Top Echelon

Recruiting software that streamlines the recruitment process

About Top Echelon

Top Echelon recruiting software has combined powerful and intuitive ATS and CRM features into one recruitment solution designed to streamline the placement process for growing contingency, retained, contact staffing, and executive search firms. Features include customizable workflows, email and calendar integration, mobile access, full text searching, zip and radius search, import and export, custom fields, email parsing, reporting, candidate portal, job posting, record merge, social sharing and more. There are no set up fees and onboarding, training and support are free.

Ideally suited for growing recruiting, contracting, staffing and executive search agencies, Big Biller is perfect for companies and teams that need to collaborate to fill open positions. Top Echelon is a secured, cloud-based recruiting software solution that combines applicant tracking technology, a centralized CRM, and an intuitive design to meet the demands of recruitment teams in fast paced environments.


Key benefits of Top Echelon

  • Top Echelon is a cloud-based recruiting management system, centralizing applicant tracking capabilities alongside a recruiting CRM.

  • Import candidate contacts from Excel spreadsheets, parse vital information from submitted resumes, and email new resumes directly into Top Echelon.

  • Manage candidates, companies and jobs more efficiently with customized Pipelines, workflows, and custom fields while marketing jobs through integrated email.

  • Use the Recruiting CRM to schedule recruiting tasks, calls, interviews, and marketing emails to know what was done and what to do next to continually stay in front of clients and candidates.

  • Candidate portal makes it easy to post job orders to your company's website and to social media.

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    Kelly
    Kelly
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    • Industry: Staffing & Recruiting
    • Company size: 2–10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Fantastic software!

    Reviewed on 2020/10/29

    My experience has been great and that's why I'm still with them.

    My experience has been great and that's why I'm still with them.

    Pros

    I have used Big Biller since January 2015 and I loved the ease of set up and use from the beginning. They have constantly upgraded the system to make it more user friendly. Tech support is always available to help guide you through any issues you might have and are incredible kind.

    Pricing is affordable for smaller firms and the software integrates with my website which is amazing. I really like being able to bring recruiters in and out without being tied to lengthy contracts. Importing resumes and writing notes are a breeze.

    Cons

    I wish the email integration worked more seamlessly, but I know Big Biller has been working on this.

    Pamela
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    • Industry: Mechanical or Industrial Engineering
    • Company size: Self Employed
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

    Good ATS

    Reviewed on 2020/10/29

    I like the fact that this is cloud based software and that I can access it from anywhere without...

    I like the fact that this is cloud based software and that I can access it from anywhere without having to lug my laptop around.

    Pros

    This is a solid ATS for my business. Easy to use and access from anywhere.

    Cons

    At some times can be cumbersome to work with, but that's been my experience with other ATS's.

    Alternatives Considered

    Bullhorn ATS & CRM

    Reasons for Choosing Top Echelon

    FileMaker was growing obsolete and was no longer being supported for my platform. It also requires local "server" which I didn't want to maintain.

    Switched From

    Claris FileMaker

    Reasons for Switching to Top Echelon

    I know several other recruiting firms who've moved to Big Biller. They gave their thumbs up over other ATS products.
    Diva
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    • Industry: Staffing & Recruiting
    • Company size: Self Employed
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 6.0 /10

    Important Aspect of My Recruiting Business

    Reviewed on 2023/08/17

    During times when my clients were in a hiring freeze or slowdown, I was still able to make a living...

    During times when my clients were in a hiring freeze or slowdown, I was still able to make a living by working on the job orders that other recruiters posted on the network. This helped me keep my business afloat. Also, networking with other recruiters, I've been able to bounce ideas off other individuals that understand the business, and I've been able to help others who needed guidance.

    Pros

    I was able to make difficult placements due to the networking on Top Echelon, both as a job recruiter and candidate recruiter.

    Cons

    Some recruiters post jobs from third party venues. Some recruiters don't respond or provide feedback when candidates are presented to them, which is frustrating.

    Dean
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    • Industry: Pharmaceuticals
    • Company size: Self Employed
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Top Echelon Big Biller Review

    Reviewed on 2023/12/05

    Top notch! 10 years ago when I was researching recruitment software to run my business I found and...

    Top notch! 10 years ago when I was researching recruitment software to run my business I found and selected Top Echelon Big Biller software. A great decision for my business, one that I have been very thankful for. Wonderful people also within Top Echelon, top notch!

    Pros

    Quality of product, reliability, knowing my data is safe and will always be there.
    I like the bulk email feature very much.

    Cons

    During a bulk email process, transferring search lists to a hotsheet and having to hold a button down and go from page to page to ensure the transfer of data to a hotsheet. I wish there was one button to push to transfer all records from a search list to a hotsheet, that would be welcome.

    Blair
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    • Industry: Staffing & Recruiting
    • Company size: 2–10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Excellent ATS, CRM and Recruiting SW

    Reviewed on 2021/12/17

    It does what we need with a minimum of the things we don't. It's really quite accurate with...

    It does what we need with a minimum of the things we don't. It's really quite accurate with importing data, parsing resumes, the search function works very well but working with the results list can be quite cumbersome and repetitive.

    Pros

    Big Biller has done an awesome job of minimizing the data entry/administrative work to maintain and work the recruiting process. It does nearly everything you need for the Direct Hire recruiting process and is extremely easy to use, update, and get newer folks up to speed. We especially like the emailing features and Hot Lists.

    Cons

    Some of the drop down options are rather limited, particularly the industries and detail specs of client/candidate specialties. The tags get misunderstood with so many acronyms (and they are redundant with the word searches) and the parser doesn't work with headers on resumes and you have to edit the job history more than any other section.

    Alternatives Considered

    Bullhorn ATS & CRM and Avionté

    Reasons for Switching to Top Echelon

    Cost, reasonably good customization with no IT internal requirements.
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    Top Echelon offers the following pricing plans:

    • Pricing model: Subscription
    • Free Trial: Available

    You can try Top Echelon’s top ATS FREE for 15 days and you do NOT need a credit card to start your trial! In addition, you can purchase the software on a monthly basis or an annual basis. The monthly price is $89 per user for the Standard Tier and $110 per user for the Professional Tier, while the annual price is $70 per user for the Standard Tier and $89 per user for the Professional Tier. (An annual subscription is billed in advance in 12-month increments.) Top Echelon’s ATS is one of the most powerful and affordable recruiting software packages on the market. Visit https://www.topechelon.com for more information!

    Top Echelon has the following typical customers:

    Self Employed, 2–10, 11–50, 51–200, 201–500

    Top Echelon supports the following languages:

    English

    Top Echelon supports the following devices:

    Top Echelon integrates with the following applications:

    Bilflo, Checkr, FoxHire, Gmail, Google Calendar, Indeed, SourceWhale, Spark Hire, Swordfish, Talent.com, Twilio, Verified First, ZipRecruiter, ZoomInfo TalentOS, nexxt

    Top Echelon offers the following support options:

    Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, Chat

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