Fetcher alternative

Erik Fiala
Erik Fiala
Founder, CEO at Source
Feb 17, 2023
5 min read
Source versus Fetcher

Artificial intelligence (AI) has revolutionized the way companies recruit and hire employees, making the process more efficient and effective. But with so many AI-powered talent sourcing solutions available, it can be difficult to determine which one is right for your organization. In this article, we will compare two popular solutions, Source and Fetcher, to help you determine which one is the better option for your company.

AI has been a game-changer in the field of talent sourcing, offering companies new ways to find, attract and engage with the right candidates. With its advanced algorithms and machine learning capabilities, AI-powered talent sourcing solutions like Source and Fetcher can automate repetitive tasks and provide valuable insights into candidate behavior, making it easier for companies to find and hire the best talent.

Table of contents

  1. What is Source?
  2. What is Fetcher?
  3. Source vs. Fetcher: Key features and benefits
  4. Source vs. Fetcher: User experience
  5. Source vs. Fetcher: Pricing
  6. Conclusion

What is Source?

Source is an outbound recruitment platform that helps businesses find, engage, and hire top technical talent. It uses AI algorithms to source, screen and engage with candidates, and provides real-time data and insights to help companies make informed hiring decisions.

What is Fetcher?

Fetcher automates candidate sourcing and outreach, giving you more bandwidth to focus on the human side of recruiting.

Source vs. Fetcher: Key features and benefits

Both Source and Fetcher offer similar AI-powered talent sourcing solutions, but have slight differences between them.

Source focuses on streamlining the sourcing process and providing valuable insights into candidate skills, experience, and background. It offers a simple and intuitive platform that makes it easier for companies to find and engage with the best candidates. It also addresses human errors like ghosting, candidate experience, and recruiter reputation.

Fetcher is very similar to Source, but doesn't cover any human errors besides diversity bias.

Source vs. Fetcher: User experience

Another key difference between Source and Fetcher is the user experience.

Source has a simple and intuitive platform that is easy to use, making it ideal for companies that want to streamline their recruitment processes and find the best talent quickly and efficiently. Source is self-serve, meaning customers don't need any hands-on onboadring from the Source team.

Fetcher, on the other hand, has a more complex platform, which may be overwhelming for some users. However, it also provides a wealth of data and insights that can help companies make informed hiring decisions. The downside of Fetcher is their onboarding. Customers can only start using Fetcher after they went through a hands-on onboarding with the Fetcher team.

Preview of Source talent search

Source vs. Fetcher: Pricing

When it comes to pricing, Source and Fetcher have some major differences.

Source is priced based on the number of potential candidates (leads) the customer wants to contact, and is way more affordable than Fetcher for small businesses. Source's pricing starts at $49 USD a month giving its customers the ability to contact 300 potential qualified candidates. The price per lead in this tier is $0.16 USD. The higher the tier, the less the price per lead. In case of a yearly subscriptions, the customer gets two monhts completely free with any of Source's tiers. Additionally, all Source tiers offer a 14-day free trial.

Fetcher's pricing isn't transparent at all. They do not disclose their prices, which might indicate a relatively higher-priced services. The only way to find out about their pricing is through booking a call with the Fetcher team. For some companies this might be off-putting and inconvenient.

Source pricing table


In conclusion, both Source and Fetcher offer valuable AI-powered talent sourcing, but Source has a slight edge when it comes to user experience, accessibility, and its pricing. The power of Source shows with its simplicity and being able to just easily sign up, without the need of hands-on onboarding. The pricing is very affordable too, making it an easy choice when deciding between the two. It's definitely worth to at least give the Source's free trial a shot.

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