Paycor Recruiting Review

Paycor Recruiting
Cincinnati, OH
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Paycor Recruiting 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

Paycor Recruiting (formerly 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.

Paycor Recruiting 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. Paycor Recruiting also offers a mobile-optimized branded career page and job application features so candidates can easily apply for openings.

In addition, Paycor Recruiting helps companies stay in compliance by providing Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) tracking tools.

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.


Paycor Recruiting is designed by recruiters, for recruiters to help them find, attract and hire the right talent. From engaging quality candidates in a deep talent pool, to building trust with them throughout the hiring process, Paycor Recruiting removes every day, manual processes — and provides real-time data so the hiring team never misses out on a dream candidate. Here’s a look at key software features.

How candidates apply for jobs is changing, and they don’t want to spend 45 minutes filling out an application. They’re using mobile devices and tablets (not just computers) to apply. To keep pace with the changing recruiting landscape, Paycor’s hiring software reduces barriers, allowing applicants to apply from anywhere, on any device, at any time.

With an increased need for remote hiring, Paycor offers robust video and scheduling integrations that make it easy to recruit, interview and hire candidates virtually.

Paycor’s candidate texting feature allows recruiters to instantly communicate with prospects, reconnect with candidates, send follow-up info and share timely reminders.

The Interview Scorecards feature improves new hire quality, capturing feedback from interview teams to create an easy-to-use scoring system that reduces bias during the hiring process.

Finally, Paycor allows users to create and manage a library of custom hiring processes for the organization. Recruiters can even assign different hiring processes to individual job records.

Other features of Paycor Recruiting include:

  • Branded career pages
  • Resume parsing
  • Email templates
  • Automated thank-you letters
  • An offer-letter generator
  • Advanced candidate search
  • Recruiting and hiring analytics
  • A new-hire onboarding portal with step-by-step processes
  • Multi-lingual online job applications
  • Compliance reporting
  • Custom hiring processes

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.

Target Market

Paycor Recruiting is intended for recruiters and hiring managers in medium and small 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
  • Fontbonne University

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New clients work with Paycor’s implementation team on a customizable implementation process. However, here are the basic steps it takes to get Paycor live:

  1. There’s an implementation meeting where Paycor gathers client requirements and other data and provides them with an implementation schedule.
  2. Paycor undergoes a database verification and configuration process to input the client’s employee information and configure the software to the client’s specifications.
  3. Paycor offers instructor-led training for new clients.
  4. Paycor tests the system by performing a payroll run and compares that to the client’s older system for verification. Clients can also test the software as well.
  5. Paycor goes live.

Customer Service & Support

Clients work with the customer support team on troubleshooting, HR best practices and other inquiries. Clients’ employees can access the help center to get answers on frequently asked questions and view other resources. They can contact Paycor for tech support issues but are advised to contact their employer on HR-related inquiries (such as questions about their pay stubs).

Paycor offers ongoing training via webinars on both its product and general HR best practices. It also provides the HR Center of Excellence Virtual Summit, a multi-day series of webinars that gives HR professional tools and continuing education credits to help them stay current on the latest trends and best practices.

Finally, Paycor recognizes that every organization has unique needs and complexity levels. That’s why its quarterly enhancements include new features directly from customers. Over 40% of new features come from client ideas and suggestions.


Paycor doesn’t publicly display its pricing information. Please contact the company directly for a quote.


Paycor Recruiting 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.


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Paycor creates Human Capital Management (HCM) software for leaders who want to make a difference. Our HCM platform modernizes every aspect of people management, from the way you recruit, onboard and develop people, to the way you pay and retain them. But what really sets us apart is our focus on business leaders. For 30 years, we’ve been listening to and partnering with leaders, so we know what they need: HR technology that saves time, powerful analytics that provide actionable insights and Personalized Support. That’s why more than 40,000 customers trust Paycor to help them solve problems and achieve their goals.

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