From entry-level roles to high-end company positions, Google is set to unravel the “talent shortage” drawback felt by firms by creating it simple for employers and candidates to seek out one another. To the current finish, Google aims to roll out employment search feature, ab initio in partnership with ancient job search service suppliers like Glassdoor, Monster, and LinkedIn.
A lot of individuals communicate search engines once they’re probing for work, therefore these days the world’s biggest programme proclaimed Google for Jobs. The project aims to leverage Google’s advanced machine learning capabilities, sorting through lots of job listings to raised match opportunities with candidates.
Similar to different job search functions, Google’s feature are ready to filter job listings by title, location, type, and date announce, along with other considerations like commute time from a candidate’s home. What’s different about this search feature, however, is how it will figure out how job titles are related and group them together.
“For instance, a search for ‘retail’ could mean ‘retail associate’ or ‘store clerk’ or ‘store manager,’ depending on how the employer wrote the job description. Google will be able to put all these together, so users who search for ‘retail’ will see all matching job types.”
As Google CEO Sundar Pichai puts it, this is part of an effort to leverage Google’s AI capabilities to “democratise access to information and surface new opportunities.” Sounds like great news for the many job seekers eager to find their next big gig.
Right now Google isn’t planning to start hosting its own job listings. It is collecting them from third parties like Facebook, LinkedIn, Glassdoor, Monster, and ZipRecruiter. It then filters jobs for criteria like the length of the commute, and tries to bundle together openings for similar jobs that might be listed under different names. A couple of big companies, including FedEx and Johnson & Johnson, have been piloting the program, and Google CEO Sundar Pichai says they saw an 18 percent increase in applications over their previous methods.
It’s not clear if Google is dipping its toe into this market before launching a competitor to job search engines like Indeed. Right now, after a user clicks on the job they want, Google sends them to another service to apply. According to Bloomberg, Indeed generated over $300 million in revenue in the first half of 2015, and IBIS World estimates the total market to be around $4 billion annually, so there is certainly an attractive opportunity for Google if they want to take on incumbents. The product is rolling out in the US in the next few weeks.