Google launches its applicant management system, Hire on July 18th, 2017 following the release of Google for Jobs initiative earlier in the year. Google for Jobs allowed users to have a centralized database of job postings from tie-ups with job portals, as a means of finding the right job for themselves online in a streamlined and simpler fashion. In response to this, the company announced Hire, intended for use by companies and organizations to track their applicants seamlessly. The new service is deeply integrated with G- Suite to make communication and presentation a lot easier, and assist in tracking applicant progress throughout the interview and selection process.
According to a statement from Berit Johnson, a Google product manager, “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,”
This shift in product line- of creating tools and resources to be available for back-end services and assist in very specific verticals has been observed at Google. These products set the foundations of a more inclusive, and streamlined methodology of going about the entire process of employment in the modern age.