PCRecruiter Software


 

A major ATS system with a background in third-party recruiting, PCRecruiter is a web-based tracking and recruiting solution for Human Resources departments across the globe. PCRecruiter houses a complete solution for contact management and applicant flow in a central hub, allowing access to everything from requisition submittal, on-line job inquiries and hire logging to customizable candidate assessments and surveys.

All of this functionality works in tandem with powerful administrative and marketing metrics, which include bulk emailing, resume parsing, diversity tracking and document storage, and is hosted and available through the Internet. PCRecruiter is ideal for any industry, including staffing agencies, PEOs, maintenance and property management.

PCRecruiter is highly configurable, allowing you to mold the software to suit your business process. Its Applicant Pipeline provides an intuitive drag and drop interface that moves applicants seamlessly from one stage to the next, automatically following up with form letters and keeping a complete history. The available Manager Portal allows for position entry and hiring process monitoring, with email-based requisition approval and customizable templates.

A large selection of customizable, searchable forms and lists for data collection are built in, with Boolean Searching to help locate keywords in all documents: resumes, applications, job descriptions and applicant profiles.

All of this is available with integration into Microsoft Outlook, allowing access to existing schedules, contacts and emails. It also posts to several major job sites, including Monster, CareerBuilder and E-Quest. PCRecruiter's blended support model gives each company personalized start-up training, self-support documents and both email and phone support.

PCRecruiter has been providing comprehensive ATS solutions for more than 10 years, and should definitely be a program to consider.

 

PCRecruiter - Activity Logging & Schedule Management
 
  • PCRecruiter - Activity Logging & Schedule Management
    Activity Logging & Schedule Management
  • PCRecruiter - Your information where you want it
    Your information where you want it
  • PCRecruiter - Easy drag-and-drop editing of screen layouts
    Easy drag-and-drop editing of screen layouts
  • PCRecruiter - Configurable home screen for stats
    Configurable home screen for stats
  • PCRecruiter - Customizable candidate/applicant pipeline
    Customizable candidate/applicant pipeline
  • PCRecruiter - View résumés on Mac, PC and tablet devices
    View résumés on Mac, PC and tablet devices
Supported Operating System(s):
Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Mac OS, Windows 2000

121 Reviews of PCRecruiter

 
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from Solutions Staffing Consultants
Specialty: Staffing Agency
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

All around great product.

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We use it for all candidate intake as well as a sales tracker, invoicing directly with QuickBooks, company information.

 
 

from ERi Consulting
Specialty: Staffing Agency
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

Great in theory but performs extremely poorly

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The initial conversations/demos that we went through worked very well and the functionality that was shown was extremely appealing. PCR worked well for about the first month and a half and then issue after issue kept coming up...first the LinkedIn integration tool wasn't working on one employees computer which then slowly made it to the rest of the company. Then, the Outlook stand-alone browser (which you have to use in order to have PCR log emails) didn't work. Over the course of the next two months, neither of these tools were ever resolved and after bringing up the issues over and over again (that kept getting ignored since it was clear they didn't have a solution) we cut ties since they weren't even willing to offer us any sort of refund or discount and seeing that those were the two items that we were the most excited to use, the product held no value.

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Unfortunately, there aren't too many things that come to mind.

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The lack of solutions was the biggest, any time an issue arose, there were always "very helpful" people to let us know that they were on it right away (but then tried to sell us on some new functionality). The price they charge for a tool that doesn't work was very disappointing.

Advice to Others

Have a backup plan for them to refund you if certain tools aren't working. They're not in any rush to fix existing issues since they're more concerned about pushing out new functionality so be cautious.

 
 

from MRI Chantilly
Specialty: Recruiting Agency
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

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I like PCR now that I received more training. The only problem is that you cannot upload a file of resumes as fast.

Advice to Others

Take the Training!

 
 

from VIAS
Specialty: Recruiting Agency
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

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It is an applicant tracking system that I started using regularly (after intensive training) in June 2016. The software is pretty user friendly, once everything is set up. It took them a while to start the training (not sure if it was circumstantial or if this is regular practice). Then, it took a little while to get everything set up for the connections between the PCR and the web and email extensions. Once all is set up, it’s relatively easy to utilize, however gets a little cumbersome when you need to make changes or add fields, etc and training is a must.

Pros

Great features! Has everything you need in a staffing agency ATS system

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Cumbersome and time consuming to set up and get ready (between working with the software company training and set up team and own team ...it took about a month and a half, it also takes time to make changes or add fields

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There is setup cost that I think are unnecessary even though it is less than other companies.

 
 

from MCG Contracting
Specialty: Staffing Agency
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

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Overall good. Would recommend. Inhaling resume can be a task and would make less tabs when searching for candidate.

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Having information all in one place

Cons

Sometime not easy to use

 
 

from Datawiz Corporation
Specialty: Recruiting Agency
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

Great product for freelance Recruiters!

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Big Biller is a value for money for home based recruiters like me. Very economical and user friendly.

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dashboard needs to have options of widgets of choice

Advice to Others

Definitely get it if you are working from home and looking for an economical options!

 
 

from Staffing
Specialty: Recruiting Agency
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

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I found the product to not be very user friendly. I can recruit faster from out Outlook email - I simply type in a few key words and boom, I get many applications at my finger tips. I'd like a software to have an option to enter an applicant and track them all the way through to termination/layoff, with readily available tags showing his reasons for leaving, eligible to be rehired, etc. PCR just didn't have that that I could find. There were multiple click you had to go through to get to the tracking part. Egh, we don't use that any more.

 
 

from Professional Placement Partners
Specialty: Staffing Agency
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

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PC Recruiter is a pretty good software to use but I find myself getting frustrated with their resume inhaler function. The way I use this software is more of a repository for resumes. I don't use it for client management at all. I wish it was a little easier to use but I'm not unhappy with it.

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I've tried a variety of these types of products. Go with the cheapest one. Nowadays everything is pretty good and these companies try and rope you into buying packages that sound great but that you'll never realistically use...

 
 

from Career Personnel Services
Specialty: Recruiting Agency
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

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Our recruiting firm reviewed 4 software systems and this was our 2nd favorite. Some great features, including backend (payroll) functions, but ultimately went with another system.

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Backend (payroll) functions--a great timesaver! Customizable dashboards, reports & web links. Post to FB & LinkedIn.

Cons

High $$ start-up fee; we would have to scan all our current documents (that we don't have electronically) to import into system. Resume "inhaler" then parses info into one of 3 subfolders. Too many steps.

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A good software system, but we ultimately went with another one that fit our needs better.

 
 

from People & Company LLC
Specialty: Recruiting Agency
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

Solid Software

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I used PCR at my old job. When I started my own company, I first looked at other software just to see what else was out there. I test-drove some different options but none of them came close to PCR.

 
 

from Koff & Associates
Specialty: Accounting / CPA

Once you get it running, PC Recruiter is great

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The product is set up in a way that parallels the way we run our recruitments.

Likes Least

Salespeople provide support during the set up. Hard to get help since they are focused on selling, not supporting.

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When you aren't getting responses from your representative, call the main number. Also, be sure you know the steps in your process and look at how the system will work with your process at each step. We found we needed some customization for candidate registration.

 
 

from Staffing Science, LLC
Specialty: Accounting / CPA

Out of the darkness of Bullhorn and into the light of PCR

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All the wishes and ideas I had for Bullhorn, were in PCR. Bullhorn may have them now, yet the ability to have full reporting features (without extra costs), automated emails, roll up lists, scheduling events, rating systems, Outlook integration (without the extra costs) was amazing! Plus, the were excellent on contractual obligations, and very flexible.

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Right now, as all tracking systems, it does feel like a challenge to get use to a brand new system and logic. Yet this is for most systems. It would be nice if their 1 user package was just a bit less expensive, though they did work with me on start up costs.

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Make sure the full package is what you get. PCR will give you the cart AND the horse. Other ATS's tend to give you a base package (that doesn't fit most ATS needs) and then try to sell the Cadillac package after you lock in, which you really do need.

 
 

from Anderson Automotive Group
Specialty: Accounting / CPA

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It is very inexpensive and easy to use. It provides us with what we need.

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It has more than we need and it is old technology.

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Have an end user demo the product for you vs. the vendor. IT is far better.

 
 

from RPI Group
Specialty: Other Services

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PC Recruiter is a relatively inexpensive basic recruiting tool. For a small business it provides a reasonable capability to track and categorize candidates.

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Poor customer service response. Tried to call early on, and did not receive a response. I stopped trying to use the tool.

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Could be more intuitive. I took over a tool with little recruiting experience, and I found the GUI and usage to be a bit complex.

 
 

from RPI Group, Inc.
Specialty: Accounting / CPA

Functional, but not recommended

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The cost is low, so we have a place to store resumes and post jobs without breaking the bank.

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The customer service is terrible. I reached out for a demo and some general questions when I started with the company. It's been 6 months and I still haven't heard back or been reached out to.

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Unless you have a strict recruiting budget, pass on this product.

 
 

from NER
Specialty: Accounting / CPA

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Easy to use, no issues with data storage, minimal downtime, not the complexity of some other systems.

Likes Least

not as dynamic as other databases with search and storage of information. The user interface wasn't very attractive (I don't know if it's been updated)

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A solid tool for a smaller organization, may not have all the capabilities a larger team would need.

 
 

from Network Search Associates
Specialty: Accounting / CPA

A great CRM with a slightly dated/confusing UI

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The customizability and functionality are excellent.

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While it's easy to add info from a LinkedIn profile to the PCR database, it's not possible to edit the info before it's ingested. For instance, I'd like to be able to put certain candidates in one folder or tear sheet while putting others on a different one. The only way to do this is to individually go through after ingesting the profiles and sort them into lists.

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If you use LinkedIn as your primary candidate database, definitely take a look at PCR's LinkedIn Chrome extension. While it doesn't have official LI integration like Bullhorn does, PCR is actually MUCH superior at quickly ingesting candidate info into your database.

Also make sure that the UI and workflow feel comfortable to you. The way that PCR is laid out makes a lot of sense to me, but my coworker had a hard time figuring things out. It doesn't have the same level of user friendliness as Bullhorn, but that doesn't mean that it's not as powerful!

 
 

from MBW
Specialty: Staffing Agency

10 years of PC Recruiter Experience as a "power user"

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Product has a very rich toolkit of functionality. The people with whom you interact at Main Sequence are very friendly, responsive, and helpful. Pricing model is consistent with the competition. Thorough understanding of how Staffing Agencies function.

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Unfortunately the User Interface is awful, requires too many mouse clicks to accomplish simple tasks, makes terrible use of screen "real estate," and has the look and feel of a pre-90's product; not in any way up-to-date with Web 2.0 functionality. It's unfortunate, really, because the product does just about anything that a staffing agency would want - just very clunky (and for the uninitiated very confusing). It feels like the company has grown complacent because of its very large install base.

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As with all vendors, 1) ask if you can have access to a "sand-box" environment to test the product, 2) evaluate the product against your list of feature "must haves," and 3) consider who your end-users will be and what their technical proficiency is. This product was so clunky to use that most of the recruiters in our office, and the other 14 around the country, never really used it much.

 
 

from X Factor Placement
Specialty: Recruiting Agency

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This is a very comprehensive product with a ton of functionality. Some of the strengths are the intuitiveness of tracking candidates through the pipeline, their templates, their very tight integration with Outlook, their on-boarding training and their customer service. They have some great people over there and they're all very professional, responsive and helpful.

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The biggest downside for me is that although any email you receive through Outlook will automatically be synced with the candidate or contact record as long as there's an email address match, there's no way to turn this off, and there's no way to force a sync of that email with a different record. For example, if I am corresponding with a hiring manager about multiple candidates, I don't want all of those emails attached to the hiring manager's record because I won't be able to find anything later when I need it. What I want is to be able to attach that correspondence to the respective candidate it pertains to. This was a show-stopper for me, but they have a large customer-base so apparently it isn't for a lot of people.

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Figure out how you operate as a recruiter on a daily basis and find the software that will best help you facilitate that.

 
 

from Atarid Specialist Recruiters
Specialty: Recruiting Agency

Highly Functional, very adaptable and great customer support.

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I am the IT and Business Consultant to a medium sized Recruiter / Placement Business that specializes in a niche market across USA.

We have used the web based version of PCRecruiter for 8 years since 2008.

As a medium sized business we did not want to fund a custom built program but needed the flexibility to be able to adapt the system in a similar fashion to having our own purpose built system and internal developers.

I first evaluated PCRecruiter (PCR) against several competing products in mid 2008 and found it to be the most versatile for our purpose. The only program of it's type that delivered everything we needed, plus expansion possibilities, was PCRecruiter. Periodically I conduct a similar review for the business and have yet to find a system that offers an advantage over PCRecruiter.

In the 8 years since we started using PCRecruiter we have expanded the system with several customized modules which have been possible within the system due to it's flexible architecture.

Finally I would like to make special mention of the customer support which has proven to be second to none.

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I don't really have a dislike about the product or vendor. You usually only have dislikes when the service and product are not up to scratch.

Recommendations

Try to work out what your future needs will be and whether the system will be able to adapt and evolve with you. As an IT and Business Consultant I have found that businesses always change and every change triggers a new change!

 
 
 
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