Our Top Picks

Zoho Recruit
Zoho Recruit
  • Deployment: Web-based, cloud, SaaS, iOS, Android
  • Support: 24/7 (live rep), business hours, online
  • Resume search: Yes
Yet another piece in the growing Soho portfolio of solutions for small to mid-size businesses, Zoho Recruit offers employers access to a reasonably priced ATS system. It offers plans for staffing agencies, corporate HR departments, and temporary workforces.

Zoho Recruit offers numerous customization options. It also integrates seamlessly with other products in the Zoho family of business solutions. This is an attractive option for businesses that wish to seamlessly move employees into the recruiting phase and into the workplace and then record how they perform on the job.

The software also allows companies to monitor candidates’ postings on the social media accounts, which can provide valuable clues about a candidate’s desirability.

Zoho Recruit creates information-deep candidate pages that present all important information about the candidate on one page. This means that recruiters spend a lot less time clicking around a website compiling information about viable candidates.

The real selling point for Zoho Recruit is how well it works with other Zoho products.

Pros & Cons

Zoho Recruit is an excellent fit if the company already uses other Zoho products. It offers a free but limited version and an attractive pricing option for SMBs. It does not work as well as a stand-alone product as it does when integrated with other Zoho products.

Pros

  • Excellent fit for company using other Zoho business tools
  • Attractive pricing option for SMBs

Cons

  • Does not work as well as a stand-alone product

What Customers Are Saying

One customer likes Zoho Recruit’s support options, saying, “We started out staffing firm in 2016 and Zoho is very affordable and offers a great product. They have an account staff that reaches out daily and it’s easy to schedule a support call when needed.”

Summary

Zoho Recruit
Zoho Recruit
  • Starting Price
    • Standard: $12/user/month billed annually
    • Professional: $20/user/month billed annually
    • Enterprise: $35/user/month billed annually
    • Ultimate: $45/user/month billed annually
  • Resume Search
  • Application Management
    Yes
  • Matching Engine
    Yes
  • Integrations
    Yes
  • Reports
    Yes
Features
  • Deployment: Web-based, cloud, SaaS, iOS, Android
  • Support: 24/7 (live rep), business hours, online
  • Resume search: Yes
JazzHR
JazzHR
  • Deployment: Web-based, cloud, SaaS
  • Support: Business hours, online
  • Resume search: Yes
Founded in 2009 and based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, JazzHR is targeted at small to medium-sized businesses that want to use intelligent technology to upgrade the way they conduct their candidate searches. It enables clients to create a career page that presents a branded image whether a candidate is accessing the page on a website or mobile device.

JazzHR integrates with a company or an organization’s own job search webpage so that when it posts a job opening via your JazzHR account, it’s posted to the company page as well.

Jazz HR offers its customers an ATS system that allows them to create customized questions for every applicant, as well as customizable skills and experience assessments that can be targeted to the specific job being offered and an automated scoring system that evaluates clients on a scale of 1-10.

It also offers scheduling features that let clients set up interviews with candidates that sync to a company’s calendars so interviews don’t interfere with other important activities.

Pros & Cons

JazzHR has particularly good social media integration. Its pricing structure makes it attractive for small to medium-sized businesses. Its messaging system makes it easy to communicate with applicants. Its reporting tools can be complicated to use, and it has no resume database.

Pros

  • Excellent social media integration
  • SME friendly pricing structure
  • Messaging system makes communications with applicants easy

Cons

  • Complicated reporting tools
  • No resume database

What Customers Are Saying

One customer likes the overall experience of using JazzHR, saying, “It has been a great experience overall. The customer service is great, the people are very friendly and attentive and the software is easy to use and fulfills all of our needs.”

Summary

  • Starting Price
    • Hero: $39/mo with annual billing
    • Plus: $219/mo with annual billing
    • Pro: $329/mo with annual billing
  • Resume Search
  • Application Management
    Yes
  • Matching Engine
    Yes
  • Integrations
    Yes
  • Reports
    Yes
Features
  • Deployment: Web-based, cloud, SaaS
  • Support: Business hours, online
  • Resume search: Yes
Recooty
Recooty
  • Deployment: Web-based, cloud, SaaS
  • Support: 24/7 (live rep), business hours, online
  • Resume search: Yes
Recooty, based in the Asia and Pacific region, is an inexpensive ATS job board software that’s aimed towards small and medium-sized businesses. Customers create a Recooty account. They can then use coding created by Recooty to connect the account to their website or WordPress blog.

When a customer creates a job posting on their Recooty account, the job posting also appears on their own blog or website.

Recooty is one of the few job board software sites that has a free version. This basic version offers a single user three active job postings per month but does include use of the ATS system. The Pro plan comes with 10 postings a month, and the Ultra plan has multiple users and 25 postings a month.

Coody also offers customers the option of having their job openings posted on free or paid for job board sites such as LinkedIn or Zip Recruiter.

Gartner rated Recooty the top recruitment software in 2019.

Pros & Cons

Recooty offers a basic free version and a 15-day full-feature trial. It offers a great price for small or medium-sized businesses that need to recruit but don’t have many openings per month. It does not have a self-service portal for job applicants. There is no mobile app.

Pros

  • Offers a basic free version and a 15-day full-featured trial
  • Competitively priced for small and medium-sized businesses

Cons

  • No self-service portal for job applicants
  • No mobile app

What Customers Are Saying

One small business customer likes the Recooty basic version, saying, “Recooty is an excellent job plug-in and I’m absolutely happy that I found it. Getting so much of exposure to all the talented and potential employees out there, for free is just amazing.”

Summary

  • Starting Price
    • $19 per month
  • Resume Search
  • Application Management
    Yes
  • Matching Engine
    Yes
  • Integrations
    Yes
  • Reports
    Yes
Features
  • Deployment: Web-based, cloud, SaaS
  • Support: 24/7 (live rep), business hours, online
  • Resume search: Yes
LinkedIn
LinkedIn Job Search
  • Deployment: Web-based, cloud, SaaS, iOS, Android
  • Support: Online
  • Resume search: Yes
LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional social media site and has become one of the main ways for professionals to look for a new job. Companies looking for professionals to fill an opening can search the profiles of LinkedIn members, organize these findings, and then contact the candidates. This is one reason so many professionals post their resumes on LinkedIn, even if they are currently employed.

Pricing can vary. LinkedIn Recruiter, for instance, costs $8,999 a year, which includes advanced search options and contact tools. LinkedIn Recruiter Lite is a scaled-down version of LinkedIn Recruiter with fewer options. It costs $2,399 a year. LinkedIn also offers lower price options such as Pipeline Builder, Career Pages, and Work with Us ads.

LinkedIn is also offering a PPC option where a customer can set a daily or monthly budget. Once that budget is reached, the client needs to decide whether they want to add more money to the budget.

Pros & Cons

LinkedIn is a great way to reach professionals who might not be actively looking for a job but would be interested in taking a new position. It’s the ideal tool to look for high-level professional talent. It can be difficult to judge the credibility of resumes. It’s not a particularly useful tool for advertising entry-level or temporary positions.

Pros

  • Excellent way to reach passive candidates
  • Ideal tool to fill high-level professional openings

Cons

  • Difficult to judge resume credibility
  • Not the best tool to advertise entry-level or temporary positions

What Customers Are Saying

One customer likes that using LinkedIn presented them with a large pool of candidates, saying, “LinkedIn Jobs helped us find our last 3 technicians and installers. We were able to weed out the applicants that did not meet our criteria as well as view job history to make proper determinations.”

Summary

LinkedIn
LinkedIn Job Search
  • Starting Price
    • Monthly: $29.99/month
    • Annually: $19.99/month
  • Resume Search
  • Application Management
    Yes
  • Matching Engine
    Yes
  • Integrations
    Yes
  • Reports
    Yes
Features
  • Deployment: Web-based, cloud, SaaS, iOS, Android
  • Support: Online
  • Resume search: Yes
Workable
Workable
  • Deployment: Web-based, cloud, SaaS, iOS, Android
  • Support: 24/7 (live rep), business hours, online
  • Resume search: Yes
Workable, founded in 2012, is an ATS system mainly designed for small to medium-sized businesses that can be used by enterprise organizations of all sizes.

When you submit a job ad on your Workable account, it can be posted to over 200 free and premium job boards (the software allows you to choose if you only want to post on free sites or if you’re willing to pay to post on some premium ones as well). There are over 700 different job templates that allow customers to quickly create specific job openings. While Workable can be integrated with the customer’s website or blog page, it also offers the ability to create branded career pages.

Workable offers two pricing structures: Hire As Needed for those who only have occasional or short-term hiring needs and Hire at Scale, a full-featured annual plan for companies that need to fill positions on a regular basis.

Pros & Cons

Workable has a user-friendly and intuitive dashboard that provides a quick view of how a company’s recruiting functions are progressing. Candidate search makes it easy to keep track of specific candidates. The software allows different company personnel to leave comments about candidates. It’s not the right platform if you’re looking for a comprehensive HR solution.

Pros

  • User-friendly and intuitive dashboard
  • Candidate search makes it easy to keep track of specific candidates
  • Anyone in company can easily post comments about candidates

Cons

  • Not the right software if you’re looking for a more complete HR solution

What Customers Are Saying

One customer really appreciates Workable’s calendar function, saying, “What is really nice about Workable is that everyone on the team can see each other’s comments and updates in real time. The calendaring feature that allows us to invite the candidate and have it show up on our outlook calendar is fabulous and makes our lives so much easier.”

Summary

Workable
Workable
  • Starting Price
    • $99 per job/month
  • Resume Search
  • Application Management
    Yes
  • Matching Engine
    Yes
  • Integrations
    Yes
  • Reports
    Yes
Features
  • Deployment: Web-based, cloud, SaaS, iOS, Android
  • Support: 24/7 (live rep), business hours, online
  • Resume search: Yes
Ejobsitesoftware-2
eJobsiteSoftware - Job Board Software
  • Deployment: Web-based, cloud, SaaS, iOS, Android
  • Support: Business hours, online
  • Resume search: Yes
Based in India and founded in 2010, eJobsiteSoftware is a web-based application constructed on a Linux/Apache/MySQL/PHP (LAMP) Platform. It’s a very robust job board software that companies and organizations can use to create their own jobsites. It’s focused on providing software for niche markets or geographically specific job search sites.

For a one-time purchase fee and no regular monthly fees, job board sites created using eJobsiteSoftware allow job seekers to look for jobs based on location, company, or category. Clients can save, forward, or rate resumes. The software also comes with its own ATS system to filter out unqualified applicants.

Companies or organizations can see reports that show them the status of a job and how many applicants have applied, how many total jobs they posted, and the status of the posted job, as well as the total number of all applicants/selected applicants.

CompareCamp, the software review site, gave eJobsiteSoftware its Rising Star Award in 2019, as well as the Great User Experience Award.

Pros & Cons

eJobsiteSoftware has no monthly fees after the initial cost. It offers one year of free website hosting for companies without their own website. There is a content management system that allows you to add news or articles about jobs to the website. It only offers online support and a free online demo.

Pros

  • No monthly fee after initial setup
  • One for your website hosting
  • Built-in content management system

Cons

  • Only offers online support
  • Free online demo only

What Customers Are Saying

One client likes how easy it was to install the eJobBoardSoftware on their company’s website, saying, “We selected ejobsitesoftware job board software for our site. Installation was a breeze, and all our queries were addressed by technical staff. Would recommend it to others.”

Summary

Ejobsitesoftware-2
eJobsiteSoftware - Job Board Software
  • Starting Price
    • $600 as a one-time payment.
  • Resume Search
  • Application Management
    Yes
  • Matching Engine
    Yes
  • Integrations
    Yes
  • Reports
    Yes
Features
  • Deployment: Web-based, cloud, SaaS, iOS, Android
  • Support: Business hours, online
  • Resume search: Yes
ZipRecruiter
ZipRecruiter
  • Deployment: Web-based, cloud, SaaS
  • Support: Business hours, online
  • Resume search: Yes
ZipRecruiter is another well-known job board site that originally started as an ATS recruitment tool. It was founded in 2010 and is based in Santa Monica, California.

When an employer posts a job on ZipRecruiter, it doesn’t only go on the company’s website. ZipRecruiter searches hundreds of thousands of resumes on its site as well as over 100 job board sites and invites qualified candidates to apply for that job posting.

When candidates apply for the job, ZipRecruiter analyzes them using ATS software and ranks them according to how suitable they are to fill the position. Once a candidate is given a thumbs up by the employer, the ZipRecruiter technology then finds similar candidates. Supercomputer claims this allows 80% of employers using its site to fill a position within a day.

ZipRecruiter allows potential employers to try their system for free for 4 days. Complete ATS recruitment sorting is only available on the top Enterprise plan.

Pros & Cons

ZipRecruiter is a good fit for SMBs. It offers broad distribution of job postings. It allows users to post job openings to their social media accounts. It’s not an ideal solution for large companies that need access to a more robust ATS system, nor is it the best option economically for a company that only hires occasionally.

Pros

  • Good fit for SMEs

Cons

  • Not the best fit for large businesses
  • Users can post job openings to social media accounts
  • Broad distribution of job postings

What Customers Are Saying

One client praised how ZipRecruiter treated his campaign, saying, “As the Executive Director of a rural skilled nursing campus, we faced the challenge of recruiting nurses to our community. I reached out to ZipRecruiter for assistance in solving this issue. I was assigned a recruitment specialist that understood our need and how to best approach our recruitment strategy. I was very impressed with the way ZipRecruiter maintained communication and made adjustments to our recruitment strategy during our campaign.”

Summary

ZipRecruiter
ZipRecruiter
  • Starting Price
    • start at $249 per month
  • Resume Search
  • Application Management
    Yes
  • Matching Engine
    Yes
  • Integrations
    Yes
  • Reports
    Yes
Features
  • Deployment: Web-based, cloud, SaaS
  • Support: Business hours, online
  • Resume search: Yes
SmartJobBoard
SmartJobBoard
  • Deployment: Web-based, cloud, SaaS
  • Support: Business hours
  • Resume search: Yes
SmartJobBoard is job board software designed for people who want to create a job board for niche industries or certain geographic regions. It’s aimed at individuals or groups that want to create a job board to generate revenue. Costs run about $299 a month for the premium version when paid annually.

This enables the user to offer the space to employers who are looking to post jobs. Under the premium version, about 10,000 jobs can be posted and 100,000 resumes collected.

Jobseekers can look for jobs based on category, location, or salary. They can also create job alerts for specific kinds of positions. Employers receive access to a dashboard that lets them create job postings, see applications, and receive analytics. They can also create a company profile page.

SmartJobBoard provides customers with several themes to use when creating a job search site.

Pros & Cons

SmartJobBoard provides many job search features for both employers and applicants. Applicants find it easy to search for job openings, and it has excellent customer support. There are currently no Google or Facebook sign-in functions. Software can be pricey, so clients need to be sure of their revenue stream prior to creating a site.

Pros

  • Many job search features for applicants and employers
  • Easy to search for job openings
  • Excellent customer support

Cons

  • Currently no Google or Facebook sign in functions
  • Software can be pricey

What Customers Are Saying

One customer appreciated how quickly he could get his job board up and running using SmartJobBoard, saying, “Loved that this product was all-inclusive. No need for additional products other than a domain name and email. I set up Stripe for payments, filled out the details, and could move on to sales and service within a day.”

Summary

SmartJobBoard
SmartJobBoard
  • Starting Price
    • Premium: $299/mo with annual billing
    • Enterprise: starting at $599/mo with annual billing
  • Resume Search
  • Application Management
    Yes
  • Matching Engine
    Yes
  • Integrations
    Yes
  • Reports
    Yes
Features
  • Deployment: Web-based, cloud, SaaS
  • Support: Business hours
  • Resume search: Yes
Betterteam
Betterteam
  • Deployment: Web-based, cloud, SaaS
  • Support: 24/7 (live rep), business hours, online
  • Resume search: Yes
Founded in 2015, Betterteam is a job posting site that allows companies to post varying numbers of job openings depending upon which plan they select. If a company selects the Solo plan, which costs $39 a month, for example, it can post one job opening a month. The top plan, the VIP plan, offers 20 job postings per month for $209. If subscribers choose to pay annually instead of monthly, there’s a 50% reduction in cost.

Betterteam is oriented towards small and medium-sized businesses or franchises with multiple locations that may need to hire regularly but not in large numbers. It’s also designed for small businesses that need to keep an eye on their budgets.

Clients prepare job postings on the Betterteam site, which then posts these job openings on well-known job search sites. Betterteam will not necessarily save you time, since it doesn’t use any ATS filters, but its very friendly pricing structure makes it attractive for start-ups or small businesses that may not have a full-time HR department.

Pros & Cons

Betterteam allows new clients to post one free job to test the service. The software is easy to use and comes with excellent customer service. It does not integrate with ATS systems. It needs more filters to allow clients to create better pools of separate job applicants.

Pros

  • Free version allows users to make one free job posting
  • Easy to use
  • Excellent customer service

Cons

  • Does not have or integrate with ATS systems
  • Needs more applicant filters

What Customers Are Saying

One customer likes how easy Betterteam is to use, saying, “There was nothing especially onerous about using the software. The responses come right into your mailbox so no need to go to the site and the resumes all have phone numbers and emails — easy peasy.”

Summary

Betterteam
Betterteam
  • Starting Price
    • Solo Plan: $39/month
    • Basic Plan: $99/month
    • Unlimited Plan: $139/month
    • VIP Plan: $209/month
  • Resume Search
  • Application Management
    Yes
  • Matching Engine
    Yes
  • Integrations
    Yes
  • Reports
    Yes
Features
  • Deployment: Web-based, cloud, SaaS
  • Support: 24/7 (live rep), business hours, online
  • Resume search: Yes
Indeed
Indeed
  • Deployment: Web-based, cloud, SaaS, iOS, Android
  • Support: 24/7 (live rep), online
  • Resume search: Yes
Indeed was founded in 2004 and has co-headquarters in Austin, Texas, and Stamford, Connecticut. Since it advertises on multiple media platforms, Indeed is one of the best-known job search sites. Companies or organizations can create an account on Indeed and post jobs for free or pay a subscription fee that will help them attract more of the right candidates in a faster time frame. Fees range from $5 a day to Standard or Professional subscription options that are more expensive but offer more features.

Indeed also integrates with a company’s or an organization’s ATS system. Recognizing that three-quarters of the people who apply for jobs on Indeed use a mobile device to do so, Indeed software allows companies to use mobile devices to recruit applicants.

Indeed’s subscription-based Sponsored Jobs function allows clients to immediately see the best job applicants in the overall applicant pool and invite them to apply for a job.

Pros & Cons

Indeed allows companies to set a budget for job posting; when that total is reached, the listing is paused until the company has time to consider whether it wants to continue running the ad. Its messaging system makes it easy to reach out to job applicants. Resumes cannot be downloaded as PDFs. Companies are charged every time an applicant clicks on a job link even if they don’t apply.

Pros

  • Companies can set budgets for a job posting
  • Easy to contact selected job applicants

Cons

  • Resumes cannot be downloaded as PDFs
  • Companies are charged every time an applicant clicks on a job link even if they don’t apply

What Customers Are Saying

One customer liked how Indeed made it easy for them to find the right person for job, saying, “Indeed made it easy for our practice to receive responses from qualified individuals to our job posting. Indeed is user friendly. We plan on using Indeed for all of our future job postings!”

Summary

  • Starting Price
    • Standard: $100/month for 30 new contacts a month
    • Professional: $250/month for 100 new contacts a month
  • Resume Search
  • Application Management
    Yes
  • Matching Engine
    Yes
  • Integrations
    Yes
  • Reports
    Yes
Features
  • Deployment: Web-based, cloud, SaaS, iOS, Android
  • Support: 24/7 (live rep), online
  • Resume search: Yes

How We Chose the Best Job Board Software

Every employer knows how hard it is to find the right person for the right job. There’s a reason why a company’s personnel are considered its most valuable asset. The time it takes to find the right person can be daunting. That’s why we looked at the best job board software of 2021. Whether a company wants to advertise jobs on one of the more popular job board websites or build a job board, either as part of its own website or as an independent stand-alone venture, job boards provide solutions for a company’s recruitment problems. They not only reduce the amount of time spent looking for the right applicant but result in a better group of applicants applying for the job Some of the criteria we looked at when choosing the best job board software of 2021 include:

Job Board Features

Good job board software offers many features that reduce time spent looking for the right applicant and ensure a better applicant pool. We recommend software that includes plenty of useful job board features, such as resume search, application management, and a matching engine.

Integrations

Advertising a job in the newspaper or on a website doesn’t reach all the job applicants a company or an organization might want to see. The best software offers pre-built integrations for popular social media platforms and other tools that are often used together with job board software.

Reports

Every time you go through the hiring process and a new job applicant pool, companies can learn something about how to make the process better the next time. Good job board software provides detailed reports to help the user assess and improve their hiring process.

What Is Job Board Software?

Job board software is an application that allows companies, government organizations, nonprofits, or educational institutions to either contract with a job board site (such as LinkedIn Job Search) to advertise job openings or use software (such as Recooty) to build their own job boards.

Job board software is being used by many companies to help them streamline their HR processes by making the hiring process less complex. Job boards can be used to filter out unqualified candidates who apply for a position.

When recruiters advertise jobs on stand-alone job boards, it can provide them with access to a large pool of candidates. This can be a positive solution for a company that’s looking for a candidate who they might not normally think of working for them. Popular job boards provide access to hundreds of thousands of potential job seekers.

Job board software can also be used for revenue development. For instance, a publication that covers a niche industry, like travel, journalism, or educational institutions, can develop a job board for people who are interested in working in that specific niche industry. Companies that need workers in these niche industries can pay to advertise job openings on that publications job board.

Benefits of Job Board Software

Whether a company advertises its job openings on a stand-alone job board or builds its own job board using the appropriate software, there are numerous benefits:

  • Reduced hiring costs: Many traditional recruiting firms charge a percentage of the annual salary of a job posting. This can run as high as 20%. If a company is advertising for a C-suite position, this can run into the thousands of dollars for single job posting. A job posting on a popular job board site will cost considerably less. If a company or an organization builds its own job board, this will reduce costs even more because it will impact the costs of overall hiring.
  • Less time to find the right person: Many employers need to find the right person ASAP. Placing a job posting on a stand-alone job board site or a company’s or organization’s job board will begin to attract resumes almost immediately, significantly reducing the time factor. If an ad is placed in a newspaper or trade magazine, it can often take weeks to appear and may only appear once or twice, depending upon how many times an ad has been scheduled for publication.
  • A deep bullpen: Not everyone who applies for the job might be the right person for that job. But job board software allows you to create a database to store resumes. The right person for the next job might have applied for the last job, and since you know have a copy of the resume stored in your database, you can create a list of potential applicants from what you have already gathered.

Must-Have Features for Job Board Software

Some of the must-have features needed in good job board software include:

  • Searching for a job: Job applicants should be able to search for openings by location, category, qualification, or keyword.
  • Timeframe: This is a function that helps both the applicant and the employer. An applicant should know how long a job has been posted. An employer should be able to set a timeframe for the application process and then have the job opening closed.
  • Availability on mobile devices: Many people in the second decade of the 21st century don’t look for job openings in a newspaper or even on a website but on their smartphone or other mobile device. Job board software needs to allow applicants to apply for a job via a mobile device.
  • Interview scheduling: Once a candidate or candidates have been selected to be interviewed, job board software allows the company or organization to schedule multiple interviews if needed.
  • Admin control panel: Regardless of the kind of job board software you’re using, the person responsible for posting or administering job applications needs to have control over the process. Software should allow for administrators to easily add or delete jobs or generate reports.
  • Reports: Job board software needs to be able to provide the correct data that a company or organization needs to see how the hiring process is proceeding, the kind of candidates who are applying, or any other facts that can provide information that can help a company improve their hiring processes.

The Cost of Job Board Software

The cost of job board software will depend a great deal upon whether the company or organization works with a stand-alone job site or uses the software to create its own job board.

To use a job posting site, companies or organizations can sign up for plans that charge a certain amount per month, normally in the $100-$250 a month range, depending upon how many different jobs they want to post and how many different job sites the service posts job listings on.

If a company or organization wants to use job board software to build a proprietary job search site for its own organization or perhaps for a niche industry, costs vary.

You could pay a one-time fee as much as several hundred dollars. For this price, a company or organization can purchase job board software to integrate within its own company structure. This is ideal for organizations or companies that want to build a niche job board or a geographically oriented job board.

In other cases, companies or organizations that frequently hire new employees pay a monthly subscription fee, ranging anywhere from $30 or $40 a month for a basic setup that allows a limited number of job postings and users to several hundred dollars a month for an enterprise system that allows unlimited job postings and unlimited users.