Kallidus Recruit Review

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Kallidus Recruit At A Glance

Good: Automated workflows that streamline repetitive tasks, tools and metrics that help companies comply with labor regulations, dedicated portal for hiring managers.
Bad: It currently doesn't offer resume parsing or built-in background checks, although both features are in the pipeline for a future upgrade.
Bottom Line: Kallidus Recruit is designed to help both recruiters and hiring managers streamline their hiring processes, which leads to better candidate experience.

Product Overview

Kallidus is a talent management software suite designed to help organizations retain, develop and empower their employees. It includes talent management, recruitment, performance management, and learning features. This review focuses on its Kallidus Recruit solution.

Kallidus Recruit is a cloud-based recruiting solution that helps recruiters and hiring managers streamline hiring processes. Companies that work with multiple processes benefit from using one system for all hiring features, such as compiling reports.

Other benefits of Kallidus Recruit include:

  • Attract and recruit better candidates faster
  • Create unconscious bias through outstanding candidate experience
  • Retain potential talent for the future
  • Automated email and SMS communications as standard to keep updated candidates updated and hiring managers engaged in the recruitment process

Kallidus Recruit can be purchased either as a stand-alone solution or as part of Kallidus’ talent management suite.

Features

Here are some of the key features of Kallidus Recruit:

  • Applicant tracking feature that accommodates large candidate data and includes an audit trail
  • Dashboard that displays real-time data at an organizational level, but also allows users to drill down into data for more information
  • Talent Bank that stores candidate information for future job openings
  • Ability to customize automated workflows
  • Flexible reporting tools that measure metrics, such as open job positions, time to hire and candidate demographics, to help companies make better hiring decisions
  • Dedicated portal for hiring managers to create requisitions, approve job postings, screen candidates, and arrange interviews

  • Applicant Tracking?
  • Automated Reference Checks?
  • Onboarding?
  • Recruiting?
  • Social Integration?
  • Video Interviewing?

Target Market

Kallidus targets companies in all sizes and industries in both the U.K. and worldwide. Here’s a sample list of 10 clients:

  • Royal Mail
  • Virgin Trains
  • Lloyds Banking Group
  • Iceland
  • NHS
  • TSB
  • Cargiant
  • Ocado
  • Marie Curie
  • Horder Health Care

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Implementation/Integration

Kallidus offers two implementation packages. They are:

Light touch delivery – This package is designed for clients that have experience implementing software and only have light requirements. It includes an assigned implementation specialist, documentation on using the software and best practices, weekly remote implementation sessions, and access to administrator and reporting public training.

Hands-on delivery – This package is intended for companies with complex requirements that need data and content transferred from an older system. It includes an assigned consultant and project manager, on-site requirements workshop, on-site product configuration, weekly calls with the consultant, testing solution before go-live, and three seats at the administrator and reporting public training.

Kallidus also offers a range of managed services, such as software administration, project management, and customized learning and development content. It also provides a variety of training options that cover product features and best practices.

Customer Service & Support

Users can access a knowledge base of articles relating to the product. They can also access the Help Center for submitting product tickets, or call Kallidus’ support team for more urgent matters.

There is also a Community that houses articles on best practices, webinars, information on new features, and a forum for communicating with other Kallidus users.

Pricing

Kallidus doesn’t publicly release pricing information. Please contact the company directly for a price quote.

Shortcomings

Kallidus currently doesn’t offer resume parsing, although that feature is in its pipeline for a future upgrade.

It also currently doesn’t offer integrated employee background checks (or document verification services, as it’s known in the U.K.). Although it can be done, the user will need to leave the Kallidus solution in order to run background checks. Kallidus plans to offer background checking functionality sometime in the next year.

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About

Founded in 2000, Kallidus’ mission is to help companies empower and develop their employees through the full lifecycle from recruiting to succession. It stands by five core values: integrity, teamwork, velocity, innovation, and commercial awareness.

Kallidus received over 20 awards, including the UX (User Experience) UK 2017 award for Best Learning Experience, 2018 finalist for The Learning Awards (External Learning Solution of the Year), Princess Royal Training Awards 2016, and a finalist in the CIPD People Management Awards for 2016 (in best digital initiative in HR and best change management initiative categories).

Headquartered in London, Kallidus supports over 200 clients and 1 million learners worldwide.

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