Google’s new recruitment app seeks to make hiring faster, cheaper

The Hire app helps employers efficiently manage the interview process end-to-end

Google’s new recruitment app seeks to make hiring faster, cheaper
bal tech giant Google is seeking to help small- and medium-sized businesses improve their recruitment processes with its recently-launched “Hire” app.

The recruitment app helps employers identify talent, build strong candidate relationships and effectively manage the interview process. It attempts to respond to the time and costs spend on hiring. On average, it takes 52 days and about $4,000 to fill an open position, from assessing and scheduling to interviewing candidates, said Google, citing a study by Bersin by Deloitte.

Google designed Hire to integrate seamlessly with Gmail and Google Calendar as well as other G Suite apps. With this, recruiters can focus on priorities instead of copy-pasting information across tools. Employers can communicate with candidates in Gmail or Hire and emails will sync automatically in both.

Additionally, recruiters can have visibility into an interviewer’s schedule from Calendar when scheduling interviews. The app also automatically includes important details in Calendar invites, such as contact information, the full schedule and guides on what questions an interviewer should focus on. Recruiters can further track their candidate pipeline through the app and use Sheets to analyze and visualize that data.

With Hire, Google sets out to innovate from clunky and unintuitive hiring tools. The product team conducted user-testing sessions and worked with early adopter customers to improve the Hire user experience under a “less is more” mindset.

The app follows Google for Jobs as the company talent marketplace product offerings. Launched in May, the Google for Jobs program focused on helping job seekers and employers through a collaboration with the job matching industry. Through Google Search, jobseekers are connected to opportunities from a broad set of providers including employer listings.

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