Ideal Review 2021: Alternatives, Pricing, Features

Phil Strazzulla, HR Tech Expert
March 15, 2021

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Ideal is a talent intelligence systems that empowers recruitment and HR teams with AI technology for every stage of the employee lifecycle.

What's Inside

Ideal Review

Ideal’s chatbot saves recruiting time by screening and staging candidates throughout the hiring process, all done through their AI powered assistant. Also worth checking out is their ATS re-discovery product which will go into your ATS, see who is a good fit for your existing reqs, resurface/contact them, screen them, and put them in front of your recruiters.

Ideal Customers

Bell, Dish, Staples, Novant Health, Purolator.

Ideal Stats

  • Automate 70% of your top-of-funnel interactions
  • 90% engagement rate
  • At S&P Data, they helped reduce time-to-hire by 25 days.
  • They also increased their retention rates by 20%

Ideal Resources

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Key Ideal Features

  • Qualify candidates: Ideal's chatbot can screen candidates and use their replies to complement its screening grade over time.
  • Multi-channel: Chatbot questionnaires can be sent through instant messages and emails.
  • Matching: Ideal uses AI to create matches between old and new candidates with each one of your job posts.

Ideal Implementation

Ideal Customer Success

Ideal offers many resources for customers such as data sheets, eBooks, and guides.

Ideal Key Integrations

iCIMS, Taleo, Workday, IBM Kenexa, Talent Nest, SmartRecruiters.

What to be aware of

Ideal Pricing

Pricing and plans are not disclosed on the vendor's website.

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Ideal Alternatives


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Great chatbot to get candidates into ATS


AI Recruiting Assistant


Great AI chatbot for mid-market


Staffing Bot


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Symphony Talent

Deep enterprise suite


Best for virtual recruiting fairs


Great AI for chatbot and career site


Top chatbot for saving recruiting time


Leading HR chatbot suite

Wade and Wendy

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