TalentNest

TalentNest


4.5 / 5
31 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

TalentNest serves all organizations from small business through enterprise. Ideal for organizations that want to bring a systematic process to recruiting and selecting top performers.


Average Ratings

31 Reviews

  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall

  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 4.5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    Not provided by vendor
  • Free Demo
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
    In Person
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • TalentNest
  • www.talentnest.com
  • Founded 2011
  • Canada

About TalentNest

From simplified recruiting to built-in scientific assessments, hiring your next high performing employee has never been easier!


TalentNest 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

TalentNest Reviews Recently Reviewed!


First time user

Dec 14, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Very easy to track progress of candidates. If you're a visual learner there is a good tracking measure at the top of the screen to see where a candidate currently stands. If you prefer tracking through writing, you can view the notes and see the details of their progress there. Email notification are prompt and notify you when you have a new candidate for a position. The service and support have been very prompt with responses and resolving issues, which is a huge benefit.

Cons: There are a few places that I think could be adapted for easier functionality. I'd like to be able to see tags always at the top of the screen (sometimes they're at the bottom). I'd like to be able to upload documents to the candidate's TN file. It would be great to have a function where I can bcc TN when I send an email to a candidate and have it saved in the notes to assist with tracking communications. I'd also like it to be easier to see why a candidate has been deselected. I'm sure there's a way but having looked around a bit, I can't find out how to access this info. It would be great if accessing that info was more intuitive.

Overall: Sometimes when I save a note, it'll say "saved" but it won't actually appear and I'll have to write it again. This is an issue because if I don't remember to check that the note has been saved, there is potential for me to miss/lose information pertinent to candidate tracking.

Overall, I have liked Talent Nest. I understand that it's a work in progress and there's room to improve, but have found it to be a great software to track candidates so far.

My experience with the TN team has been amazing and I love working with them.

Love this Software!

Dec 11, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: I loved how user friendly it is. The design is also very nice and modern. The very helpful staff and technical support team made me feel very safe & confident that I would not be stuck without help on any given day.

Cons: There was not anything I didn't like about the software! It was honestly a very great experience!

Overall: I have used various types of applicant tracking software in the past and TalentNest is for sure one of the best by far. It is very user friendly and intuitive to navigate. I love the tutorials that pop up upon logging in if a change has been made to the system, which makes keeping up to date with the software very easy & increased my productivity. No matter what kind of report or application I was looking for - TalentNest always had it available or the very knowledgeable staff would help us customize the system to ensure that it meets all of our needs. Would 100% use it again and again!

Optimize your hiring process

Dec 14, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: TalentNest has simplified my workflow for sourcing and hiring talent. I'm able to keep postings fresh and up-to-date, set-up demographic and pre-screening questions that help identify the right candidates, and track each individual's progress through my system. By staying on top of my notes within TalentNest, I can easily manage the funnel of prospective team members - keeping the viable ones active, and quickly weeding out those who regularly apply but lack the skills/experience I need.

Cons: I only wish this software could do my interviews too! :)

TalentNest Review 2018

Dec 14, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I like that the system is easy to learn/use. Easy to see where the employees are in the hiring process.

Cons: When you log in, I would like to see the jobs and not the Data charts. Maybe put those at the bottom of the jobs or add to the Reports tab.

Also, when the status of a candidate changes, it would be nice if the manager of that posting gets a notice of the change.

Overall: Overall, I love the product.

Talentnest review

Dec 12, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The system is very user friendly and intuitive. Any issues or concerns were quickly rectified by the support staff.

Cons: There wasn't much that I didn't like about the software. It would have been nice to be able to send an Excel spreadsheet with shortlisted candidates directly to the Hiring Manager, rather than having to download and then send.

Talent Nest

Dec 11, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: What I like most about the software is that it's user friendly.

Cons: It lacked the capability to send multiple resumes at the same time to hiring managers.

Overall: Really enjoyed using TalentNest overall. Easy to learn and navigate. Very few system errors.

Fantastic tool for hiring the best candidate!

Dec 14, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Very easy to use and offers optional ways to search for a candidate. Specific questions for hiring managers is awesome and makes it easy to flow through the hiring process.

Cons: I do not have any negative comments. The tool works like it supposed to and brings great talent for me to interview.

Overall: I have been able to reach and attract qualified candidates for open positions.

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TalentNest Review

Dec 14, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: This software is very easy to use and provides great analytics we can use to improve our process to meet the candidate needs

Cons: We're happy in every category, no complaints

Overall: Improving our retention

We LOVE Talent Nest!

Dec 11, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: We have control over the majority of functionality for posting jobs and managing candidates. Real-time support and EXCEPTIONAL customer service.

Cons: Currently unable to attach external documents to candidate files -however, we may be able to in future - enhanced reporting would be welcomed.

Overall: Our experience with Talent Nest has been phenomenal! From implementation to ongoing support and problem-solving/troubleshooting. Self-Management Group has gone above and beyond from a user-experience to integrating the latest technology.

Review on TNest

Dec 14, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I enjoyed the quick review. Very fast and efficient.

Cons: Mass tagging. it is ideal to be able to mass tag. Or simply do a volume activity in one click.

Capterra loader

Great software

Dec 18, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I love the layout of it. It's very easy to scroll through and sort through jobs of interest with location, business unit, and how to apply very clearly highlighted.

Cons: I think it needs to be more obvious for how to post a job. Lots of time we have our members emailing us asking us to post the job for them, when really it's them that needs to post it. Maybe you could make that more clear somehow.

Overall: The benefits are amazing. We have a ton of our members using this software to post industry-specific jobs. The payback we get from TalentNest is so worth it for us. Especially being a not-for-profit organization!

Talent Nest is one of the best tools our company has ever deployed/used!

Feb 28, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: All of us at ADG/EasyCare could not be happier with Talent Nest! We are big fans and have had great success with the tool! We are happy to say great things and would welcome a discussion with your prospective clients!

Greg English

President ADG/EasyCare

Some enhancements needed but open to feedback and are releasing enhancements

Feb 28, 2017
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Good support and friend people to work with. They have a true willingness to help.

Cons: We have a unique multi-location implementation so the system doesn't work for our needs all the time.

Overall: Very helpful and friendly team at TalentNest. They are open to feedback to improve their product and are willing to provide things like ad hoc reports to bridge gaps.

Review of Talent Nest - Experience since October 2016

Feb 23, 2017
3/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Ease of use, and quick access to multiple files, using tags.

Cons: As soon as change is made to the file, or status, in the Candidate Search, it looks like a new application, as the current date is used, and it is brought to the top of the list. This action makes it difficult for the new leads to be distributed, as every file must be accessed to see if it has just been updated or if there is new applicant..

Overall: Although I appreciate the Talent Nest site, and all of it's capabilities, there are a few search items that would benefit. For Example: Search all candidates with no tags, search new applicants only, add an additional column - original application date

Recommendations to other buyers: When updating ads, you should show the last update date, not the last applied to date.

Vendor Response

by TalentNest on February 24, 2017

Thank you very much for your thorough review. You make some interesting use cases in how you are running your searches. We will follow-up with you to learn more about what you are trying to do. Thanks again. - Robert Spilak

TalentNest - A Time Saver!

Feb 23, 2017
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Ease of use, time saving and the simplified manner in which to interact with candidates.

Cons: Not being able to use the Business Unit option to my preferences.

Overall: TalentNest has proven to be an extremely useful recruitment tool for our firm. It has cut down the time spent in posting on a number of sites, and the ease of interacting and responding with candidates has been simple and streamlined. Overall, I would highly recommend this as a tool for any recruiter or HR representative.

Vendor Response

by TalentNest on February 24, 2017

Thank you for your review. We really appreciate having you as a client. I've spoken to our Client Success team about your business unit situation and hope to come up with some additional features in future updates. - Robert Spilak

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An absolute must for finding qualified candidates in a timely and professional manner.

Dec 14, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Ease of use and quality of candidates without having to use numerous other software.

Cons: I didn't use it soon enough. Would have saved me a lot of time.

Overall: TalentNest provided a multitude of qualified candidates for all positions

VP Member Engagement & Corporate Partnerships

Dec 14, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Ease of use and also connects with important social media job platforms

Cons: I have no negative comments on the software

Overall: Excellent customer service, our association members are obtaining excellent applicants for positions. Easy for our members to use and removes admin from internal

Talent nest

Dec 12, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: All in real time and objective feedback, provides a comparative report to existing and benchmark prospective employees. All in the cloud for quick reference.

Cons: Cannot think of any negatives or downside for software.

Great Results

Feb 26, 2017
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Cons: Unable to make edits to prescreen questions and questionnaires for currently running job postings. Unable to upload documents to candidate profiles.

Overall: I am impressed with the many details which TalentNest has incorporated into the interface. I am able to make quick edits and adjustments to job postings most of the time. In addition, the customer service I have received from representative has far exceeded my expectations. He was very patients, helpful, and knowledgeable.

Vendor Response

by TalentNest on March 02, 2017

Thank you very much for taking the time to review! We really appreciate your cons and do have plans to address them in future releases.

Great ATS System

Dec 14, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The graphing that appears right at the top showing you a breakdown regularly of where you are at how you are doing sources, candidate count, stages in the employment process etc.

Also the employment process breakdown is very easy to use and follow.

Cons: There are minor functionality edits that need to occur but nothing major

Overall: They have been very helpful attentive and quick to respond to requests and manage any requests immediately.

As a recruiter

Dec 18, 2018
3/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Quick review is a great feature, reporting is also pretty good.

Cons: We did not have all functionality, given what we purchased and customized it was a good platform . My reviews are based on the features we had and not on the system as a whole

TalentNest Review

Dec 11, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: All the Candidate's info in in the one place. Can select or deselect the candidate. Write notes to yourself regarding the candidate and/or the process.

Cons: If you invite the candidate for an interview you have no idea if they are accepting it. There needs to have an accept or decline option.

Overall: I like the software in general. It has been a great benefit to me so far.

Talent Nest... A good start

Dec 18, 2018
3/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

2 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: - the customer service support team is responsive, freindly and helpful

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Cons: It is cumbersome and has a very limited ability to track candidates via creating reminders. The tagging system works, but is ultimately in efficient as it means we have to have to proactively monitor a canidate's profile. Ideally, we could set reminders that get sent to us each time a candidate needs to followed up with, desleected etc.

Overall: Solid, but with a handful of pretty significant gaps

Talent Advisor

Dec 18, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: The date stamp of notes and the transfer of notes when rating a stage in the process.

Cons: Not being able to add a PDFor Word document and not being able to link my address book when sending a candidate file to someone.

Overall: It's help standardize the applicant tracking for the company which is making everything more compliant and easier to access the data.

Great Product

Feb 28, 2017
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Easy to use

Cons: Have to keep on posting the jobs to have them refreshed on the job boards.

Overall: We've been using TalentNest for about a year and it's made our recruiting efforts easier. It allows us to streamline our process, automatically post jobs to multiple job boards and track EVERY candidate in our recruiting pipeline to ensure they all go through our process.

It's great when you have a team that recruits together. Everyone can see where the candidates are in the process at any time.

Recommendations to other buyers: Take a look. This is a great service

We'd be lost without TalentNest

Feb 23, 2017
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: TalentNest is a valuable tool for our organization. The seamless quality is excellent and meets most of our needs. There are a few functions that I would like the system to provide that at this time it is unable to perform. Generally an easy to use excellent recruiting tool.

Vendor Response

by TalentNest on February 24, 2017

Thank you very much for your review and for being a valued client of TalentNest. We will follow-up with you on the features that you are looking for. Thanks again!

Talent Nest

Dec 18, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality
Likelihood to Recommend: 6.0/10 Not
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Pros: The format is easy to learn and navigate

Cons: Can't say as I have not spent a lot of time on it yet.

Capterra loader

TalentNest is a virtual nest for nurturing the best talent!

Dec 11, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Really easy to utilise!

Easy to view and monitor responses as they come in!

Great to track and reply to!

Good customer support!

Cons: Nothing! It was really very intuitive. Would use it again and again!

Overall: We were trying to recruit for our Inside Sales team over a period of time,

Finally, we advertised in TalentNest and the responses started pouring in.

We have shortlisted candidates after initial interviews and hope to make our selection in the New Year!

Operation Supervisor

Dec 12, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Everything is all in one place, nice easy process, helps keep a nice log of all the hiring activity in talent nest.

Cons: I would like to see who is the viewers so I can maybe follow up with the candidates.

Overall: I would recommend talent nest to all departments, I really enjoy working with software.

Talent Nest Review

Dec 19, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: Nice set-up and easy to follow flow of steps in our process.

Cons: only used for a short time frame but no con's at the moment.

Overall: Talenenest - has helped me be more organized and cut down on the paper files.

Talent nest for RDR staff at The Co-operators

Jan 03, 2019
3/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
Customer Support

2 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Multiple site it posts to

Cons: Limited access. It takes forever for a posting to get uploaded. I've been waiting since Dec 20 for one.. now its Jan 3.

Overall: It would work much better with social media sites if it could "bump" itself, for us to somehow be able to bump the listing to the top of the "pile" on a weekly basis (Mondays and Fridays are recommended)