Google has announced a new recruiting tool called ‘Hire’ which is aimed at helping small and medium sized businesses to recruit more effectively and from the looks of it, seems like LinkedIn and the likes are presumably going to have a tough time in the market.
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Earlier this year, Google had baked in a job search feature in its search engine. Google Hire builds upon it and adds to the company’s existing G Suite apps.
Millions of businesses and individuals across the globe use Gmail for their needs and Hire’s syncing capability makes the entire process with other apps like Gmail and Calendar, allowing recruiters the following three benefits:
Communicating with candidates in Gmail or Hire while the emails sync on both the services.
Scheduling interviews and letting the interviewer know about it via Calendar app sync offered by Google Hire. The app automatically includes details such as contact information of the candidates alongwith the full interview schedule to the interviewer directly in their Calendar app.
Hire app transfers candidate data onto Google Sheets, making it easier to analyse and visualise the data.
“It’s no secret that attracting top talent is a key driver of business success. Hire makes it easy for you to identify talent, build strong candidate relationships and efficiently manage the interview process end-to-end,” Google stated.
Google Hire doesn’t require candidates or businesses to learn some new tools, rather it builds upon the capabilities of the existing G Suite apps.
With Google diving into the market of recruiting which has many global as well as national players online, the competition is going to get fierce since over 3 million businesses use Gmail and other G Suite apps and Hire’s syncing capabilities might mean that they shift from their current recruiting option to Google’s.