JobAdder vs Bullhorn: An alternative for recruiters who want to keep it simple

Looking for an ATS you’ll love to use? We put our money where our mouth is. You’re free to choose how you prefer to pay, whether that’s month to month or annually.

“JobAdder is the most nimble and adaptable system we have used – our productivity has increased immensely. We are finding candidates we did not know we had.” – Lindsey Morgan, People Intelligence

Comparing JobAdder and Bullhorn recruitment software

JobAdder and Bullhorn both provide recruiting and staffing solutions that work for recruitment agencies of any size.

What is JobAdder?

JobAdder is a cloud-based ATS and CRM SaaS platform. Built in Australia by recruiters for recruiters, JobAdder streamlines your recruiting workflow so you can focus on getting the best results for your clients by placing better candidates, faster.

JobAdder builds recruitment software that recruiters love to use. Our recruitment platform features one main dashboard with a drag-and-drop workflow and pop-out drawers, so you don’t have to click away to get the job done.


What is Bullhorn?

Bullhorn is a US-based Applicant Tracking and CRM System. It’s billed as a modern recruiting system that enables recruitment agencies to increase sales, streamline operations and differentiate themselves from the competition.

Their recruitment platform features separate tabs for jobs, candidates, companies, leads and opportunities, requiring multiple clicks for each task. It claims to make faster placements, increase candidate redeployment and manage client relationships all in one system of record.


JobAdder vs. Bullhorn ATS and CRM

Where JobAdder shines:

  • Australian development, support and cloud-based data storage with ISO 27001 certification
  • Built to scale with business growth of any size
  • Flexible pricing plans to suit every business – month to month or annually
  • Pay-per-user, flex down as well as up
  • No tiered features for different access levels
  • Continuous development at no additional cost
  • Extensive integration partner network to choose from

Where Bullhorn shines:

  • Northern hemisphere development, southern hemisphere support and data storage
  • Used as a system of record for enterprise recruitment agencies
  • One or two-year lock-in contracts
  • Set number of users, no flex until contract renewal
  • Tiered features with permission requirements for different access levels
  • Preferred partner network driven by acquisitions

Why choose JobAdder?

Simplify the job of recruitment

Complex Applicant Tracking Systems are overkill for most recruiters. Our cloud-based platform and mobile app let you recruit from anywhere, any time. With partnerships with 100+ best of breed solutions built for maximising revenue from recruitment, you can create a tailored solution that scales with your business growth.

Save time with workflows

Our automation and AI technology help you source, attract, engage and place the right candidates faster. You don’t want to spend time or money on admin when you could be talking to candidates. Use our drag-and-drop workflows with pop-out drawers to complete your tasks with fewer clicks.

Deliver better results for your clients

Reduce time-to-fill. Increase placement volume. Source proactively to build talent nurture pools that help you place candidates faster. Our exclusive SEEK Talent Search Connect tool plus LinkedIn Recruiter System Connect let you access tens of millions of candidate profiles – all within your JobAdder workflow.

Expect clear and transparent pricing

You’re free to choose how you prefer to pay, whether that’s month to month or annually. We work hard to keep your business every month. We know you’ll love using JobAdder, and we put our money where our mouth is. No lock-in contracts and no tiered features for different user levels. Never pay for a seat that nobody sits in.

Get local customer support

Get Australian-based customer service 24/6, no matter where your business is located. We provide support for every user, not just account administrators, at no additional cost. On-demand training is baked into your JobAdder workflow, so you don’t have to waste time learning how to use the platform.

Switching from Bullhorn to JobAdder

Just looking for a simple data transfer? Use our blueprint for express migration from Bullhorn and cut your onboarding time by 75%. Have a chat with us to see how we can help.

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Why Bullhorn customers are migrating to JobAdder

Native tools

JobAdder’s core platform provides a whole suite of recruitment features out-of-the-box. Imagine all your daily tasks in a drag-and-drop workflow – job creation, sourcing, messaging and communication, assessments, interviews and more. We also offer add-ons and integrations that plug and play with our core platform.

Continuous innovation

We listen to our customers when it comes to improving our platform. Platform development is needs-based and customer-driven. We’re constantly innovating so you can deliver the best results for your clients using the best technology. Continuous development at no additional cost.

Flexible pricing

Don’t pay for features you don’t need. With JobAdder, users can scale up or scale down at any time, so you’ll only pay for what you actually use. No need to lock into annual contracts, unless you want to. Change or cancel your plan at any time. Pay-per-user with no minimum user cost, even during your migration period.

The personal touch

Even though we’ve come a long way since our humble beginnings, we recognise and celebrate our roots. Our business is built by local people who are passionate about recruitment. Our job is to add joy to your job. We want you to love using your ATS and will do everything to help make this happen. After all, you use it every day!

Hear why your peers love JobAdder

3rd Feb
Jim Harrison
ESS Super

Being able to easily measure things like time to hire, cost of hiring and volume of activity has enabled us to make better decisions.

3rd Feb
Yvonne Kelly
Driftwood Group

The JobAdder mobile app is amazing for our business, it’s changed the whole way that we work… It’s totally transformed how we work remotely.

17th May
Samantha Robertson
Seafolly

We’re a flat structure in the HR team so to have a tool that involves the hiring manager is fantastic and makes the process more efficient.

3rd Feb
Matt Nudds
Daniel Marks

The implementation process was very slick. We had a timeline that was all spelled out for us, we could access that exactly the same way that the team at JobAdder could access it. So it’s very clear we knew what was happening and when. If there was any changes or additions we were told about them and updated on them. Implementing JobAdder has allowed us to bring much better consistency and clarity to the way that we do things.

3rd Feb
Matt Baker
Bolton Clarke

We now have a really solid core ATS. It’s enabling our recruiters to spend more time with candidates and also lets us now focus on the applicant’s experience and, following into that, the employee experience. One major achievement would be our time to hire. That’s been smashed down to around 22-odd days so we’ve halved what the KPI was.

17th May
Christy Welldon
Archdiocese of Brisbane

I think without the training you’d be able to fumble your way through the system because it’s pretty straightforward. But I’d be concerned about the follow-on effects, of not knowing what will happen if you do something [in the system] so it’s definitely been beneficial.

23rd Jun
Joel Broughton
BlueCross

Since we’ve moved to JobAdder, we’ve reduced our job board expenditure by 65%, saving us thousands of dollars while our agency usage has dropped by 30-40%. JobAdder’s definitely paid for itself in just a few months.

17th May
Phillip Lenzenhuber
NTP Forklifts Australia

With all the notes as well that I can take against the candidate’s profiles, this has been phenomenal. Nothing is as good as JobAdder. You can’t manage people properly unless you use JobAdder because it’s about the candidate experience. The templates and everything, it was just so awesome.

23rd Jun
Senga Allen
Everest People

That’s the way of the future. We’ve got to make the most of the data that we have, and we’ve been able to do that with JobAdder.