Release notes

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    April 2019 release notes
    New Upgraded reports Hire’s interactive reports have been upgraded to make it faster and easier to answer key questions about your recruiting process, such as: Where are candidates getting stuck in your process? What sources are most effective? Why are some candidates turning down offers? Learn more. Posting to ZipRecruiter Allow Hire to share your jobs with ZipRecruiter. Learn more.   Interview invite templates Interview invite templates allow you to select a predefined or custom template when you’re inviting a candidate to an interview. Learn more.   [Open Beta] Hire mobile app Hire just made it easier for companies to recruit on the go with the beta release of our mobile app on iOS and Android. Learn more. The app enables recruiters to try out the following functionality: Search and view candidate profiles Review candidate applications Email and call candidates Search and view jobs Review job and offer approval requests Receive push notifications for Hire updates Replace declined interviews Hire Beta Mobile App Overview   Fixes Improved select all Hire now allows you to select all candidates in the table, including those beyond the current view, allowing you to work quickly when executing bulk actions on a large number of candidates.
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    March 2019 release notes
    New Employee referrals Hire just made it easier for companies to get employee referrals. With our new feature, you can: Submit referrals and track their status Get notified when referrals are submitted Learn about the candidate’s background Easily see which candidates were referred by employees Learn more.   Job requisition and offer approvals Admins can now require approval before users publish jobs or extend offers. This gives admins more control and helps with auditing for compliance and budget-related decisions. Keep an eye out for more approvals and offers features coming soon. Learn more.   Free posting to Monster Allow Hire to share your jobs with Monster. Learn more.   [Beta] Hire API and HRIS integrations With the Hire API, you can build a custom integration with Hire for your HRIS system or take advantage of the integrations built by Sapling, Appogee HR, and Zenefits. Learn more. The Hire API will allow you to: Get applications, candidates, jobs, and custom fields from the Hire API to share with your HRIS or other external systems Create, edit, or delete jobs with the Hire API If you’re interested in using the API, learn more about getting started and requesting access. You can also view the API documentation at https://developers.google.com/hire.   Coming soon: upgraded reports In April, Hire’s existing reports will be replaced with an upgraded set that makes it faster and easier to answer key questions about your recruiting process, such as: Where are candidates getting stuck in our process? What sources are most effective? Why are some candidates turning down offers? If you’re interested in trying the new reports now, sign up for our early access program.
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    February 2019 release notes
    New Custom job fields With custom job fields, you can add fields to jobs that are important to your hiring process, such as headcount type, and track them on jobs and in the Application Data export. Hire Admins can enable or disable custom fields in the Admin section under Field Management. Learn more.     In case you missed it Hire by Google l 2018 in review Watch 2018 highlights from Hire to see what we’ve been working on during the last year and why we are excited about what’s to come. Hire Gmail Add-on Try Hire Gmail Add-on, a tool that allows you to recruit directly from your inbox. Learn more about the Hire Gmail Add-on here.  
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    January 2019 release notes
    New Interview feedback notifications When interview feedback is submitted, hiring team members can now review the rating and supporting text right from email. Users can disable this notification if desired in Settings  Email notifications. Added to hiring team notifications Hiring team members will get an email notification when they are added to the hiring team for a job. Users can disable this notification if desired in Settings  Email notifications. Limit notifications by job The following email notifications now allow filtering by jobs to limit which notifications are sent: New feedback submitted New applications - get notified in real time Set up job filters in Settings  Email notifications. Learn more here. In case you missed it Check out our December 2018 release notes.
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    December 2018 release notes
    New Candidate Discovery now generally available Candidate Discovery has been loved by customers since it was announced in March 2018. We listened to customer feedback and added: Spellcheck Keyword highlighting in resume review Auto-save your last search and filters Ability to email or add to a job in bulk We also made several user experience improvements and search ranking enhancements. With this, candidate discovery is now generally available to all Hire customers. Learn more.   Hire by Google helps you match prior candidates with new jobs with a new candidate sourcing feature Configurable email notifications You can now control which notifications you get, including new applications. Head to your settings to customize the types of updates you receive.     Export custom questions and feedback The Application data export now includes custom application questions and candidate responses. In addition, the Feedback data export now contains all custom evaluation criteria feedback. Learn more. Export application stage change data A new data export includes a record of how long each candidate spent in each custom hiring stage, enabling time in stage analysis. Learn more. Fixes Send candidate interview invites through Hire Candidates will now receive interview details from Hire rather than Google calendar.   In case you missed it Check out our November release notes.
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    November 2018 release notes
    New Click to call candidates Make calls to U.S. numbers with a single click. Clicking the Call button initiates a call to your phone and connects you to the candidate. The call is logged on the Activity tab with the caller's name and the time the call was made so you can keep track. System Admins can enable or disable click-to-call in the Admin section.   The content of the call itself will not be recorded by Hire. Learn more.     Take bulk actions Save time managing multiple candidates with new bulk action features. Start a new process, change a candidate stage, or move a candidate application to a new job in bulk from your job pipeline page. You can also email candidates in bulk or add them to a collection from Discover tab. Learn more. In case you missed it Check out our October release notes.
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    October 2018 release notes
    New Edit start date for a hired candidate Admins can now change the start date for a hired candidate after the start date has passed. Setting a new future start date will unlock a candidate's profile and make it visible to anyone who has permission to view the candidate. Bulk email from collections You can now email candidates in bulk from your collection pages. Simply select the candidates you’d like to email and go to Actions > Email to kickoff the bulk email process.     In case you missed it Check out our September release notes.
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    September 2018 release notes
    New New and improved Admin section Admins can now search for users by System Role from the Users tab. We’ve also reorganized the admin pages and navigation so it’s easier to find what you’re looking for     Hide unused drop-down values You can now hide values from drop-down lists if you’re no longer using them. Hiding a value will only impact the drop-down list, it will not change or delete any values set for applications. Any user who has access to the lists will be able to hide values from the following drop-downs: Department, Sourced by, External Referral by, and Applied by.  Note: hiding a value in a drop-down will hide it for the entire company.  
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    July 2018 release notes
    New Smarter highlighting for resume screening Hiring Teams and Sourcers can easily find terms they care about when reviewing a resume. There are two ways in which you can try this:  Candidate Discovery users, those with Sourcing access, can do a search and click on the “view resume” action for any of the candidates in the results. You will see your search term and related keywords automatically highlighted on the resume.  When reviewing applicants to a job with “resume highlighting” keywords specified, all users can now see keywords related to those specified highlighted in addition to the specified keywords.    Premium option for streamlined job posting For teams who frequently sponsor job postings or post to job boards beyond those that Hire already posts to automatically, we’ve partnered with eQuest to offer an additional premium job delivery option.  eQuest provides automated posting to thousands of job boards around the world. When you create an account with eQuest, you set up which boards your company uses. eQuest charges a nominal handling fee each time you post or re-post a job. Your recruiters will benefit from time savings and less manual work of using trackable links to post to different job boards. Learn more   Once you’re signed up as an eQuest customer and enable the integration, posting a job through the service is as easy as posting a job today. You get the same candidate source tracking that you do today, plus reports from eQuest that show deliveries and views.  Contact your sales representative or CSM to get a referral to eQuest to discuss the service.    Export interview data for reporting A new Export to Sheets option lets you analyze scheduled interviews and feedback. You’ll find it in the Reporting section under “Export Data.” The export includes 2 tabs of data: feedback, with ratings and comments, and scheduled interviewers, with a row for each interviewer invitation. Due to the sensitivity of some of this information, only admins can export these data. Learn more Like the other exports to Sheets, you can use the Explore function in Sheets to get answers to questions about data. (Look for the  button in the bottom right corner of the screen.) Here are some questions to try:    Who are the most common interviewers? What is the count of each interview type by Job department? What's the distribution of numeric ratings?  What’s the average numeric rating by Job Title?   Turn on/off video conferencing When scheduling an interview, recruiters and coordinators can now adjust calendar invitations to include or not include video conferencing details. Learn more   Private commenting between recruiters and hiring managers As a recruiter or hiring manager on a job, you can now add comments that are limited in visibility to those roles and admins. Learn more   Understanding and managing access The hiring team can now grant and remove access to candidate applications. Learn more   All users can now understand visibility settings within candidate applications.  Fixes Updated posting flow When posting a job, you’ll now be prompted to fill in any missing job information. Fields like description are required and must be completed to publish the job.    Simplified Sourcer permissions Sourcers can now manage all candidate applications except locked ones. Hire automatically locks the applications of candidates who were hired and are past their start-date. Sourcers can no longer see emails or past job offers (unless they have another role that grants them access).   [Beta] Native Mobile app  Review new applications, call candidates, replace declined interviewers, and more. Interested in using the native mobile beta app? Sign up for early access.  
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    June 2018 release notes
    New Analyze more data in Sheets  Administrators can now export all applications and jobs to Sheets for deeper analysis. To get started, go to Reporting > Export data.  Besides creating your own charts, pivot tables, and filtered views in Sheets, you can use the Sheets Explore function. It will suggest charts and tables to insert, and you can ask it questions like:  “How many total candidates do we have for each department?” “What's the distribution of Job Title by Source Details when Source is "Applied"?   Custom Interview Feedback Forms Custom interview feedback forms enable you to add your organization’s evaluation criteria or categories to feedback forms. The evaluation criteria guides interviewers to write feedback based on role-related or company-wide criteria. Learn more.     Easily replace declined interviewers Scheduling coordinators are notified when an interviewer declines, and they will now see interviewer suggestions from Hire so that they can quickly schedule a replacement.        Fixes Candidate Discovery improvements   We heard your feedback and made improvements to how we interpret boolean operators (AND, OR). Learn more. New onboarding tooltips reveals key Candidate Discovery functionality to users. Discover now remembers the filters you last applied, so you don’t have to re-apply them.   
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    May 2018 release notes
    New Application form improvements Configurable application forms just got better:  You can include multiple-choice questions on your forms. They’ll appear as a drop-down menu to candidates. Choose “multiple choice” when adding a question, and you can edit answers candidates will be able to see.  You can edit the label for a question after it’s been saved.  You can see candidates’ answers on the resume review page, in the lower left hand corner of the screen.  Hiring team members can add responses to the questions on the form, via the pencil icon on the Background tab in the candidate profile. Guided help for Admin setup  Hire now helps new admins through setup via guided help on their Updates page and other in-app pages. Learn more. New admins see a “Getting started with Hire” notification in Updates once their role is assigned. A list of setup tasks appears, guiding admins to the proper pages to complete tasks Guided help will appear on select pages the first time each admin visits the page. Notifications appear to admins on Jobs, Candidates and Reports pages when setup tasks need to be addressed.   Fixes Candidate Discovery (Beta) More good news: we improved Candidate Discovery.  Search is smarter—with autocorrect  Search terms are automatically highlighted in resumes when you view them from the search results page Heavier weighting of recent work experience improves search results rankings
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    April 2018 release notes
    New Capture more info from online applicants Now you can add more questions to job application forms. You can also set required fields and create different application forms for different jobs. (You’ll see candidates’ answers on their profile under the Background tab.) To configure application forms, go to Admin > Job applications. Learn more. Make your jobs easier to find Because jobseekers often search by location, we’ve improved how we use Google Maps technology to surface location suggestions. You can override the suggestions with a custom location—but custom locations won’t automatically surface for reuse. We also improved how locations display in the jobs list on your Careers site and when shared with Google Search.   More data in exports Some report exports to Sheets and CSV files now include additional columns to help you analyze your recruiting processes. Application Date and Job Location have been added to the exports for Candidate Pipeline, Time to Hire, and Source Efficiency. Stage at Rejection has been added to the Rejection Reasons export. And finally, Start Date has been added to the Time to Hire export.  Suggest interviewers Now, when you’re scheduling an interview, you can select interviewers from a list of relevant suggestions.      Exclude results from Candidate Discovery filters We added the ability to exclude results based on: Location, School, Company, and Education.        Fixes Conversion Rates report  The Conversion Rates report calculations weren’t always accurate, particularly on the final bar for conversions from Make Offer to Accepted or Hired. And the export for this report to CSV or Sheets was missing some data. Good news: calculations were fixed, gaps in the export were filled in, and headers for Status Start Date and Status End Date columns were renamed Stage Start Date and Stage End Date for accuracy.  Candidate Discovery (Beta) More good news: we improved Candidate Discovery.  Enhanced precision on job title matches Improved inference of location based on candidate’s current place of employment or school Support for searching email addresses  Improved readability of feedback indicators on search results cards Improved screen reader support   Something specific that you want us to improve? Share your feedback about Candidate Discovery here—or about any other feature here.  
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    Candidate Discovery release notes
    Candidate Discovery Open Beta With candidate discoverybeta you can search your database of previous candidates for people who might be a good fit for new roles. It allows search by title, location, skills or other relevant criteria and candidate discovery ranks results based on candidate's’ profiles and previous interactions.   With candidate discoverybeta you can easily:  Find prospective candidates immediately upon opening a job based on the description. Search through the entire candidate database, including those you’ve interviewed before, referrals, and candidates that recently applied to any job.   Filter by multiple criteria such as location, job applied for, level of education, furthest application stage, and more. Consider existing candidate feedback to rank best potential candidates.        Learn More about candidate discovery.
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    February 2018 release notes
    An even more integrated experience Release notifications Now you’ll get release notes in your updates.  Attach documents from Google Drive Anywhere you can upload a file — like a resume, cover letter, or other document —  you can now attach a file from Google Drive.  The same file formats are supported (Word docs, PDFs, etc.) as well as Google Docs files. Google Docs that come from Drive are converted to PDFs when attached to records in Hire, to preserve the state of the document when it was attached.  Automatically highlight relevant keywords in resumes Don’t waste time repeatedly searching for the same keywords each time you review a resume. Specify the keywords that are important to you once per job to see them automatically highlighted on all resumes. You’ll see an option to specify keywords for resume highlighting in the job description section. These keywords will be highlighted any time you open a resume submitted for that job. Learn more.  In case you missed it Check out our January release notes.  
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    January 2018 release notes
    New year, new features Manage follow-up emails to applicants You’re now in control of how new applications are handled. With new admin settings, you can: Choose whether to require confirmation from online applicants. Learn more.  Enable a “Thank you for applying” email to be automatically sent to all online applicants once their application is submitted. Customize the content of the “thank you” email with the email template tools. (Click the template name to edit it). Learn more.    
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    December 2017 release notes
    We keep improving EEOC and OFFCP form This form gathers data needed to comply with Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) reporting regulations.      Applicants will see this form as part of their application flow. Recruiters can also email candidates a link to the form.  Authorized Hire users can export the data to Sheets or CSV files, and then analyze or use it to support your government filings.  To get started, go to Admin > Job applications and then enable “U.S. EEOC/OFCCP form.” Your online applicants will see the form immediately. You can select the form name to preview it. You’ll then have the option to enable OFCCP veteran and disability questions. Learn more    
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    November 2017 release notes
    A more seamless experience. Recruit from your inbox Ready? View and create candidates without leaving Gmail. Upload resumes and edit candidate details from your inbox. Visit the GSuite marketplace or our help center article to learn more and install.      Compose emails in Hire We made templates better. Now using an email template will not open a new browser tab.   Review new applications more quickly Reviewing new applications is faster. Hiring Team members receive a summary of their unreviewed applications. Learn more.       Include Hangout link in your calendar invites  We heard you. Now interviewers and candidates receive the same link to Hangout in their calendar invites.    Share more job details  Publish more info about your open jobs.  Job category: whether permanent or temporary, whether full time or part time—share on Indeed, Glassdoor and via your public posts. Salary: whether you’ve targeted a set salary or a salary range—share (if you want) the info for any given job.  Upload an image to social media Make your brand more visible. Upload an image to Hire and publish with your job listings on social media sites like LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter. Learn more.  Take action on candidates from any list Save time. Whenever a candidate is listed (in Updates, Collections, Job Lists, etc.) use the three- dot icon to open a menu of actions.       
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    October 2017 release notes
    It's a feature-rich October Reject with one-click We've made the process of rejecting a candidate faster and easier. Select a rejection reason, email template and time, and save the settings as your default.      Send bulk emails When you're in the candidates list on a job, or the Candidates tab, you can now initiate a bulk email to one or more candidates. Just click the checkboxes next to the candidates you want to email, then pull down the "Actions" menu and select "Email."     You'll be able to choose an email template that includes placeholder fields for candidate data.  Add your company logo to job postings You can now upload a company logo to your public job postings. Go to Admin > Company and use the "Company Logo" card. Your logo image should be at least 80 pixels wide and 80 pixels tall - but bigger is better! We'll scale it down to the right size for the job page.    As soon as you upload a logo and save it, it will appear on your public job detail pages:   Make the resume optional on the application form Choose whether or not you want to require resumes from online applicants. When you create a job, look for the "Application form" option. By default, resumes are required; if you want to allow online applicants without resumes, just select "Resume optional." In the past, clever applicants could enter a website on the application form and skip the resume upload. This will no longer be the case: if your job is set to "Resume required," it will really be required. (Recruiters can still add candidates to the system without resumes, however.) Use rich text in email templates Now when you create or edit email templates (Admin > Email templates) you can use rich text tools to add more styling and customization to the email content.  Jobs feed for customer career sites Your web engineers can now take advantage of a raw data feed of published jobs. This allows you to build custom job lists as part of your careers site, so that the look and feel fits your style and content needs. For more info, see this help center article.  
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    July 2017 release notes
    We're back—with new functionality. Automatic job posting to Google Search, Glassdoor, and Indeed By default, jobs will now automatically appear on your company career site, Google Search, Glassdoor, and Indeed once published. You can disable automatic posting of published jobs to Glassdoor and Indeed from the Job boards area. See this help article for more information about posting jobs to job boards. Note: Jobs you post to Glassdoor and Indeed will begin to appear in Glassdoor and Indeed search results over the next several days. Starting sometime next week, any new jobs you publish will appear on Glassdoor and Indeed within one day—assuming the job description adheres to their quality standards. Now you can specify the job location with help from Google Places Specifying the job location just got easier. When you’re adding or editing a job, suggestions from Google Places helps you choose a location—an important detail to include when posting to job boards. See this help article for job board posting tips. Location suggestions show the difference between a saved location (clock icon) and a new Google Places suggestion (map-pin icon). To delete previously saved locations from your list of suggestions, mouse-over the saved location and select the X (appears on the right). This removes it from the suggestions list, but doesn’t remove it from any job. Choose from pre-set email templates—or create your own Quickly draft emails to candidates. We’ve added email templates across several categories—from Sourcing to Interview Follow-Up. You can add your own templates too, either for your use alone or to share with your team. Personal settings and admin have a new home Your personal and admin settings are now under the three-line menu (see top-left). You can manage and edit your email templates from both Settings and Admin. Get a daily digest about new job applications Now you’ll get a daily digest that shows the number of applications submitted for each job. Reject multiple candidates at once Now you can reject many candidates from the job pipeline page at once.  Rapidly review resumes Swiftly access resumes from the job pipeline. Hover over a candidate’s name, and click on the document icon to trigger the rapid resume review. Quickly review and qualify new applications. Make Advance / Reject decisions directly on the resume. Step through all resumes in your pipeline from the resume-viewer directly, using the familiar document-viewer from Google Drive and Gmail. Easily find synced emails Emails synced from Gmail to Hire now have a “Hire” (rather than “Google Hire”) label.
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    June 2017 release notes
    Now you can do more—in less time. View documents inline Instead of seeing a thumbnail—and clicking to enlarge—now the candidate’s resume is inline, next to the feedback panel. So whether you’re taking notes or adding feedback, you can easily refer to the resume. You can now view a resume inline from the candidate profile too—as well as open documents in full-screen view, download them, and print.    Save feedback automatically No need to worry about losing feedback drafts anymore. All drafts are saved in real time.     Act faster, with Updates Aggregated feedback scores—and other new info—now surfaces on the Updates page. And you can take immediate actions from Updates, like replying to comments. No need to head to the candidate profile anymore.                           Reply to comments        View aggregated feedback scoresView aggregated feedback scores   See job pipeline stats easily New filter navigation on the job pipeline page allows you to clearly see your job pipeline stats at a glance and quickly filter candidates with a particular status or stage.   Navigate more easily A consistent back button on all Job and Candidate Details pages allows seamless navigation. And any filters you set on a previous page will persist.  Next and Previous buttons on Candidate Details pages enable you to review a set of candidates more easily.
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    Thanks for helping us improve Hire
    With all the feedback we’ve received from customers like you, we’ve made a number of enhancements to Hire. See how customer feedback has impacted our releases here, or view all our monthly releases here. We included some of our favorites below. Latest features in Hire Answer key questions with upgraded reports Hire's new interactive reports make it easier to get the information you need about your recruiting process. Learn more. Recruit on the go with the beta Hire mobile app Hire's new beta mobile app is designed to put Hire's most important features at your fingertips, even when you're not at your desk. Learn more. Hire Beta Mobile App Overview Source from your existing candidates with Candidate Discovery Candidate Discovery enables companies to use the power of Google Search to evaluate their database of candidates and uncover talent that might be a fit for their current openings. Learn more.  See how the feature came to life here.      Recruit from your inbox with the Gmail Add-on The Hire Gmail add-on allows you to access some of Hire’s features directly within Gmail, like adding candidates or using a template to respond to an email. Learn more.   Hire by Google: Gmail Add-on - Recruit from your inbox Get qualified candidates from employee referrals Now you can submit employee referrals and track their status in Hire. When you refer a candidate to a job, members of that job's hiring team will get a notification about the referral. This feature will allow the hiring team to learn about the candidate's background and easily see which candidates were referred by employees. Learn more.  
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