Google has quietly launched their new job search platform, Google Hire, and we’re all itching to find out what it’s all about. The website is currently live; however, you cannot sign in yet. Google has been relatively quiet with this roll out, not offering many details.
Many had concerns that because you have to sign into your Google account to utilize the site, more information than necessary could possibly be shared with potential employers, such as search history. It seems these claims are unfounded, as Google confirmed that private information would not be shared.
A Google spokesperson provided the following statement regarding concerns around privacy:
“Google Hire is a product under development that will help G Suite customers manage their hiring process more effectively. The product will allow employers to collect candidate applications online. Only information that a candidate voluntarily provides would be passed to a prospective employer as part of their online application. Private information will not be shared.”
We’re going to keep our eye on this, and provide an update once more information is shared. It will be interesting to see how this job platform will differentiate itself from others providing similar services. As we’ve seen time and time again, Google continues to deliver cutting edge products, so we imagine this platform will not fall short of innovative.