Google has officially entered the recruiting world. With the introduction of its most recent app, “Hire,” it is set to take on LinkedIn and other recruiting sites. The app is designed to be used by small to medium sized businesses. What makes it so appealing is that it can be seamlessly integrated with G Suite and the Google products such as Gmail and Google Calendar. With millions of businesses already using these tools, Hire is an appealing new app worth considering to support recruiting efforts.

“Hire makes it easy for you to identify talent, build strong candidate relationships and efficiently manage the interview process end-to-end,” said Berit Johnson, Senior Product Manager at Google Cloud.

“With the introduction of ‘Hire’, customers now have a hiring app alongside G Suite’s familiar, easy-to-use tools that can help them run an efficient recruiting process,” he adds.

“Hire and G Suite are made to work well together so recruiting team members can focus on their top priorities instead of wasting time copy-pasting across tools,” Johnson said.

A More Detailed Tracking System for Recruiting?

Google Hire

The features included in the app go beyond the basic tracking features of many apps currently in use.  “Google’s Hire goes well beyond what most of the basic tracking systems used by small and mid-sized businesses offer. Perhaps its most powerful feature, besides the convenient integration, is that it leverages Google’s search,” says John Zappe from ERE Media.

Noteworthy features include:

  • The ability to communicate with job candidates in Hire or Gmail. Emails will sync automatically in both.
  • The ability to schedule interviews in Hire, which will be added to Google Calendar.
  • The inclusion of details in Calendar invites such as contact information, interview schedule, and questions interviewer should focus on.
  • The ability to track the candidate pipeline and analyze and visualize the data in Sheets.
  • The ability to create job posts and upload them to Google for Jobs and other job boards.

These features make it easier for the recruiting team to collaborate when screening candidates, sharing interview feedback; additionally, the team can build relationships with strong candidates and be able to reach out to them for other opportunities.

This new app is in addition to the recently introduced Google for Jobs feature. Learn more by reading Google for Jobs: A New Job Search Platform.

Learn more about Google Hire.

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Randy Quarin Executive Search

Randy Quarin

Randy co-founded IQ PARTNERS in 2001 and currently operates as a Senior Partner, focusing on business development within executive search, media, and sales recruitment. His accomplishments include building over a dozen digital media sales teams for digital start-ups, publishers, and mobile app developers. He has also helped launch an international smartphone manufacturer from the ground up, building its entire hardware, software, and sales teams.

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