Franchise hiring software trusted by fast-growing franchise brands

CareerPlug partners with leading franchise brands to provide a proven hiring approach and easy-to-use hiring software to thousands of high-performing franchisees.

Franchise hiring software trusted by fast-growing franchise brands

CareerPlug partners with leading franchise brands to provide a proven hiring approach and easy-to-use hiring software to thousands of high-performing franchisees.


2024 Recruiting Metrics Report

Download our report to learn how your hiring and recruiting stats compare to others in your industry and learn tips for what you can do to make the right hires.

CareerPlug’s Franchise Hiring Software is designed with the needs of decentralized businesses in mind. We partner with franchisors to provide a system that can be adopted across the entire franchise network, producing a consistent candidate and hiring manager experience for brands of all sizes.

Our software is built on a proven process designed to make sure franchisees end up with the right hires — not just any hire. 

With our easy-to-use system, you can:

  • Post to all the major job boards with just one click
  • Evaluate candidates consistently with quick and easy assessments, interview guides, and reference check guides
  • Communicate with candidates and schedule interviews without ever leaving the software

Hiring Software For Franchise Networks

CareerPlug is a trusted hiring partner for these leading franchise businesses:

“I would encourage any franchise owner to take a look at CareerPlug because it’s a tool you can use to find good people. Within the first 6 weeks of using CareerPlug, I was able to make 18 hires across 24 stores.”

Bill Moseley

Regional Recruiter, Big O Tires

“CareerPlug has given our centers a powerful hiring tool to help build out their teams. Staffing is always a challenge in our industry and having a resource like CareerPlug on our side has definitely made hiring more efficient and more effective. We have seen a 480% increase in the number of job applicants across our entire network.”

Andy Hardy

Marketing Manager, Discovery Point Franchising

“Many of the dealers I work with were struggling recruiting technicians and installers until BrandSource partnered with CareerPlug. CareerPlug has simplified the recruitment and onboarding process for many of our members. A one-stop solution that hits all prominent job boards for one small annual fee. New candidate resumes have never been better thanks to CareerPlug.”

Paul MacDonald

Service Lead, BrandSource

“Our partnership with CareerPlug has been vital to our success in 2021 and 2022. In a challenging time with finding quality candidates our organization has done well because of the support and insight from the CareerPlug experts. We were on a pilot program with Midas and after trying three other options we decided to partner long term with CareerPlug, and we are happy with our decision.”

Matt Nevala

VP Sales & Operations

“CareerPlug has helped our owners streamline their hiring process, and increase exposure in the marketplace. Many of our owners struggled to post enough jobs that we would gain exposure on Google and CareerPlug makes this manageable. Many of our owners rave about the success they have had since we implemented CareerPlug. They also rave about the ease of use – which is always important when a Franchisor is considering implementing another tool.”

Kayla Bramlet

Director of Training

Client Case Studies


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Recruit Quality Applicants with Careers Pages

Candidates who apply from company careers pages are 4 times more likely to become hires than candidates who come from job boards

With CareerPlug, you can easily create custom job pages while still automatically posting to all major job boards – instantly.


Steve Fowler

Manager of Partner Growth

Christina Waite

Platform Engineering Manager

Taylor Coleman

Tier 2 Manager

Al Foote

Consultant Manager

Sydney Kidd

Tier 1 Manager

Nicolle Gatlin

Manager of Partner Success

Aiden Kinney

Consultant Manager

Joe Lepis

Engineering Manager

Polly Schandorf

Engineering Manager


Hiring is hard, but partnering with us makes it easier. From posting jobs to scheduling interviews, CareerPlug allows you to automate certain parts of the process to improve your results and save you time.



Once you think you have found the right person, use our reference and background check resources to verify them. Then, send an electronic offer letter from CareerPlug to close the deal!



Use our prescreen questions and assessments to identify the best applicants. Then use our interview questions and scorecards to evaluate for the right things consistently.



Use our notifications and automations to be the first to respond to qualified applicants. Send texts and emails from directly from CareerPlug to convert applicants to scheduled interviews.



Use our templates to create an attractive careers page and job posting. Then promote it through our job board partners, as well as directly with your employees, customers, and social network.


Brandy Lee

Business Intelligence Manager

Eric Morales

Manager of Account Executives

Kirsten Penaloza

Director of Client Experience

Zach Garcia

Senior Manager of Operations

Tulay Solak

HR Manager

Tyler Berndsen

Manager of Partnership Account Executives

Ashley Johnson

Senior Manager of Partner Services

Originally from small town in central Texas, Ashley Johnson graduated from Texas State University in 2013 with a degree in Business Administration. She was hired by CareerPlug as a Talent Specialist in 2014, and moved up to ultimately lead the Recruitment Services team. From there, she pivoted to Implementation, and is now the Implementation Manager.

As the Implementation Manager, Ashley and 3 direct reports function as a transition between Sales and Partner Success in helping our clients get set up and established in our software. She spends her free time raising her 2 dogs, playing cornhole, and perfecting the art of charcuterie.

Kate Sensmeier

VP Marketing

Ashley Garia

Director of Product Marketing

Canaan Davis

Director of Engineering

Teresa Hall

Director of UX & Product Design

Brad Pilot

Senior Director of Sales

Leslie Chamberlain

Senior Director of Client Experience

Natalie Morgan

Senior Director of People

Andrew Robinson III

Vice President of Product and Engineering

Chris Igou

VP of Business Development

Chris accidentally started a 20-year career in franchising when he was 18 years old and took a job painting houses for College Pro Painters. That job turned into the ownership of his first franchise (a house painting franchise). While at Monmouth College in IL, he operated his business, played on the varsity football team, and studied to become a teacher.

The taste of entrepreneurship and desire to coach others led Chris deeper into franchising, working with a few franchise brands helping them grow their businesses. He lived in the Chicagoland area his entire life until recently moving his family to Austin, TX.

In his free time Chris coaches youth sports, especially youth football, and spends as much time as he can with his wife and 2 children.

Jenny Leman


Native to Texas, Jenny graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 2004 and joined CareerPlug in 2017. She retired her first career path as a Registered Dietitian after 10 years, and has found her true belonging in business operations.

As CareerPlug’s President, Jenny leads all teams to an aligned effort toward achieving our vision. She works to build healthy and scalable internal systems to equip and empower the CareerPlug teams to bring their best for our clients. She loves contributing new ideas and rethinking the status quo. Jenny really connects with the company’s core values, but especially with our intent to “Keep Growing.”

In her non-work life, Jenny enjoys time with her family, playing drums and performing with the Austin Samba School, and finding excuses to be on the lake.

Clint Smith

Founder & CEO

Clint founded CareerPlug in 2007 with the simple idea that there was a better way to help employers connect with quality applicants. Today Clint works every day to fulfill CareerPlug’s mission: Make Hiring Easier. Leading by example, Clint loves spending his time developing new ideas and teaching others.

After graduating from the University of Florida, Clint worked in investment banking and strategic marketing; both experiences influenced the development of CareerPlug. He also spent a year away from the business world teaching 5th grade in Boulder.

Clint is passionate about helping others succeed and is involved in numerous mentoring programs. He and his wife, Sarah, are also foster parents. Clint enjoys family time, beach volleyball, and outdoor adventures.