Some free options for recruiting employees for businesses include social media, job fairs and free public job banks. Many local newspapers and online classifieds sites offer free postings for employment.
According to About.com, the five most popular online recruiting tools are CareerBuilder.com, Dice.com, Glassdoor.com, Indeed.com and LinkedIn.com. Each of these websites offer free services to employers with options for paid premium services. Another popular option for businesses to recruit employers for free is by posting on freelance websites such as Elance.com. Employers can post jobs for free and communicate with potential candidates. Hiring freelancers, however, requires adherence to a different set of rules than those that apply to employees.