“You need to have a collaborative hiring process.”– Steve Jobs, Apple
With the digitization of the recruitment process, every emerging, as well as the established firm, uses online mediums for publishing job openings. Now just imagine, thousands of companies under the same domain, publishing a couple of same job openings on different websites, and as a consequence when a job seeker searches for that particular job online, millions of search results popping up. A huge mess for the poor job seeker!
Well, just as it does for every other problem we face, Google has come up with an extremely amazing solution for this as well, with its very own search engine, Google for jobs. Google for jobs is an advanced job search tool developed to make job hunting a simpler and fun experience for candidates and a short yet efficient recruiting process for the employers. To this, the artificial intelligence algorithms extract information from the employer’s as well as applicant’s career pages, organizes them, matches them, eradicates any duplicates and present them on a search page as soon as the job advertisements are posted.
Features of Google for jobs which are going to make the life of recruiters and job seekers way more easier:
1. Streamlining Job Descriptions:
Finding the accurate job online is like finding a needle in the haystack. Quite often, different organizations have different names for the same job title. A job seeker can come across ‘customer support’ as well as ‘customer service’ and not interpret them as the same thing which creates a lot of chaos from both ends of recruitment. Job descriptions of different jobs but containing the same set of words are also a big reason for the mess of online job hunting. Often companies tend to include stuff what they don’t mean. For instance, the job of an assistant supporting some senior person and the job of a senior role, both include the word ‘senior’ in it.
All these limitations together are too much to handle and process for any search engine, even for Google which is having some of the most complicated algorithms. To solve this, Google decided to collect, organize, analyze and the classify all jobs that are posted online.
Job titles are broken into clusters and job descriptions are further broken down into traits and skills. From the huge database of cloud job discovery.
Google can now retrieve and define the most relevant jobs according to the search term of the job seeker. And corresponding to this relevance, Google has reduced the pain of recruiters too by providing them the candidates with the best skill sets.
2. Google Maps Helps You Find The Nearest Jobs:
Under the pressure of interview and getting the job, many candidates usually underestimate the damage caused by home to work long-distance travel. The time wasted on commuting if being more than 90 minutes makes a person vulnerable to stress and variable health issues.
Google has developed an effective solution for preventing candidates to go through the long commuting by adding a location filter to their search results. This borrowed feature from the Google Maps lets candidates choose a workplace at a distance which is convenient to them and shows the shortest path possible.
By home to work long-distance travel. The time wasted on commuting if being more than 90 minutes makes a person vulnerable to stress and variable health issues.
Google has developed an effective solution for preventing candidates to go through the long commuting by adding a location filter to their search results. This borrowed feature from the google maps lets candidates choose a workplace at a distance which is convenient to them and shows the shortest path possible.
3. Advertising Jobs Gets Easier
With the launch of Google For Jobs, now a candidate has to simply Google search for the job he seeks for & can directly apply for his preferred job.
Does that mean that the future of the business of various job board websites is in dark?
Well, the simple answer is, NO. At the moment, instead of taking over and wiping them out, Various job boards & Applicant Tracking Systems like Recooty, Workable, etc are working with Google so that those jobs which are posted by their clients using the recruitment software gets visible on Google job board too. Through this cooperation, mutual benefit is achieved, Google is training its machine learning technology to detect relevant job on a large scale, as well as it provides the job boards a greater platform for publishing job openings for their clients.
4. Quality, Not Quantity
Google for jobs has made the hiring process for recruiters way too easier- it gives them fewer candidates, with a higher quality of skills.
With the eradication of duplicate & mismatched job search results by Google for jobs, job seekers get few, yet completely relevant search results. Also, the fact that the job openings, as well as job applications, are carefully inspected by Google, prevents candidates from applying to every other job application they come across. As a result, companies get a decreased number yet of higher quality job applications. The precious time which is wasted in rejecting non-eligible candidates can be invested in improving the candidate experience of the worthy candidates.