Google lawsuit might force disclosure of recruiting strategy

January 7, 2019
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Google has recently been hit with an age discrimination lawsuit that comes with a painful caveat - potentially having to expose details regarding recruitment strategies and hiring practices. Google believed this information could benefit competitors.

Google's concerns were outlined in court papers filed in November by Brian Ong, director of people services effectiveness at Google. He leads Google's hiring teams, which includes managing the roadmap of its applicant-tracking system, Google Hire.

Depositions being made part of the court record include details about Google's recruiting strategy, and Google argued for the court to seal that information.

"There is competition in Silicon Valley, and throughout the world, for top software engineering talent and other technical talent," Ong said in court papers.

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