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Plan and Module Comparison


SmartRecruiters has two core products:

  • SmartStart is the free version of SmartRecruiters, with all you need to hire up to 10 roles at a time.
  • SmartRecruit is a customizable talent acquisition suite. Companies can expand the base features provided by SmartRecruit by purchasing add-ons.

See the tables below for a feature-by-feature comparison between the two.

Creating jobs

  SmartStart SmartRecruit
Publish unlimited job ads    
Multiple ads for same job    
Create Internal/private ads    
Multiple positions    
Job templates    
Job approvals    

Advertising jobs

  SmartStart SmartRecruit
Post to free aggregators    
Google Jobs    
Purchase ads in Marketplace    
Multiple Career pages    
Job Widget (Public ads only)    
Internal Job Widget    
Job Alerts    
Internal Job Alerts    
Internal Careers page    
Facebook Careers App    
Send to Recruiting Agency    
Share URLs for Internal/Private ads    


Purchase SmartMobility to add Internal Job Alerts, Internal Job Widget, and Internal Careers page to SmartRecruit.

Candidate experience

  SmartStart SmartRecruit
Personalized Candidate Portal    
Apply with LinkedIn    
Apply with Indeed    
Resume parsing    
Referrals portal    
Apply internally    
GDPR Tools    

Settings and configuration

  SmartStart SmartRecruit
Default Org Fields    
Custom Job and Org Fields    
Dependent Field Configurations    
Standard Candidate Fields    
Custom Candidate Fields    
Multiple Brands    
Global Compliance rules    


Purchase SmartGlobal to add Custom Job/Org Fields, Custom Candidate Fields and Dependent Field configurations to SmartRecruit.

Email and notifications

  SmartStart SmartRecruit
Email templates    
Company-wide email preferences    
User email preferences    


  SmartStart SmartRecruit
Report Builder    
Current Candidate Pipeline Analytics    
Historical Candidate Pipeline Analytics    
Diversity Reports    
Analytics Reports    
Sourcing Analytics    
Hiring Plan Analytics    
Applicant Flow report    
EEO report    
OFCCP report    
Tableau Connector    


Purchase SmartGlobal to add the Tableau connector to SmartRecruit. 


  SmartStart SmartRecruit
Boolean searches    
Candidate filters    
Saved Searches    
Recently viewed candidates    

Source management

  SmartStart SmartRecruit
Source Library    
Custom sources    
Edit source    


Purchase SmartGlobal to add the ability to create Custom Sources in SmartRecruit.

Candidate management

  SmartStart SmartRecruit
Delayed rejection    
Defer candidate    
Drag 'n drop candidates    
Mass upload candidates    
Consent Manager    

Hiring process

  SmartStart SmartRecruit
Multiple hiring processes    
Custom hiring team role    
Default withdrawal reasons    
Custom withdrawal reasons    
Default rejection reasons    
Custom rejection reasons    
Send assessments    
Configure assessment automation    


Purchase SmartGlobal to add the ability to manage multiple custom hiring processes, custom hiring roles, and custom withdrawal/rejection reasons to SmartRecruit.

User management

  SmartStart SmartRecruit
All system roles    
All hiring team roles    
Employee tags    
Access Groups    
Custom System Role    
Domain-based Authentication    
Security Settings    
Marketplace Control    


Purchase SmartGlobal to enable Access Groups and Custom System Roles, and SmartConnect to enable SSO in SmartRecruit.


  SmartStart SmartRecruit
Interview scheduler    
Calendar Integrations    
Custom Interview types    
Candidate Comparison Report    
Independent Reviews    

Offer Management

  SmartStart SmartRecruit
Offer templates    
Offer approvals    
Manage offers by email    
Manage offers with DocuSign    


  SmartStart SmartRecruit
LinkedIn Recruiter    
DocuSign integration    
API Access    
Custom integrations    

For a list of all standard integrations, such as our BambooHR and OKTA integrations, see our Marketplace.

Purchase SmartConnect to gain API Access on SmartRecruit and build custom integrations.


For users

SmartStart and SmartRecruit provide localization for users in English and one other language. Admins can choose this language in the Company Profile.

Supported User-facing languages

SmartRecruiters' user interface is available in English and 30 other languages:

  • Bulgarian
  • Chinese (Simplified)
  • Chinese (Traditional)
  • Croatian
  • Danish
  • Dutch
  • Finnish
  • French (France)
  • French (Canada)
  • German
  • Greek
  • Hungarian
  • Indonesian
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Lithuanian
  • Polish
  • Portuguese (Brasil)
  • Portuguese (Portugal)
  • Romanian
  • Russian
  • Serbian
  • Slovak
  • Slovenian
  • Spanish (Spain)
  • Spanish (Latin America)
  • Swedish
  • Thai
  • Turkish
  • Vietnamese

Your actual list of available languages (in Locale Preferences) will depend on your company's Edition, and whether your company has purchased one or more languages.

To expand the list of languages available to your account, talk to your Customer Success Manager. You can purchase individual languages, or SmartGlobal to gain access to all supported languages.

For candidates 

All supported candidate-facing languages are available on every SmartRecruiters account.

Supported Candidate-facing languages

SmartRecruiters will localize the candidate experience, including Career Pages, Candidate Portal, and the application itself, in 37 languages:

  • Afrikaans
  • Arabic
  • Bulgarian
  • Chinese (Simplified)
  • Chinese (Traditional)
  • Croatian
  • Czech
  • Danish
  • Dutch
  • English (US)
  • Finnish
  • French (France)
  • French (Canadian)
  • German
  • Greek
  • Hebrew
  • Hungarian
  • Indonesian
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Lithuanian
  • Norwegian
  • Polish
  • Portuguese (Portugal)
  • Portuguese (Brasil)
  • Romanian
  • Russian
  • Serbian
  • Slovak
  • Slovenian
  • Spanish (Spain)
  • Spanish (Latin America)
  • Swedish
  • Thai
  • Turkish
  • Ukrainian
  • Vietnamese
  SmartStart SmartRecruit
Localized Job Widget    
Localized Job Ads    
Localized Job Alerts    
Localized Career Site    
Localized Candidate Portal    
Localized Referral Portal    


Companies with SmartRecruit can enable additional features by purchasing add-ons.

Interested in adding features to SmartRecruit? Talk to your Customer Success Manager.


SmartConnect enables API Access for custom integrations and SSO. When activated, you'll get access to an API Token, which will allow you to access, authenticated with, and query our APIs to build custom integrations, career pages, and application processes.


SmartGlobal enables increased configurability and customization for companies that want greater control over jobs and hiring teams.

When activated, SmartGlobal enables the following features on your account:

  • Access Groups
  • Custom Job/Org fields
  • Custom Candidate fields
  • Custom Hiring Role
  • Custom System Role
  • Custom Rejection and Withdrawal Reasons
  • Custom Sources
  • Dependent Fields
  • 10 Saved Searches

SmartGlobal also extends language support from 1 user-facing language (other than English) to include every language in the list of supported languages. All candidate-facing languages are always available to any SmartRecruiters company, at no extra cost.


SmartMobility helps promote internal opportunities to employees who use SmartRecruiters. 

When activate, SmartMobility enables the following features on your account:

  • Internal Job Widget
  • Internal Job Alerts
  • Internal Careers page