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3rd party recruiting firms of 1 to 10 recruiters with a business model for developing specialized business niches and strong relationships with vetted candidate pools and clients.

Product Details

Helping recruiting and staffing firms become more competitive. Gopher is the leading recruitment tool of choice for 3rd party recruiting firms and pro-active direct hire recruiters. Gopher's one page design dramatically increases productivity allowing instant access to vetted candidates and clients. With Gopher you will be 1 person contacting 1000's rather than 1000's contacting 1 person. Spend more time engaging. Free complete working version of Gopher is available for trial.

Contact Details

BlackDog Recruiting Software

http://www.go4recruitingsoftware.com

Founded in 1980

Located in United States

Starting Price

  • $1500.00/one-time/user

Platform

  • Installed - Mac
  • Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Installed - Windows
  • Mobile - iOS Native
  • Mobile - Android Native

Support

  • Business Hours

Gopher Features

Assessments
Background Screening
Candidate Tracking
Internal HR
Interview Scheduling
Job Posting
Onboarding
Recruiting Firms
Resume Parsing
Resume Search
Self Service Portal
Workflow Management

Gopher Reviews

Showing 5 of 34 reviews
Overall
4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
4.5/5
Anna S.
Recruiting Manager
Human Resources, 1-10 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Source: Capterra
September 27, 2016

“Best Recruiting Partner”

OverallAs Gopher knows, I have worked with them to customize almost every field to better suite our business needs. I have used other recruiting software's, and although some have nice features, when it comes to matching candidates to our open jobs QUICKLY and recording important candidate/company information, none compare. Another cool thing about Gopher is that almost every field is searchable, which we use all the time. Gopher knows how to keep their best employees, as I can't imagine Sofia or Heather not being there. Those ladies are so knowledgeable and work great together at helping me with projects whenever I need it. They are open on training our team on new features, or even refresher courses when needed. And let's not forget Ken who knows how to get stuff done and quickly. He helped me with a few issues we had that involved our 3rd party IT company who was not very responsive in order to get our Gopher up and running onto our new PC's. Response time to questions or issues is very quick, which is a must. Overall, Gopher has been and is our most valuable business tool.
Pros-Customizable to your own personal business needs -Recruiting Software built by Recruiters, for Recruiters - so they understand our daily challenges, and think outside the box on how to solve them to get best function/and less time wasted -Best software for matching candidates to jobs (creating a pool of best possible)
Cons-Not a fan of folder 1 and folder 2 - I wish there was just a drop down of candidates/clients that I worked on that day, so I can select who I want to go back and view - quickly. If I click on a profile, and get a call, and by accident click the wrong way, I lose the person I was working on, and it becomes frustrating - as many times I can't recall who it was. I end up finding them, but the drop down with the file name would be cleaner and faster. It really would make life easier.
Recommendations to other buyersOver all, honestly, I am so pleased with Gopher. I can't imagine recruiting without it. To reiterate what I said earlier, Gopher is our most important business tool. That's all there is too it.
Source: Capterra
September 27, 2016
Penny F.
REAL Workforce stratigist -Consultant
Program Development, Self-employed
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
3/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Source: Capterra
September 22, 2016

“Loving GO4-but overwhelmed with what I do not know after 30 years of using it”

OverallThe Sofia support is first rate- how do you ever keep her?? :-) Features and functionality- the 3 is because there are SOOOOOOOOO many that I just cannot learn them all and so I do not get the full benefit of GO4- I would love to talk with a local business owner that uses all of them in their business. I just do NOT understand why it has not done better in the US market, except that it is designed for the 'real' recruiter and todays recruiter is simply lazy, wants easy, pushes quantity not quality and starts a new search every time the same job reopens. DUMB!!! BUT as long as they fall under HR its about numbers not match and HR destroys the point of relationship.. I cannot get a company to look at it and have no idea why. They end up buying something more expensive and less effective.. I suck at selling it and I am sorry for that.
Prosits instinctual, customizable and has the long term goal of match and stability
ConsMe- as a user I just cannot remember all the features or in 30 years have ever used all the features.. There is nothing wrog with GO4 but if people do not use it all or use it right, then they simply blame the SW...DUMB
Recommendations to other buyersYou already work too hard at it-- if people aren't using it or seeing it for the GREAT SW it is, then their advice is only to make up for their lack of learning or using it. STOP listening to advice until they use it the way its designed..
Source: Capterra
September 22, 2016
Jim S.
Vice President
Human Resources, 1-10 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Source: Capterra
September 22, 2016

“Great Recruiting Software”

OverallWe have been on the Go4 platform for several years and, compared to others we used previously, it is, far and away, a superior product. There are so many features available and it allows each user to utilize the platform as they desire, using all the features or just some of them. Technical/customer support is excellent and very responsive and they keep the system updated and enhanced on an ongoing basis.
ProsThe wealth of features available that one can use all of or part of, depending on need
ConsThe resume parsing is a little cumbersome, requiring about 7 clicks to finally get a resume parsed. Some of the required clicks seem a little redundant. It would seem that that particular feature could be streamlined a bit.
Recommendations to other buyersWould like to see the ability to have drop-downs expand fully instead of requiring scrolling to access items at the bottom of the drop-down fields
Source: Capterra
September 22, 2016
Clay W.
President
Medical Devices, 1-10 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
9/10
Source: Capterra
September 22, 2016

“Good Recruiting Software that does the job”

OverallI have been Gopher user for over 10 years. Prior to that I used PCHunter / MacHunter. This works very well but like all recruiting software you need to plan ahead of time and learn the functions to best utilize it. I have been very impressed with how responsive technical support is and generally there have been very few issues that have occurred that took two attempts to solve. Keep in mind that is over 4 different Windows operating systems from XP Pro to the current Windows 10 platform. I currently use a non cloud based version since I like to have access to my files and not worry about them being accessible without internet access. It is a very simple 4 computer setup and all data amongst our users stays up to date and coordinated. I see no reason to switch from Gopher.
ProsIt's relative simplicity yet powerful feature set.
ConsSome functions that I used were not included in later versions of the software
Source: Capterra
September 22, 2016
Judy H.
President
Information Technology and Services, Self-employed
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
3/5
Features
3/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
6/10
Source: Capterra
September 27, 2016

“Good general recruiting software.”

OverallI am a customer since 1994. Easy to use; however, lacks the features of some more sophisticated software using social media, etc. I use on desktop and it is a fast and serves my needs. However, the cloud version, based on my position in Florida, slowed me down 75% as the data bumped to several servers around the country first. Cloud version would only be good if response time is not degraded, so be sure to set up a test system before cutover.
ProsEasy to use, resume capture and downloads are very fast.
ConsSome limitations in state of the art features. I like to keep things very simple, so this works well for me. Needs better maintenance utilities.
Recommendations to other buyersClearly define support and training needs with vendor.
Source: Capterra
September 27, 2016