Google Cloud is shutting down Hire, the recruiting service that its former CEO Diane Greene helped create
Hire by Google — which helped small to medium-sized business manage their interview processes and candidate pipelines — fell internally under the company's Cloud division. Part of the "difficult decision" to shutter the product, the company said, was to focus its resources on "other products in the Google Cloud portfolio."
Notably, Hire was based on the technology Google acquired when it bought the startup Bebop in 2015 for an undisclosed amount. Bebop was cofounded by Diane Greene and its acquisition was seen as a way for the tech giant to bring Greene on-board to lead its Cloud division. Greene, however, left her post as Google's cloud chief in early 2019, being replaced by Oracle veteran Thomas Kurian.
Google says that it will not add any more functionality to Hire before the sunset date, but service itself will be maintained. Businesses using Hire today will also be able to export their data for free until the service shuts down on September 1, 2020, or when their contract ends, whichever comes first.