All-in-one solution to grow and manage your freelance workforce

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








Grow your talent network – and your business!

Shortlist helps you source, manage and stay compliant with your freelance contractors.

Customize your hiring pipeline

Onboard the way YOU want to. Get all the features you need, and none of the ones you don’t.

Shortlist lets you tailor your workflow to your specific needs so you can save time and get projects moving faster.

See at a glance where all your applicants are at every stage of the onboarding cycle.

Hiring the perfect candidate is easy

Our candidate CRM lets you find the best contractors for your projects with just a few clicks.

Keyword searches allow you to quickly access your entire freelance database, including their resumes, notes, and PDFs.

The Shortlist CRM helps you hire the right freelancers for current and future projects in a fraction of the time.

Detailed freelancer information at your fingertips

Track the history of all your candidates from sourcing to the most recent contact.

Our database keeps all your freelancer information in one place, making it simple to hire the perfect person for your projects.

When a candidate looks like a good match, just add them to your Talent Network or hiring pipeline to move them to the next step in your workflow.

Looking to hire freelancers?

It’s important to make a great first impression.

Shortlist’s mobile-friendly talent portal lets you create a branded, professional page to attract top talent for your business.

Our intuitive toolkit keeps your job listings up to date, ensuring that you’re hiring the right people at the right time.

Create a better onboarding experience

Automated, personalized onboarding that your freelancers will thank you for.

Save your team time with a seamless onboarding process

  • SMS notifications

  • Multi-step workflows

  • Electronic signatures

  • AI-based talent matching

  • Background checks

  • Internal approvals

Keep compliant at every step

We help you stay on the right side of tax authorities.

By evaluating your working relationships from job parameters to your workers’ business structures, Shortlist makes sure you’re prepared at audit time.

Contractor Screening

Agent of Record (AOR)

Employee of Record (EOR)

Assign and track your projects in real time

Our project dashboard keeps you up to date with your current assignments, milestones, and budget spend

Live project overviews

See who’s working on what in real time for every project and task level

  • Manage milestones

  • Track budgets

  • AI-based talent matching

  • Generate SOWs

Time and expense tracking simplified

Shortlist makes it easy to keep track of your billing and project milestones

  • Timesheets

  • Manage approvals

  • Generate invoices and expenses

  • Bulk administration

SOW & Services Procurement

Our Services Procurement feature gives you a powerful solution for hiring the right freelancers or a vendor at a competitive price

  • SOW negotiation

  • Competitive bidding
  • Compare tools
  • RFx features

Manage your entire freelance workforce from a single dashboard

Group and search your contractors by skill, location, or experience. Our smart dashboard gets you the information you need – fast.

Streamline your management

Create, group, and share your talent pool with your internal and external teams for more streamlined project management.

Screening, tagging and tracking

Shortlist lets you screen candidates and add tagging and tracking to each profile so you can find the right person for your project in a few clicks.

Real-time availability

Find out who’s available immediately with SMS/text notifications. Your contractors can let your team know in seconds if they’re free for new projects.

Generate your own contracts

Customize and generate statements of work and contracts for your freelancers. Digital signing makes it easy to get your projects started faster.

Pay your freelancers faster

Our automated payment solutions let you pay contractors in over 200 countries

In-depth reporting

The analytics dashboard helps you make informed decisions to improve your processes and grow your business.

Time to hire

Shows you the time taken to move a candidate through your hiring pipeline

Freelancer spend

How much do you spend per department

Cost per hire

Keeps your budget on track for each department

Compliance risk

See exactly how much each hire costs your business

Budget reports

Shows you where you are the most exposed for tax purposes

Resourcing reports

Keep every allocated project spend on track

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