Google quits hiring management for just over two years after the product was officially launched, the company said in a support article Tuesday.
Hire by Google – which helped small to medium-sized businesses manage their interview processes and candidate pipelines – fell internally under the company's Cloud division. Part of the "difficult decision" to hide the product, the company says, was to focus resources on "other products in the Google Cloud portfolio."
Rent will officially be sunset for companies using the product September 1, 2020. Customers can use the service until that date or when their contract ends, whichever comes first, Google said.
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Specifically, Hire was based on the technology Google acquired when it purchased the startup Bebop in 2015 for an undisclosed amount. Bebop was backed by Diane Greene, and the acquisition was seen as a way for the tech giant to bring Greene on board to lead its Cloud division. However, Greene left his position as Google's head of cloud in early 2019 and was replaced by Oracle veteran Thomas Kurian.
Just over six months after Green's departure, Google has decided to move on from the recruitment service she was helping to create.
Google says it will not add more functionality to Rent before sunset date, but the service itself will be maintained. Businesses that rent today will also be able to export their data for free until the service is turned off on September 1, 2020, or when their contract ends, whichever comes first.