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:

  • UK 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.

17th May
Tom Mackintosh
Talent International

JobAdder allows us to tie into international job boards very easily, which means that we can get their brand out into regions they don’t usually have access to.

3rd Feb
Paul Cameron
Consult Recruitment

I think the level of help at JobAdder is next-to-none compared to other software or other businesses that I’ve come across. When you launch a ticket and you put a level of urgency on it, if it is super urgent you will be called within a few minutes, if not a few seconds … it’s really world-class.

2nd Feb
Giles Keay
Constructive Recruitment

The ability for us to get through that size of a database so quickly, I think it’s fantastic. That’s been a really big help. I think JobAdder are very good at listening to ideas – if we partner with you, then when the product comes out the other end, it’s obviously going to be better aligned to what we need. I certainly think that JobAdder is the best we’ve seen on the market. We’re definitely going to be staying with it.

17th May
Patrick Mylonas
Burbank Group

I would say it has allowed us to streamline our recruitment process and posting an ad is so much easier. You just have to do it once and don’t have to go into four different programs, which is fantastic.

2nd Feb
Andrew Kim
PICA Group

I love how easy it is to use, everything just makes sense. With JobAdder, I can show new staff and team members the basics in half an hour, and they are quite competent using it right away. We’ve really sped up the process, it now takes one week to place.

3rd Feb
Stephanie Chara
Jeanswest

It was the fact that JobAdder is a full package, from both a cost and usability point of view, that was most appealing… JobAdder is also quite straightforward to use; days are busy so you don’t want to be using anything that involves a lot of steps.

17th May
Phillip Lenzenhuber
NTP Forklifts Australia

From a customer service point of view, 24/6 support is amazing, because it is what recruiters need, and that is such a big help.

3rd Feb
Laura Moffitt
Harper Anderton

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.