Every year, Google receives over one million resumes and applications. Only 4,000-6000 applicants will actually be hired — that’s less than a 1% hiring rate. With over 60,000 employees spread across 70 offices in 40 countries, there has to be set measures when it comes to bringing people into the company.
Hiring managers at Google used to spend 10 hours a week on recruiting and top executives would dedicate a full day to it. They made their hiring process more efficient and through extensive research, experimentation, consultation, note taking, and note revisiting, they’ve done the impossible. They have cut 10 hours into 1.5 hours a week accomplishing the same amount of work for recruiting.
It sounds like a dream but it wasn’t one that came easy. However, it’s important to remember that the work Google put into their hiring process may not all directly apply to you and your company. The strategies they have uncovered, while all great, are applicable to the needs of Google, the pace at which Google is growing, and the profiles that they are looking for.
So how do they do it? To know about their processes and secrets, download our ebook, This Is How Google Hires Their Talent.
- Adapting recruitment strategies to fit your recruitment needs
- Using tech for recruiting
- Keeping the end goal in mind