Announcing the Top Rated Talent Management Software for 2019

Megan Headley
Megan Headley
March 6, 2019
Awards, HR

Announcing the Top Rated Talent Management Software for 2019

TrustRadius Top Rated

Today, we awarded the 2019 TrustRadius Top Rated badges for Talent Management Software. The TrustRadius Top Rated awards are the most trusted in the industry because they are an unbiased reflection of customer sentiment, based solely on user feedback and satisfaction scores. Top Rated awards are the voice of the market and are not influenced by analyst opinion, the vendor’s company size, popularity, or status as a TrustRadius customer.

Talent Management Software

Talent Management software is designed to help businesses find, hire, and train high quality employees. Essentially, talent management products enable businesses to manage their talent pools for the duration of their life with the company. Most talent management suites include seven core modules; recruiting and ATS, onboarding, performance management, compensation management, learning management, and succession planning. This set of talent management capabilities are regarded as one of the ‘strategic’ functions of human resource (HR) management. Some of the top rated products listed below are HCM suites with robust talent management capabilities. There are also a few products below that serve as stand-alone talent management solutions.

One thing buyers should consider when looking for talent management software is the scope of the solution they need. Larger HR suites that include talent management capabilities may be more advantageous for midsize companies and enterprises that will likely need an integrated HR system. On the other hand, smaller companies and quickly growing businesses may not need all the additional functionality that comes with HR Management / HCM suite options and could be better served by an individual talent management solution. Reviews can help you figure out which solution will work best for your company.

Here are the winners:


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UltiPro is an HCM suite solution offered by Ultimate Software, which was recently acquired by the private equity firm Hellman & Friedman. Along with more traditional HR functions such as payroll processing, benefits administration, and employee record keeping, UltiPro provides companies with a set of talent management features. These include employee performance reporting, retention risk assessment, succession planning, business intelligence (BI) reporting tools, employee personal development plan creation, and employee analytics. UltiPro’s talent management module also integrates seamlessly with other UltiPro HCM modules. Just over half of UltiPro users (51%) on TrustRadius are from enterprise companies. Reviewers value UltiPro’s onboarding tools, recruiting & ATS capabilities, and customer support.

“We use several different modules in addition to core including UltiPro Time and Attendance, Performance Management, Recruiting, Business Intelligence, Manager Self-Service, Employee Self-Service, Open Enrollment, Life Events and more.[…] Ultipro support is incredible. They are always very helpful and they contact me very quickly after I submit a request.”

Brittany M., SHRM-CP | HRIS Manager | Baker Donelson

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Workday HCM

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Workday Human Capital Management (HCM) is an HR suite ideal for medium to enterprise size companies. It includes standard human resource management capabilities and strategic HR modules such as talent management, recruiting & ATS, and workforce management. Workday’s talent management features include onboarding tools such as a list of helpful contacts, tailored messaging, and training videos; a skills cloud that enables employees to further develop their skills; employee engagement surveys; goal creation and tracking; learning management; and employee performance management.  The majority (63%) of Workday HCM users on TrustRadius are from enterprises. Reviewers comment that Workday has enabled them to automate time consuming manual tasks and has strong performance management capabilities”

“Workday HCM is currently being utilized to streamline and automate current manual processes as well as provide an ability to track our employee’s life cycles all within a single system. We use the Workday HCM for recruiting/onboarding, payrolling, talent management, and a plethora of other services. Performance Management capabilities have gone from manual pen and paper to online and fully automated with built-in routing and workflows”

Verified User | Project Manager in Human Resources | Real Estate Company

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Ceridian Dayforce HCM

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Ceridian Dayforce is an HCM suite solution that offers companies a range of traditional and strategic HR functions, including talent management. The product features a particularly robust talent management solution that features recruiting, onboarding, learning & performance management, and compensation and succession planning capabilities. A large portion (48%) of Ceridian Dayforce users on TrustRadius are from enterprises. Reviewers note that Ceridian Dayforce has frequent updates and uses customer feedback in innovative ways.

“[Ceridian Dayforce excels at] listening to its customers, always asking questions and watching feed boards on what they can do to provide better user experience. Innovation is always changing. They utilize ideas from their clients in different ways to streamline functions.”

Verified User | Professional in Human Resources | Real Estate Company

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PiiQ by Cornerstone

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From Cornerstone, PiiQ is a performance and learning management solution that focuses specifically on talent management capabilities. This software is designed to serve small and midsize businesses, and includes performance management features such as goal setting and tracking, manager-employee check ins, 360 degree feedback collection, and employee reporting. PiiQ also offers a set of learning management capabilities such as ability for employees to search and register for online courses, mobile access, content creation, ability to embed media in content, employee course tracking and performance monitoring, and a dashboard displaying employee engagement with online courses, trainings, and certificate programs. The majority (58%) of PiiQ users on TrustRadius are from midsize businesses. Reviewers value the extensive course offerings and performance review process managing capabilities that PiiQ provides.

“We are using most aspects of PiiQ – Employee reviews, performance management, check-ins, and training. The check-in feature is extremely valuable in providing and documenting regular conversations and feedback. The employee review process is easy to manage and provides excellent reporting for monitoring and summarizing review process.”

Tom Lis | Consumer Goods

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Oracle HCM Cloud

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Nested inside the larger Oracle HCM cloud is the Talent Management Cloud. This software solution is fully integrated with the other traditional and strategic HR modules offered by Oracle and is ideal for enterprise companies. The talent management cloud includes features such as recruiting, performance management, talent profiles, career development tools, succession management, and learning management.  A sizeable majority (72%) of Oracle HCM Cloud users on TrustRadius are from enterprises. Reviewers comment that Oracle HCM Cloud provides users with tools to monitor employee performance and create talent projections.

“[Oracle HCM Cloud is a] one stop shop for all our Human Capital Management needs which makes it a cost-effective tool as opposed to using multiple software for all HR functions. Oracle HCM Cloud has proved especially useful to our talent management and recruitment teams. For example, it allows our teams to build up a talent projection and reporting from raw data. This raw data, in turn, becomes functional charts so that managers and executive management can easily view the talent functions and the projections for future projects/strategy.”

Verified User | Employee in Human Resources | Real Estate Company

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Cornerstone OnDemand

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CornerStone OnDemand is a cloud-based HR and Talent Management suite platform. It offers companies integrated recruiting, learning, performance, and HR modules. Features include automated recruiting workflows, ATS, onboarding, compliance training, content management, learning management system (LMS), employee analytics and predictive insights, career development tools, a performance management system, and succession planning. A majority (57%) of Cornerstone OnDemand users on TrustRadius work for enterprise companies. Many reviewers note that Cornerstone OnDemand is highly customizable and has robust reporting capabilities.

“The in-tool reporting functionality provides us with current data, when it’s needed. We previously had our learning data stored in a data warehouse, which refreshed nightly. We currently refresh in Cornerstone OnDemand every 6 hours, which allows us to report on items that happened earlier in the day. Cornerstone OnDemand is highly configurable. As the system administrator, having the ability to drag and drop fields to change the dynamic of certain pages was so easy to use.”

Verified User | Manager in Professional Services | Financial Services Company

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Congratulations to the winners of the Top Rated Talent Management Software Award!

Top Rated Criteria

Products included in the 2019 Top Rated Talent Management Software list must have been in the top tier of their category TrustMap as of February 13th, 2019. To qualify for the Talent Management Software Top Rated Award, products must have at least 10 reviews written within the past year, a TRScore of at least 7.5 out of 10, and must receive at least 1.5% of the traffic in their category.  Every reviewer is verified and every review is vetted before publication. Products are plotted on the TrustMap based on end-user data, including users’ likelihood to recommend scores as well as buyer research patterns. To learn more about TrustMaps and Top Rated methodology, check out this page.

About the Author

Megan Headley
Megan Headley
Megan leads Research at TrustRadius, whose mission is to ensure TrustRadius delivers high quality, useful and, above all, trustworthy user feedback to help prospective software buyers make more informed decisions. Before joining TrustRadius, Megan was Director of Sales and Marketing at Stratfor, where she was in charge of growing the company’s B2C revenue stream through email marketing and other channels. She enjoys traveling, reading, and hiking.

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