Search giant Google has added a new candidate discovery tool to its Hire service that gives recruiters a heads up by helping to find past candidates that might be fit for new gig at the company.
Candidate discovery is an intuitive search capability designed to save recruiters time, because they can now easily identify and re-engage known candidates instead of spending time trying to find new ones.
With this new candidate discovery functionality, recruiters and hiring managers can now use a search capability that understands what they are looking for. Candidate discovery understands the intent of what recruiters and hiring managers are looking for.
“Candidate discovery takes a search phrase like ‘sales manager Bay Area’ and immediately understands the skills and experiences relevant to that job title, as well as which cities are part of the Bay Area. That means the search results will include candidates with sales management skills even if their past job titles are not an exact keyword match,” said Omar Eduardo Fernández, Product Manager, Hire.
With Hire recruiters can search and filter based on the previous in-person interactions with the candidate. Candidates with positive feedback will rank higher in search results than those without, and candidates who received an offer in the past but declined it will rank higher than those who were previously rejected.
The new candidate discovery capability is available in beta to all Hire by Google customers.
Introduced last year, Google’s Hire service competes closely with professional networking service LinkedIn, which offers candidate search capabilities to companies that are trying to find the right people to fill their job openings.