Google is currently developing a new job listings portal – Google Hire – which is likely to be fully functional in the near future, allowing users to upload their CVs and search for vacancies.
This appears to see the search engine giant taking on the likes of Job Site, Reed, Monster and the other big players in the employment industry, whilst it may also see Google take a share of users off LinkedIn, as Google are likely to want to tie Hire in with Google Plus, giving it more of a social feel.
Although the site is currently accessible – https://hire.withgoogle.com/sign-in?next=%2F – it’s not yet possible for users to log in.
Overall, official details on Google Hire are sparse, although privacy concerns have been raised due to speculation that potential employees would be able to access individual’s entire search history, as a result of them applying for jobs via their personal Google account.
However, this speculation has been shot down by Google, as a spokesperson released the following statement:
“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.”