Average Ratings

5 Reviews
  • 3 / 5
    Overall
  • 3 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 3 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $85.00/month/user
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Support
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • Talemetry
  • talemetry.com
  • Founded 1999
  • Canada

About HireDesk

Web-hosted talent acquisition system that streamlines your recruiting process from outreach to close. Enables job marketing from the same system where you design and manage your jobs as well as customization to allow for multiple career sites and a variety of workflows depending on the type of job.


HireDesk Features

  • Assessments
  • Background Screening
  • Candidate Tracking
  • Internal HR
  • Interview Scheduling
  • Job Board Posting
  • Onboarding
  • Recruiting Firms
  • Resume Parsing
  • Resume Search
  • Self Service Portal
  • Workflow Management
  • Assessments
  • Background Screening
  • CRM
  • Interaction Tracking
  • Internal HR
  • Interview Management
  • Job Board Posting
  • Job Requisition
  • Onboarding
  • Recruiting Firms
  • Reference Checking
  • Resume Parsing
  • Self Service Portal
  • Career Development Planning
  • Compensation Management
  • Competency Management
  • Employee Lifecycle Management
  • Goal Setting / Tracking
  • Job Description Management
  • Onboarding
  • Performance Appraisal
  • Recruiting Management
  • Succession Planning
  • Training Management

HireDesk Reviews Recently Reviewed!


Basic System - Not Worth the Money

Jan 18, 2017
3/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Features & Functionality
1 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 3.0/10 Not
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Pros: Does all the basics one needs in an ATS. The Desktop is clean and can be customized to fit your needs. Job Workflows are great organizers.

Cons: Not mobile friendly. Search functions are limited and poor. Reporting is not easy to use. Cannot copy old job postings to create new ones. Limited job board customizing capabilities. They have not done an update to the software for many years and there doesn't seem to be any plans to do so in the near future.

Overall: I have used this system for about 3 years and although it does everything I need it to (track applicants and notes, customize fields, auto-post to various job boards) the functionality is very basic compared to many other systems out there. There has not been an update for this software for some time now and the overall system is not worth the money that you pay. We are a medium sized company however we only have one user. With their payment system, you are tied into yearly contracts that are based on the company size, not the users for their system. Their customer service is also non-existent; they only ever called me to talk about renewing the contract. Although I didn't need too much help with the system as it was fairly easy to use on the most part, their lack of contact and customer support was very disappointing. Also, their reporting functions are terrible. The system is also not mobile friendly, although you may be able to purchase an add-on to help your careers page become mobile friendly, but this is offered free of charge in most other ATS companies. Overall, I am no longer impressed with this company and will be seeking a more affordable and modern ATS; one that responds with the ever changing requirements of the recruiting industry.

Recommendations to other buyers: Make sure you do your research. Figure out what kind of pricing structure works for you. Find out when the last time was that the company did an update to their system and what it was. You will most likely want a system that is not afraid to change with the times and will take into consideration what changes its clients want to be made.

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This Software is leaving the market!

Apr 11, 2018
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
1 / 5
Features & Functionality
1 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I have used this software since 2006. It has served its purpose up until now. It is based on an old technology but it still works for all intents and purposes.

Cons: I have been told by Talemetry's Account Rep that the company is "going in another direction", and when Microsoft no longer supports Internet Explorer Hiredesk will no longer exist. They have not communicated this to their subscribers by any official communication, and when questioned about this issue the rep just kept repeating that she will escalate this internally. They have a script to follow to be sure. Essentially they will continue taking your money until they shut it down. There have been no updates for a few years now. As a boutique recruitment firm it will be a large and expensive program to move all of our data, so some notice would have been most appreciated. Unfortunate that this is how they have chosen to treat their long term customers. "We aren't forcing anyone to stay." We will definitely never recommend this company or any of their existing products to anyone going forward. Highly disappointing and bordering on unethical.

Overall: Up until now, other than the fact that it is somewhat outdated, we have used it effectively since 2006.

HireDesk - Early 90s technology in the late 2010s!

Feb 09, 2018
2/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 1.0/10 Not
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Comments: HireDesk is very ancient technology. It's old and wrinkly and ready for a heart attack. It serves a purpose if you don't want to use anything but your ancient 8088 processor and Windows 95. Too bad you can't use any browser but Explorer (I know - you're asking "what is Explorer?" It is a browser, sort of like Netscape and Alta Vista...that's how old this technology is. It is pre-Facebook tech). The company is no longer updating this program, although their legacy support is terrific. Don't waste your time - get something that will work with current technology - you will be SO much happier.

Pros: It is relatively inexpensive! It has a great search feature, as long as you understand legacy search techniques.

Cons: The interface is Explorer 11 or lower ONLY. It looks as if it is early computer technology (think 90s Oh MY - look at this new thing called the INTERNET) technology. It can't be used on any mobile device. It does not automatically import cover letters. All fields have to be manually checked for accuracy.

Great Software!

Apr 05, 2018
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 6.0/10 Not
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Pros: Great beginners ATS tool. Does the basic functions need to properly recruit candidates. Has the function to leave notes for all team members to view.

Cons: Not compatible with modern technology. Needs to be more contemporary for today's market. For example, does not have the function to directly contact candidates through the ATS system. Not compatible with Firefox.

Great Beginner ATS

Jun 07, 2017
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
1 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It is a Great product that has important features to be used in the recruiting firms/human resource industry.

Cons: This product is an outdated product since it does not have many updated current features and also the functionality is difficult.