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In the high-stakes world of healthcare hiring, the right software can catapult you above the competition. iCIMS and Apploi both provide powerful hiring solutions, and you may find yourself choosing between the two. Here are three key differences to know before making a decision.

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Attract Talent
Centralized platform to create, post and manage jobs
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Job board + social media site integrations
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Job post sponsorship
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Job snippets + templates
Branded career page
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Quick apply + 1-click apply
Advanced applicant + resume search
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Engage Applicants
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Interview scheduling
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License verifications
Background checks
Onboard & Manage Teams
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Document e-Signature
Automated digital employee file creation
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Ability to add + digitize existing employee documents
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Credential management
Compliance + readiness-to-work monitoring
Alerts + notifications for upcoming expirations
Employee texting + emailing
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Advanced Features
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What Is iCIMS? 

iCIMS is a “cloud-based human resources and recruiting software company.” In other words, iCIMS is a digital platform where employers can manage hiring and aspects of onboarding. iCIMS provides a robust general solution for many organizations, though it isn’t tailored to any particular industry.

What Is Apploi? 

Apploi is a hiring platform built for healthcare’s unique needs. Like iCIMS, Apploi is a digital platform where employers can distribute job posts, screen candidates, and manage applications. As an all-in-one platform, Apploi helps customers source, hire, onboard, and manage healthcare candidates from one place. Unlike iCIMs, Apploi is tailor made for healthcare organizations hiring at scale.

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Apploi vs. iCIMS: What’s Better for Healthcare? 

Healthcare hiring is unique. With high turnover, an aging population, and a labor shortage, hiring in healthcare requires specific expertise—and the software to back it up.

iCIMS is an excellent general hiring platform, but healthcare managers may spend extra labor customizing its functions. If you want healthcare specific onboarding packets or to post jobs to healthcare job boards, you’ll still need to handle that manually.

Apploi, on the other hand, is created with healthcare’s challenges in mind. Here are three of the most important healthcare specific functions that Apploi offers.

Healthcare-Specific Job Distribution 

Along with high-volume job boards like Indeed and ZipRecruiter, Apploi has partnerships with MyCNAjobs, HiredNurses, and other healthcare job boards. This allows Apploi customers to reach candidates for highly specialized medical roles, as well as recruit from larger, and less specialized, candidate pools on general job boards.

Support From Healthcare Recruiting Experts

Real, human experts are invaluable when it comes to changing your company over to a new ATS. iCIMS and Apploi both come with a team of experts to help you learn and troubleshoot the software.

Apploi’s customer success experts are specifically trained in the intricacies of healthcare hiring. Apploi customers are also paired with a dedicated customer representative who understands your company’s specific needs.

Onboarding Packets Tailored to Healthcare

Apploi provides onboarding packets specific to healthcare positions. Apploi’s powerful software and team of experts collaborate to ensure that your onboarding packets have state and position specific documentation, so you can stay compliant without ever leaving the platform. 

Apploi vs. iCIMS: Which provides a smoother candidate experience? 

Both Apploi and iCIMS can gather application materials from candidates. However, iCIMS requires that candidates register with their platform before applying, meaning applications take more time. Since 92% of would-be applicants click “apply” but leave an application unfinished, these extra steps can mean fewer total candidates. Candidates are often applying to a large number of jobs, and are conscious of time spent. When an application takes too long, they may simply not bother.

Apploi, meanwhile, allows applicants to complete applications without creating an account.

Apploi also enables “easy apply” or “one-click apply,” which lets candidates quickly upload their resume and information with one click.

Candidates in the healthcare industry often spend their days on the move in busy roles. With easy apply, job applications become more accessible to healthcare candidates on the go. Apploi also enables knockout questions, which helps you filter out unqualified applicants while still moving candidates through the process quickly.

Apploi vs. iCIMS: Which provides better license verification for healthcare? 

While both iCIMS and Apploi offer license and credential verification, only Apploi will automatically notify you when certifications are set to expire. Apploi is also the only platform that offers CNA credential verification in all fifty states. Since many healthcare workers can’t work with out-of-date licenses, this early alert system ensures that you’re not suddenly short-staffed. Expired credentials can also translate into hefty compliance related fines. Apploi’s notification function can help save healthcare customers time and money.

Better Hiring With Apploi

There’s no question that iCIMS is a powerful general hiring platform. But with Apploi, healthcare companies can be certain that their industry-specific needs are met. 

Interested in learning more about how you can recruit, hire, and onboard healthcare staff quickly? Contact us today for a free demo of our end-to-end talent management solution.









Jenny Ortiz

Jenny Ortiz is a strategic marketer with over 15 years of experience in creative, marketing, and advertising. She specializes in developing best-in-class solutions around media diversification, employer brand, candidate journeys, and engagement in order to help healthcare companies attract top talent. Outside of the office, she is an advanced open water scuba diver and a lover of international travel, and enjoys spending quality time with friends and family.