Pricing:

The SimplyHired Canada website is powered by Indeed and users wanting to post on the platform are redirected to Indeed from where they can either publish a free job posting or pay for a sponsored listing.

To help you decide how much to spend, an estimator tool will give you an idea of how many applications you can expect. The higher your budget, the more applications you will attract.

Review:

SimplyHired is a general, international job aggregator and search site. SimplyHired Canada is a country-specific version of the global brand and is powered by Indeed. Users can post their listings to the site via Indeed. Job ads are then distributed across a network of job boards, including popular Canadian sites like Kijiji Jobs Jobs Jobs Jobs Jobs.

SimplyHired offers some great features, such as job description tools, a salary estimator, and a message board. While the Canadian site is also very affordable and easy to use, local sites like Job Bank and Eluta.ca are equally affordable but offer greater reach within the country.

Pros:

  • The website is available in English and French.
  • Job postings are distributed across a network of job boards, including the popular Canadian site Kijiji Jobs.
  • SimplyHired assists with crafting effective job descriptions.
  • The site offers applicant tracking and management services.
  • Other convenient features include interview scheduling and assessment services.
  • SimplyHired does not require a contract.
  • The site collects postings from third-party sites and shares them.
  • Top companies that use SimplyHired in Canada include Canada Post, Tim Hortons, Air Canada, and the Canadian government.

Cons:

  • SimplyHired does not feature localized sources for employers like the popular, government-operated employment portal Job Bank.
  • SimplyHired has received many negative customer reviews. These are, however, mostly from U.S. users.
  • The site does not offer locally-based or location-specific customer support.
  • Being powered by Indeed, the site essentially offers the same benefits and employers could go straight to Indeed.

Reputation:

While SimplyHired is not accredited with the Better Business Bureau, it does have a D- rating. There are also three negative customer reviews on BBB.

On Trustpilot, SimplyHired has over 120 customer reviews with an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. Many of the customer complaints seem to focus on a lack of customer support.

SimplyHired vs. Indeed:

SimplyHired and Indeed are partners and often feature the same job vacancies. While both sites advertise general positions and boast a global reach, Indeed attracts far more traffic from Canada than SimplyHired. Since SimplyHired is essentially run by Indeed, users may be better off creating an account and posting a job directly with Indeed.

SimplyHired vs. Eluta.ca:

Eluta.ca and SimplyHired are both job aggregators directed at the local job market, and offer free and paid posting options. However, only SimplyHired is available in both English and French, offering employers access to bilingual candidates. The site also offers tools and resources that Eluta.ca lacks, such as a salary estimator.

SimplyHired vs. Workopolis:

SimplyHired and Workopolis are both partnered with Indeed and offer job aggregation services. A major difference between the two sites is their popularity in the local market. While SimplyHired's Canadian page is a regional version of the U.S. website, Workopolis is a homegrown Canadian brand that's better known by local job seekers.

Key Information

Legal Name

SH Inc.

Founder

Gautam Godhwani

Founding Date

Jan 01, 2003

Address

525 Almanor Avenue, Suite 100, Sunnyvale, CA 94085 USA

Telephone

1 (408) 400-4770

Website

https://www.simplyhired.ca/

FAQs:

Are Indeed and SimplyHired the same?

In 2016, Recruit Holdings, the Japan-based group that owns Indeed.com, acquired SimplyHired, but the platform still operates as a separate job search destination.

Is SimplyHired a legit site?

Yes, SimplyHired is a legitimate job aggregator and search page that is owned by Recruit Holdings, which also owns Indeed.

How can I create a SimplyHired account?

  1. Visit simplyhired.ca.
  2. Click on "Sign in / Create account" in the top-right corner of the page.
  3. Use your social login details (either Facebook or Google) to register with SimplyHired.

How do I find the best freelancers on SimplyHired?

Always be very specific about job requirements when you post an ad. SimplyHired casts its nets wide, so you will get freelancers with varying skills and abilities applying. It is then up to you to employ your skills, resources, knowledge, and discretion to select the best of the bunch.

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