Google announced today a new service to help businesses manage effectively their internal recruiting process, the launch of Hire. Hire offers businesses a consistent applicant tracking service integrated with G Suite to help businesses to communicate with candidates and track their progress through the interview process.
Google earlier this year, launches its Google for Jobs initiative and its job search feature to help job seekers in finding the right job. Now it launches this new tool to help businesses manage their candidates. The only piece missing here is giving the businesses tools for managing the job posting and maybe posting them to Google’s new jobs widget in Search directly. The company pointed out as it launched its AI-powered job search engine that it has no interest in doing this and is partnering with all the major online job boards.
Google says Hire is mainly to help businesses give away the manual process of tracking candidates. “Hire and G Suite are made to work in unison, so that the recruiting team members are able to focus on their top priorities instead of wasting time in the copy-pasting across tools,” writes Berit Johnson, Google product manager in today’s announcement.
While Hire itself is keen in its own right, and it is also interesting to see that Google is considering to use now the G Suite tools and back-end services it has developed in the past few years to solve problems in specific verticals. Nothing will come as a surprise if Google decides to launch more projects as this as it already has placed the foundation.