Crelate Review

Crelate Talent
Bethesda, MD
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Crelate Talent At A Glance

Good: Three scalable pricing packages, customized job dashboard and activity stream to track candidates, extensive search functionality.
Bad: Onboarding features are not included.
Bottom Line: Flexible recruiting solution designed to help recruiters maintain relationships with clients and candidates.

Product Overview

Crelate Talent is an applicant tracking solution designed to help all professional recruiters with sourcing and hiring prospective candidates. It’s considered a “talent relationship management” solution (similar to PC Recruiter) because it helps recruiters build relationships with their clients and contacts (internal and external), as well as potential candidates.

Crelate Talent has other benefits, including:

  • The ability to keep track of relationships with notes, activities, tasks and alerts
  • The ability to find candidates in an efficient manner, as well as their resumes/applications
  • Customizable to fit the specific needs of the business
  • Easy access for recruiters anytime, anywhere from their iPads, iPhones and Android devices
  • Cloud-based on a Microsoft Azure server so companies don’t need to worry about purchasing and maintaining software and hardware

Crelate Talent has three pricing plans. Specific pricing is in our Pricing section below, but we’ve listed the features included in each plan.

Professional – The Professional plan is intended for professional recruiters, and includes robust features, such as:

  • Unlimited number of open positions
  • Up to 5 GB data storage
  • Recruiting CRM and ATS
  • Crelate Visualizations
  • Job order management
  • Task and activity tracking
  • Customizable recruiting workflows
  • Full text and Boolean search
  • Resume parsing
  • Basic reporting tools
  • Email marketing templates
  • Branded (logo and colors) career portal
  • Free job board distribution and sponsored job postings
  • Data import, export and quality tools
  • Mobile recruiting
  • Access for hiring managers and interviewers
  • Ability to send candidate submittals for review
  • Up to five activity template and forms
  • Recruitment marketing features (bulk email, calendar integration, Outlook client extension and automated email tracking)
  • Integration to Google Analytics
  • Custom questionnaires and applications
  • Candidate source tracking
  • Integration to Dice, CareerBuilder and Monster
  • Chrome extension
  • API access
  • SMS/text messaging (add-on feature)

Business – The Business plan gives recruiters advanced features, such as:

  • Up to 15 GB data storage
  • Up to 20 activity template and forms
  • Employment search workflow
  • Sales reports, custom dashboards and recruitment analytics
  • EEO/OFCCP/VEVRAA surveys and reports
  • GDPR compliance tools
  • Custom CSS for career portal
  • Automated email tracking
  • User roles, auditing and advanced security features
  • eSignature (add-on feature)

Custom – The Enterprise plan targets businesses with custom recruiting needs. Crelate offers customizable activity template and forms, as well as negotiable data storage.


Crelate Talent has some unique features, such as:

Job dashboard: Recruiters can visualize the status of candidates on a dashboard where they can drag and drop a tile icon with each candidate’s name in categories for a specific status (e.g. Prospect, Interviewing). They can customize their dashboards to fit their hiring workflows.

Activity stream: The activity stream helps recruiters track the status of each job posting or correspondence from each candidate. Recruiters can schedule tasks or record notes on conversations with a candidate. They can customize any existing types of activity or add their own.

Extensive search functionality: Recruiters can find potential candidates in an efficient manner. Crelate Talent includes full-text and relational search features, including tag search and Boolean queries. Search criteria can be saved to be used again in the future.

Branded company portal: Crelate gives businesses the opportunity to have their own company portals for recruiting candidates. Using the portal, candidates can see job postings, submit resumes and fill out applications. Companies can have their portal designed with their logo/brand and other customization. The company portal is also accessible on mobile devices.

Email integration: Crelate integrates with most email programs, such as Microsoft Outlook, so recruiters can email candidates and parse emailed resumes within the platform.

Additional features include:

  • Email campaigns – This feature allows recruiters to send email blasts to applicants or employers. Recruiters can configure the email so that it can be sent from any domain, send more than 100 emails at a time and measure the opens, clicks and other metrics of the campaign.
  • Integration to RingCentral for VoIP, text messaging and conference calls
  • Integration to Zapier for automating repetitive tasks
  • eSignature functionality
  • Forms request feature that lets recruiters create forms for their clients/candidates to fill out
  • Job Portal Embeddable Widget

Target Market

Crelate Talent is designed for professional recruiters (staffing firms, recruiting agencies, corporate recruiters and hiring managers) in small to medium-sized businesses. Crelate doesn’t release the names of its clients.

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Crelate offers solution implementation that’s included in the monthly payment. It also offer data migration for a modest fee that includes finding out the requirements of the migration (type of data, type of existing system used, etc.), mapping and importing data into its test servers, and moving the data in the live environment after verification.

In addition, Crelate provides companies with other optional migration services, such as data cleanup and data deduplication.

Crelate offers its Quick Start Training package to clients regardless of the plan selected. During this process, Crelate works with the business to create its workflows, activities, settings and templates. The vendor also provides a recorded training session that’s accessible for future use, as well as a follow-up success review.

In addition, Crelate offers optional full-day training, on-site training and customized training for the Business and Enterprise plans.

Customer Service & Support

Crelate offers users access to a knowledge base, training videos and email and phone support.


The three pricing package are (note that they are paid annually):

  • Professional ($69 per user per month)
  • Business ($89 per user per month)
  • Enterprise (please contact Crelate directly for a price quote)



Crelate Talent doesn’t include onboarding features.


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Crelate’s mission statement is threefold: building a talent solution that’s easy to use and affordable for small to mid-sized businesses (SMBs), offering short implementation processes, and helping companies build and maintain relationships with current and prospective employees.

The company was founded in 2012 by a group of people with a long history in the talent management and customer relationship management (CRM) industries.

In addition to its Crelate Talent solution, Crelate provides professional services, such as custom reports and business consulting; brand, logo and website design; data migration and training.

Headquartered in Bethesda, MD, Crelate has a second office in Bothell, WA.

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