Considering Recruitee? Here are the 4 Alternatives You Need to Know About

Published by:
Joe Caccavale
April 17, 2023
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The Ultimate ATS Comparison Guide

Recruitee overview 

Recruitee is an AI-powered applicant tracking platform that puts an emphasis on collaborative hiring.

The idea behind a more collaborative hiring platform is to get HR and hiring managers working together to expand sourcing power, improve candidate experience and reduce bias.


Recruitee features

  • Job board posting
  • Interview scheduling 
  • Reporting dashboard
  • Workflow templates 
  • Referrals hub
  • Anonymous candidate evaluations 


What Recruitee gets right

If pure applicant tracking and recruitment management is your main priority, Recruitee should definitely be near the top of your list of options...

Users generally report that Recruitee is very user-friendly and intuitive to use. The platform's interface is clean and streamlined and allows you to customise things like your pre-screening questions, hiring pipeline and email templates.

Although Recruitee doesn't offer any built-in assessments, the platform integrates with assessment tools like TestDome, Bryq, Codility and Gusto.

When it comes to DEI features, Recruitee's 'Fair Evaluations' allows you to reduce biases by hiding evaluations from your team so that candidates are reviewed.


Things to consider

In terms of assessments offered, Recruitee allows you to ask candidates pre-screening 'knockout' questions to help narrow your talent pool. Whilst these pre-screening questions maybe better than nothing if you're managing high-volume roles, these are simple, multiple-choice questions that are more about eligibility than testing skills. If you want to dig deeper into candidates' skills, you'll need to use one of the integration options.

Recruitee's collaborative hiring process may be somewhat more fair and objective than the average, having more reviewers and a straightforward yes/no scoring matrix is unlikely to go far enough to improve diversity or quality of candidate.

Some Recruitee users have reported that the analytics/reporting dashboard is fairly limited beyond the typical efficiency/volume metrics.



Workable is one of the most popular applicant tracking systems on the market - helping organisations find and assess talent.


What workable gets right

Workable excels when it comes to sheer volumes of templates and integrations. The platform gives you access to 200+ partner job boards to help source candidates and has an extensive library of 1000+ gender-neutral, inclusive job descriptions, as well as an extensive library of interview questions.

The 'automated actions' feature is intended to help speed up the recruitment process by automating repetitive tasks like email scheduling and candidate management.

Unlike Recruitee, Workable has native, automated assessments you can use to filter candidates (abstract reasoning, numerical comprehension and verbal comprehension). 

If you're looking to reduce bias and improve DEI, Workable allows you to hide identifying information and anonymise your screening process, as well as add structure to reviewing through standardised questions and scorecards.


Things to consider

Whilst Workable may scratch more beneath the surface in terms of predictivity and diversity, there is still a lot of untapped potential...

True, personality and cognitive assessments are undoubtedly a step up from CVs or hollow eligibility questions, but they're not the most predictive of job performance. You can map someone's personality and general character traits, but until you apply these in the context of the job itself, there's still some degree of guesswork required.

Anonymisation is absolutely essential if you want to measurably improve diversity, but if you're still using the classic CV process (albeit with a side of cognitive testing), results are going to be fairly conservative unless you go the extra mile to actually test directly for the skills needed for the job.


Greenhouse is the ATS for people-first companies - a collaborative tool designed to be used by everyone in the company.



What Greenhouse gets right

Greenhouse prides itself on promoting a structured, more equitable recruitment process.

It uses a 'structured' approach to outline requirements so that candidates can be objectively compared. The platform lets you toggle things like candidate names and photos on and off as well as sending anti-bias nudges to your recruiting team. You can also give candidates anonymous take-home assessments.

Greenhouse comes with all the automation features you'd expect from an ATS - including automatic job postings, candidate tracking and 450+ integrations.


 Things to consider

Although interventions like nudges and scorecards are a step in the right direction, simply urging your recruiting team to do better isn't going to make any real impact on outcomes. The effectiveness of nudging alone is fairly mixed, changing human behaviour generally requires overhauling the recruitment process itself, rather than relying on good intentions.

Aside from take-home tests, Greenhouse lacks any native, ready-to-use assessments to evaluate skills in a more fair, predictive way. So even if you do use nudges and score candidates against set criteria, this is still going to be based largely on background.



Lever is a talent acquisition platform that connects companies with talent using both ATS (Applicant Tracking System) and CRM capabilities in one product.


What Lever gets right

Lever reportedly has an easy-to-use, intuitive interface and insightful data visualisations - allowing you to slice data any way you need to and share automated reports on a cadence you define.

The Lever Platform also gives you a dedicated DEI dashboard to track the impact of your hiring activities - and even collects data from those who don't apply.

You can also personalise communications to the talent in your candidate pipeline with customisable templates for emails. 


Things to consider 

Lever seems to be great for helping your hiring team track and measure DEI... but it doesn't seem to offer any measures to actually improve it, other than a more structured recruitment process that any ATS would offer. 

The platform doesn't provide any means of assessing candidates other than a standard, CV-based process. So if you're looking to improve quality of hire, you may want to consider one of the other Recruitee alternatives on this list.



Applied is the hiring tool purpose-built to remove bias and reliably predict job performance using an anonymous, skills-based process.




What's different about Applied?

Here at Applied, we put diversity, fairness and accuracy at the heart of our platform. 

Applied gives you a structured, anonymous recruitment process just like Recruitee, Workable and Greenhouse - but since we know this only goes part of the way towards genuinely promoting diversity and inclusion, we've taken this a step further by providing unbiased, predictive assessments that simulate small parts of the job itself.

And if you're still using CVs, we also built our CV Scoring Tool to make this as objective and data-driven as possible.

As well as automating things like job board posting, interview scheduling and candidate communication, Applied tracks the diversity, accuracy and efficiency of your entire hiring process so that you can prove exactly how your hiring team is influencing the bottom line.


Why choose Applied?

  • Science-approved, job-specific assessments help organisations using Applied find 3x more suitable candidates
  • An anonymous process which tends to see a 3-4x increase in ethnic diversity.
  • Smooth, streamlined interface
  • Best-in-class support
  • Straightforward, easy-to-navigate reporting
  • 9/10 average candidate experience candidate experience


Applied is the all-in-one HR recruitment software purpose-built to reduce bias and reliably predict quality talent.

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