talentReef Software


 

Founded in 2008, talentReef is a Web-based talent management suite. The system is designed for companies with hourly workers working at multiple locations, such as those in the food and beverage, retail, distribution, and hospitality industries.

talentReef's social recruiting and applicant tracking system (ATS) allows candidates to apply online. HR and hiring managers can use the system’s onboarding functionality to process paperwork electronically and get new hires up and running quickly. Managers can also filter best-fit applicants and ensure other possible hires are released to the rest of the talent pool for other opportunities.

With talentReef’s performance management system, once new hires are up to speed, employers can identify employees’ areas of excellence as well as those for improvement. Meanwhile, talentReef's training module lets managers assign training at any time, helping to ensure that employees are equipped with the tools they need to perform their jobs well. 

 

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    Employee evaluations
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Supported Operating System(s):
Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Mac OS, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 2000, Windows 8

22 Reviews of talentReef

 

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Lindsey from Bennett Management/Tony Packo's
Specialty: Food / Beverage
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

November 2017

November 2017

TalentReef is a good value for the price

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Overall, it's not a bad system. I'm sure there are better, but for the price and ease of use I would recommend.

Pros

The system in general is very easy to use - even for those who aren't super techy. A good volume of candidates is usually generated from each posting.

Cons

It can be hard to find a specific applicant - have to have to spell nearly perfect. Weird auto-filters will sometimes just happen.

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Danny from MDM Management Group LLC
Specialty: Food / Beverage
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

October 2017

October 2017

All inclusive and economical solution for hiring, and on boarding of employees, with some limited HRIS functions

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Customer support is attentive and the initial set up for our company was well supported throughout the process. Talentreef works extremely well as solid ATS option and has a very good UI in this area.

Pros

Talentreef is a very robust ATS, and onboarding solution. It has allowed us to go paperless with most hiring functions and saved a lot of adminstration time. It is a reasonably priced option for our mid size company.

Cons

The platform’s HRIS back end is somewhat limited, and functionality is still being refined in some areas. Some of the back end features could have better mobile device usability.

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Peg from QuickChek
Specialty: Food / Beverage
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

October 2017

October 2017

Reccomend ATS only for companies not looking mobile or social presence.

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Pros

The ATS is satisfactory for creating job postings, tracking applicants internally, and on boarding. Reporting functions adequate.

Cons

The ATS does not track applicant sourcing (self reported by applicant). Analytics are limited. The Social Recruiting Site is 1st generation - there is no internal support and no upgrades have been made to the platform in 2+ years. The CRM is virtually useless, as records cannot be imported to EXL or CSV and lack an operational sort method.

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Sarah from Human resources
Specialty: Food / Beverage
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

October 2017

October 2017

HORRIBLE!

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This is the worst software platform I have EVER used. Every day there are errors. Pages do not load, permissions for users are changed. It is a horrible software. Stick to what you're good at, recruiting.

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David from GS Madison LLC
Specialty: Other Services
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

May 2017

May 2017

Wish they would improve

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Under priced if it did what they said it would. Would be great for onboarding if we could trust it.

Cons

Lacking in customer service.
Does not work as described.
We really didn't get the applications on the recruiting side like we thought we would. If even half the things worked it would be worth the money

 
 

Adrian from Jimmy John's Franchise
Specialty: Food / Beverage
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

April 2017

April 2017

Not user friendly, now stuck while trying to move to another provider

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We are fedup with this provider and now we are switching to snag job which is heaven sent. the problem is that the functions of downloading employee file does not work, now I am stuck and unable to get all the files off, and the customer service email "center of excellence" does not responding to you. Sign up on your own risk.

Pros

If you are a go first shot, and never make any changes again, you would be fine. It does bring in applicants and in a decent format, also onboarding is attractive.

Cons

No customer service, you have to email and they will reply when they feel like it. The site is difficult to navigate with little common sense in its layouts, sharp learning curve.

 
 

Nichole from H&H Automotive
Specialty: Auto Dealership
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

January 2017

January 2017

Disappointing from start to finish

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We were promised so many things by the salesperson and then when it came to implementation, we didn't have any of the functionality that we needed. And the implementation was messy and not organized or planned at all.

Pros

Dashboard is attractive/easy to read

Cons

Absolutely no ability to individualize or brand and emails are not recorded. Everything we needed to do would be manual rather than the system being intuitive. (i.e it does not capture emails sent to candidates)

Advice to Others

If you are fine not being able to personalize or brand your communications, this product may work for you. It's very plain and not candidate-centric at all. If you would prefer to have the ability to make it your own, then I would not recommend this product at all.

 
 

Sandra from Farmer Boys
Specialty: Food / Beverage
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

January 2017

January 2017

Great Partners!

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We use Talent Reef for their ATS and Onboarding system. Our account manager has been great working through any issues that arise. The system has had some technical issues, but no more than other systems that I am familiar with. So far everything is working out for us!

Thank you, Talent Reef!

 
 

JANET from Chick-fil-A Houston Road, Florence KY
Specialty: Food / Beverage
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

December 2016

December 2016

No Control

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We receive a discount for using Talentreef, so it is economical. However, every time I want to change the wording on a job posting or even fix a typo, I must do so through customer service. When I spoke to customer service, I was told it best to do everything through them otherwise, I would mess up the page. I can't even change out the pictures. The social media login is separate from the onboarding and the Dropbox instructions I received for SEO were nearly incomprehensible. Words were missing and it was filled with incomplete sentences. I finally stopped trying to work on improving our search results.

Pros

I like that we have a personalized Web address for publicizing our job postings. The site looks clean. Customer service responds within 24 hours.

Cons

As a customer, you have very little editorial control. I've had over 20 emails with customer support in 4 months to improve/troubleshoot our site.

Advice to Others

Please make your site more mobile friendly. I've had several applicants call because they don't have access to a computer and can't complete the application on their phone. Allow the customers more control over their postings without having to go through customer service.

 
 

Annette from Infosync Services LLC
Specialty: Accounting / CPA
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

December 2016

December 2016

ATS talentReef

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Value for Money

Onboarding with Project Manager was quick, simple and painless. Overall product is good and functional. Customer Service is slow to respond to needs when having a problem with the system. The customer service team seems to hit and miss on consistency in service. Good to average customer service.

Pros

User Friendly and meets our needs for now

Cons

Customer services is average

Advice to Others

Keep in mind you get what you pay for and if you do not need a very high level ATS you will be pleased. Ask them to assign you a customer service representative before you partner with them, this may improve the service and allow them to provide consistent customer service.

 
 

Sarah from Runza National, Inc.
Specialty: Food / Beverage
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

October 2016

October 2016

talentReef Product Review

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Overall we are fairly satisfied with this product. I believe we were oversold on some of its functions and are still working through a couple major concerns about one year after implementation.

Pros

Easy for applicants, employees and managers to use.

Cons

Not much customization. Applicant Portal and Employee Portal not connected.

Advice to Others

Be aware of not being over sold on this product. Demand to see specifically how a certain feature, workflow, or report will work/look.

 
 

Kathleen from Cunningham Restaurant Group
Specialty: Food / Beverage
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

October 2016

October 2016

Recruitment Manager

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I work for a company that has utilized Talent Reef for nearly a year. I have had an opportunity to see this product change and grow as it adds new clients. This product has been helpful for our organization as it has allowed us to focus on sustainable growth without pulling out our hair during orientation with hourly and/or salaried team members. It has stream-lined our process and gives us the opportunity to sustain HR best practices.

Pros

I enjoy the personal attention I have gotten from the customer service team. I will mention that this took a willingness and interest on both our parts to forge a relationship. As with all professional relationships, one must practice care and compassion. The customer service team is great when treat them with dignity and respect.

I have also enjoyed the over intuitive nature of this product. It's not challenging to use albeit some strangely positioned features at times ("Source versus Hired" for the same candidate always seemed strange to me).

Cons

As with any product, at times it can get a little "sensitive" and not feel like loading and/or completing a task/form. The customer service team has been stellar at solving these mini issues with me though!

Additionally, it's kind of a pain to go through someone to create or change/modify a job description. I completely understand and respect the process, but it feels like more work on the TR team than is sometimes necessary. I wish the admin. had the ability to change the postings and maybe submit for approval to TR? Maybe that would make it easier on both sides of the equation?

Advice to Others

GO WITH TALENT REEF! It's a young company so there are some kinks to work out, but this product is wonderful when it comes down to it!

 
 

Jason from Cousins Subs
Specialty: Food / Beverage
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

September 2016

September 2016

Vice President of Operations

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I would strongly suggest TalentReef to anyone who is considering this type of service. The TalentReef team will find a way to fill your needs and add value to your organization.

We use TalentReef at our corporate support center, corporate locations and franchise locations. Our entire organization uses TalentReef for recruiting, hiring, onboarding and managing employee files. TalentReef has helped us keep our employee files accurate, up to date and easily accessible. One of the best features of TalentReef is that when an employee is hired, we ensure all required documents are completed. We also use TalentReef as the main source for employee information, so all other systems are updated from TalentReef. Our POS, payroll and online learning program all get employee information from TalentReef. All changes happen in TalentReef and then pushed to other areas in order to keep information accurate in all systems. We have been very pleased with our relationship with TalentReef and they have proven to be a strong partner.

Pros

*TalentReef's culture is very impressive. From the CEO on down, the culture is focused and listens to the needs of their clients. During my visit to talentReef I was extremely impressed with the culture and the TalentReef team. Great product and great people!

•The service from TalentReef has been top notch! All departments (Sales, implementation, marketing, client services) have been fun to work with and we are looking forward to a long partnership.

•The hiring and onboarding process for the manager is user friendly. This gives the manager the ability to focus on other important tasks because they spend less time on paperwork.

Cons

If any organization is looking to use talentReef, I would suggest they make sure they have a project lead. talentReef is a customizable platform that can be used to help your business. Your business will only get the full use out of the program if someone from within leads the project and communicates what they need from talentReef. talentReef can provide the basic needs, but the true value comes when you customize the program.

Advice to Others

Make sure you have a project lead, so you can maximize the potential of TalentReef.

 
 

Bettina from PMTD Restaurants, LLC
Specialty: Food / Beverage

September 2016

September 2016

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Likes Best

I like the ease of operation and the staff are a pleasure to work with.

Likes Least

I do have trouble with Customer Service at times - can be difficult to get a timely response.

Recommendations

I think TalentReef is an excellent process and very much needed for hiring. It is has been a fantastic tool for our hiring process.

 
 

Laura from DDMG
Specialty: Food / Beverage

September 2016

September 2016

Sticking with TR

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Likes Best

TalentReef has good reporting capabilities, and invested sales and development teams. They have made modifications that improve ease of use and onboarding. We don't use the entire platform, we mostly use the service for onboarding and tracking paychanges and title changes, which have worked well for us.

Likes Least

Customer service has been hit or miss. Managers usually have better luck than employees at getting assistance, but even then, it seems they are often non-responsive on the phone. Email is better, but we usually have to run through things twice to make sure it is 100% complete. Thankfully, our sales reps have been extremely helpful in making sure we are satisfied and have occasionally stepped in to make sure service was delivered.

Recommendations

Make sure you know what your needs are before signing a contract with any company. We were close to signing contracts with other vendors, but found a few non-negotiables (like tracking pay changes) that they couldn't provide. We also are very price sensitive, so talentReef proved a great fit on price point and delivery.

 
 
 
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November 2017

November 2017

New and Happy TalentReef User

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Pros

My company uses E-Verify. I love that TalentReef automates this rather than having to run team members through manually.

Cons

Customer service isn't really the best. Slow to respond to tickets and slow at following up. generally.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Jeremiah from CWC Food services DBA Zaxbys
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

November 2017

November 2017

Talent reef is a very useful product that makes administrative tasks much easier.

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Organization and time savings

Pros

My favorite thing about talent reef is having all required employee paperwork in one place. Even after they no longer work with us, we can always refer back to it.

Cons

The only negative I can come up with is that we sometimes come across hiccups where a potential employee is not able to view available job opportunities even if they meet all requirements.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Ryan from United Pacific
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

October 2017

October 2017

Very robust talent management software that could use some tweaks to the UI

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Talent Reef is the talent management software that we utilize daily for onboarding team members. From applications, interviewing, hiring and tracking all legal needs this software delivers in a very vibrant UI.

Cons

The completion of certain forms is an ongoing thorn for what would be an otherwise great piece of software. On both the onboarding team member, as well as the overseeing manager, there are times where it can be confusing to know if a certain task/field has been filled out and has led to some delays in completing a team members hire process.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Rob from Chicago Swim School

May 2017

May 2017

Not all that great!

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Onboarding electronic paperwork helps streamline the hiring process. Really the only good thing about the program is the electronic onboarding process.

Cons

System is very cumbersome and not user friendly. If you want any changes to jobs, or to add positions, you must contact customer service, which is not very convenient. There are no email plug-ins, so you must switch between different programs to truly track applicants. We are not done with our year contract, however I am looking for a different program and will most likely cancel early

Review Source: Capterra
 

Grace from Chick-fil-A La Habra Marketplace

February 2017

February 2017

Great software

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talentReef dramatically reduced time spent on onboarding paperwork and increased applicant traffic to our job postings.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Jack from Burger King

June 2014

June 2014

Awesome Product

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We have over 60 C+ Stores and JobApp Plus has completely revamped our recruiting and training process. Very thankful we got in touch with. Also, their Implementation team is very responsive!

Thanks JobApp!

Review Source: Capterra
 

Brandy from application

May 2014

May 2014

HORRIBLE

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can never get through to them when you need help they don't return calls or emails. Get to be the 1st call and then they send you to a voicemail. Very unprofessional!!

Review Source: Capterra