Some false reports indicated that Google Hire is bound to share employees’ browsing history with their employers. This new recruitment tool’s story triggered panic among employees on April 17 after some UK-based tabloids noted that the search engine might show employers how their employees spend their time on the web. The new Google Hire service is still in its developmental process.
Rumor has it that Google Hire is bound to share employees’ browsing history to their bosses
The tool is currently being developed at the Mountain View, California-based Google. The new service represents Google’s answer to LinkedIn which is known to be a more organized system when it comes to online recruitment. Last year, Facebook was also considering getting involved in this type of system when they implemented a feature which helps job seekers connect with employers.
The reports released on Monday indicated that those who use Google Hire would need to sign in by using their Google accounts which happen to bear their browsing history, like YouTube subscriptions and search history. The new tool was said to develop unbounded access for Google to monitor the wide range of data about the user.
Google negates this affirmation claiming that they share only the data the user chooses to share
Nevertheless, later on, April 17, the company argued that this story is a hoax. A spokesperson from Google stated that the data would be voluntarily shared by the candidate with their prospective employer, being part of the online application. This statement debunks all the false stories about Google’s new tool. Google has dismounted any kind of public storm related to their tool, arguing that they still enjoy the trust of their public, being able to keep all data confidential.
The company obtained public trust enough to make sure that people still provide their personal information in return for the convenience which comes when making use of Google products. Nevertheless, Google is under pressure, trying to collect all the valuable information from all the data. The pressure had recently increased when the Congress offered Internet Service Providers the same rights to commercialize users’ information which Facebook and Google currently use and enjoy.
Through this new Google service, companies will be able to post jobs, manage and accept applications. The Google Hire website is a live service. Companies like CoreOS, SingleHop, DramaFever, Poynt and Medisas use this platform.
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