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Startup America and SmartRecruiters

“Finding the right people to join their team is a huge hurdle for startups who are focused on growing their businesses,” said Scott Case, CEO of the Startup America Partnership. “SmartRecruiters makes that process easier and we’re thrilled to have them on board as a new partner to help our members.”

SmartRecruiters is a firm believer in the Startup America Partnership basic premise: young companies that grow create jobs.  StartUp America and SmartRecruiters have partnered.

We can make it easier for young companies to create jobs.  Currently, small firms pay a median figure of $3,665 in recruiting costs per hire, compared with $1,949 per hire at companies employing 10,000 employees or more (Bersin & Associates). This is a huge barrier to growth for small businesses, which employs the majority of our economy.  In fact, small businesses have generated 65% of net new jobs over the last 17 years (U.S. Small Business Administration).

The Startup America Partnership has assembled more than $1 Billion worth of commitments from dozens of partners to support the growth of startups in five key areas: Expertise, Services, Customers, Capital, and Talent (that’s where SmartRecruiters comes in!).  The free technology of SmartRecruiters allows businesses to source talent across the Internet, and easily manages all candidates in one place. SmartRecruiters will also be offering free and discounted job postings to third party sites.

“Startup America provides the best online resources to help a young company, not only survive, but also succeed,” said SmartRecruiters Director of Business Development Charlie Nelson.

Whether your company is in the Idea, Startup, Rampup or Speedup stage, Startup America can provide great resources, community networking or expertise (apply to a free Membership at StartUp America).

SmartRecruiters is proud to empower the Talent portion of The Startup America Partnership with the following free functionality:

    • Applicant Tracking
    • Unlimited Users
    • Real-time Reporting
    • Social Network Integration
    • Career Sites (for your website, mobile phones, and Facebook)

It’s simple: if hiring is made easy, young companies will create more jobs, and grow faster. And that’s something that can make everyone smile.

As Lawrence Bossidy, former COO of GE, once said, “I am convinced that nothing we do is more important than hiring and developing people. At the end of the day you bet on people, not on strategies.”

David Smooke

David Smooke was the Director of Content Marketing and Social Media at SmartRecruiters and is the Founder of ArtMap Inc & AMI Publications.