Google has recently been dipping its toes into the waters of recruitment and hiring following previous developments, and the Cloud Talent Solution is one more step in the right direction. The new capability looks to aid recruiters through creating better efficiency in administrative work, while also guiding potential hires to better-suited jobs according to their preferences.
In June, Google integrated more artificial intelligence into Google Hire, an applicant tracking system for small- to medium-sized businesses. The update reduced the amount of time recruiters spent coordinating and conducting interviews as they switched between G-Suite apps like Gmail and Google Calendar. Earlier in the year, Google added the "candidate discovery" function to Hire to reconnect recruiters with candidates they previously interviewed for current job openings.
Google isn't entering the recruitment scene without competition from other tech giants, however. Facebook and LinkedIn have both been hard at work innovating tech to change the hiring process. Facebook, for example, said its job postings platform helps businesses connect with their local communities. And LinkedIn rolled out a voice messaging system that speeds communication between hiring mangers and job seekers while seeking to make that communication more personal. As HR professionals watch the biggest names in tech change recruiting, they will want to keep their eye on the prize: a solid candidate experience overall.
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