Google says its new job listing portal will not share search history with employers

Google says its new job listing portal will not share search history with employers
Google has responded to fears that its new job listing portal could allow employers to see a prospective worker’s entire browsing history, confirming that this will not be the case.

Google Hire is a new recruitment tool under development by the tech giant in a similar vein to LinkedIn, allowing employers to receive job applicants through the portal.

Some news organizations, including RT, reported that the new job application tracking system may offer even more to employers after it was noticed that the product’s sign-in page has an option to connect through a personal Google account.

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A Google spokesperson has since confirmed to RT.com that the product will only allow employers to collect candidate applications online.

“Google Hire is a product under development that will help G Suite customers manage their hiring process more effectively. The product will allow employers to collect candidate applications online.

Only information that a candidate voluntarily provides would be passed to a prospective employer as part of their online application. Private information will not be shared," the statement said.

Once Google Hire is launched it will be an Enterprise tool intended to help businesses manage their hiring and recruitment process, the company confirmed.

The new platform is being developed by Bebop, a start-up created by VMware co-founder Diane Greene and acquired by Google 18 months ago.