About SeekOut

SeekOut is a cloud-based talent sourcing solution that helps small to large enterprises source and recruit candidates from across multiple channels. It enables users to filter candidate pools based on work history, location, keyword, education or skills and can even retrieve results using artificial intelligence (AI) technology.

Key features of SeekOut include talent sourcing, people insights, data import/export and messaging. It allows businesses to accept or reject suggested applicants and add selected candidates to ongoing projects helping to streamline workflows across the organization. Setting itself apart from competitors is SeekOut's Github sourcing. SeekOut combines users’ GitHub profiles and code contributions with their work experienc...


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Supported Operating System(s):

Web browser (OS agnostic)

92 Reviews of SeekOut

Average User Ratings

Overall

4.59 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

4.5

Value for money

4.5

Customer support

4.5

Functionality

4.5

Ratings Snapshot

5 stars

(63)

63

4 stars

(28)

28

3 stars

(6)

6

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March 2020

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Adam from Ridgeline International

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Industry: Information Technology and Services

Time Used: Less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

March 2020

What a great tool for sourcing

Overall, it is my go-to sourcing tool!

Pros

The power filters are a great feature, I even had the team create custom power filters for me which was a great thing to have done to assist with my daily searches. I use the messaging tool constantly for drip campaigns. The github search is awesome looking for devs

Cons

The AI sourcing can be improved with better matches

Reasons for Choosing SeekOut

The salesperson reach out quicker

March 2020

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 10,000+ employees

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

4.0

March 2020

The Evolution of a Great Talent Sourcing Tool

I have used SeekOut as a tool to augment information about target talent audiences. SeekOut's ability to aggregate social data has been a game-changer. SeekOut Expert has been a valuable addition to its offering. SeekOut insights have been valuable in terms of visualizing information that illustrates trends that TA leadership values. Finally, SeekOut's ability to integrate with our CRM has been extremely valuable.

Pros

SeekOut is a product that has done their background research on what the talent acquisition marketplace needed. They listened and made the improvements the market requested. Now as the organization has evolved, SeekOut is not anticipating and leading in innovation in this key software segment. Specifically, what I like about SeekOut is the ability to aggregate data from Linkedin Public Profiles with other social sites like GitHub. I am particularly enjoying the SeekOut expert and other features that facilitate original research on target talent.

Cons

I am skeptical about the ability of AI-based on the limited information contained on a LinkedIn public profile to be robust enough to really make a positive impact. The beauty of AI is its ability to process big data and make recommendations based on parsing lots of information. Also, I find there are about 15-20% fewer people with public LinkedIn profiles that are found on LinkedIn's own platforms. Finding a way to add those missing profiles would be an added addition. Finally, increasing the number of home email addresses fro the target talent is an ongoing challenge. While improvements are made, this might be an area where AI can shine.

Reasons for Choosing SeekOut

Again, the ease of use which led to greater user adoption and the value of SeekOut Expert and other features.

Reasons for Switching to SeekOut

Easy of use and value of SeekOut expert.

October 2021

Melisa from NGM Biopharmaceuticals

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Industry: Pharmaceuticals

Time Used: Less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

5.0

October 2021

SeekOut is awesome for technical searches

Phenomenal software, very easy to use, great algorithms for tough searches

Pros

Search algorithm accurately identifies more candidates than other software we've used

Cons

Resume search from internet; this only really enables us to import LinkedIn profiles vs. resumes from personal websites, etc. Also, getting from the project to the campaign is clunky - I wish you could add to the campaigns like you can to the projects.

Reasons for Choosing SeekOut

For the search functionality and metrics capabilities

Reasons for Switching to SeekOut

SeekOut is more useful for heavily technical searches, which is what we do more of. It also has improved on the diversity features, which is why we originally opted for entelo.

March 2020

Jessie from HUDSON RPO

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Industry: Hospital & Health Care

Time Used: Less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

2.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

March 2020

Great tool that speads up the identification of candidates!

Pros

I love the fact that you can source for candidates from multiple platforms / networks, manage projects, find contact details and create messaging campaigns on one unique tool. The diversity filter is great too. The insights are very helpful.

Cons

Unfortunately, messaging campaigns are independent from the projects so you have to manually update the statuses of your candidates when they respond. Xing.com and Viadeo.fr are not supported (FR and DE professional networks) It seems like Seekout finds less candidates than x-ray searching.

Reasons for Choosing SeekOut

Seekout is more boolean friendly and the insights are good!

Reasons for Switching to SeekOut

LIR was too expensive.

August 2021

Catherine from Waymo

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Industry: Computer Software

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

August 2021

Very Useful Product for Sourcing!

Pros

I use Seekout often to find candidate emails and profiles I normally don't come across, which I'm able to port over into Linkedin and Greenhouse very easily via the Chrome extension.

Cons

It would be great if SeekOut provides more up to date data on where a candidate is currently, since usually Seekout reports candidates at their old jobs and is not always the most up to date if the candidates have moved.