Newton Software Review

Newton Software
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2009
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43,000+ users
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Newton Software At A Glance

Good: Unlimited users, support and features in one subscription price; strong mobile and interview scorecard functionality; intuitive recruiting dashboard with real-time hiring data.
Bad: Not intended for enterprise businesses.
Bottom Line: Intuitive and mobile-optimized applicant tracking system helps SMBs manage their entire hiring process from attracting candidates to onboarding new hires easily and efficiently.

Product Overview

Newton Software is an applicant tracking system (ATS) designed for small to medium-sized businesses with in-house recruiters. It’s a cloud-based solution with a mobile-ready interface for access on any device.

The solution has a built-in recruiting dashboard to track the entire recruiting lifecycle from job postings to onboarding. Recruiters can organize scheduled interviews, manage thank-you letters and request job approvals via intuitive dashboards. Interview scheduling is a strength with integrations to Microsoft Outlook and Gmail. Interview scorecard functionality allows employers to organize interview kits, strategically score and rank applicants, and measure the success of internal interviewers in picking the best talent.

Newton Software places a strong emphasis on mobile recruiting. All software features are accessible from a mobile device without having to install and download any special apps. The solution automatically displays the information in an appropriate screen size in an easy-to-read format. Newton Software also offers a mobile-optimized branded career page and job application features so candidates can easily apply for openings.

In addition, Newton Software helps companies stay in compliance by providing Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) tracking tools. It also integrates with third-party providers, such as payroll systems, human resource management systems (HRMS), background checking websites and assessment sites.

Recruiters can post job openings on job boards and social networking sites directly from the software with a built in employee referral app that creates a gamified contest for internal employees.

Features

Newton Software has many features. Here, we’ll focus on several of its key features.

First, the Newton Echo feature allows hiring managers to respond to recruiters’ requests without having to log into the solution. Hiring managers can review candidates’ resumes, give feedback about interviews and accept or reject candidates via email. The system automatically updates any statuses (e.g., automatic scheduling of an interview once a hiring manager selects the candidate) and tracks any comments.

Newton’s Interview Scorecards improves new hire quality, capturing quantitative and qualitative feedback from interview teams to create a hiring “Batting Average.” With Newton, employers have the tools to measure hiring managers, interviewers, and recruiters who are statistically prone to making the best hiring decisions.

Newton Software also offers flexible workflow and approval processes. The “Green is Go. Red is No.” system is used to show whether a request is approved or denied, or whether a candidate is hired or rejected. Alerts can be sent to trigger follow-ups or another course of action. This also increases hiring manager engagement and drives the decisions that drive hiring.

Other features of Newton Software include:

  • Resume parsing
  • Email templates
  • Automated thank-you letters
  • An offer-letter generator
  • Advanced candidate search
  • A new-hire onboarding portal with step-by-step processes
  • Interview Scorecards to get feedback from the hiring team about candidates
  • Multi-lingual online job applications
  • Vendor management

And finally, users have access to the Gravity app for employee referrals. Gravity integrates with Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Google+. Current employees can share job openings with their network and vouch for the referral once someone applies for the job. Workers can receive reward points for sharing the openings and a prize if the referral is hired.

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

Target Market

Newton Software is intended for recruiters and hiring managers in small to medium-sized businesses. It’s not intended for staffing agencies.

We’ve listed 10 customers below:

  • Appareo
  • ContactUs
  • Lighthouse Youth Services
  • NantKwest
  • TradeStation
  • Heating & Plumbing Engineers Inc
  • Boa Technology
  • Campbell Scientific
  • Garver
  • Fortbonne University

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Implementation/Integration

New clients are assigned a personal launch manager who can help them get the software implemented within seven to 10 business days. Once the solution is live, clients work with a dedicated Customer Success Manager for continued support. They can also participate in customized training sessions.

Customer Service & Support

Newton Software provides clients with a 24/7 knowledge base for documentation, product videos and training webinars. Users can submit and track support requests, as well as provide feedback via an online community.

Clients can also contact their designated Customer Success Manager or the support team via phone or email.

Pricing

Newton Software has a subscription price of $399 per month. This includes an unlimited number of features, unlimited number of users, unlimited number of job openings and unlimited support.

Prospective clients can also receive a customized price quote.

Shortcomings

Newton Software isn’t intended for enterprise companies. Enterprise companies that are looking for an ATS can check out our other reviews, such as CareerPlug or BirdDogHR.

And finally, clients would like Newton Software to include additional features to help them make more strategic hiring decisions. To that end, Newton Software has recently released an Interview Scorecard feature and plans to add more hiring features.

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About

Newton is the brainchild of recruiting professionals who launched the product in 2009 after having run hundreds of high performance recruiting programs across the US. Their goal wasn’t to revolutionize recruiting, it was to create ATS software that was easy-to-use, easy to implement, and affordable for any size of company.

When Newton was founded in 2009, the mission was simple. Design software that they would want to use, sell it how they would want to buy it, and provide the level of support they would  expect as customers. While Newton has grown exponentially over the years and has even been acquired by a larger company, Paycor, the team has never wavered from our original mission.

Headquartered in San Francisco, Newton Software has over 43,000 users and a 95% customer retention rate. It also has a 87% rate of resolving support tickets within a 24-hour time frame.

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