This feature is included at no extra cost on our Plus and Premium plans—you can upgrade at any time.
Use Gusto Recruiting to create a company job board, add job postings, share your job board, and hire the right candidate. Manage all of your applicants in one place and import new team members directly into Gusto payroll.
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To create a job post, follow the steps below—all details of a post can be edited before and after the official post is created by admins with the required access. Published job postings will have the ability to be indexed to hundreds of job boards and be seen by job seekers in relevant searches.
Once a job is posted, from the Recruiting page, click View job board to review the full job board with all active listings.
If you want to share your job board URL, copy and paste the link from the Recruiting page. If you'd like to share a specific role's URL (versus the entire job board), click into the job posting itself to get the role-specific URL.
Our partner Upward can help you find applicants fast by promoting your job post across multiple job boards. Set a budget and promote your post to increase visibility and get more applicants—start a campaign for as low as $25.
Job sponsorship on Upward has the best results for non-specialized, hourly positions.
A quick overview of what sponsoring your post will look like:
You’re all set to start sponsoring posts in Upward—create your password, and get started. For questions about Upward billing and sponsoring, visit Upward’s help center or visit their contact us page and scroll to the bottom to fill out the contact form.
If you’re already using third-party sites to attract candidates, you can direct them to apply through your Gusto job board and manage all of your applicants in one place.
Automatically sync your job posts to Indeed and receive applicants in Gusto. Once you have job posts created in Gusto, you can allow Indeed to gather (aggregate) them for free.
Once the request is accepted, your job posts will appear to applicants on Indeed. Learn more about Indeed’s aggregation feature.
Redirect applicants from your LinkedIn job post back to Gusto. Once you’ve created a job post in Gusto, follow these steps to have applicants from LinkedIn apply directly to your Gusto job post.
Applicants on your LinkedIn post will now be directed to apply via your Gusto job board.
Copy the URL to share your job postings anywhere you’d like.
Primary admins, full-access admins, and limited-access admins with the "Hire and onboard" permission can update the details that appear on your job board. You can edit the:
To update the details:
Primary admins, full-access admins, and limited-access admins with the "Hire and onboard" permission have the ability to edit all details of the post after it has been created:
Edit job post details or application questions
Delete a job post
If you need to delete the post altogether:
Enable or disable job syndication (distribution)
Any primary, full access, or limited access admin with "Hire and onboard" permissions can edit syndication settings.
You can post or send your company’s job board by copying and sharing the job board URL on your Recruiting page.
If you chose to syndicate your job posts to job boards, the published job posting(s) can be accessed by job seekers using these sites to search for open roles. This does not guarantee your job posting will appear—each job site takes into account different factors, such as location and job title to determine if it will be displayed.
You can edit the syndication setting for a job post at anytime—learn how in the View and edit the details of a job post dropdown above.
Applicants take the following steps to apply:
Once an application has been submitted, hiring team members will receive emails about new applicants and outstanding scorecards.
Admins with the required permissions can manually add applicants from other sources:
If there are applicants for the job post, you'll be able to view:
If there are no applicants yet, head to the Distribution tab to see how we can help get your post seen.
Job postings will remain “open” and publicly accessible until you manually remove the posting.
This will remove the job posting from your public job board, but the post itself and its applicants will remain available if you need to reopen the role or revisit the applicants.
Q: What are the roles and responsibilities of admins?
A: Primary admins, full access admins, or a limited access admin with the "Hire and onboard" permission can:
Q: Who can be part of the hiring team and what permissions do they have?
A: Any person with a non-contractor employee account or admin only account can be part of the hiring team for any open job posting. Hiring team members are able to:
Q: Where do the job postings get published?
A: We can publish (syndicate) jobs to 100+ job boards. You can also link your public job board URL on your company’s website, LinkedIn page, and other social networks.
For specific job postings, take the public job posting URL and post it to the job boards where you generally find candidates, or to any industry-specific job board.
Q: Are emails sent to applicants?
A: No. Emails are not auto generated to applicants who apply for your job role or who are moved between different stages. After an applicant applies, they'll get a confirmation on the current browser screen that the application has been submitted, but there are no communications with the candidate after that point.
If you'd like to contact an applicant, you can do so using their contact information from their application.
Q: Can applicants edit information after submission?
A: No, once submitted, all details are passed as-is.
Q: Can an outside recruiter have access to the Recruiting tool?
A: If an outside recruiter needs access to the Recruiting tool, you'll need to add them as Gusto admin with the “Hire and onboard” speciifc role permission. This gives access to our suite of hiring tools but limits access to sensitive information, the only exception being their ability to see past offer letters as it’s part of the hiring process.