In an apparent move to compete with Microsoft-owned LinkedIn, Google has launched ‘Hire’, a recruiting app for small- and medium-sized businesses that also integrates seamlessly with G Suite.
“Hire makes it easy for you to identify talent, build strong candidate relationships and efficiently manage the interview process end-to-end,” Berit Johnson, Senior Product Manager at Google Cloud, wrote in a blog.
‘Hire’ integrates seamlessly with G Suite apps like Gmail and Google Calendar that are being used by over three million businesses to drive recruiting efforts.
“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,” Johnson added.
With ‘Hire’, businesses can communicate with candidates in Gmail or ‘Hire’ and emails will be synced automatically in both.
Interviews can scheduled in ‘Hire’ with visibility into an interviewer’s schedule from Calendar and it can also enable businesses to track candidate in ‘Hire’.
“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.
In May, Google unveiled “Google for Jobs” initiative focused on helping both job seekers and employers, across company’s products and through deep collaboration with the job matching industry.