News: Google to shut its job platform Hire


Google to shut its job platform Hire

Google will shut down its job application tracking system “Google Hire” that was launched just two years ago.
Google to shut its job platform Hire

The aim of Hire was to simplify the hiring process, with a workflow that integrated things like searching for applicants and scheduling interviews into Google’s G Suite offerings like Search, Gmail, Calendar and Docs, etc.

A statement issued by Google said, “While Hire has been successful, we’re focusing our resources on other products in the Google Cloud portfolio. We are deeply grateful to our customers, as well as the champions and advocates who have joined and supported us along the way.” 

Hire came into existence after Google acquired Bebop — a company started by VMware founder Diane Greene — for a reported $380 million in 2015. Greene went on to act as the CEO of Google’s Cloud division, but left the role in early 2019.

The platform was built mostly for small to medium-sized businesses, with a price that ranged from $200 to $400 a month depending on how many G Suite licenses one required.

Google says it won’t actually be shut down until September 1st of 2020. However, no new features will be added to the platform.

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Topics: Recruitment

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