Tech giant Google recently released a piece of software aimed at human resources professionals and recruiters called Google Hire. The software is said to be designed for small to mid-sized business in the U.S. and seeks to provide mechanisms for recruitment specialists to communicate with job candidates, manage applications and schedule interviews, taking advantage of its integration with Google Cloud products to facilitate these activities. It even makes posting job announcements easier thanks to its ability to disseminate this information onto popular job search sites.
Google Hire hopes to provide recruiters with tools that help improve efficiency while also making the entire hiring process more transparent. But, even with these reported benefits, will recruiters use Google Hire? The answer is, it depends. Here’s what you need to know.
G Suite Application Integration
One of the largest determinates regarding whether recruitment specialists will use Google Hire is whether they currently use other Google offerings today. This new HR system is designed to work seamlessly with certain products like Google Calendar, Gmail and Sheets.
If a recruiter works for an organization that favors Google’s offerings, and they are in the market for a new hiring solution, then Google Hire should be on their list. However, if the company isn’t using other Google products, they might not experience the same level of benefit by making a switch.
There Are a Lot of Options in the Market
Right now, there are numerous software vendors offering HR solutions including Microsoft, Workday, Lever and Greenhouse. While Google Hire may be a strong system, it isn’t the only suitable option on the market today.
Whether a recruiter or business is going to consider Google Hire partially depends on their level of satisfaction with their current system and how the solution measures up to competitors in regards to functionality and price. As mentioned above, the present use of other Google products may also be a factor, as Office 365 users may be more inclined to consider the Dynamics 365 Talent solution that integrates more effectively with Microsoft products.
Additionally, transitioning from one system to Google Hire may be a cumbersome process, so people who aren’t displeased with their current solution may forgo the hassle of moving their data and learning a new offering.
Google Hire hasn’t been on the market very long, so some recruiters might not be aware of what the system has to offer. Additionally, it will take time to determine whether the software lives up to its promises.
Recruiters looking to simplify their lives and who already use G Suite for work may be inclined to take the plunge, even at this early stage. Others may hesitate, waiting for more reviews to become available.
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