Google has updated Hire, the recruiting software included with G Suite, with new features made possible by the integration of artificial intelligence into the service. The search giant noted that incorporating AI into Google Hire should help reduce the time spent by recruiters in dealing with the logistics of hiring and other repetitive tasks and instead focus on interacting with company's potential employees. Among the new features incorporated into Google Hire is the ability to schedule interviewers that will screen the job applicants in just a few clicks. Moreover, on occasions that the interviewer decides to cancel the appointment, the software is also capable of automatically suggesting other possible interviewers that could serve as a substitute for the vacated time slot.
Another feature of Google Hire that is made possible by artificial intelligence is the automatic highlighting of relevant information on the resume of the job applicant. The example provided by the search giant on its blog post shows that this feature highlights important keywords or phrases on the resume, which may include the job seeker's job experience and pertinent skills. Last but not the least, a new click-to-call functionality has also been incorporated into the Google Hire software, which automatically logs phone calls made by the recruiting team. This ensures that other team members know which applicants have already been called earlier.
Google Hire was launched last year by the search giant and it is marketed towards small and medium businesses. This recruitment app is integrated with other key G Suite apps, including Google Docs, Gmail, and Calendar applications, and according to the recruiting app's official website, this integration should make it easier for the recruiting team to collaborate by aggregating all the data in one place. Aside from tracking applicants, this service is also used to create careers pages, which allows applicants to submit relevant documentation and input pertinent information online. A job listing posted in April last year shows the format of career pages created by Google Hire. These pages contain information regarding the job requirements and the set of skills and qualifications preferred by the employer, and located directly below it are the entry fields for the vital information of the job seeker.