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Top 5 Affordable Applicant Tracking Systems for Small Business

Top 5 Affordable Applicant Tracking Systems for Small Business

As HR consultants it's often important to help our clients find the most affordable recruiting software platforms that work within tight budgets. Fortunately there is a variety of inexpensive applicant tracking tools to serve any small business.

All of these platforms cost less than $100 per month and offer the most robust features. 

1. Zoho Recruit |

Zoho Recruit is a cloud based applicant tracking system that’s built to provide diverse, end-to-end hiring solutions for staffing agencies, corporate HRs and temporary workforce. 

They offer perhaps the most affordable product starting at only $20 bucks a month (paid annually). The upgraded version costs $41/mo (paid annually).

  • Candidate sourcing built in, career sites and referrals.
  • Resume parsing/extraction.
  • Candidate tracking, dashboard, hiring workflow.
  • Integrates with 3rd party: Google & Microsoft.

2. JazzHR | Get a demo of JazzHR

JazzHR offers a terrific option for a small business who need to recruit. They’ve been around for a number of years and are continuing to update the product. Request a Demo. Features include;

  • Post jobs everywhere qualified candidates are looking. JazzHR syncs with free job boards, paid job boards, and popular social media channels.
  • Leverage team knowledge and experience by inviting your co-workers to help you rank, track and discuss top-tier candidates.
  • You’ll get all the necessary tools to make hiring a simple and repeatable process.
  • Pricing Options: $39/mo, $229/mo, $339/mo.

3. SmartStart |

SmartStart is the free version of SmartRecruiters, a popular ATS that plays in the enterprise space. Their free version is good for companies with 10 or less job openings that are under 250 employees. But the good news is that its a fully functioning platform that even has a mobile app for users.

4. Freshworks (FreshTeam) |

Lets you manage your hiring, onboarding, time-off, employee data, and HR workflows in one place. Pricing starts at %0 per month for up to 3 job openings at any one time.

  • Onboarding: Connect and engage with your new hires swiftly.
  • Employee Database: Organize all employee data and files securely.
  • Applicant Tracking: Find, interview, and hire great candidates

5. Hirehive |

HireHive is recruiting software that helps you find and hire the best candidates for your company. Monthly Pricing starts at $49 per month for up to 3 job postings.

  • Connect HireHive with your website and post jobs automatically to job boards or to your social channels.
  • Interview and assess the best candidates for your jobs and create a database of candidates for future requirements.
  • In-depth reporting so you can make informed hiring decisions based on real data.

Applicant tracking systems are fairly easily to customize and allow employers to grow with the platform. As your company grows you can upgrade to higher priced packages with more features and job postings.