Google Hire

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Google Hire
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Desktop and mobile version of Google Hire
Desktop and mobile version of Google Hire
Initial releaseJuly 18, 2017; 2 years ago (2017-07-18)
Operating systemweb
TypeApplicant Tracking System

Google Hire is an applicant tracking system developed by Google that helps small to medium businesses (SMBs) to distribute jobs, identify and attract candidates, build strong relationships with candidates, and efficiently manage the interview process – using familiar Google solutions such as Google Search, Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Docs, Google Sheets and Google Hangouts. Launched on July 18, 2017[1], Google Hire is available to companies in the United States, United Kingdom and Canada who use G Suite. In August 2019, Google announced that it will discontinue support for Hire by Google on September 1, 2020.[2]


Since the launch, Hire has received positive reviews from HR professionals: “on Day One, Google Hire is already light years ahead of most of its competition in terms of helping drive hiring efficiency and productivity within the SMB market. Somewhat hyperbolically, it has also been called “a watershed moment in the annals of HR Technology history”, “one of the most exciting products to come around the HR Technology space in a very long time”, and “looks and feels a whole lot like the ATS of the future”.[3]


Once a candidate profile is created in Google Hire, recruiters and hiring managers can get more insight about the candidate with automatic Google search that discovers the candidate’s profiles on many web sites such as LinkedIn, GitHub, and so on. The candidate pipeline for each job opening can be easily viewed, filtered and sorted by the candidate source, stage, current company and other attributes. Recruiters and hiring managers can quickly review new candidate resumes, and advance or reject individual candidates with one click, or bulk advance or reject multiple candidates. Google Hire makes it easy to organize and track candidates in collections that can be shared with anyone in the organization. The app allows recruiters to search the database of past candidates in order to discover profiles that may be a good fit for new job openings. Any member of a hiring team can collaborate with colleagues on a candidate profile through an easy @mention feature. Interview scheduling is integrated with Google Calendar, and once an interview is over, the interviewers can enter interview feedback without even having to log into the system. An interviewer cannot see feedback from fellow interviewers until they enter their own - in order to prevent bias and provide an additional incentive to leave feedback. Google Hire has a Gmail add-on that brings key recruiting functionality right into the user’s email inbox. Any email communication with a candidate is also tracked on the candidate profile in Google Hire. The email communications are streamlined and made consistent with email templates. Each recruiter, hiring manager and interviewer can stay on top of important and urgent tasks with a comprehensive dashboard that highlights upcoming interviews, pending feedback requests, comments on candidates, or emails from candidates.[4]


  1. ^ "Official Google Blog". The Keyword. Google.
  2. ^ "Sunsetting Hire by Google".
  3. ^ Charney, Matt. "Hire Power: What Google's New Applicant Tracking System Means for HR Technology". Recruiting Daily.
  4. ^ Cain, Áine. "Google launched a service to help small businesses hire employees — here's how it works". Business Insider.

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