CareerPlug Software


 

CareerPlug provides recruiting and HR software solution that includes applicant tracking and paperless onboarding. With the tools to attract and evaluate candidates, hiring managers are able to make their process more consistent to ultimately make better hiring decisions.

CareerPlug begins with candidate experience, automatically distributing job postings to job boards including Indeed, and building a branded careers page. 

Using a custom job builder, companies can ensure applicants are qualified for their opportunities by including custom prescreen questions.  This helps users sort and score applications to quickly identify top candidates.

Users manage this process on the Applicants page, where they can take advantage of other tools, such as unlimited assessments to screen candidates.  

CareerPlug’s paperless onboarding takes the next step, transitioning new hires to productive employees.  The software allows users to build onboarding checklists and convert paper forms to electronic documents with a PDF form builder.

 

CareerPlug - Job posting screen
 
  • CareerPlug - Job posting screen
    Job posting screen
  • CareerPlug - Pre-screening
    Pre-screening
  • CareerPlug - Email template
    Email template
  • CareerPlug - Dashboard
    Dashboard
  • CareerPlug - Applicant resume
    Applicant resume
  • CareerPlug - Applicant profiles
    Applicant profiles
Supported Operating System(s):
Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Mac OS, Linux, Unix, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 2000, Windows 8

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James from State Farm
Specialty: Insurance
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

March 2017

March 2017

So easy to use, jumped in without the training and just hired my first candidate!

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So glad I paid the small fee to use this service. Others I know have been paying thousands to hire and CareerPlug was so easy and comprehensive. It allowed me to filter through applicants using the test results, response times to emails or no response at all, and generally how their resumes and applications were laid out. With that, I could send rejection emails without spending too much time on each one. Will be using CareerPlug for my next hires for sure! Thanks for having this service available! James

Pros

Easy to use. Testing was very informative. Benchmarking team to compare to applicants was a must. Prefilled emails for each stage. Recommendations from time to time were helpful. Provided tailored interview questions for phone and in person, including a scoring system. Low cost.

Cons

Small system glitch in which I was not able to send emails directly from CareerPlug and was forced to send from my Outlook. This was fixed within a short period of time.

 
 

Alex from Paul Davis Restoration of Northern Virginia
Specialty: Construction / Contracting
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

March 2017

March 2017

Easy to use and streamlined hiring process.

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Being able to easily track applicant communication, easy to learn and use. Saves us money since we pay one annual fee instead of paying per job posting each month. Customer support is very responsive and helpful.

Cons

Not as visually appealing as some of the other applicant tracking systems I've used, but they are constantly making updates so I am confident this will improve over time. Not really a huge issue since we are saving money and it still gets the job done as far as applicant tracking goes.

 
 

Steve from Contain My Dog, inc
Specialty: Other Services
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

March 2017

March 2017

Very functional Software.Very Helpful Team!

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The Software offers features for sorting and assessing applicants which are fantastic. Surprisingly, it allows us to craft ads and post them from within Carrerplug.The support team who we have dealt with has been absolutely Fantastic! Patient, Helpful and sincere. Great Asset!
The cost is a terrific value for what is included. We got the HR and onboarding package. This makes our work so much easier and having all these documents in one place rather than emailing back and forth to applicants/hires is helpful.

Cons

Although it has a TON of features the UI, I feel, could be more intuitive. Make buttons for functions not just small text links placed in less than intuitive places. Software should allow for objectives (reviewing applicants, changing text etc) in a simplified way. Too much clicking around to learn. By redesigning this should lessen the contact with your (great) customer service team.

 
 

Dominique from My Gym Children's Fitness Center - Encino, CA
Specialty: Education
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

February 2017

February 2017

Time Efficiency and Hiring with Ease is what every My Gym needs!

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Like many of us that are Owners and/or Directors of My Gym Children's Fitness Center, one of the priorities in this business is to provide a top-notch quality program and the utmost care for the children and families. In order to achieve this and more, we all need staff with the potential to become outstanding My Gym Teachers. For me, there was no place better to find this than through CareerPlug!

I was very pleased to participate in testing the applicant software for CareerPlug. It's very intuitive, easy to use, and reaches more credible job seekers than other sites and sifting through emails of career inquiries. There is a great balance between ease of use and features finding the most qualified candidates via the Personality Assessments that makes the hiring process effective and completed immediately. Their unparalleled support addressed issues (if any) quickly and assisted with customizing new job ads perfect for the gym.

Cutting down on the time spent filtering through each applicant has been one of the most important features for me. We are all very busy teaching classes and running a business. Not only has CareerPlug met that expectation, but also has excellent service with an easy to learn, quality system.

I highly recommend using CareerPlug to recruit the best candidates that will exemplify who we are as a company and in turn, be an amazing My Gym teacher!

Pros

CareerPlug keeps things in a centralized location with the Personality Assessment Scores, Applicant Profiles, Resumes, and Pre-screen Scores all on the same page!

Cons

A feature I would like to see modified is to make the email responses from the hiring manager to the applicant via the applicant profile page. We see the responses from the applicant, but it would be nice to reply immediately through their profile.

 
 

Bob from State Farm
Specialty: Insurance
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

February 2017

February 2017

Great hiring tool.

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I like the assessments and the tracking feature. The last hire, I used the evaluation tools. Big help keeping them straight.

Pros

Just a good tool.

Cons

Nothing really.

Advice to Others

Use it! It will pay for itself 10 times over.

 
 

Dan from State Farm
Specialty: Insurance
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

February 2017

February 2017

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Always got a decent volume through this channel. Lately, not enough prospects.

Pros

Great way to track and organize applicants.

Cons

Not getting enough volume of candidates.

Advice to Others

No

 
 

Alex from Firehouse Restaurant Group
Specialty: Hospitality / Travel
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

January 2017

January 2017

CareerPlug Rocks!

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CareerPlug offers Firehouse Restaurant Group an easy to use recruiting and applicant tracking system. The built-in templates (e.g., messages, ratings, assessments, rating) ensure consistency of use by our hiring managers. The hiring workflow makes it easy for first time hiring managers and experienced managers to know at what stage is each applicant and what actions need to be taken.

We have received positive feedback from candidates and new employees who have gone through our hiring process with CareerPlug. They are very impressed with the computer and mobile interface and the ease of use.

 
 

David from AccuraBooks
Specialty: Accounting / CPA
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

January 2017

January 2017

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Not too many software/apps out there are as straightforward and easy to use (at least for my simple needs) as CareerPlug.
I was able to organize all of my candidate interactions with ease and thus accomplished my goal of hiring someone.
Thus, the whole process of setup and ongoing functionality was refreshingly efficient and did not interfere with my daily business operations.

Pros

Easy to understand and use.

Cons

none

Advice to Others

Give it a try as it makes sense to use, for different reasons, to find a candidate for your business needs.

 
 

Andy from NHE, Inc.
Specialty: Property Management
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

November 2016

November 2016

Great value for the money

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I started using Career Plug as my ATS having used spreadsheets for many years. The product is great at automatically posting to the free sites and creating HTML to post on other niche sites that we are members of. There have been some issues (to expect with any company) with postings and paperwork through Onboarding with Career Plug, but their support team has always been responsive and gotten everything worked out.

Pros

Ease of posting and scheduling interviews and processing backgrounds. Awesome support team.

Cons

I would like the user interface to be a little more customizable to our needs.

Advice to Others

Definitely give Career Plug a try. No crazy contracts, upfront fees or any of the unnecessary bloat that comes with other ATS out on the market.

 
 

Cindy from State FArm
Specialty: Insurance
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

November 2016

November 2016

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I am using Career Plug for the first time as a hiring tool. It has significantly improved the overall process for hiring! The process is streamlined and has everything I have needed to hire!

 
 

Antonia from Comprehensive Mental Health Services, Inc.
Specialty: Healthcare / Medical
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

October 2016

October 2016

Useful Recruiting Tool

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Career Plug hiring software has been very useful to our agency in several ways. Besides being very cost effective, it has provided us a greater pool of quality applicants. The software has increased the ease of communication with applicants, our organization of the recruiting system and the accuracy of job postings on our own website.

 
 

Jonathan from GreenAcres Market, LLC
Specialty: Retail
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

October 2016

October 2016

Great Value for the Money!

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I would first like to say how much CareerPlug has made a difference in the number of applicants we have received since we have begun utilizing them in July 2016. For the price point they offer, it is one of the best values for the money that is out there right now.

Pros

- I love the way the applicants are listed by location and job description.
- Daily Applicant summary notifications are clear and concise.
- Ability to screen applicants on initial application. This saves time interviewing candidates who are not qualified.
- Ability to add multiple users to the account with no additional charge.
- Customer service is very prompt in responding to your issues.

Cons

- Reporting features are not very customize able.
- They only post to 8 free job boards.
- Sometimes screens don't automatically refresh after status updates. Whether this is an internet issue or server issue remains to be seen.

Advice to Others

- Be prepared to put about 10-15 hours total work into getting it built initially.

 
 

Janet from Augusta Marriott at the Convention Center
Specialty: Hospitality / Travel
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

October 2016

October 2016

Highly Recommend Career Plug!

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WOW! Awesome product - love it. So easy to use. We have had no glitches or problems with the program. It does everything they said it did and more! My end users love it too - has improved efficiency in hiring, improved communication with hiring managers and the candidates and let us go paperless! Made our lives in so much easier!

Pros

Ease of use.
Fantastic A+ Service Team who respond so quickly and are so friendly.
System is seamless, intuitive for both the company and the candidate.
Allows the hiring process to be paperless.
Electronic scheduling of candidates is probably my favorite component.
Can use the system from anywhere.
Mobile friendly.
Assessment options are great.
Good email template options to respond to all candidates.

Cons

The only thing that I don't like is that I did not buy the product sooner!

Advice to Others

We have 300 employees and get about 5,000 or more applications over a year period. So easy to track, search, etc.
I referred to a friend with 1800 employees with multiple locations and they love it too.
There are no surprises in the buying process and no hidden fees.

 
 

Shalah from Wireless Advantage Communications
Specialty: Telecommunications
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

October 2016

October 2016

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Career Plug is a relatively good recruiting tool. The problem I have with it is that it does not do a great job of finding a name in a search but this is better. For instance, if you look for John Green, it will find every person with John in the name in the system and every person with Green in the first or last name. There are no really good reports.

Pros

Can do many jobs at the same time. Easy to add new jobs, deactivate them and change them.

Cons

Lack of reports and trouble finding a candidate.

Advice to Others

Reasonably priced, easy to add new jobs and change those jobs, good when you have many jobs to source.

 
 

Nik from Progressive Retail Management
Specialty: Retail

September 2016

September 2016

Why weren't we using this before!?!?

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Ease of use, setup and cost. Amazingly positive impact to hiring.

Likes Least

District and Department tools were a bit awkward to implement.

Recommendations

Single unit or multi-unit retail, if you aren't using an ATS, I feel sorry for you.

 
 

Phil from Romantix, Inc.
Specialty: Retail

September 2016

September 2016

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Easy to use and very clean. Makes it easy to share and track the workload of recruiting & hiring.

Likes Least

Some server issues recently. May be a temporary problem.

Recommendations

Definitely recommended if you have many locations and need to share the responsibilities of hiring between store and corporate managers.

 
 

Josh from Progressive Retail Management
Specialty: Retail

September 2016

September 2016

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The support team has been very attentive, and accommodating. The software has improved efficiency for both recruitment and the on-boarding processes.

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They recently had a server issue with out the proper back-ups. The server crashed and we were struggling to use the program for approx 2-3 weeks.

Recommendations

Most of the companies I reviewed before selecting careerplug had similar recruiting platforms. The on-boarding portion of the software is what sold me, as well as E-Sign being built in. This is an expensive option with many other programs.

 
 

Adrienne from Goody Goody Liquor
Specialty: Retail

September 2016

September 2016

Picking CareerPlug was a great move!

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What I like most about the software is it's functionality and interface. The interface is very user friendly which made training our Management team a lot easier. The service we have received has been great. Any time we have a question or need help we have always been able to reach someone on their service team and in instances where we have to leave a message we always receive a quick response back. This is our first real attempt at using an applicant tracking system prior to that our applications were done on paper. CareerPlug comes with a lot of features and functionality that we have yet to start utilizing. We can't wait!

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The thing I like least about the product is that as you move an applicant through the recruit flow and designate them as "hired" in the system they are automatically moved to the "teams" section of the website. This is a minor issue. To me the teams section should only list users with login access.

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In choosing an applicant tracking vendor we first made a list of features and functionality we wanted to have. That made siting through demos easier as we knew which questions to ask and could mark off which vendors had or didn't have what we were looking for. Some vendors will give you a login and allow access to their demo site so that you can play around and get a feel for what their system is like. I'd highly recommend taking them up on that offer if available.

 
 

Roan from VSP Global
Specialty: Healthcare / Medical

July 2016

July 2016

Using CareerPlug for new and existing contract workers

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The product is very streamlined in the way it is presented to the user. Even if you are not a computer savvy person, you can navigate around inside CareerPlug. It has all the features that a site of this style should have including FAQ's, Comments, Settings, and Accounts. I like that there are also not an abundant amount of links and task bars to use. Very user friendly!

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It can freeze up on you from time to time or take a longer time than normal to refresh a page. This might be an operating system error but I was on other web sites during the same time period and did not have that delay. That being said, it was not a substantial amount of time that I had to wait.

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Make sure you go to every link and explore the entire site. A lot of software can have a tremendous looking main page and then when you navigate to other pages it can really loose its luster. You also want to make sure there are no links that might take you to another website entirely. Take the time to get to know the site.

 
 

Susan from VSP
Specialty: Healthcare / Medical

July 2016

July 2016

Recruitment for Independant Contract Reps

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This product has been a lifesaver for our department for a recruitment tool as well as a safe location to retain important required documentation for our reps. Our rep, Taylor has been very helpful in building the program to suit our needs as well as quickly responsive to our calls with any issues that have surfaced while onboarding our reps.

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The only thing least like is the learning curve which is unavoidable when using a new system, but as I mentioned our rep is very responsive to our issues and questions.

Recommendations

It is an excellent program for recruitment and storage. We have added a lot of our own information to CareerPlug and the support has been so accommodating to our requests.

 
 
 
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