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1 August 2017

What’s behind Google Hire?

US small and medium-sized companies running Google’s G Suite will now be able to use machine learning technology to support their recruitment efforts. This is the latest development in a long-term project to expand the reach of Google’s search algorithm with machine learning as it branches out into the job search market. Hire is Google’s latest product offering for the jobs market. It builds on the company’s previous Google Jobs and Google Cloud Jobs application programming interfaces (APIs), which use machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) for the talent marketplace. With Hire, Google is targeting smaller businesses that may not have a full talent management product already. A Gartner research paper from February 2016 observed a shift in the way businesses go about recruiting new employees. “Business leaders have long recognised that the ability to hire the right talent plays a significant role in any organisation’s performance,” the report said. But Gartner found the notion of talent is changing as jobseekers look ...

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