Fountain

Fountain

Hiring automation for companies that hire in volume.

4.9/5 (27 reviews)

Fountain Overview

Fountain is a hiring automation platform for franchise operators and on-demand distributed workforces, which offers features including custom applicant workflows, a hiring dashboard, screening functionality, automated communications, a scheduling toolkit, video interviews, and more. The cloud-based tool is designed to help hiring teams in building their workforce through automated tasks and a mobile-first application.

Businesses can use Fountain for sourcing and hiring candidates and to aid with maximizing recruiting potential. Through automation of tasks such as sending SMS messages to candidates, performing screening functions, conducting background checks, and more, Fountain helps HR teams to focus on the more important tasks. Custom workflows can be generated to automate processes, with options to select minimum requirements for jobs, automatically post new job openings to job boards, and set up recurring tasks when certain action triggers are carried out. Candidate sourcing can be optimized using the Boost! Tool within Fountain, which allows businesses to enter their hiring goals and provides recommendations on budgets and methods of distribution. Boost! can automatically post to job boards based on this data, and all applicants can be tracked in one place.

Interviews can be scheduled within Fountain by sending candidates SMS or email invitations and providing them with the permissions to book a timeslot based on the invitees calendar. Fountain also facilitates video interviews for remote recruiting and pre-screening, with candidates able to record video answers to pre-defined interview questions. Fountain is designed to be mobile-first for applicants in order to allow candidates to apply for open positions and view their application status from anywhere, on any mobile device. The analytics dashboard within Fountain provides users with insight into their hiring funnel performance and number of conversions, as well as reporting on specific metrics such as interview attendance, team performance, hire rate, job post views, and more.

Pricing

Starting from
US$49,00/month
Pricing options
Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

Devices

Business size

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Markets

Asia, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China and 5 others, Europe, Germany, India, Japan, Latin America

Supported Languages

English

Fountain Reviews

Overall rating
4.9/5
100% positive reviews
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Holly W.

Glamsquad and Fountain

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2018/08/29
Review Source: Capterra

We have used Fountain for 3+ years and have been thrilled with the improvements made over time. The Fountain team seems to truly value the feedback of their clients, and our CSR has been a great partner in ensuring we are taking full advantage of what Fountain can offer in order to meet our unique needs and business objectives.

Pros

Fountain made scaling and managing our applicant funnels possible. Various integrations with 3rd party systems such as document signing, BGC and LMS platforms have been invaluable to manage paperwork and monitor applicant progress through the onboarding process.

Cons

Limited tools/features that allow users to manage multiple funnels simultaneously, ie text/chat feature or opening view. I would also like to see posthire features improve to keep Fountain as an active tool beyond onboarding.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Verified Reviewer

New of its kind, but far from perfect

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2019/03/24
Review Source: Capterra

We've been able to scale our company using Fountain faster in 3 months than we had previously for a year. It is a very unique ATS that provides very large benefits for automated hiring. Quite easy to use on both the front and backends of the system. However, its two biggest flaws are in its inability to integrate with any other system (unless your company has an engineering / development team dedicated to HR) and the inability to universally roll out changes to all workflows.

Overrall - it is very cutting edge and has provided incomprehensible value to our organization, but there are minor things that the developers should consider in a V.2 of this product.

Pros

leverages text messages to speed up the hiring process tremendously, cool branding features, great modern UI for both desktop and mobile users, plenty of features, original analytics page provides valuable data about the health of the funnels

Cons

no shortage of bugs and glitches, doesn't integrate with most major HRIS or softwares, inability to clone offer letters with Hellosign, can only clone existing workflows when opening a new requisition, rolling out universal changes is burdensome as they need to be changed by the opening.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

8.0/10
Cynthia H.

Caters to you!

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/02/01
Review Source: Capterra

The new and updated version of Fountain is wonderful. My company has been able to provide different services at the same time. The flexibility and communication has been great and they are able to provide the service and support in a timely manner.

Pros

What I like most about this software is that you are able to cater it to what your business needs. I know in my line of work things and processes are constantly changing, so having the flexibility and fast responses is great to make the necessary changes in a timely manner.

Cons

It's hard to pinpoint one thing as this is a great software. But there are rare times they have an outage and it is down for a tiny bit of time. But they are very transparent when that happens.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

8.0/10
Verified Reviewer

Constantly evolving to meet the needs of our fast-growing business.

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2018/08/15
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

We've used Fountain for ~2.5 years and have seen notable changes in the product. There's a ton of customizability and an open API lets us build the perfect system for our processes without much engineering required. Support has been great - both in general response time and willingness to address feature requests.

Cons

Fountain's focus is on functionality and obviously less so in the UI. There's limited design customization which makes it hard to utilize certain features. It serves as a strong backend system, but the applicant portal doesn't exactly meet our needs.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Lars S.

Fountain user for 3+ years.

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2018/09/04
Review Source: Capterra

I've used Fountain within our company for processing ten thousands of applicants globally. The customer service has always been excellent and their ability to grow with the needs of their clients is worth mentioning.

Pros

The ability of this company to scale with the wishes of their clients. The features and flexibility you have in the product allow you to scale fast and optimise your flow for different sizes of volume and requirements.

Cons

A great + would be to not restrict applicants to follow the flow linearly but instead being able to switch between stages, even though the stages are not finished yet.

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

8.0/10

Fountain Pricing

Starting from
US$49,00/month
Pricing options
Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

For businesses with physical locations:
Lite: free for individual store owners or businesses with a few locations.
Pro: $49/month/location for multi-unit franchise operators or businesses with many locations.
Enterprise: custom pricing plans available for companies hiring 50+ employees/locations per month.

Contact Fountain for pricing information for distributed workforces.

Fountain Features

  • API
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Automatic Notifications
  • Automatic Reminders
  • Employee Onboarding
  • Third Party Integration

  • Activity Tracking
  • Applicant Tracking
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Reporting
  • Data Import/Export
  • Employee Database
  • Employee Management
  • Employee Portal
  • Employee Self Service
  • Performance Management
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Recruiting Management
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Self Service Portal

Additional information for Fountain

Key features of Fountain

  • Application Management
  • Assessments
  • Assessments
  • Boolean Searching
  • Built-in ATS
  • Candidate Management
  • Candidate Profiles
  • Candidate Tracking
  • Careers Page
  • Compliance Tracking
  • E-Verify/I-9 Forms
  • Electronic Forms
  • Electronic Signature
  • Employee Lifecycle Management
  • Employee Lifecycle Management
  • Interaction Tracking
  • Interview Management
  • Job Board Posting
  • Job Board Posting
  • Job Description Management
  • Learning & Development
  • Recruiting Firms
  • Recruiting Firms
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Resume Storage

Benefits

  • Send SMS and email invitations to candidates in order to schedule an interview, and automate SMS communications with applicants to update them on their status throughout the process.

  • Schedule in-person interviews using the calendar tool, or carry out video interviews with candidates before the first face-to-face meeting. Candidates can answer questions by recording videos for assessment.

  • Perform screening functions on every candidate before scheduling interviews such as background checks. These can be carried out automatically within the Fountain app.

  • Build custom workflows with the ability to add or remove stages, define requirements, and more, in order to automate tasks and set up recurring tasks.

  • Integrate with third party applications and job boards such as Checkr, indeed, Zip Recruiter, Traitify, and more. Use Zapier to connect with a range of apps for background checks, learning management systems, signature capture, and more.

  • Fountain FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for Fountain.

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Fountain offer?

    Fountain offers the following pricing plans:

    Starting from: US$49,00/month

    Pricing model: Free, Subscription

    Free Trial: Not Available

    For businesses with physical locations:
    Lite: free for individual store owners or businesses with a few locations.
    Pro: $49/month/location for multi-unit franchise operators or businesses with many locations.
    Enterprise: custom pricing plans available for companies hiring 50+ employees/locations per month.

    Contact Fountain for pricing information for distributed workforces.

    Q. What are the main features of Fountain?

    Fountain offers the following features:

    • Application Management
    • Assessments
    • Assessments
    • Boolean Searching
    • Built-in ATS
    • Candidate Management
    • Candidate Profiles
    • Candidate Tracking
    • Careers Page
    • Compliance Tracking
    • E-Verify/I-9 Forms
    • Electronic Forms
    • Electronic Signature
    • Employee Lifecycle Management
    • Employee Lifecycle Management
    • Interaction Tracking
    • Interview Management
    • Job Board Posting
    • Job Board Posting
    • Job Description Management
    • Learning & Development
    • Recruiting Firms
    • Recruiting Firms
    • Reporting/Analytics
    • Resume Storage

    Q. Who are the typical users of Fountain?

    Fountain has the following typical customers:

    Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Small Business

    Q. What languages does Fountain support?

    Fountain supports the following languages:

    English

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Fountain offer?

    Fountain has the following pricing plans:

    Free, Subscription

    Q. Does Fountain support mobile devices?

    We do not have any information about what devices Fountain supports

    Q. What other apps does Fountain integrate with?

    Fountain integrates with the following applications:

    BambooHR, DocuSign, Google Calendar, Microsoft Outlook, Northpass, Slack, Typeform, WELL, Wufoo, ZipRecruiter

    Q. What level of support does Fountain offer?

    Fountain offers the following support options:

    FAQs, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Phone Support