Build your agile workforce

Onboard, assign, and pay your freelancers from a single, user-friendly platform.








Grow your network of top freelancers

Shortlist has all the tools you need to self-source, negotiate with, and
engage directly, and compliantly with your freelancers

Custom hiring pipelines

Get a snapshot of your current hiring status. See how many applicants are at each stage of every job opening.

​​​​​​Set up a custom workflow that is tailored to your hiring process, and move applicants along your onboarding lifecycle.

Search and re-engage

The candidate CRM allows you to keep track of the best applicants and prospects for current and future projects.

Use keyword boolean searches across the entire database, from resumes to notes and documents – including PDFs.

Robust candidate profile

Detailed candidate profiles track the history of every prospect, from the time they were sourced to the latest communication.

When a prospect looks like a good fit, move them straight to your Talent Network or add to a hiring pipeline.

Your branded, talent portal

Sourcing the best talent starts with making the right first impression. Create a mobile-friendly talent portal page and up to date job listings with Shortlist’s intuitive toolkit

Onboarding has never been quicker

Automate, personalize and optimize your onboarding lifecycle.

Quickly move workers through your onboarding process

  • SMS notifications

  • Multi-step workflows

  • Electronic signatures

  • AI-based talent matching

  • Background checks

  • Internal approvals

Mitigate your compliance risk

Shortlist evaluates every detail tax authorities investigate in an audit, including the
job parameters, the worker’s business structure, and the working relationship.

Contractor Screening

Agent of Record (AOR)

Employee of Record (EOR)

Compliantly engage your freelancers
on a project-based work

Easily route tasks and assignments to your freelancers. Know the status
of every milestone and the spend on every project – all in real time.

Track your freelancer’s engagements

Get a complete, real-time view of who’s working on what, down to the project and task level.

  • Manage milestones

  • Track budgets

  • AI based talent matching

  • Generate SOWs

Simplify time and
expense tracking

Shortlist facilitates the communication and tracking of billable hours and project milestones.

  • Timesheets

  • Manage approvals

  • Generate invoices and expenses

  • Bulk administration

SOW & Services Procurement

Our Services Procurement solution offers powerful features to support your project-based initiatives.

  • SOW negotiation

  • Competitive bidding
  • Compare tools
  • RFx features

Organize and track all your agile
workers from one dashboard

Group and categorize your workers by their skills, location, experience
and have a single source of truth for your agile workforce.

Group and categorize

Easily create talent pools and groups and share with your colleagues internally or externally

Organize, screen, tag

Organize, screen, tag and track all your talent from one dashboard. Create a single source of truth for your agile workforce

Real-time availability

Your talent can broadcast their real-time availability from their mobile phones with sms/txt messages so your team knows who is available, and who is not, in seconds

Generate Contracts

Dynamically generate contracts and SOW documents.

Automate your Payables operations

Instantly onboard with an email and process payments to over 200 countries

Report on every aspect
 of your agile workforce

Make informed business decisions to improve quality and process efficiency.

Time to hire

How fast can you process a candidate through your hiring pipeline?

Freelancer spend

How much do you spend per department

Cost per hire

See how much each hire is costing you.

Compliance risk

Where are you the most exposed

Budget reports

Are your projects on track

Resourcing reports

Know the availability of every resource

Customer reviews

Reviews (12)


Melanie Henkel Financial Controller at BetterUp

Exceptional Customer Service/Great company
Ease of use and ability to integrate with our internal platform Demonstrated ease of onboarding and payment tracking for our outside contractors Reporting features

Louise Finlay COO at Williams Lea Tag

Highly recommended
User friendly, great customer support, provides innovative business solutions. Being able to see our freelance talent’s portfolio in one easy-to-use platform was such an advantage for our teams to ensure the right talent was engaged.

Jenna Baik Ops Manager at Wandr Studio

The simple, clean interface to keep track of all our approved contractors.

The software is great, customer service is great, excited to see it continue to improve and grow!

Loryn Elizares Managing Editor at

The FMS of my dreams!

– Integration with Hello Sign takes so much pain out of the on-boarding process
– Speaking of which, the customizable on-boarding is bar none
– Payments are easy to set up and schedule
– Freelancers love it
– Intuitive setup; you can tell it was designed with the user experience in mind
– Amazing responsiveness of team

Verified user Administrator at NewsCred

Using Shortlist at NewsCred

Shortlist is easy to use both for me and my team as well as the freelancers we work with. I think the thing I like the best is that we can store all data and necessary assets for each freelancer right within the platform

Emily Kueker Business Manager at Vivayic

Adds ease and efficiency

Shortlist streamlined our contractor process and allowed us to become much more efficient in sending agreements to our contractors.

Jessica Rosenbaum SME Manager at Lone Star

Vital Tool for Our Business
I really like that this system allows me to keep everything in one place. I used to have information all over the place (emails, Adobe cloud, paper files, Sharepoint, word/excel files, etc). My team used to wait on me for information that they now have at the click of a button. It has streamlined my process so significantly and it costs less than hiring another person to help me.

Justine Schofield Operations at Scribe Media

Excellent product! Shortlist has streamlined several of our internal freelancer management processes
From an internal perspective, Shortlist greatly reduced our admin time spent on freelancer management and allowed us to centralize many management duties. The platform helped us to streamline freelancer onboarding, information tracking, project assignments, performance tracking, and more. Before Shortlist, we were using several different tools to accomplish what is now done in one single platform! The project assignment functionality was the biggest attraction for us. It’s the most robust I’ve seen, offering several assignment workflows.

Sam Poley VP Marketing Ops at Method Savvy

Total satisfaction from the start
Intuitive, easy to use, respectful of the actual needs held by those buying the tool. It actually solves the problem I had, and it allows me to go places I wasn’t sure I could when solving the vendor management problems with which I was struggling.

Kevin Gray Director, K-12 Publishing Services

The solution I have been waiting for!
Easy to use, great customer service, intuitive interface. Met most of the initial needs and their new updates continue to impress.

Smile Li Payroll Manager at Shiftgig

Excellent service provider and outstanding service
Shortlist provides an user friendly environment and they can always customize per our request. Information on the platform are straightforward and our payee are invited to the platform timely. Payment are processed timely and accurately. Service team are always responsive and willing to solve any problem.

Verified user Verified company

Awesome Application
I love the constant communication and quick reaction of the company when there are questions or issues. I recently got our portal page up and running and love being able to send out an application for employment or have someone directed to it. Also have the ability to on-board all of our contractors, and have centralized records for them makes life easy