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Google's Hire Aims To Help Small And Medium Businesses Find The Talent They Need

18 July 2017, 10:29 pm EDT By Carl Velasco Tech Times
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Google just launched a new tool called Hire, which essentially helps businesses fish for new recruits. The service integrates with G Suite and lets employers track important information such as contact details, resume, calendar invites, and more.

Hire allows businesses to deploy feedback within a prospective employee's profile. It also allows for exporting data over to Google Sheets to view candidate details more easily.

Google Launches Hire

"Hire makes it easy for you to identify talent, build strong candidate relationships and efficiently manage the interview process end-to-end," says Google in a blog post. Because the new tool seamlessly integrates with G Suite, it works with apps such as Gmail, Google Calendar, and others. Businesses already employ G Suite tools for recruitment practices in one form or another, but Hire should make the whole process more streamlined and straightforward.

Rather than creating separate documents containing notes from several interview stages, Hire allows businesses more order, keeping comments in a single place and keep applicants up to date via Gmail.

According to Google, it's been testing the service for over a year before rolling it out to the public. Google also says that the only type of information employers can view are the ones prospective candidates choose to share.

Google Hire: Features

Here are several things employers can use Google Hire for:

• Interact with prospective candidates via Gmail or Hire — emails sent back and forth will automatically sync between the two services.

• Schedule interview right inside Hire. Candidates may also view the interviewer's schedule. The tool includes contact details, the full interview schedule, and what topics or areas of discussion should be given more focus.

• Employers can track candidate pipeline via Hire then analyze and visualize data in Google Sheets.

Back in May, Google unveiled Google for Jobs, an initiative that helps both job seekers and employers to find jobs and recruit talent, respectively. Google is quick to note that Hire is different from job-matching services such as LinkedIn, Glassdoor, and others.

"Hire addresses the needs of our G Suite customers — making it easier to hire the right people."

Google designed Hire to cater to businesses with less than 1,000 employees, which are companies not big enough to outsource recruitment services. Together with Google for Jobs, Google now captures both workforce perspectives: the employees and the employers.

If you're a G Suite user and currently seeking for a job, then you should definitely check out Google Hire.

Thoughts about Google Hire? As always, feel free to sound off in the comments section below!

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