Google is Lifting the Lid on a New Powerful Recruitment App

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Great news: Google is launching a recruitment app Hire. It integrates with its G Suite platform. And if you are not familiar with G Suite, it includes apps like Gmail and Google Calendar. The app gives a new way for small-to-medium sized businesses to manage their prospective job applicants. It is known that attracting top talent is a key driver to business success. But building the right teams with the right talent takes time and money. And Google found the easy way: Hire.

News of the service was presented earlier this year. It was the time when the Google Hire website launched with a public sign-in page. It was followed by several tech companies trying to test the service. Those companies include Medisas, Poynt, DramaFever, SingleHop, and CoreOS.

It takes an average of 54 days to fill an open position. And it costs about $4,000 to interview, schedule and assess each candidate, according to a study by Bersin by Deloitte. At the end of the day, it is a lot. Now Hire app can help companies recruit more effectively.

Recruit better using Hire

Hire’s main goal is to make it all easier for companies. It helps them identify talent, build strong candidate relationships and efficiently manage the interview process end-to-end. As you know, more than 3 million businesses use the G Suite platforms. Moreover, Hire integrates with G Suite. And now, customers have a hiring app along with G Suite: it can help them run an efficient recruiting process. And if you are wondering, Hire and G Suite are made to work well together. It is done in order for recruiting team members to be able to focus on their top priorities and not was time copy-pasting across tools.

Here are Hire’s amazing features
• Communicate with candidates in Gmail or Hire, and your emails will sync automatically in both.
• Schedule interviews in Hire with visibility into an interviewer’s schedule from Calendar.
• Hire automatically includes important details in Calendar invites like contact information, the full interview schedule, and the questions each interviewer should focus on.
• Hire can track the candidate pipeline, and then make the data available for analysis and visualization in Sheets.

Recruitment app Hire

Are you wondering how companies are going to be able to use the app? Here is how: “they will need to be paid subscribers to Google’s G Suite lineup of business apps,” said Google’s vice president of enterprise apps and platform, Dmitri Krakovsky. However, customers of G Suite will have to pay extra to use the Hire app. Also, Google is not opening the breakers on how much the Hire app will cost. But it will be based on how many workers a company employs.

Some of the technologies that the Hire app incorporates are developed by the business software startup Bebop. It was founded by Google’s head cloud chief Diane Greene. Interestingly, Google bought Bebop in November 2015 for $380 million, when it hired Greene to lead the company’s enterprise efforts.

“Google does not intend big companies to use the Hire app at this time,” said Krakovsky. Those companies may operate global offices in which regulations regarding hiring workers may differ from region to region. And Hire was not built with those concerns in mind. However, Google probably will debut a version of Hire for big businesses eventually.
Krakovsky also said, that “Google is not going to run out of small-and-medium size businesses.”
All US-based business who have under 1,000 employees and use G Suite can now purchase Hire.

Armen Margarian

Armen Margarian is an attorney with The Margarian Law Firm.

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