Top 15 Recruiting and hiring software

Last updated: March 20, 2021

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Web-based employment management system for HR and staffing professionals. Equipped with a parsing tool to automate resume acquisition. Don’t just recruit. Go hire with innovative recruitment CRM, applicant tracking, and onboarding solutions.
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Greenhouse is software to optimize your entire recruiting process. Find better candidates, conduct more focused interviews, and make data-driven hiring decisions.
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Bullhorn is the premier recruiting software for recruiters and staffers looking to work smarter, make more placements, and track their metrics to determine ROI. Bullhorn works the way recruiters work, providing the information they need to succeed without bogging them down. That’s why more recruiters choose Bullhorn than any other recruiting software solution.
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From full-featured applicant tracking and analytic capabilities to social recruiting tools and social recruiting tools, Jobvite's talent acquisition platform has something to keep all recruiters, hiring managers, HR personnel, and executives happy and working together.
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Workable is affordable, usable hiring software. It replaces email and spreadsheets with an applicant tracking system that your team will actually enjoy using. From building a branded careers page, to posting ads to multiple job boards Workable makes it simple.
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Lever provides the best rated recruiting software, applicant tracking system (ATS), and recruitment marketing tools used by top businesses.
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SmartRecruiters is designed to be your one-stop shop for all your hiring needs, your partners and your talent. Let candidates easily apply with 1-click. Get the mobile app for hiring on the go. Subscribe to email alerts and digests to stay in the loop.
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JazzHR is software that bridges the gap between recruiting and performance to create a whole new thing. Easily post unlimited jobs to popular job boards. Create a branded job board for your company. Quickly screen incoming resumes on any device
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Recruiting software for small teams doing big things. A uniquely simple, visual recruiting tool you and your team will love. Effortless candidate management with our drag & drop interface. Collaborate with your team and candidates in real-time.
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Zoho Recruit is an easy-to-use Applicant Tracking System and Recruitment Software that helps staffing agencies and recruiting departments track job openings, resumes, candidates and contacts more quickly and efficiently. Zoho Recruit allows you to spend less time on the process and more time on what you do best: getting the right candidate.
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Our software helps you find, qualify, and engage with top talent. Recruit even smarter by using Entelo's predictive analytics to do the heavy lifting
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Recruiterbox is the easiest way to track applicants in one place with our online recruiting and resume management software, applicant tracking systems. Recruiterbox is the easiest way to receive and manage job applications to your company. It is more efficient than email and simpler than any other recruitment software.
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Go beyond applicant tracking, try JobScore job distribution and social recruiting software. Post to multiple job boards with one click. Streamline applicant tracking and reporting. Drive social recruiting results. Eliminate resume spam
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The all-in-one hiring platform, built for today's workforce. Streamline your entire recruiting process from sourcing, screening, onboarding, to everything in between.
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User-friendly Applicant Tracking System: Free plan, Gmail & Calendar integrations. Attract, interview & hire the best candidates faster. Used by startups, SMBs, and big companies like Siemens and Magna. Create your resume database: resume parser, csv import, duplicate detector. Send bulk email campaigns. Schedule and conduct interviews, feedback reminders for interviewers. Kanban board to visualize your recruiting pipeline. Chrome extension to import candidates from Linkedin, Github, etc.

Latest news about Recruiting and hiring software


2021. Fetcher raises $6.5M to automate parts of the recruiting process



Fetcher, a startup that promises to make the recruiting process easier while also diversifying the candidate pool, has raised $6.5 million in Series A funding. Fetcher automates parts of recruiters’ jobs, namely finding job candidates and sending the initial outreach emails. Fetcher emails actually result in “a very good response rate” because they’re targeted at the right candidates. Fetcher’s approach is a “human in the loop” approach. Yes, the initial outreach is automated, but then the recruiter handles the conversations with candidates who respond. By automating both the sourcing [and] outreach sides of recruiting, Fetcher reduces the amount of time a recruiter spends in front of a computer searching for candidates, making a recruiter’s job more balanced, strategic and impactful, all while continuing to build a robust, diverse pipeline for the company.


2021. SeekOut, a profitable diverse hiring startup, has raised $65M



SeekOut, a startup that intends to help talent acquisition teams recruit “hard-to-find and diverse talent.” has raised $65M. Over the years, SeekOut has built out a database with hundreds of millions of profiles using its AI-powered talent search engine and “deep interactive analytics.” It finds talent by scouring public data and using natural-language and machine-learning technologies to understand the expertise of each candidate to build a complete 360-degree view of each potential employee. Specifically, it blends info from public profiles, GitHub, papers and patents, employee referrals, company alumni and candidates in ATS systems.




2021. HiPeople picks up $3M seed to automate recruiting reference checks



HiPeople, an HR tech startup based in Berlin that wants to automate the reference checking process, has raised $3 million in seed funding. HiPeople creates a seamless user experience for the recruiter, and “verified, in-depth reference checks they can trust”. As a result, the startup claims that its users on average collect 2x the amount of references on a candidate, in 50% of the time. Traditionally, reference checks are underutilized due to the highly manual process, and often only exclusively used for executive hiring. HiPeople dusts off reference checks, and enables rich talent insights by rethinking how they are done


2020. iCIMS acquires video recruiting startup Altru for $60M



Enterprise recruiting company iCIMS is announcing that it has acquired Altru. iCIMS offers a “talent cloud” used by more than 4,000 employers to attract, engage and hire new employees, and to help existing employees continue to develop their careers. Altru can be most helpful earlier in the recruiting process, when companies are trying to stay connected with the most promising candidates and get them excited about a potential job.


2020. myInterview raises $5 million for its video-based job recruitment platform



Australia-based myInterview wants to turn videos into an integral part of recruitment, with a platform that allows candidates to upload video responses to questions. Recruiters also have the option of using myInterview Intelligence, or machine learning-based tools that create shortlists for competitive openings. MyInterview has been used by more than 2,000 companies, mostly in the United States and United Kingdom. Some of its best-known clients include online supermarket Ocado, retailer B&M and P&O Ferries. To use myInterview, companies set up a portal with a list of questions and prompts for applicants to answer on video. Applicants have the option of playing back and re-recording their responses several times before they hit submit. Once submitted, myInterview generates a transcript with tags for recruiters to sort through.


2020. Willo, a freemium video interview SaaS, scores $320k



Scotland-based video interview startup Willo has scored a £250,000 (~$320k) seed round of funding after watching demand for its asynchronous Q&A style video platform leap up during the COVID-19 lockdown. The platform has grown at least 80% each month since April, after the UK went into a nationwide lockdown to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus. Customers have also been finding new uses for the product beyond video interviews — such as for reviews, training, and learning and development — as remote working has been supercharged by the pandemic. Currently Willo offers an interface that let employers pose questions for candidates/staff to respond to by recording a video response. The platform stores all videos in a dashboard for easy reviewing and sharing.


2020. Swyg raises $1.2M to use peer-interviewers and AI to reduce bias in recruitment



Swyg, a Dublin-based startup that believes it can reduce bias in recruitment by combining a peer-interview process with its own AI, has picked up $1.2 million in pre-seed funding. The overwhelming majority of job candidates want to receive feedback from their time-consuming job interviews. To solve this, the Swyg platform puts candidates through an interview process that sees them interview each other through a series of one-to-one video chats using pre-defined structured questions. The peer-to-peer process draws on the expertise of a diverse group of individuals instead of relying on a single recruiter or hiring manager


2020. Welcome raises $1.4M to streamline the hiring process



Welcome, the offer management and closing platform is announcing a $1.4 million fundraise. Its service helps provide a clear picture of total comp to candidates, helping them accept or deny an offer that they can fully understand. Welcome is barking up a winsome tree with its product, not only because the offer/offer acceptance process is garbage today — let’s email some PDFs and hand a candidate off between departments! — but because it has seen strong early demand from potential customers. Its service is currently in a private alpha that was a bit oversubscribed, though the company is not yet charging for its service. Welcome will be a SaaS play, priced on company size, which seems reasonable.


2020. Employment verification startup Truework raises $30M to help you verify person work history



As organizations look for safe and efficient ways of running their services in the new global paradigm of increased social distancing, Truework that has built a platform to help people verify their work details in a secure way has raised $30 million. The problem that Truework is aiming to solve is the very clunky, and often insecure, nature of how organizations typically verify an individual’s employment information. Details about salary and where you work, and the job you do, are typically essential for larger financial transactions, whether it’s securing a mortgage or another financing loan, or renting an apartment, or for others who might need to verify that information for other purposes, such as staffing agencies.


2020. Zenjob gets $30M for its digital staffing service



Berlin-based recruitment startup, Zenjob, which operates a digital platform connecting students with highly flexible temp jobs in sectors such as retail, logistics and hospitality, has closed a €27 million ($30M) Series C. The 2015 founded startup is planning its first international expansion — spying opportunity amid the coronavirus crisis as it suggests social distancing requirements are generating demand for additional staff in certain sectors. As well as job matching, the platform handles billing to cut down admin requirements for employers wanting temps to plug seasonal and/or short term vacancies.


2019. Jumpstart nabs $8.5M for a recruitment platform that aims to increase diversity



Jumpstart, which provides a way for organizations to tap into a wider pool of candidates, who themselves have been more carefully ordered by way of Jumpstart’s algorithms, has raised $8.5 million. The company today focuses primarily on filling entry/early-stage roles in “knowledge worker” positions such as engineering internships, junior-level marketing roles and business analysts. To date, the company has helped place people with big-name firms like Akamai, Adobe, Twitch, Lyft, Pinterest and many more. Like Handshake, Jumpstart (and others) are capitalising on an interesting moment in the world of online recruitment. Companies like Indeed and LinkedIn (not to mention behemoths like Facebook that are new to the space but are big enough to be formidable rivals) have long been able to leverage their economies of scale when it comes to sourcing qualified applicants, or for applicants to tap into an interesting pool of job opportunities.


2019. Fountain, a platform for recruiting gig and hourly workers, raises $23M



Fountain, which has built a platform to find and screen candidates for field roles — not knowledge-worker desk jobs, but hourly work that likely has you on your feet, has raised $23 million, money that it will be using to continue expanding its platform, the kinds of services it provides to its customers and its geographical footprint. Fountain already has some scale: The company currently sources and processes more than 1 million inbound candidate applications each month, filling some 150,000 jobs in the process. In addition to building engines to source candidates through a number of channels, such as traditional job boards, social media channels, a company’s own site and more, Fountain then helps with screening, interview scheduling, background checks (using third-party providers for this part), communicating with the candidate, handling the paperwork and, finally, onboarding.


2019. Jobpal raised $2.7M for its enterprise recruiting chatbot


Berlin-based recruitment chatbot startup Jobpal has closed a €2.5 million seed round of funding. The company has built a cross-platform chatbot to automate candidate support and increase efficiency around hiring by applying machine learning and natural language processing for what it dubs “talent interaction”. The target customers are large enterprises with Jobpal offering the product as a managed service. For these employers the pitch is increased efficiency by being able to rapidly respond to and engage potential job applicants whenever they’re reaching out for more info via an always-on channel (i.e. the chatbot) which is primed to respond to common questions.


2019. Zoho Recruit got AI assistant



Zoho unveiled the new version of its recruiting software Zoho Recruit. It brings AI assistant Zia to play. She understands candidates as humans with career profiles instead of a string of keywords on their resume. This enables her to find the best candidate for a job opening by matching their experiences, skills, and proficiencies with the job’s requirements and grading them accordingly. Also Zoho Recruit added Vendor Portal that allows recruiters to invite third-party recruitment agencies to submit candidates for your open jobs into your database for processing. You can also provide them with a self-service log and enable them to track the progress of the candidates they’ve submitted.


2019. iCIMS acquires Jibe to expand recruitment marketing capabilities



iCIMS acquired recruiting technology platform Jibe with an eye toward strengthening its offerings in employer branding, candidate engagement and tracking the return on recruiting investments. Jibe will power iCIMS’ new recruitment marketing solution, Attract, which is available as either part of its core platform or as the front end of other, integrated ATS or HCM solutions. Taken together, iCIMS’ and Jibe’s products should help employers improve their recruiting by attracting the right candidates at the top of the funnel, she believes.


2019. Zoho Recruit enabled ‘Apply with LinkedIn’



Zoho Recruit has become a LinkedIn Talent Solutions Partner and now allowing recruiters to incorporate the “Apply With LinkedIn” button on all their job openings. This integration makes the job application process a complete breeze for candidates. Clicking this button will auto-populate all the common fields on the application with information pulled from their LinkedIn profiles, significantly reducing manual data entry. AWLI can also help minimize user input errors (especially on mobile devices). Replace the process of manual filling of candidate application forms for all your job openings with AWLI integration.


2018. Zoho Recruit integrated with five new job boards



Recruiting service Zoho Recruit recently integrated with five job boards: Hirist, Reed, Nexxt, Total Jobs, PNet. Job boards are not just a place for recruiters to post requisitions. Rather, they have transformed into dynamic pages where candidates maintain resumes so that recruiters can find them with ease. Consequently, choosing the right job board is more important than ever for attracting the right talent.


2017. Google launched recruiting service Hire


Google launched a new service that helps businesses more effectively manage their internal recruiting process - Google Hire. Like other alternatives, it offers businesses a cohesive applicant tracking service that’s deeply integrated with G Suite to make it easier for businesses to communicate with their candidates and track their progress through the interview process. Earlier this year, Google launches its Google for Jobs initiative and its job search feature in Google Search to help job seekers find the right job for them. Now it’s launching this new tool to help businesses manage their candidates. The missing piece here is giving businesses tools for managing job posting — and maybe posting them directly to Google’s new jobs widget in Search. As the company pointed out when it launched its AI-powered job search engine, though, it has no interest in doing this and is instead partnering with major online job boards.


2017. Zoho Recruit adds all new Assessments module


Online recruiting app Zoho Recruit now offers Assessment module as a pre-screening tool. You can create pre-screening questions, and then associate them with the candidate application form. The tool provides a mechanism for pairing relevant questions for each candidate to a particular position.


2016. Hiring service SmartRecruiters raises $30 million



Because managing a large pool of job applicants can be cumbersome, AI-powered recruiting service SmartRecruiters thinks its software has the right tools to keep you organized in your candidate search. Now SmartRecruiters is getting a $30 million funding round in addition to the $25 million already raised. The service counts clients like Square, Atlassian and Equinox gyms, who use SmartRecruiters to manage job postings and communicate about prospective employees. While there is a slew of competition from other hiring software platforms, including Jobvite and Brassring, SmartRecruiters developers believe that the space is large enough for multiple players, since countless companies need help with hiring.


2015. AI-based recruitment service Connectifier raises $6M



A couple of weeks ago, LinkedIn announced a new version of its recruitment product, giving HR teams the ability to look for new hires that most closely match the profiles of employees they already know and like. But LinkedIn was not the first to use search technology, machine learning and so-called “entity recognition” to update and improve the hiring process. A much smaller startup called Connectifier launched a similar product earlier this year, and now it is announcing a fund raise of $6 million to continue building out its platform. Connectifier’s growth (and LinkedIn jumping into the game alongside it) underscores an evolution not just in recruitment software but in the bigger area of vertical search.


2015. Zoho Recruit goes mobile



Zoho Recruit, the service for reviewing candidates, monitoring the progress of job openings, scheduling interviews, responding to emails and keeping track of your task list can be overwhelming, now has a mobile app, that lets HR-specialists work on-the-go. The app gives access to important ​modules and records on the Zoho Recruit server. If there’s an urgent sales position that needs to be filled and it can’t wait till you’re back in the office, ​use the search feature to lookup “sales” within the Candidates module, to display all candidates pertaining to sales. You can view these records, review attached resumes, check associated tags or quickly save vital information using notes.


2015. Zoho launched all new Zoho Recruit


Zoho announced the launch of the all new Zoho Recruit. The new version ​now has a sleek and user-friendly interface which is sure to give customers a pleasant user experience. The much awaited Social Integration with Facebook and Twitter is finally here. Now, you can have your job openings displayed across multiple social platforms and job boards​ to draw in the maximum pool of candidates possible. Using the new Formatted/Branded Resume feature, you can easily edit shortlisted resumes, add your company details and remove candidate contact information, before forwarding them to your clients. Using new Automation Rules, you can trigger certain actions like sending email alerts, assigning tasks or updating certain fields when certain specified criteria pertaining to records are met.


2015. Recruiting service Resumator rebrands as Jazz



Recruiting service Resumator launched back in 2009 and was first focused on getting the word about an open position out and managing the incoming resumes. Over time, however, it has grown into fully-featured recruiting platform. So the company has decided that it’s time to reflect this change in its name and it’s now going by the name of Jazz. Over time, Resumator put the focus more on who to hire, using a data-driven model, and that’s what Jazz now also centers around. Using this model, the hiring company first creates a profile of its ideal candidate that looks at basic aptitude for the job, but also at soft skills like cultural fit and work style. Then, throughout the hiring process, interviewers assess candidates based on this profile. Jazz will offer its service in three tiers. Using the most basic — and, at $149/month, cheapest — tier, businesses can use the tool to put their jobs online, just like with the earliest versions of Resumator. Businesses that opt for the second tier ($299/month) then also get some of the tools that helps them how to hire and those using tier three get all of the features described above.


2015. Breezy HR unveiled iPhone app for mobile recruiters



Breezy HR released a new iPhone app along with a video-calling feature for its core recruiting product. Breezy’s iPhone app matters to the service, because mobile is an important part of the recruiting lifecycle, and that the application will provide hiring teams and candidates a real-time touch point for their most common and time expensive tasks. The company’s addition of video chatting to its core service matters because face-to-face connections are key to help determine soft skills and culture fit. Breezy is currently focused on small and midsize companies that have between 50 and 300 employees and has oodles of competition, large and small, both selling products directly competing with its recruitment tool, and in related hiring areas.


2015. Recruiting app Greenhouse scores $13.6M



Recruiting service Greenhouse has raised a $13.6 million Series B. Greenhouse grows companies’ recruiting efforts in three ways. It aggregates a company’s job candidate sources like referrals, events, job boards, external agencies and social media into one hiring dashboard. From there, companies can A/B test their job listings and have their existing employees sent openings. For interviews, Greenhouse helps businesses structure their questions and how they’re asked so every candidate gets a fair playing field, and scoring answers is easy with its decision-making tools. Greenhouse makes it quick to compare candidates against each other and the desired role, as well as assess how the company is doing versus industry-hiring benchmarks. Greenhouse has 450 customers, including Evernote, Zenefits and Venmo.


2015. Cloud hiring software Workable raises $5M



SaaS hiring platform Workable has secured $5 million in additional funding from its existing investors. Workable enables smaller companies to post to multiple jobs boards, review candidates and schedule interviews.  It replaces email and spreadsheets with an applicant tracking system that your team will actually enjoy using. While there are a large number of players already that are going after the cloud-based recruitment market — offering businesses online tools to create job listings, post them on different networks, and then manage the hiring process — what distinguishes Workable is the fact that it focuses squarely on the SME market.  Workable claims to be attracting 300 new companies every month. Customers include other startups such as Conversocial, TransferWise and Vend.


2014. Zoho Recruit allows to process resumes directly from your mailbox



Online recruiting service Zoho Recruit has introduced a new feature - Resume Inbox - parsing tool that can process resumes directly from your mailbox onto the database. It can parse the email body, or attachments, or both depending on your selection. Once fully configured, you can forget about visiting your inbox to process resumes. The handy Reports view displays a summary of candidate records added along with links and also provides a summary of emails where parsing has failed and the reason. In addition to parsing resumes, you can automatically associate added candidates to specific job openings, provided candidates specify the Job ID or Job Title, in the required format, within the email Subject.


2014. Jibe wants to fix the mobile hiring process



Jibe, the company that builds SaaS recruiting solutions has just recieved new $20 Million financing from SAP Ventures. What is the secret sauce of this company? It makes the recruiting process mobile. The point is that attracting the right employees to your company is even more important than attracting customers. But while CRM solutions provide mobile channels for customer relationship management, recruiting apps - don't. Jibe delivers a mobile recruiting solution that makes it easy for candidates to both browse job openings and complete an application on the go. It features the ability to pre-populate application information and allows candidates to choose from multiple mobile-friendly resume-upload options, including a unique option to submit a resume from their email. The result is a higher conversion rate for mobile applications and a dramatically improved experience for your applicants.


2014. Monster acquires recruiting software TalentBin



Monster has acquired TalentBin, the startup offering tools for recruiting on social networks. TalentBin describes itself as a “talent search engine” that aggregates data about potential job candidates from Facebook, Twitter, Quora, and elsewhere, while also giving tools to recruiters so they reach out to those candidates. It’s actually the latest version of a company that began as Honestly, a site where professionals could anonymously review their peers. In its various forms, TalentBin raised $3.2 million in total funding.