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

17th May
Samantha Robertson
Seafolly

You’ve got to throw yourself into these systems and work out how to use them – you can’t break JobAdder, it’s a friendly system to use, and now that I’ve found the interactive training, I know that I’m confident I’ll be able to find what I need.

2nd Feb
David Jackson
S2P

We are saving a lot of time each day using workflows and staying on the home screen. Personally, I have found that I’m saving an amazing amount of time on a daily basis. The team is getting the hang of it and have been very positive about their experiences.

23rd Jun
Vanessa Flynn
Bolt Talent Solutions

It’s highly user-friendly. Anyone can pick it up, and if you don’t, there’s a video for something that you’re not sure of. It’s pretty intuitive.

3rd Feb
Lindsey Morgan
People Intelligence

JobAdder is the most nimble and adaptable system we have used and having moved on to it from Bullhorn, our productivity has increased immensely. Data is easy to load, searching is much more agile and we are finding candidates we did not know we had.

3rd Feb
Paul Cameron
Consult Recruitment

JobAdder came out on top in all the key areas, from the cost of integration and setup to training for staff and then functionality and utility. I think the beauty of JobAdder is it runs in an agile, modern software environment that gives you regular updates to features that matter to users. It doesn’t matter how big or small you are, it scales with you and your business, which is perfect.

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.

23rd Jun
Vanessa Flynn
Bolt Talent Solutions

We wouldn’t have been able to do what we did without it. Partnering with the right technology organisation that can be agile and help you is so important.

3rd Feb
Phillip Lenzenhuber
NTP Forklifts Australia

People don’t understand the power of JobAdder or what JobAdder has – it’s an amazing tool. You feel totally at home. That’s how I feel when I come into the office in the morning, I’m actually looking forward to going to work. Because I like my job with JobAdder, it makes my life just so much easier.

3rd Feb
Katrina Docherty
MAYDAY Recruitment

Everything we’ve ever wanted or thought we needed has always been there or is coming soon. We’ve never really had an opportunity to think, oh gosh I wish it did this.