customer support and training is awesome and I love that it's a Canadian company.

Cons

This is not a con, but a "want": Looking forward to results that suggest what a good occupation would be for the candidate

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Tom R.

Very positive - great hiring tool.

2017-05-26

see prior review comment.

Pros

The results. This tool helps us focus on key areas to verify strengths and weaknesses of candidates.

Cons

Difficult to make choices between important and 'not important', but understand that this is the nature of the tool.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Alex M.

Excellent system for identifying candidates.

2018-04-28

Helped us define the right criteria and speed up our hiring process.

Pros

This software helped our hiring managers align on the right competencies for candidates. Identifying the needs of the role was a valuable exercise and the system helped us identify the right candidates.

Cons

Would be great if there was an easy way to see a description of all the match criteria.

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: Capterra
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RACHEL E.

Plum Review

2018-10-24

Pros

The software is easy to use, effective and very helpful in the hiring process!

Cons

I honestly don't have much negative to say about this.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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