Build Stronger, More Engaged Teams with Pulse

Increase employee engagement and drive employee growth and retention with CareerPlug’s employee survey tool. 



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Improve Engagement, Grow Your Business

Only one third of the U.S. workforce is engaged (according to Gallup). And research* shows that companies with poor engagement scores earn an operating income that is 33% lower than companies with more engaged employees.

Pulse helps you gather feedback and improve employee engagement by automatically sending your employees an engagement survey, along with weekly reminders to complete it.

Reduce Employee Turnover

Retaining employees is one of the hardest parts of running a business. We built Pulse to help businesses identify the underlying issues contributing to employee turnover. 

Pulse provides a consistent way for employees to express their opinions, concerns, and suggestions, giving them a voice and fostering a sense of engagement. You’ll get recommendations based on employee trends, so you can take proactive measures to increase retention. 

Develop a team of high-performers

High-performing employees want managers who are as invested in their growth as they are. Pulse provides managers with a way to develop their employees and have the growth conversations that lead to long-term professional development.

*Research cited from Macleod & Clarke

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Real Stories from Satisfied Clients

“Utilizing the Autopilot feature has changed the game for our company! It has streamlined our hiring process, enabling us to effectively and efficiently schedule and interview candidates.”

Kesia Chisholm

Recruiting Coordinator, Heyday

“Our team is always updating our processes and templates to improve applicant engagement and reduce interview ‘no shows.’ Our best efforts could not provide anywhere near the results that we have experienced using the Autopilot process. Now my calendar effortlessly fills with phone screens and in-person interviews that follow through with their appointments.”

Jamie Sutton


“Instead of waiting three or four days just to schedule interviews, the entire hiring process is now done in three days. Autopilot saves me time, makes the hiring process faster and my job easier so I’m hiring more people every week with fewer resources.”

Lourdes Burnette

HR/Recruiter, NCG Hospitality

Frequently Asked Questions

Is CareerPlug an ATS (applicant tracking system)?

Yes! CareerPlug is an ATS, a kind of software that helps you attract, evaluate, and hire candidates quickly and easily. 

How is CareerPlug different from a job board?

CareerPlug is an applicant tracking system packed full of features to make your entire hiring process fast and easy – not just the job-posting part. Plus, when you post job using CareerPlug, it automatically gets published to all the major job boards instead of just one. This increases your applicant flow versus posting a job to individual job boards. 

What job boards does CareerPlug automatically post jobs to?

With just one click, CareerPlug publishes your jobs to Indeed, ZipRecruiter, CareerJet, Glassdoor, LinkedIn Job Feed, JobCase, JobInventory, JobRapido, MyJobHelper, WayUp, Adzuna, Talroo,, and CareerPlug also publishes jobs automatically to your own custom careers page.

Why should I use CareerPlug over other applicant tracking systems?

CareerPlug is easy enough for anyone to use. Other applicant tracking systems are made for HR pros, but ours is made for the everyday business owner who has a million different responsibilities to juggle, with hiring being just one of them. But just because CareerPlug is easy to use doesn’t mean it’s not powerful – our software is built on a proven process that’s helped 14,000 small businesses make the right hires for over 15 years. 

Is CareerPlug a good applicant tracking system for franchises?

Yes! CareerPlug has been partnering with leading franchise brands since day one. We know that when an owner buys a franchise, they’re given an operations playbook on how to run the business, but there’s one chapter missing from that playbook: how to hire and develop the right people. CareerPlug has become industry leaders and experts in franchise hiring because we understand the urgent and frequent hiring needs of decentralized businesses. We proudly partner with franchisors to provide a system that can be adopted across an entire franchise network. 

Does CareerPlug come with automated interview scheduling?

Clients using the CareerPlug Premium plan have access to Autopilot, our automated interview scheduling feature. Click here to learn more about how to upgrade to CareerPlug Premium.

Does CareerPlug include assessments for candidate evaluation?

Yes! CareerPlug gives you the option to use math/verbal assessments and personality tests in your hiring workflow. 

What does CareerPlug cost?

CareerPlug pricing depends on a few factors, including whether or not you’re a member of a franchise network or association currently partnered with CareerPlug. Tell us more about your business by filling out a demo form and we can get you a quote ASAP!

Can I try CareerPlug for free?

CareerPlug offers a free 14-day trial to most clients. Get a demo from our Sales Team to learn if you qualify for a free 14-day trial. CareerPlug also offers a 30-day money-back guarantee to all clients if you’re not satisfied with the software.

Automated Interview Scheduling: The Complete Guide to Hassle-Free Interviews

Download our free guide to learn how to book more interviews with your best candidates.

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.