BrightMove Software

4.29 / 5 (273)

About BrightMove


BrightMove provides on-demand recruiting software for staffing firms, recruitment process outsourcing providers and corporate HR departments. 

With access to over 1,000 resume databases, BrightMove’s sourcing tools assist recruiters with finding and sourcing talent. Social media integration allows recruiters to embed LinkedIn, Facebook and other social media profiles into candidate profiles. This feature means that recruiting departments can stay apprised of each candidate's professional progression, helping to keep the information in a database up-to-date.

With the BrightMatch tool, firms can align qualified candidates with open positions across thousands of corporate sites. It also offers single-post capabilities to job boards and the tools needed to manage applicants throughout the recruiting process.

BrightMove’s on-demand recruiting platform is priced monthly based on the number of recruiters and users on staff. Because the product is 100% web-based, teams don't have to worry about updating or maintaining the software.



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273 Reviews of BrightMove

Average User Ratings

Overall

4.29 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

4.5

Value for money

4.5

Customer support

4.5

Functionality

4.0

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(117)

4 stars

(110)

3 stars

(38)

2 stars

(6)

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March 2018

Linda from Linda Hertz Group

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

March 2018

With them since their beginning in 2005! Awesome customer service and yearly new product launches!

Very easy to use

Pros

BrightMove continues to add new functionality to their software each year and has kept our firm first and forefront by maximizing the social media aspects of our job posts (compatibility with LinkedIn, Indeed, Twitter, FaceBook, Zip Recruiter and more).

Their customer service is not only excellent, but readily available when needed, as well as responsive (which is why we selected BrightMove all those year ago after evaluating all the other choices. They were the only ones at that time that offered a cloud based platform and that leading edge has remained throughout the past 13 years of use.

Auto-parcing a resume from Outlook or any other email service directly to the job, as well as direct candidate application features from our website and the ability to add customizable auto-pre-screens a nice feature.

Cons

Searching by job experience level is difficult unless candidate has year placed after their degree (the year it was issued). Auto texting to candidates is currently not available and candidate auto ping to email when new jobs are open need to be added (to the best of my knowledge not available yet).

July 2016

Marlayna from Vest Professional Placement


Ease-of-use

3.5 of 5

Value for money

3 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

3 of 5

July 2016

Brightmove is great for startups.

Pros

The vendor has excellent customer service. The product provided is decent for the price you pay. The functionality makes it easy to train new employees on. Searches are easy to maneuver and the customization for this system is very flexible. I would recommend this to a start up company.

Cons

I least like the following:

Implementation is lacking: While there are tools in place to teach you how to put triggers into place unless you understand technology on what I'd describe as an intermediate level they may not function the way you'd like them to. The owner of our company stated that when they purchased the system for use any customization beyond the standard template software had to be completed on their own. When I started working with Brightmove there were many triggers that did not function the way they were intended to for what the owner needed. Simple operator error that I was able to fix, but it's not exactly simple for a person not as familiar with some of the tech intel.

Data Manipulation: Data Analytics is hard to gain with this system accurately. There are multiple ways to manipulate the data and therefore makes it almost impossible to set tiered goals for the staff as the data is then not broken down completely. The numbers can be spoofed due to this oversight.

June 2018

Scott from Kim Finch Cook & Company

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Review Source


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

June 2018

I love using BrightMove

The only reason I rate BrightMove as 4 Stars instead of 5 Stars (and 9 instead of a 10) is because I don't believe there is a perfect system for everyone.

Pros

Having worked in Recruiting / Hiring since 1993, I have used lots of systems over the years and can confidently say BrightMove is my favorite system. I think it is very intuitive and easy-to-navigate. And if-when I am ever not sure how to do something, I can find an answer to my question fairly easily on my own or by contacting a Customer Support person in the U.S. who is easy to understand (instead of someone overseas who has a thick accent and makes me repeat everthing multiple times).

Cons

I wish there was a Auto-Login feature or a "Keep Me Logged In" feature so I wouldn't need to put in my Username and Password every single time I want to use BrightMove.

July 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

3 of 5

July 2018

I have used BrightMove for almost four years and it has been a pleasant experience.

The customer service is excellent the software is very user friendly.

Pros

The software is very easy to use and to navigate around. The reporting is easy to read and very useful when we have to present data to our clients. The customer service is excellent and they are always willing to listen to our concerns.

Cons

The application process for our candidates have not been the best. They system is not compatible for all users and candidates have had trouble trying to apply using their phones at times. There seems to be glitches every now and then in the application process.

Response from BrightMove of BrightMove, Inc.

Replied November 2018

Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback. We are glad to hear that you are enjoying the product. We do want to let you know that the application can be customized to provide a better candidate experience. If you need help customizing it, please reach out to our support team at support@brightmove.com.

March 2018

Sarah from Veris Inc. a Gevity Company

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

March 2018

Very useful tool if populated and maintained properly.

There are several features that I really appreciate: 1. The ability to source candidates through searching their whole profile, not just their resumes. 2. The ability to connect candidates to opportunities that they have been submitted to and track all communications and submission workflow 3. That applicants have self serve ability to apply to roles, update availability and resume, etc.

Pros

It's very user-friendly and you can ask for support and get real-time support without calling. I also LOVE the resume parsing feature and the fact that you can request additional features/functionality.

Cons

This is more of a suggestion for improvement but it would be better if the search results field were fully customisable. i.e., if you want to see `Title, Location, Rate' it would be better. Currently, it's fixed with Applicant Name, Current Title, Current Company, Status, Placement, Available Date, Update Date, Update user, Email, Score.

Response from BrightMove of BrightMove, Inc.

Replied November 2018

Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback. We're glad you enjoy the resume parsing feature.

March 2018

Sheena from Augmentation, Inc

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

3 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

March 2018

Excellent recruiting database to organize recruiting process for both small & large staffing teams

My company needed an easy to use software that would provide us with the functions needed to make the staffing process run smoothly and kept track of each step of the hiring process well documented and professional. This software is definitely that and more.

Pros

It's easy to use and navigate through. My company doesn't use it for near as many functions as it has which is great if we ever need to expand our use for it.

Cons

It's not really the software that's an issue but the customer support option. I would rather speak to someone directly regarding an issue then go back and forth explaining what's going on. Can be very tedious and time consuming at times.

Response from BrightMove of BrightMove, Inc.

Replied November 2018

Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback. Did you know that you can call our support team any time that you would like to talk rather than email? It may be easier for you. You can reach them at 904.861.2396 ext. 2.

June 2017

Lisa from Recruiter

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

June 2017

We use this software daily to manage applicants and record activities

Pros

You can easily parse resumes and create profiles. We have a chrome extension added to this site (Text Recruit) that allows us to text from Brightmove and stores the conversation history that is super helpful. It would be great if Brightmove had similar built in features without having to manage a separate software.

Cons

Refreshing the jobs is cumbersome. The website is less user friendly with too many options that we don't use. The reporting is less useful...if I want to pull all candidates in submitted status I just want to click a button and not run a full report. Better yet, I would like that report to have hyperlinks to the candidate's profile or job so I can work off of the report.

Response from BrightMove of BrightMove, Inc.

Replied June 2017

Lisa, Thank you for the review. Regarding reports - we are enhancing this module with custom report building very soon. Target release time is less than 6 weeks. It's going to be a huge improvement.

April 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

April 2018

Easy to navigate, source candidates, great feed to recruiting sites with no additional fees.

See review submitted

Pros

The feature I like the most is the feed to additional sites with no additional charges. Brightmove posts positions to Indeed, Simply Hired, Glassdoor and Zip Recruiter. Very easy to look for candidates if someone calls, provides space to write screen notes, can source candidates within data base with key words. Also, I like to export reports into excel from this application.

Cons

Not really sure if there is a feature that I do not like. The customer support has been very good as well. Not any negatives from my point of view.

Response from BrightMove of BrightMove, Inc.

Replied November 2018

Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback. We appreciate all of the positive comments.

August 2018

June from KMA Talent

Company Size: 1 employee

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

August 2018

Great software that's affordable and customizable.

Easy to start, easy to learn to use, and limitless options to customize yourself.

Pros

Great value for the monthly cost. Fields are easily customizable along with processes. Integrates with email and has an internal job board posting that is connected to probably 100 social media/external sites. Resume parser is one of the best out there. Easy and even has a Chrome Extension for LinkedIn. Dashboard is easy to navigate and customize.

Cons

When you open attached resumes from clients, they aren't in the format they submit them in. More like a text type doc so a lot of the formatting is removed.

Response from BrightMove of BrightMove, Inc.

Replied November 2018

Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback. We are so glad to hear that you are enjoying our resume parser feature and find the product easy to use. We strive to provide a great experience for our customers.

October 2017

Rod from TalentYeti

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

October 2017

Amazing tool for Recruiting/Staffing , Executive Search, HR and Corp Talent professionals!

Streamlining of processes, ease of use, efficiency of search functions, more effective at daily task at hand! The name Brightmove is not as well recognized when I recommend it. Probably just as well that more of my competitors have not found this tool.

Pros

Functionality, search capability, feature request are just a few of the positives. This product will make you more effective, more efficient and truly more capable at whichever side of the Placement, Staffing and /or Hiring side of the employment equation you reside. I have used many of the well known and top rated products in 20+ years of both Search and Corp Talent Acquisition. Brightmove belongs at the top of the list!

Response from BrightMove of BrightMove, Inc.

Replied October 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review BrightMove, Rod!

February 2017

Michelle from Idea Recruitment

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

February 2017

Bright Move is easy to use

BrightMove is very easy to use and helps to streamline my process. The customer support live chat feature is wonderful, and allows me to continue to work instead of staying on the phone with a customer service rep. There are a couple of features that I would like to see come back (hourglass resume function, being able to print out placement details). Overall it works very well for my recruiting needs.

Pros

User friendly, bright move chat feature

Cons

New update has lots of bugs, took away good features.

Response from BrightMove of BrightMove, Inc.

Replied February 2017

Thanks Michelle, Please take advantage of our new feature suggestion under the help menu to let us know what you would like to see us add, or bring back for you. You can add requests, and vote on other user suggestions - these are voted on internally every week and added to development if they have enough user support. Thanks again!

March 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

March 2018

Best customer service of any SaaS platform I've used for business, most robust ATS for the money.

There are a few fields that can't be customized. The comments field is required which means you have to type a character in to save your activity. Only one sales person can be assigned to a job which is difficult when you have 2+ people working on an opportunity.

Pros

Brightmove is intuitive enough that it allows new employees to get up to speed quickly without hours of training and is customizable so that we can use it in a way that meets our needs.

Response from BrightMove of BrightMove, Inc.

Replied November 2018

Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback. There is now a company preference to make the comments field optional.

March 2018

Michelle from Idea Recruitment

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

March 2018

Great Customer Service!

Pros

I love the ease of use. The platform is very easy to understand and user friendly. I like the customer service options as well.

Cons

Some glitches. Wish it had more reports. They are adding new features often, so that is great! I also like that BrightMove gives its customers the options to add features and actually moves forward with them. Great!

Response from BrightMove of BrightMove, Inc.

Replied November 2018

Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback. We value the opinions of our customers and enjoy the feedback for new feature requests. Thank you for being a long-time customer.

June 2017

LAUREN from PPR

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

June 2017

Brightmove is efficient and user friendly.

efficiency, accuracy, and transparency

Pros

The transparency and efficiency BM provides. I am able to accurately do my job thanks to this system.

Cons

I feel it could be upgraded in terms of alerts, new candidates dashboard is not always accurate. I believe BM could be even better!

Response from BrightMove of BrightMove, Inc.

Replied June 2017

Thank you, Lauren! I'm sharing your recommendations with the team. Also, if you haven't tried it yet, you can suggest and vote on features through the application under the help menu. The suggestions that receive the most votes go into development. Thanks again!

March 2018

Julie from National Engineering Resources, Inc.

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

March 2018

this is the best resume/client database around. so easy to use and submit to clients.

it is our resume database, client and job database, we post our jobs from here, and use it to submit candidates to clients with it.

Pros

it is so easy to use, and for a small company very cost effective. the customer service is top notch.

Cons

sometimes it doesn't catch duplicates, but I know they are working on it, and on occassion it compacts the resume too much

Response from BrightMove of BrightMove, Inc.

Replied November 2018

Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback. We are glad to hear that you find our customer support team to be helpful. Did you know that they have won two awards in 2018?

February 2017

Morgan from Lendlease

Company Size: 5,001-10,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

February 2017

Brightmove Review 2017

I have had a great experience with the customer support team lately. They have been responsive and worked hard to resolve my issues

Pros

Reporting abilities, easy to load candidates into

Cons

The fact that I cannot categorize my candidates by type of industry experience

Response from BrightMove of BrightMove, Inc.

Replied February 2017

Morgan, Thank you for the review. If you are not yet aware, you can now suggest and vote for new features under the help section. Just click "Suggest New Feature". We review these every Friday and the features that get the most upvotes get moved into the development queue.

March 2018

Stefan from Management Search

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

March 2018

Good stuff. Great support. Kind and responsive and patient. Regular enhancements. Fast.

reach a lot of people .

Pros

Mass mail allows me to reach out to a lot of people. Search engine is quick. When I call with a problem they respond and help me. Learning tools are available.

Cons

it is better than my IT skills . I get frustrated wishing I could know more do more . I wish I could email my entire data base not just 500 at a time. that would be very nice.

Response from BrightMove of BrightMove, Inc.

Replied November 2018

Thank you for the feedback. We are so glad to hear that you are enjoying our product. Thank you for being a loyal customer.

April 2017

Howie from Kutcher Tax Careers, Inc.

Company Size: 1 employee

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

April 2017

Review of Brightmove by Kutcher Tax Careers

Am a long-time user of Brightmove and am always satisfied. Have used another ATS and this one is superior. I can run and ad at anytime which has helped me make placements. The Brightmatch feature is a winner!

Pros

(1) Easy to use (2) Can run ads through ATS--so don't have to pay separately
(3) Friendly and knowledgable staff (4) Brightmatch feature is a winner

Cons

Don't have 24/7 customer service and name recongnition is lacking--most
of my clients never heard of Brightmove

February 2018

Alvina from Moda Health

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

2 of 5

Functionality

3 of 5

February 2018

Overall good experience, but would of like the via chat back!

Pros

Searching for certain items are pretty easy. I could easily search an applicant through their name of the position they have applied for before.

Cons

When I needed help with something, we had a Chat option to chat with a team member. Although it is still possible now, it is not as easy. It wants me to sign up for another software and I don't need anymore of that.
Also, combining duplicate applicant could be better. Such as if someone had a name change.

April 2017

Morgan from Lendlease

Company Size: 5,001-10,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

April 2017

Brightmove 2017

Overall, I have worked with this ATS for the past 7 years and have found it useful and easy to learn, teach and use.

Pros

Easy to learn and navigate.

Cons

Ability to rate candidates based on specific jobs applied for.

Response from BrightMove of BrightMove, Inc.

Replied April 2017

Morgan, Thank you for taking the time to review BrightMove! Regarding categorizing candidates based on skill sets. There are a few ways to handle that currently. Our support team will be happy work with you and find the way that works best for you.