Newton vs Lever

Lever background and who are they?

Lever was founded in 2012. The current CEO is Sarah Nahm. The company has private funding at a value of $72.8 million. The last round was Series C in July 2017. Their headquarters are in San Francisco, California and the product they offer is ATS (applicant tracking system).


What does Lever claim to offer?

Sourcing and Referrals
The company offers a chrome extension to empower a team to source and refer candidates. Lever offers the ability to send emails and add notes right from a candidate’s social profile so your team always has the context they need. They also offer trackable social referral links with regards to open roles.

End to end interview management process
Lever offers a drag and drop interface that incorporates calendar availability to help with scheduling and rescheduling.They offer the collection of consistent, actionable interview data with customized feedback forms and skills-based scorecards. Lever offers the ability to craft, approve and send offers straight from the platform itself.

Reports Insights and Data
Lever offers shared access to interactive, visual dashboards as well as the ability to click on any number to expose underlying candidate data and see the people behind the percentage. Lever also allows the user to build customizable reports with unique URLs so they can always keep tabs on what’s critical.

Custom Careers Page
Lever offers users to easily construct a careers page that reflects your brand and encourages candidates to apply.

Time-saving tools
Lever lets users collaborate faster and track everything in one place with two-way email sync. Additionally, Lever allows users to review resumes, add notes, submit feedback, and more, all without having to log into a different system. Users are able to see all those candidate interactions immediately in their Lever profile.

Robust Candidate Profiles
One of Lever’s features is that it has the function to consolidate multiple job applications and many talent touchpoints into one streamlined candidate profile.

User Access Controls
Lever allows users to ensure critical data stays confidential with the ability to grant access by role, team, location, or tag in one click.

Candidate Relationship Management Tool
The company uses something called Lever Nurture allowing users to build meaningful relationships with top candidates at scale.


Newton background and who are they?

Newton was founded in 2009. The company’s mission was to design software that they want to use, sell it how they want to buy it, and provide the level of support they would expect as customers. Newton was acquired by Paycor in December of 2015, allowing them to grow their team of product experts and engineers. Continued investment by Paycor enables helps them improve their product and provide superior support. Today, Newton is used by over 1500 HR teams on any given day.

What does Newton offer?

Attraction and Engagement
With Newton jobs can be displayed with one click, and acceptance of job applicants online can be done via a branded careers page as well as personalized automated emails. Here we take a look at their attraction and engagement features.

Careers Pages
Newton makes it easy to have a fully-branded careers site that matches a website to the T.  

Free Job Postings
Newton is able to post to jobs with one click, for free. Meaning a job can be on a site and searchable in seconds.

Online Job Applications
It offers a fully-branded, customizable careers pages and online job applications that integrate seamlessly with a website to create a great candidate experience and employer brand.

Employee Referrals
Newton offers rewards for employees for referrals with a fast, mobile-first, easy-to-use tool for sharing job openings with their numerous personal networks.

Resume Parsing
Newton comes with enterprise-grade resume parsing technology with nearly limitless input options, producing the most accurate results with no manual work.

Agency Manager
Newton also offer an Agency Manager that is a ready-to-use solution that will help manage applicants submitted by recruiting firms and staffing agencies.

Interview and Collaboration
Newton offer from intuitive dashboards that give visibility and control across the entire hiring process. Here we take a look at the interview and collaboration features of Newton.

Email templates and Automation
Newton is the only ATS that comes with over 90 expertly written recruiting emails built-in.

Tools for Hiring Managers
Newton can be used from any device, anywhere, and give feedback without a login.

Interview Guides and Scorecards
Newton’s Interview Guides and Scorecards improve new hire quality by allowing for better preparation for teams for interviews while also automating how collection on their feedback following every interview.

Recruiting Dashboards
Newton offers comprehensive recruitment dashboards that immediately identify where candidates fall in a recruiting process.

Outlook and Gmail Interview Scheduling
Newton integrates with Outlook and Gmail saving you countless hours and headaches chasing candidates and hiring managers.

Advanced Candidate Search
Newton offers an Advanced Candidate Search that makes resumes, online job applications, comments and notes, salaries, locations, and candidate feedback immediately discoverable.

Offer and Onboard
Newton offers the function to perform background checks, approve, create, and send offer letters, automate the collection of tax forms, company documents, and more. The company emphasizes glean key insights along the way with powerful reporting are also possible. Here we take a deeper look into it’s offer and onboard processes.

Approval Processes
Newton has job & offer approval processes that are fully customizable, can be email-driven, and provide the visibility, control, and exception management that employers need to grow quickly.

Easily Create Job Offer Letters and Responses
Newton has a function to Easily Create Job Offer Letters & Manage Responses. Users can gather approvals, create, send, and receive signed offer letters without ever leaving the ATS.

Background Checks
Newton has integrations with leading background screening partners shifts the collection of sensitive data from your company and moves that responsibility to the experts.

EEO and OFCCP Compliance
It has the most up-to-date, EEO and OFCCP compliance tracking and reporting tools available.

Reporting and Analytics
Newton provides teams with unparalleled visibility into every recruiting process.

New Hire Onboarding
Newton has onboarding tools that can save HR departments time and help automate the process.

So… Where Does Newton Win and Where Does Lever Win?
Newton offers the option of internal applications which Lever does not. Newton also has the feature of de-duplication and seeing which roles a candidate applied to. Lever however does have a chrome extension that allows users to be brought into the applicant tracking system. The company also has the Nurture feature that allows users to build employees with candidates. An advantage of Newton is that it is integrated with the electronic signature technology and digital transaction management services from DocuSign.


Where Newton Wins Where Lever Wins
Internal Applications Chrome extension that brings users into ATS
De-duplication and seeing which roles a candidate applied to Nurture – CRM and email campaigns
Integration with DocuSign
Analytics – Lever requires a macro on Excel