JobAdder vs Firefish: An alternative for recruiters who don’t want to be locked in

Want the freedom of an open API and flexible subscription plans? We’re all about adding joy to the job of recruitment so we’ve got integrations with 150+ partners (including LinkedIn Recruiter), month-to-month contracts that grow with your business and UK support and onboarding teams.

“My favourite thing about JobAdder is the flexibility that it provides. We can completely customise the software to match exactly what we need and what works for our business.” – Laura Moffitt, Harper Anderton

Comparing JobAdder and Firefish recruitment software

JobAdder and Firefish 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 platform. Built 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 you’ll love to use. Our recruitment platform features one main dashboard with a drag-and-drop workflow, custom workflows to suit any pipeline and pop-out task drawers, so you can work faster with fewer clicks.


What is Firefish?

Firefish is a recruitment CRM, ATS and marketing solution with built-in recruitment marketing tools, candidate sourcing and management and analytics features.

Firefish does not have an open API but it does integrate with some job boards. It focuses on integrating your recruitment activities with your marketing efforts.


JobAdder vs. Firefish ATS and CRM

Where JobAdder shines:

  • Australian support, implementation, and cloud-based data storage with ISO 27001 certification
  • Flexible subscription or contract pricing plans
  • 150+ partner marketplace, including LinkedIn Recruiter integration
  • Basic and advanced reporting available
  • Strong customer satisfaction with speed of ATS and CRM
  • On-demand learning in-product at no additional cost
  • 24/6 live support with a customer satisfaction score (CSAT) of 99%
  • Mobile app native to iOS and Android

Where Firefish shines:

  • Scotland-based with UK development and support
  • Affordable pricing with long-term contracts, minimum of 12 months
  • No open API and no integration with LinkedIn Recruiter, but does integrate with a select number of job boards
  • Basic reporting functionality available
  • Solid search and filter functionality though can be a slow system
  • Offers onboarding and training, though some features need external training
  • Good support offering
  • Web-only software

Why choose JobAdder?

Simplify the job of recruitment

We don’t try to do everything. We focus on the things that matter to recruiters and do them expertly. Our cloud-based platform and mobile app let you recruit from anywhere, any time. With 150+ integrations built for maximising revenue from recruitment, you can create a tailored solution that scales with your business growth. 

Save time with customisable workflows

Our core product allows you to build custom workflows to meet the needs of your job. Use our drag-and-drop workflows with pop-out drawers to complete your tasks with fewer clicks. You don’t want to spend time or money on admin when you could be talking to candidates.

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 integrations with LinkedIn, SourceWhale and more lets you access millions of candidate profiles–all without leaving JobAdder. And you can track it all with simple and customisable reporting that you can export and share with clients.

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, no tiered features for different user levels and no penalty fees or barriers to switch.

Get local customer support

Get local 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 Firefish to JobAdder

Switching platforms might seem like a daunting task, but our team work closely with you throughout your data migration and implementation. Have a chat with us to see how we can help.

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Why Firefish 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 (including LinkedIn Recruiter!) that plug and play with our core platform. We’re not trying to do everything, we focus on doing what we do well.

Continuous innovation

We listen to our customers when it comes to improving our platform and we offer customisable workflows to ensure we’re adding joy to your job. 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

No need to lock in to annual contracts, unless you want to. Change or cancel your plan at any time and there’s no penalty fees or barriers to switch if you choose to. 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 recruiters 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

23rd Jun
Rhys Jones
Davidson Gray

That’s one thing about JobAdder. I know it saves a lot of time and is very user-friendly; everything is in the right place.

3rd Feb
Ravi Depala
Winning Group

Time to hire is significantly less than what it was before. Which ultimately is cost-saving across the business.

17th May
Courtney Chambers
OnTalent

In comparison to our prior system, we now have the ability to build reports and to be able to report upon things that are relevant to our business again.

3rd Feb
Steve Carter
TAP – The Ability People

JobAdder’s versatility [works well with] our remote working model, particularly with people with disability or impairment, it just makes life really, really easy not just within the team but also with our customers.

17th May
Laura Moffitt
Harper Anderton

The support we’ve received in terms of onboarding and follow-ups has been absolutely amazing, cannot praise enough the support staff! They are always there to help and create solutions that work for us, and I’m continuously impressed with the customer service levels provided (which can be rare in this industry!).

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
Matt Sampson
Aspect Personnel

We are very much moving into a data-driven society. I think JobAdder does a great job at capturing that data. I think that Analytics is an awesome tool to add another layer of analysis on top of that data. This is really beneficial for me as a business owner, to understand some of the opportunities and some of the bottlenecks we’re facing as a business and for individuals in the business, so that we can direct our efforts to the right things

23rd Jun
Jason McGregor
Adecco

We needed a track record of stability and security. We needed to be able to deliver a credible solution that would provide assurance to the client. Hand on heart, we needed to be able to advise the client that our solution, our tools, could handle [high] volumes in a secure manner.

3rd Feb
Patrick Mylonas
Burbank Group

I think JobAdder has paid for itself. Previously we found we’d get all these applications and they would be mixed up with our other emails and we’d miss things. Now everything is under a specific job, we know who to contact and can do a bulk email to the recruiting manager to take a look at the candidates.