A new platform has been launched for job searches, Google Hire, which is to rival LinkedIn. However, some news outlets have suggested that there may be a privacy issue with the feature.
Google Hire is currently in testing mode, but once launched as part of other G-Suite offerings, it is expected to be a recruitment tool enabling employers to post job listings, and then accept and manage job applications.
According to Axios several tech companies seem to be using (or testing) Google Hire, including Medisas, Poynt, DramaFever, SingleHop, and CoreOS.
Google has already launched a sign-in page for the new platform, and although the page suggests that it is possible for employers and job seekers to sign up for the service, the sign-up function is still unavailable.
After the world's largest technology giant Google,which has nearly everyone’s entire search history, announced it would be launching its own job search platform, concerns have been raised about a possibility of search histories being shared with potential employers. Google has addressed this concern and stated that, only information which a candidate voluntarily provides will be passed on to a prospective employer along with their online application.
Some consider Google to be a bit late in entering the job recruiting platform space, with LinkedIn being the largest player, but it should be interesting to see how the service differs and/or competes with the already established employment-oriented social networking giant.