It seems Google is adding yet another string to its already very packed bow. The company has quietly launched a new job advertising service that manages applications for recruiters. The platform has been named “Google Hire,” naturally.
It appears that the service was developed by Bebop, the startup created by VMware co-founder and former chief executive Diane Greene that Google acquired for $380.2 million in 2015. At the time, Google CEO Sundar Pichai wrote: “We think this will help many more businesses find great applications, and reap the benefits of cloud computing,”
There have been no official announcements about Google Hire from either company as of this time. The Bebop website is currently advertising a small number of positions at the hire.withgoogle.com domain, which is where you can sign in for the Google Hire service.
There isn’t much information on the website, though Axios.com, which first reported on Google’s new service, notes that it “lets employers post job listings, then accept and manage applications.” The site compares it to rival services like Greenhouse and Lever.
There are already a number of tech companies using or testing Google Hire, including Medisas, Poynt, DramaFever, SingleHop, and CoreOS. Right now, it doesn’t appear possible to create an account from the home page, so it may only be available to select customers.
Google Hire is the latest effort to come from Google’s enterprise and cloud division, which is led by Greene. It’ll be interesting to see if the service can grow to the point where it challenges the likes of LinkedIn, and help justify the large sum Google paid for Bebop.