Recruiting software offers numerous benefits, but choosing a provider can be a difficult process for an organization. Two products that are well suited for small and mid-sized businesses are MaxHire and Zoho Recruit.
How do they compare with each other?
MaxHire and Zoho Recruit have the same basic features that you would expect to find in recruiting software. You can send out mass mailings, post to job boards, manage duplicate resumes, and so forth. They also tend to lack the same features - neither one has VoIP integration (the ability to make phone calls over the internet) or allows companies to send text messages to candidates. Overall, there's not that much feature distinction between the two products.
Zoho Recruit offers phone support, but only to its paid users. It also provides email support and live chat assistance. Instead of standard business hours, it has a general policy of trying to respond to all requests within 24 hours (with an exception for weekends and holidays).
MaxHire offers phone and email support every Monday through Friday between 6AM and 6PM (PST). If you are a paid user, you receive priority assistance and a guaranteed response time of one hour. It does not provide live chat service for simple questions, however.
MaxHire and Zoho Recruit can both integrate with Microsoft Outlook and Gmail. Maxhire can also integrate with Kenexa Provelt and Professional Advantage (PAM), however, while Zoho Recruit can also integrate with a variety of different Zoho products, such as Zoho CRM, Calendar and Writer.
MaxHire is the clear winner for this category. It has mobile applications that have been optimized for the iPhone, iPad and Android. In contrast, Zoho Recruit does not a mobile application at this time. Zoho does have mobile versions of many of its other products, however.
MaxHire and Zoho Recruit both have an application programming interface available. They also both have a strong community of developers and extensive documentation on how to use the API and obtain authentication for web methods.
There is a fairly large distinction between the pricing plans of the two products. Maxhire starts at $99/user/month, with a five employee minimum. The pricing is guaranteed to stay the same the entire time you are a customer, and updates to the software are provided free of charge. A pricing option for 1-4 users will also be made available in the near future.
Zoho Recruit, on the other hand, only charges $19/employee/month. This price goes up, however, if you'd like to include various add-ons. For example, you can get an extra 1GB of storage for $3/month, a plug-in for Microsoft Outlook for $5/recruiter/month, and the ability to parse documents from your computer for $6/recruiter month. Zoho Recruit provides a 10% discount for annual subscriptions.
MaxHire offers a bit more than Zoho Recruit, but it's also more expensive. If you're on a limited budget, you might want to choose Zoho Recruit. If price isn't as much of an issue for your company, you can receive faster support and mobile functionality by going with MaxHire.
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