SmartRecruiters Releases Free Recruiting Software for Small Businesses

SmartStart Edition offers enterprise-grade functionalities to attract, select and hire great talent without the big price tag

SAN FRANCISCO—September 5, 2017—Smartrecruiters, the Hiring Success Company, today announced the release of SmartStart, a free version of the SmartRecruiters enterprise talent acquisition suite, that is designed specifically to make hiring easy for teams and companies of up to 250 employees.

“Of all the things leaders do, recruiting is the most important – and the most strategic,” said Josh Bersin, Principal and Founder, Bersin by Deloitte. “Without the right team, no business can thrive.”

“SmartRecruiters is on a mission to connect people to jobs,” shared Jerome Ternynck, CEO and Founder of SmartRecruiters. “We all know hiring is particularly difficult for smaller organizations. Yet, they are the ones who create the most jobs. We want to make sure they have access to the same technology as the big enterprises. This is our way to give back.”

SmartStart makes hiring easy by allowing organizations to:

  • Find and engage top talent with a great candidate experience
  • Make better hiring decisions by allowing hiring teams to collaborate more effectively
  • Save time and money by managing the entire recruiting process in one place


“SmartStart offers end-to-end functionality to attract, select and hire great talent. It is a powerful cloud recruiting solution with a built-in marketplace and a user interface that people love.” said Rebecca Carr, VP Product at SmartRecruiters.

Using SmartStart, businesses can:

  1. Attract qualified candidates with a branded Career website, integrated job posting, employee referrals, one-click apply, and an engaging candidate portal.
  2. Select the best fit with customizable scorecards, interview management, and collaborative hiring for the entire team.
  3. and Hire them into your organization with offer management and configurable hiring forms.


SmartStart also leverages the SmartRecruiters’ Modern Enterprise Cloud Platform which means state-of-the-art hosting and security, compliance with data privacy regulations, sourcing  analytics and a fully mobile optimized experience as well as the award winning Hiring App on Android and iOS.

“We use SmartRecruiters to compete in the war for talent” said Yannick Riveti, Director, Recruiting at Equinox Fitness. “We are very happy to see that these small businesses now can get access to the same technology. Successful businesses are the foundation for prosperity, and success rests on the ability to hire great talent.”

Unlike other commercial recruiting solutions, SmartStart is very easy to use, focused on candidate experience and allows you to get started in minutes and at no cost.

About SmartRecruiters

As a global leader in enterprise recruitment software, SmartRecruiters offers a cloud-based global Talent Acquisition Suite that allows teams to attract, select, and hire the best talent. 4,000 companies worldwide rely on SmartRecruiters to achieve hiring success—including brands like Bosch, LinkedIn, Skechers, and Visa—using recruitment marketing, CRM, AI, ATS, and a marketplace of 600+ connected vendors all within one scalable platform.

True to its mission of connecting people to jobs at scale, SmartRecruiters was recognized by Forbes as one of the Best Employers in 2020. For more information, visit or follow @SmartRecruiters on Twitter or LinkedIn.

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