How much does it cost to build a staffing app?

Standard price for a staffing app: $15,000

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What is a staffing app?

A staffing application is a web, mobile, or desktop application that enables businesses to find and hire temporary employees. Staffing apps typically include interfaces for searching and viewing job listings, creating candidate profiles, reviewing experience qualifications, rating candidates based on performance interviews, and submitting hiring recommendations.

Staffing apps are often comparable to other recruiting and job search apps, such as LinkedIn, Monster, Indeed, and CareerBuilder. The most popular staffing apps include Upwork,, and Snagajob.

Here are some recent staffing app examples built with Crowdbotics:

  • An app that sends push notifications when a new job becomes available. New jobs will be listed with pictures, a quick description, and how much it pays.

What is the typical cost to build a staffing app?

A staffing app usually costs $15,000 to build. However, the total cost can be as low as $10,000 or as high as $20,000. A staffing app with a low number of features (also known as a "minimum viable product", or MVP) will be more affordable than an app that includes all intended functionality.

For example, here are some recent staffing app price quotes from Crowdbotics:

  • $15,000

How long does it take to build a staffing app?

A staffing app usually takes 200 hours to build. However, a staffing app can be built in as few as 133 hours, or in as many as 267 hours. The exact timeline mostly depends on how complicated your app is. As a general rule, it will take longer if you require highly custom designs, niche features, or non-standard release platforms.

For example, the most recent staffing apps built with Crowdbotics received the following hourly estimates:

  • 267

How to successfully grow your staffing application

A staffing app can grow by connecting companies with employees and job seekers with potential jobs. A staffing app must be able to accurately match job candidates with positions based on their skills and experience. This process is much easier if the hiring company uses a standardized application form that can be filled out by both employers and employees. In order to get the word out about the matching service, staffing apps need to build relationships with human resources departments at large companies which are more likely to post relevant positions on their platform.

Risks and challenges of building a staffing application

A staffing app can face legal and reputational risks associated with the violation of state anti-discrimination legislation, as well as potential liability exposed by a failure to adhere to other federal, state or local laws. It is common for staffing platforms to utilize in-house HR and Legal teams to ensure compliance with employment regulations.

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