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Common Questions About PCRecruiter

Please contact us to discuss your individual needs.

What does PCRecruiter cost?

PCRecruiter is designed to be flexible enough for use by a wide range of clients, from one-person recruiting agencies to international staffing networks and HR departments. With this goal in mind, we strive to make PCRecruiter pricing equally flexible and affordable.

MONTHLY OPTION
PCRecruiter accounts start at around $85/user per month for a basic two-year contract. This price includes access to the current version of PCRecruiter, secure storage of your individual database(s) with daily backups, as well as standard support and service. Talk to one of our consultants for pricing information specific to your office's needs and configurations.

ENTERPRISE INSTALLED OPTION
If you wish to purchase PCRecruiter for installation on your own web server, please contact a representative for a customized quote.

SETUP
A one-time fee is assessed for initial setup and training, and will vary based on the needs of your organization.

DATA MIGRATION
Costs for migration of data from your previous software are dependent on the complexity of the job, but are generally well below industry standard rates for this sort of detailed service.

SPECIALIZED SERVICES
We also offer additional user training, custom HTML work, and specialized technical support at nominal prices.

Main Sequence also offers service via an international network of vendor partner providers, depending on your region and language.

Who uses PCRecruiter?

Approx. 3000 organizations worldwide, in all segments of HR, Recruiting, Staffing and Executive Search, ranging from household name Fortune 50/500 companies to single recruiter operations. Unlike many of our competitors, Main Sequence avoids disclosing details about our customers' use of PCRecruiter, but we are pleased to provide as many comparable references as needed/requested to qualified prospects.  Successful recruiting is built on trust and discretion, and those values are in effect at Main Sequence.

Should I self-host or use the SaaS hosting?

Self-hosted and Main Sequence-hosted customers use nearly identical software code, but self-hosted customers provide their own web server, database maintenance and backup, and Internet connectivity. If you have these items already covered with fixed or nearly fixed costs, it may be financially advantageous to self-host. If you do not have the needed IT infrastructure or only have a limited number of end-users, the cloud version will likely be more cost-effective and satisfying. If you experience unexpected growth (or reduction) in force, you can switch models at any time. Either model may be right for you – that's why we offer both. Our sales consultants can provide the details you need to make an informed choice.

Who owns the data if I'm using Main Sequence's 'cloud'?

Although we are responsible for maintaining and backing up your database on our infrastructure, the data belongs entirely and solely to you. You can request that a backup copy be shipped to you at any time. Your service agreement will describe your ownership of your data and our responsibility to maintain its confidentiality.

How often is PCRecruiter updated?

Software on the PCRecruiter hosting service is updated continuously, with major feature updates roughly once per-quarter. Self-hosted customers may update on their own schedule. All updates are announced in advance and are planned to cause zero downtime.

How much downtime can I expect with Main Sequence's hosting?

Our target is 99.99% uptime. We have met that goal for the past ten years. Main Sequence Technology contracts with leading vendors to provide Internet connectivity, physical hosting, and computer hardware and software that are reliable, redundant, and meet or exceed prevailing standards for online application vendors.

Will PCRecruiter work with my hardware/software?

Most likely! PCRecruiter 9 is designed and optimized for Google Chrome but will also work on the latest IE and Safari releases as well as tablet devices. Behavior and specific functionality varies somewhat between different platforms and versions. We aim to be compatible with all currently released major browsers. Main Sequence is committed to providing the most transparent and hassle-free technical experience possible for our customers, including testing of your environment prior to coming aboard if needed.

Does PCRecruiter use "artificial intelligence" for matching?

PCRecruiter is designed to put the information required for decision making at your fingertips, allowing you to make the choices. Our current development policy is that while PCRecruiter may make deductive decisions about contact information (such as names, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, etc.), it should not make deductive decisions that could impact employment opportunities. PCRecruiter does provide a  history feature that analyzes your current data set in a real-time query, but does not save the guess to the database.

Does PCRecruiter offer "search agents" and "job agents"?

In addition to not being in line with our commitment to avoid automated deduction as described above, "search agents" and "job agents" are not considered best practices among our top performing customers because they are not typically accurate enough to depend on, and often creating unecessary work by returning the 'usual suspects' who are not a actually good fit for one reason or another. We do offer RSS feeds for jobs via our Web Extensions, which are an excellent way for candidates to 'subscribe' to job search results without the spam filtering a general 'lost in the shuffle' effects that come from email subscriptions. We also offer our Rollup List feature and saved search utilities, which are very useful in scanning your database regularly for results matching hard criteria.