The Best Free Recruiting Software to Attract, Select and Hire great talent.

Hiring for ≤10 roles at any given time? SmartStart, a FREE version of SmartRecruiters, is designed specifically for teams and smaller organizations that are not suitable for a paid platform.

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Companies of all sizes use SmartRecruiters because it’s easy to use for hiring teams and candidates. With SmartStart, hiring is easy because it allows organizations to:

Candidate Experience

Find and engage top talent
with a great candidate experience


Make better hiring decisions by allowing
hiring teams to collaborate more effectively

Recruiting Process

Save time and money by managing
the entire recruiting process in one place

SmartRecruiters is on a mission to connect people to jobs.
Hiring is particularly difficult for smaller organizations, yet, they are the ones who create the most jobs.
We at SmartRecruiters want to make sure they have access to the same technology as the big enterprises.

CEO - Jerome Ternynck
CEO and Founder, SmartRecruiters
Free Job Posting

Post and share your job in minutes

Post jobs in one click to Google, Indeed, Linkedin and any of the 200+ job boards available. Share jobs on social media with the push of a button. SmartStart makes it easy for you to get your jobs in front of the right talent quickly.

Build a Career Website

Give candidates a great experience by creating your own branded website or using our job widget on your company site to list all open jobs. You can also share videos, testimonials and more with potential candidates to get them excited about working for you.

Fre Career Website Builder
Candidate Experience

Create a Better Candidate Experience

Candidates can apply in one-click to your jobs and even track their own progress through the application process. By taking less time to apply, top quality talent is more likely to engage with your company.

Track Applicants

Free applicant tracking system with all your candidates, all in one place. No more spreadsheets, emails or paper to keep track of your them. From the moment candidates apply, hiring teams can email, track and manage them in the system making your team more efficient at hiring great talent.

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Collaborative Recruiting Software

Collaborate Across Teams

Hiring is a team sport. Your team needs to communicate quickly and often during the hiring process. SmartRecruiters makes collaboration a breeze with an easy to use and intuitive platform, interview scorecards and more. Plus, your team has access to our award-winning Hiring App whenever they’re on the go.

Leverage a Modern Cloud Platform

SmartStart is built on a Flexible, Secure and Modern Platform that offers:

Modern Platform

All this and much much more…

More than just a free applicant tracking system, SmartStart is the complete talent acquisition suite; Everything you need to attract, select and hire great talent.

  • multi-board job posting
  • one-click apply
  • transparent progress tracking
  • customizable interview scorecards
  • scheduling management tools
  • collaborative response and review sharing
  • access to our award winning Hiring App on Android and iOS
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  • consistent branding across all assets
  • distribute your job to aggregators
  • social distribution of jobs
  • employee referral portal
  • personalized auto-reply
  • Facebook synchronization for all jobs and easy application
  • mobile-optimized career site
  • mobile apply for candidates on the go
  • job widget to integrate your jobs on any webpage
  • hiring team roles for the right level of access
  • centralized email gateway with candidates
  • candidate database management
  • application screening form
  • candidate sharing for better feedback and reviews

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it really free?

Yes! SmartStart is entirely free with an unlimited number of users and candidates. The only limit is 10 active jobs at any point in time. If you want to go beyond this limit, you can easily upgrade.

Can I upgrade?

Absolutely! Please contact us through the SmartRecruiters website to get access to more features and functionality.

Will I have access to support resources?

To ensure your hiring success, you'll have access to our Help Center, in-product guides, and email support.