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Google Is Working On a Tool For Managing Job Applicants (axios.com) 64

Google is quietly testing "Google Hire," a job applicant tracking system that appears to rival services like Greenhouse and Lever, Axios is reporting. From the report: The service lets employers post job listings, then accept and manage applications, according to job listing links spotted by Axios reader Colin Heilbut. So far, several tech companies seem to be using (or testing) Google Hire, including Medisas, Poynt, DramaFever, SingleHop, and CoreOS.
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Google Is Working On a Tool For Managing Job Applicants

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  • So google might as we take a swing at it? I have seen plenty of different programs out there designed to make it easier for companies to screen applications, and the truth is none of them work. Every last one is fucking worthless; discarding too many good applicants and letting too many awful ones through. To make it worse the HR people almost universally have zero understanding of how it works or why it doesn't work, which only increases the failure rate.

    Granted google is orders of magnitude better at NLP than the companies that have been selling this shitty software for all these years, but that doesn't mean they'll get it right, either.
    • Scratching your own itch is a good start toward making good software. They have a fair shot - they do seem to hire an awful lot of people.

      • They have a fair shot - they do seem to hire an awful lot of people.

        I was under the impression that hiring has slowed down in recent years. When I did a one-month stint in inventory in 2008, Google was hiring 300+ people per week and equipment came in on Monday to go out the door on Friday.

        • They have a fair shot - they do seem to hire an awful lot of people.

          I was under the impression that hiring has slowed down in recent years. When I did a one-month stint in inventory in 2008, Google was hiring 300+ people per week and equipment came in on Monday to go out the door on Friday.

          It hasn't.

    • by Bomarc ( 306716 )
      The more 'automation' the put up front, the more people will eventually learn how to game the system. As you point out: ' discarding too many good applicants and letting too many awful ones through.'
      I've also seen many systems that "don't work" for my employment, fields that are required that I don't know (or have or are not applicable).
  • by Anonymous Coward on Friday April 14, 2017 @03:44PM (#54236241)

    Google is innovating in this space by using a patented algorithm to guess the age of each applicant. Any applicant over 30 is immediately deleted.

    • Only if you apply direct to Google. Contracting agencies are more flexible about age. I worked at Google in my late 30's and early 40's as a contractor.
    • by Khyber ( 864651 )

      Google wasn't the first. JobRivet explicitly does this, advertising themselves as a job site for young people.

    • OTOH, you're interviewed by Jenny Aguter

  • The Microsoft hiring system I had first hand experience back in 2005. I was working on a six-week contract at Sony to test what would become the Reader [kickingthebitbucket.com]. Two weeks into the current assignment I started searching for my next contract. Five Microsoft recruiters contacted me and my resume floated for a month before I discovered that each of the hiring managers had hired their drinking buddy for the available position. Microsoft HR requires five applicants be interviewed before the beer drinking buddy can get hi

  • Fantastic! (Score:5, Interesting)

    by Gravis Zero ( 934156 ) on Friday April 14, 2017 @04:01PM (#54236311)

    I can't wait to be instantly disqualified for a position by an unfeeling piece of software that I indirectly helped bring to the market! ;)

    • by Anonymous Coward

      I'm trying to figure out if it will be better or worse than an HR intern quietly setting the minorities aside...

      • by Anonymous Coward

        Damn it. I knew I should have changed my name to Shoneeka Patel.

  • Let me guess, this system will help everyone except white males who don't have advanced degrees. Please Google, don't willingly hand the keys to the kingdom to the SJWs trying to turn America into a sea of socialist mediocrity.

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