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Google Hire Helps Small Business Recruit

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Google Hire is ready for business. The search giant launched Hire today (July 18), its new recruiting and job applicant management app. Designed to work with G Suite, Hire aims to help small and midsize businesses recruit top talent more effectively and efficiently.

"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 for Google Cloud.

The service integrates with Gmail, Google Calendar and other G Suite apps, presumably making it easy to use and letting businesses access all candidate information and communications in one place. Hire should also help with logistics, such as scheduling interviews and collaborating with hiring managers. [See Related Story: Best Recruiting Software for Small Business]

Google Hire app helps small businesses recruit Credit: Google

Hire also aims to help businesses quickly come to hiring decisions, instead of wasting time and money by leaving positions open for long periods.

"According to a study by Bersin by Deloitte, it takes an average of 52 days to fill an open position and costs about $4,000 to interview, schedule and assess each candidate," Johnson said. "At the end of the day, that adds up."

As a central hub for the recruitment process, Hire will likely help businesses cut the hiring time with the following capabilities:

  • Keep a database of hundreds of candidates
  • Share candidate information, such as resumes, qualifications and notes
  • Track interview progress and where candidates are in the recruitment pipeline
  • Get feedback from interviewing team and discuss hiring decisions
  • Communicate with candidates using Gmail
  • Use Calendar to schedule meetings and add notes to meeting invitations, such as interview questions and candidates' contact information
  • Analyze and visualize candidate and hiring data in Sheets
  • Sync data across G Suite

It also offers an intuitive user interface with a clean layout, making it easier to use and train staff compared to clunky recruitment software and apps. And because it's designed for small businesses, it isn't bloated with features small businesses don't need.

Hire is now available for businesses that use G Suite and have fewer than 1,000 employees. The app can be used to recruit all types of positions, from part-time help to full-time and upper management positions. For more information and to try Hire, visit http://hire.google.com. Businesses can also request a demo at http://hire.google.com/request-demo/.

Google is not revolutionary in this new release. Hire joins a fairly big field of recruiting apps such as LinkedIn Recruiter, JazzHR and Zoho Recruit.

 

Sara Angeles

Sara is a tech writer with a background in business and marketing. After graduating from UC Irvine, she worked as a copywriter and blogger for nonprofit organizations, tech labs and lifestyle companies. She started freelancing in 2009 and joined Business News Daily in 2013. Follow Sara Angeles on Twitter @sara_angeles.