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IBM Kenexa vs. Oracle Taleo
May 2022
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"It is extremely user friendly. It is very flexible in managing recruitment, especially when you have thousands of applicants as we did. We easily had over 20,000 applicants within a year for some of our positions, so it made it very easy to manage a large application pool. It was very easy to customize by recruiter preference. When you open up someone's profile to see their experience, education, or other things, you can customize that for yourself. It was flexible in that, and each recruiter could set up their preferences. It didn't have to be set up so that everyone had to have the same landing platform, which was very helpful. As someone who trained other HR people on how to use the system, it was very easy to pick up and learn.""The most valuable features are that we can upload documents and download them on demand."

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"Performance and goal management are good to have, based on certain client requirements where the user base isn't too large, but the most workable domain of Taleo is the recruiting module.""The solution offers good benefits for administrators.""The solution is stable and reliable."

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"The reporting tool is helpful, but it is not the easiest to train on or is not as understandable for other HR pros. Their Workbench site, which is the administrator site that you use to update your website, is not user-friendly. When updates are required, it is not that easy to manage because Workbench is not user friendly. It required more work from the admins. They have Workbench training, which actually was very unhelpful. It took eight hours to complete, and it was not very helpful. Their customer service when it comes specifically to their Workbench site is not helpful.""I would like to have a better and more user-friendly interface."

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"In terms of Oracle Taleo as a product, there are a lot of things which can be developed; most feedback which I have heard from customers is about the dashboard and the home page, both of which are quite basic.""There are always going to be little caveats here and there that you might not have known about as far as changes are concerned, however, it's not business-oriented to the point where the business shuts down.""It's hard to share access with other people right now. If you try it will not work. They should do something that improves the ability to share everything."

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  • "Kenexa was fairly priced. However, in 2019, before I left my previous organization, they significantly increased their pricing. It can be affordable, but their pricing is going up. It is not just licensing; it is how many applicants you have in your system on the database side."
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  • "Whether you pay annually or on some other payment schedule depends on the license model you choose. Typically, clients pay a yearly subscription."
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    Top Answer:The solution is stable and reliable.
    Top Answer:I wasn't involved in the pricing at all. I have no idea if it is priced high or low.
    Top Answer:There are functional issues based on the system that we're currently using. This has nothing to do with Taleo. There are always going to be little caveats here and there that you might not have known… more »
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    Also Known As
    IBM Smarter Workforce, Outstart
    Taleo, SonicRecruit
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    Kenexa provides business solutions for human resources. We help global organizations multiply business success by identifying the best individuals for every job and fostering optimal work environments for every organization.
    The Oracle Taleo Cloud Service enables enterprises and midsize businesses to recruit top performers with the right cloud talent skills, aligning them to key goals and performance while developing and compensating them appropriately. The industry's broadest cloud-based talent management platform, Oracle Taleo Cloud Service collects relevant information throughout the employee's entire lifecycle, empowering HR, managers, and employees to leverage their cloud talent to drive improved performance and business success.
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    Sample Customers
    Sweet Spot International (SSI), Leo Burnett Worldwide (LBW), Sika AG, Legacy Health, Apollo Group Inc., Regeneron, Transurban Group, National Health Service, New Zealand Police, Overland Footwear, Yealands, Johnson Controls, Allscripts, Kerry Foods, Masterpet, AMD, Balfour Beatty
    ICA Fluor, Monsanto Company, Hitachi Consulting, Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital, Kalpataru Ltd, DELL Inc., JSR Micro Inc., Skanska AB, Acciona, Baloise Group, Zhejiang Geely Holding Group, Logicalis Inc., Garmin International, Intuit Inc, The Dow Chemical Company
    Top Industries
    Financial Services Firm16%
    Hospitality Company12%
    Engineering Company8%
    Computer Software Company33%
    Comms Service Provider11%
    Manufacturing Company6%
    Non Profit5%
    Computer Software Company33%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Energy/Utilities Company4%
    Company Size
    Small Business10%
    Midsize Enterprise3%
    Large Enterprise87%
    Small Business14%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise73%
    Small Business31%
    Midsize Enterprise8%
    Large Enterprise62%
    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise70%
    Buyer's Guide
    IBM Kenexa vs. Oracle Taleo
    May 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about IBM Kenexa vs. Oracle Taleo and other solutions. Updated: May 2022.
    607,178 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    IBM Kenexa is ranked 11th in Benefits Administration with 2 reviews while Oracle Taleo is ranked 7th in Benefits Administration with 3 reviews. IBM Kenexa is rated 7.0, while Oracle Taleo is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of IBM Kenexa writes "Recruitment tool is user friendly and flexible but the Workbench site needs work". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Oracle Taleo writes "Recruiting module is highly usable, with good performance and goal management features". IBM Kenexa is most compared with SAP SuccessFactors, Workday, PeopleFluent Talent Management, Oracle HCM Cloud and ADP GlobalView HCM, whereas Oracle Taleo is most compared with Oracle HCM Cloud, Workday, SAP SuccessFactors and PeopleSoft. See our IBM Kenexa vs. Oracle Taleo report.

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