TalentBin by Monster is an online applicant sourcing and applicant tracking software that allows companies to create talent search platform and search passive candidates.
When a company signs up, recruiters send all employees a unique link to their TalentBin. Employees then connect their social profiles to the company’s TalentBin, which pulls all their contacts’ employment information and aggregates it into one database. Recruiters can search this database using the product’s guided search feature, narrowing down candidates by particular skills and locations.
TalentBin also helps recruiters organize the hiring process, allowing them to create pipelines for specific job requisitions and give hiring managers access to view candidate resumes. Additionally, recruiters can view all communication history with candidates, as well any notes they might have taken on each candidate’s individual profile.
Users are billed on per user per month basis and the support is offered via phone and email along with online knowledge repository.
Sam from enableit
Great support team. They can help you find resumes if needed and they do monitor your usage to practically reach out with support interventions.
Data quality is off on some social feed based skills. most of the the time, highly rated skills on the site profiles are not necessarily true when I check the full social profile on LinkedIn.
They need to look at dice social search. I think that product provides a better data quality and phone numbers for candidates in most cases.
Candice from The Judge Group
Specialty: Staffing Agency
Layout is decent and concept is good.Follow up is nice when you first use it. Though having one person that trains you on it, and one person that supports the day to day is a little odd.
Constant follow up from Account Managers for TalentBin, they are there to "help" but really have no idea about the market or the technology that we are trying to recruit for. I also heavily dislike the email feature in the tool as its very time consuming and not very user friendly. Just a lot of steps in general to get to a candidate.
Give it a least two weeks to get used to it. But you will find you have to put a lot of time into getting your searches started and reaching out to candidates. Quite a few things that are still not in TBs "wheelhouse"
Ellen from enableIT
Specialty: Recruiting Agency
I think this product is innovative, different and new
Database needs improvements, since there are a lot of random people. No contact information
I think you should source people better, find contact information
Zlata from enableIT
I like the ability to search people from open web. We use it for search for our IT Roles and it helps sometimes. I like that I have real e-mails.
not reliable search, it says in header that he is a "developer" but then i open linkedin and he is a "painter"
Be as much specific as you can in your search. Check their profiles before writing to them
Nathan from Sabre
Specialty: Software / Technology
Additional place to find candidate other than LinkedIn
Floods my email with updates on how many searches I preform and tasks that I need to complete. I think the automated outreach emails are a good, but think you lose a personal touch with the candidates. I had a candidate who actually called me to tell me that he responded to my message, but he is still receiving messages to see if he was interested and asked to be removed from my list. I have had candidate responded after receiving multiple message only to say that they are not interested.
Would be easier if you could some how integrate it with LinkedIn so you can have all of your candidates in one place.
Dennis from conduent
I do not see a need for this website at all. The jobs are mostly fake and only there to make a company look good. I would not use this site to look for jobs online.
The website is laid out in a simple manner and easy to read. You change your options to see jobs any specific city, area code, or industry.
The site is full of ghost jobs that do not exist or have already been filled by another applicant. I have see jobs that I applied for only to be told that they are not open anymore. Then the next day, the same position appears on the site.
Jessica from Specialty Communications, Inc.
Employees number: 11-50 employees
This did not have any significant benefit over similar services, but we did find some strong candidates.
I found this service easy to use and manage candidates. It was a more cost effective option than some of the other services we had tried.
Overall, this was not the best fit for our business. We found just as much success using a lower cost service, and since we had a very limited budget, that was a deal breaker. They do not have any free listing option.
The system allows you to be as descriptive or vague as you want, and has a variety of options for attracting audiences. You can purchase additional search advertisement opportunities to be featured on social media, etc. You can also post internationally.
The system is pricey and the sales reps basically stop helping you after you sign the contract. Sifting through applicants can be cumbersome with the limited pre-screen abilities.
Alexis from Kforce
I like that I can cater my search string to find specific individuals with niche skillets within a specific area or distance. You have many options to search, including how recent they updated their resume.
I find it difficult looking for out of area candidates that want to come to Florida. Also, It is difficult to search by city. Instead, you have to search by zip code which makes it more complicated and not easy to do.
Kenji from Rock Church
What I like most about this software is that it has many functions. Easy to navigate. Job search made simple.
What I least like about this software is that there is a lot going on with it. Other than that, I have had no other issues.
I dont have any Pros to say about this.. Monster.com is the worst recruitment tool that you could ever possibly want to have. The only applicants that i have received for my many job posts.
They dont have an up to date searching database - they dont advertise thier company and so there is no up to date traffic that they attract. They will blind you with promises of extra things to attract candidates that possibly would work but they dont have the traffic and so its a non starter no matter what they offer.
Devita from Aptask
Employees number: 51-200 employees
This software helps me with most of my IT and Non-It clients. And it helps me with the specific type of candidates that you are looking for. I highly recommend using Monster.
Very useful for entry level roles. Can use job posting to find the right type of profile. It also allows to find candidates according to the company/industry.
Could use more on the functionality part of sorting out resumes according to the years of experience.
Maria from EG Workforce Solutions
You get a great amount of resumes, the membership is affordable and very easy to search for resumes. The booleon searches are easier to utilize
The cons for me is the applicants seem to be more higher end applicants. With my particular work fields in manufacturing these applicants are just too overly qualified for my positions.
Seema from Yasmesoft
MONSTER is a efficient recruitment tool that allow recruiters to search for and identify potential candidates with the ideal skill set for a specific job and get unique candidates with high tech skills. It also help build the pipeline for the current or upcoming client requirement.
One word - AWESOME!!!!
Web version should be made little more lighter so it gains more weight in terms of scalability and speed.
Tyler from CEEN
Employees number: 51-200 employees
A good cost effective software for resume searching. Good brand recognition.
If you headhunt this is a great site for reaching out to passive candidates. Really exceeds exceptions in niche industries. Other sites scrub job postings from Monster which helps get the word out.
Overall the software is stuck in the middle. In my experience not as good for attracting candidates as indeed, not as good for networking as LinkedIn, not as good for searching resumes as Monster. Jack of all trades, master of none.
Dyllan from Namm CA
Compared to other workforce search engines, we chose Monster to hire a temp for our department. Uploaded our position details was quick and easy and didn't make it difficult to post! We also loved that we are able to communicate with candidates through Monster instead of using our person emails!
Setting up the initial account for the business was very extensive (not saying that's a bad thing) but it took almost 2 hours to get registered before we could even post any openings!
I did like that resume searching was easy and unlimited access with certain package. Its fairly easy to navigate
The website seemed crowed with too much going on at one. Needs room to be more clear or function to filter more easily.
Decent ability to customize search and ability to receive applicable candidates, job postings result in many types of candidates, ease of use and great customer support.
High cost compared to other vendors, especially when you have a large staff, postings receive many types of candidates
Vince from IPI
Employees number: 201-500 employees
The product worked well, but we switched to a different company because it was just way too costly unless you are a power user and we felt that we could figure out a lower cost way to achieve our goals.
This is a viable software for businesses of all sizes and of different types.
We used this service for technology and IT services. Some of the positives is that this software offers a variety of sourcing and screening capabilities. Such as candidate database, candidate matching, career page widget, custom application forms, custom branded website support, posting to external job sites, self-service career page, and social recruiting tools,, which is a plus. It also offers social media integration and job board integration, which was useful for us.
This web based applicant tracking and recruitment management solution offered services such as sourcing, screening, interviewing, and work-flow management, as well as custom reports. But it is very pricey per user. For us it cost you high. Unless you are a power user this is not worth the cost, at least it wasn't for us.
Krista from The Register Works
I found it to be somewhat easy to complete a resume search as part of the package my company selected.
The price is far too expensive and we were unable to receive quality candidates when performing resume searches. In fact, we did not receive a single applicant from a resume search that was interested in pursuing a job change. It does not appear as though resumes are kept updated to those individuals actively seeking employment.
Giuliano from Altialia
We utilize Monster TMS every day to post jobs, prescreen resumes and track selection outcomes. The software is not easy to use and if you need some support it is always a struggle. I provide 1 star in Easy to use and 1 in Customer support . 2 stars for features and functionality, I would like to see some more relevant improvements (like the possibility to send massive email (more than 100+) with just a click. We also found the job posting interface very confusing and complicated. Overall we really wish they'll be able to become much more customer oriented as the product itself has good potential.
Scott from i-TEK Solutions, LLC
Monster TMS is a necessity for recruiters. I utilize it every day to search for candidates, post jobs, and review resumes. Monster has really gotten their brand out there and thus still remains relevant in the face of much competition. The site is easy to use and provides most of the functionality one could ask for. I provide 3 stars in Value for Money only because I feel Monster is very expensive and there are many lower cost options on the market. I also give 3 stars for features and functionality because I would like to see a few improvements. The job posting interface is very confusing and could really be simplified. I would like to also see some improvements in the "refresh" function. Monster logs you out of the site if you are inactive for too long but does provide a warning first asking if you would like to "refresh." This function does not always work and often I accept the refresh function only to notice after I fill in additional fields for either a search or a job posting, that I have been logged out and my changes were not accepted. Overall, the TMS is a great product and with a few improvements, could be the perfect tool for recruiters!