Best G Hire Alternative: “Straightforward, Customizable, Expandable”

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Are you a Hire by Google customer? Are you scrambling to replace your hiring software? Try ApplicantStack free for 15 days to experience the smart alternative.

What’s the best Hire by Google alternative?

With ApplicantStack, you can transition smoothly. Be up and running before the new year. How about today?

Pick a replacement ATS now so you’re set for 2020 hiring.

Are you looking for…

  • An established provider with a sterling reputation?
  • A user-friendly system that can be up and running today?
  • A customer service team who understands your job?
  • Texting, customized filtering applications, and email templates?

ApplicantStack has all this and more.

When a major HR tool is discontinued, you need a hassle-free alternative.

That’s what we offer. A full-service applicant tracking system for SMBs with 10-500 employees.

This is how one of our customers describes our solution.

“Straightforward, customizable, expandable. I appreciate the ability for staff to have some control of their information and paperwork, while allowing us the ability to change how and what they have access to. Moving staff through various stages is easy. They also make it a two step thing in some ways so that you can’t easily make a mistake with someone (embarrassing moments spared). I like the ability to customize the forms we use and some of their features actually encouraged us to make electronic forms out of some of our paperwork just because it was so cool!” Casey B., Human Resources Manager

Let’s look at some of ApplicantStack’s tools:

1. Pre-Screening Questionnaires

Pre-screening questionnaires perform first-pass filtering with knockout questions. Eliminate unqualified candidates before wasting time reviewing a resume.

You are left with a manageable pool of qualified applicants. Your hiring team can spend time on the candidates that matter.

2. Scheduling Tools

ApplicantStack integrates with Google Calendar and Microsoft Office 365. Applicants are already using these tools, so scheduling with them comes naturally.

Your interviewing team blocks out slots they are unavailable. If they are available, they leave the slots open on the interview calendar. You email a calendar link to the applicant. The applicant opens the calendar and chooses a pre-approved time.

Easy peasy.

3. Bias Minimization

Recruiting and hiring a diverse workforce helps your business succeed. And it helps you meet EEOC requirements.

ApplicantStack can help you prevent or minimize several types of bias. The first way ApplicantStack minimizes bias is by allowing you to create a structured hiring process. Documented workflows and checklists are the first defense against bias.

The pre-screening questionnaires discussed previously filter based on qualifications. This occurs before anyone on the hiring team makes a snap judgment and eliminates a candidate. Mindfully-worded interview scripts are the second bias minimization tool. Document your scripts so every interviewer asks the same questions in the same order.

4. Texting

You need texting. Your competitors have it. Candidates want it. ApplicantStack keeps a history of conversations that would otherwise live on personal mobile phones. Multiple people on your hiring team can text from the same number, preventing confusion. Your team communicates with applicants in a consistent, professional manner. You have a history of the conversations along with the dates and which member of the team sent or replied to the text. Candidate relationship management doesn’t get any easier.

5. Auto-Emails

Auto-emails are a dream come true for busy recruiters. Use our email templates or create your own. This timesaver is a customer favorite. You never ghost a candidate when your ATS sends emails automatically in response to hiring stage changes.

6. Document E-Sign

When applicants and new hires can sign forms online, you can process them faster. Electronic copies are automatically stored and can be accessed with a quick search. Did you know that 5% of paper documents get lost?

What do Hire by Google customers do now?

Pick a replacement ATS for G Hire so you’re set for 2020 hiring.

Replace Google Hire With a Fast Setup ATS

It’s December. Don’t start the new year without a system.

ApplicantStack is the smart choice. Here is how a client in the healthcare industry describes our system:

“Very user friendly! I’ve worked in several different ATS and this has been the easiest one yet!” Hospital Human Resources Manager

Important details about the Hire by Google Sunset (According to Google)

Q: How long can I use G Hire?

A: You can continue to use G Hire until September 1, 2020 or the end of your contract, whichever comes first.

Q: Will there be additional Hire by Google feature development?

A: No, Google will not be adding new functionality to Hire by Google.

Q: Can we still export our data?

A: Yes, you will still be able to export your data until the end of your contract term or September 1, 2020, whichever comes first. Google offers free Hire data export to all customers under a current contract.

Q: Can we cancel our Google Hire contract prior to the expiration date?

A: If you’d like to cancel Hire at the end of your current contract, your G Suite Admin can do so:

  1. Log into the G Suite Admin Console
  2. Select Billing
  3. Find your active Subscriptions
  4. Select the subscription labeled “Hire”
  5. Next to “Renewal Options” change the default option from “Auto-renew my contract on xxxx” to “Cancel my service at the end of my term”
  6. You will no longer be auto renewed at the end of your G Hire subscription

Q: Will Google Hire beta features be turned off?

A: According to Google, a number of experimental features will be turned off within the next month.

Q: Does this impact our G Suite agreement?

A: No. This does not impact your G Suite agreement. There will be no changes to your G Suite charges as a result of the Hire sunset.

Hire By Google iOS and Android Apps Expire January 6th, 2020.

Are you using the G Hire mobile apps? Be aware that they expire in a few weeks. Make sure you have an ATS in place ASAP. You don’t want to be caught flat-footed at the start of a new year. (And a new decade!)

By Liz Strikwerda

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