It’s been a busy week for Google Hire, the company’s foray into the applicant tracking market, which officially launched this week. The news was covered here, with John Zappe saying, “Google’s Hire goes well beyond what most of the basic tracking systems used by small and mid-sized businesses offer. Perhaps its most powerful feature, besides the convenient integration, is that it leverages Google’s search.”
The reviews were mostly positive. Shaun Sutner at TechTarget said, “Talent acquisition tech vendors are on notice that there’s a major new player on the scene — one with a ready-made base of more than three million users of Google’s G Suite of office apps, with which Hire integrates easily.”
Exactly who can use Hire are laid out on the company’s web site. 1) You must be a G Suite user; 2) You must be 1,000 employees or fewer; and 3) You must be based in the U.S. If you want to know pricing, however, you may be stuck searching Google, as the site only says, “Pricing is based on the size of your organization.”
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In a recent demo, however, the company unveiled current pricing for new customers, and it goes a little something like this: Pricing is based on a site license and company size. Fifty employees has a price tag of $2,400 annually. One hundred employees will run you $4,800, and 250 will set you back $12,000 annually. Twelve grand looks like the ceiling based on this product demo.
This seems to be on par with current pricing structures for competitive ATSs. SmartRecruiters, for example, charges $395/month for its SMB package. A competitive package with Jobscore is $249/month. Both cater to SMBs. Indeed, a serious competitor to recently launched Google for Jobs, offers its basic ATS to users for free, and recently added career centers to its product suite.