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Over 100,000 users and the world's top brands use Shortlist

“Shortlist has streamlined and greatly reduced the amount of internal admin time necessary to keep our external workforce running smoothly!”

– A quote from one of our customers, and something we hear, a lot.

See what the Shortlist Freelancer Management System (FMS)
can do for your company.

Product Overview


Directly source and engage your growing network of freelancers.


Customized and automated to fit your hiring process.

Project Management

Establish SOW, track work and sign-off on timesheets.

Payment Processing

Quick approvals and secure payments to over 180 countries


Actionable insight and full visibility into your external workforce.

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Our team of Solution Experts are dedicated advisors, ready to help improve your current IC program. From product training, account configuration or just a friendly ear, we will be there for you.

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We need freelancers who are going to complement our authors and engage with them in the creative process to get the best possible results. No freelancer management system offers this particular type of assignment process, and Shortlist does.

Justine Schofield | Operations, Scribe Media

After implementing Shortlist, Prodigious is now able to successfully and instantly find and manage all their external talent from across all of their locations, ranging from graphic designers to storyboard artists, on one single platform.

Luc Labadie | CIO, Publicis Prodigious

We managed to bring our APAC freelance team onboard (over 400 individuals) within a three month period. This enabled us to align all documentation, share resources, identify gaps, distribute work in a much more efficient and organized manner

Louise Finlay | COO, Williams Lea Tag APAC

Adopting Shortlist as our freelancer management software has been instrumental to becoming more efficient as a team. Whereas we used to have a completely manual process for onboarding freelancers into our network, we're now able to seamlessly source, train, and manage freelancers directly within one platform (cutting down on ~5 to 10 emails per freelancer onboarded).

Shafqat Islam | CEO at NewsCred

Excellent service provider and outstanding service. 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

Smile Li | Payroll Analysts, Shiftgig

Before Shortlist, we needed to do all the payments manually; with Shortlist, it’s super smooth, super quick, and takes about three hours now whereas it used to take about three days

Anisha Suterwala | Strategic Ops, BetterUp

I can't say enough good things about Shortlist, and how vastly it's improved and streamlined our processes, and in turn, our own workflows.

Loryn Elizares | Managing Editor, Higher Education

The software is incredibly intuitive and requires very little training. We use Shortlist as our supplier, venue and freelancer database allowing the team to search based on country of operation, experience, industry and many other factors.

Todd Cartwright | Operations & Finance at Quintessentially

Xbox Game Studios have been partnering with Shortlist to build our supplier database. The ability to combine a media rich vendor profile with a layer of internal only information has proven to be invaluable.

Sam Carlisle | Senior Director, External Partner Relations

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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 HigherEducation.com

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