Google quietly starts testing its job application tracking platform -- 'Google Hire'

By the looks of it, Google Hire is shaping up as a minimalistic, yet powerful recruitment platform for professionals looking to hire or get hired. Today, though, we're hearing more about a service Google has in store for job recruiters - Google Hire.

Some companies are already taking advantage of the service as well, including startups Medisas, Poynt, DramaFever, SingleHop, and CoreOS. The listings are pretty varied, ranging from engineering jobs to marketing and more. Google Hire is apparently the company's latest project developed by its enterprise and cloud division, being led by Diane Green.

CEO Sundar Pichai back in 2015 had stressed that the bepop acquisition would help Google in providing integrated cloud products at every level like Android and Chromebooks, infrastructure and services in Google Cloud Platform, developer frameworks for mobile and enterprise users, and end-user applications like Gmail and Docs. Google is at a huge disadvantage here, but that disadvantage can be turned on its head if an enterprise-focused application such as Google Hire can take off. The site compares it to rival services like Greenhouse and Lever.

"I'm equally excited that Google has entered into an agreement to acquire a company founded by Diane: bebop is a new development platform that makes it easy to build and maintain enterprise applications".

There are other clues that Google believes it can improve the job application and hiring process, though.

Google Hire itself is hosting its job listings on the platform, an excellent way to test drive the service.

We can expect Google to officially announce Google Hire soon. Recruiting is a lucrative and growing business and it's not surprising to see more companies looking to grab a piece of the action, and the Google brand alone should lend Hire enough weight for a strong start.

  • Arturo Norris