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

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

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

Replace Hire by Google: ApplicantStack’s Been Serving HR Pros Since 2009

Replace Hire by Google: ApplicantStack’s Been Serving HR Pros Since 2009

Hey, Hire by Google users!

Have you found new hiring software? You probably know by now that Hire by Google is being discontinued.

Don’t skip a beat in your hiring efforts. Try ApplicantStack free for 15 days. ApplicantStack was created by and for HR professionals like yourself.

ApplicantStack has the features you need. Plus the best customer service in the ATS industry.

Customer Service From Hiring Specialists

ApplicantStack provides personalized service that only a dedicated hiring software provider can deliver. When G Hire goes away you won’t lose momentum.

ApplicantStack has been helping businesses automate hiring since 2009. We started out great and have steadily expanded capabilities.


By adding features our users have requested. Like texting!

Bottom line?

Our ATS was designed by HR professionals like you!

Here’s a customer review that illustrates our legacy of service.

“I’ve really enjoyed working with ApplicantStack. I requested reference forms in 2013, and they said they would have it ready by the time I was ready to start hiring in 2014, and they did! The support team is really great. I’ve worked with a lot of the same folks over the years, which really helps when they know and understand your business and your specific needs.” Rebecca T., Human Resources Manager (Agricultural industry, 500-1000 employees)

The ApplicantStack team has been supporting our valued customers for the past ten years. We’ll be here for the next ten years and beyond.

We’re Always Improving

“The best ATS I have ever worked with. There is an amazing team at ApplicantStack that is very willing to work with us on any product enhancements that we’d like to see, or assist with minor projects as needed as well. They know what they are doing and are quick to help. With the ever-changing world of recruitment, I find that the flexibility is key because you never know what may be needed next! They are also always improving items I hadn’t even thought of, which is wonderful!” Ettel F., Recruitment & Engagement Specialist (Education Management, 201-500 employees.)

All the ATS Features You Need

  • Collect and track hundreds of applications and resumes
  • Interview scheduling integrated with Google Calendar
  • Establish a central database of current and former applicants (talent pipeline)
  • Communicate with texting and email
  • Create branded templates for job descriptions, questionnaires, emails
  • Post to your favorite job boards with a single signon
  • Track applicants through each hiring stage
  • Changing an applicant’s stage triggers actions (i.e. emails, background checks, etc)
  • Applicants complete pre-screening questionnaires and schedule interviews with a self-service interface
  • Team members access cloud-based ApplicantStack from any mobile device—manage recruiting anytime, anywhere

Transition From Hire by Google to ApplicantStack at Your Convenience

ApplicantStack doesn’t require a contract. You can switch to ApplicantStack without paying for two ATSs while you wait for your Google contract to expire. It’s December. Get your system in place for the new year.

Replace G Hire With The ATS Trusted By 20K+ Hiring Managers

When Google hands you lemons….

Make lemonade with ApplicantStack and our customer success team. Over 20,000 hiring managers use our software. Try ApplicantStack for free for 15 days.

By Liz Strikwerda

ApplicantStack: Why Is It The Best Choice For Hire By Google Customers?

ApplicantStack: Why Is It The Best Choice For Hire By Google Customers?

Are you a Hire by Google user? You’ve probably heard the news and need a new recruiting and applicant tracking solution.

ApplicantStack is our top-rated applicant tracking system. It enables you to post your next job, find the best candidate and hire them before your competition. Quickly and easily. ApplicantStack includes everything you love in your Google solution and more. It’s the perfect upgrade at the right time. Try ApplicantStack FREE for 15 days!

Switch to ApplicantStack today and make the most of this unexpected situation.

How Does ApplicantStack Help You Hire The Ideal Candidate?

If you haven’t heard: Google is discontinuing Hire by Google. This means a lot of employers are looking for a better way to find quality candidates and track applicants efficiently.

ApplicantStack provides a comprehensive applicant tracking solution to help you hire candidates faster and with less effort.

ApplicantStack can help you:

  1. Create a job description and save it as a template for faster posting next time.
  2. Post to all the leading job boards with the ease of a single dashboard.
  3. Collect and screen applications automatically to save you time and effort.
  4. Communicate with candidates via text messaging for faster response times.
  5. Schedule and organize team interviews with selected candidates without all the hassle.
  6. Choose the best candidate based on standardized team input and screening questionaires.
  7. Hire your next employee with less effort.

Plus, ApplicantStack is integrated with optional onboarding solutions that make hiring and onboarding efficient and easy.

Let’s discuss how ApplicantStack simplifies and automates each step in the hiring process…

Job Descriptions

ApplicantStack has customizable templates for job descriptions. Simply enter the information in the corresponding fields. Templates allow you to maintain a consistent layout for all of your job descriptions.

Next, select the job owner and hiring manager. By assigning tasks, everyone stays organized. When your job description is ready, save it to your job description library. It’ll be on hand the next time you need it. Use the quick search tool to access any job description, regardless of the size of your database.

Custom Prescreening Questionnaires

Before you post the job, prepare your prescreening questionnaire. Job candidates will complete the questionnaire when they apply. A prescreening questionnaire filters out those who aren’t qualified. It quickly isolates a pool of top applicants.

In the questionnaire form, write a question and answer for each requirement. The question should reveal whether a candidate meets the requirement. We provide several ways to structure the questions. You choose the scoring criteria. Include knockout questions that eliminate unqualified candidates.

Easy Job Posting

Time to post your job. ApplicantStack posts to Indeed, Glassdoor, LinkedIn Limited Postings, CareerBuilder, Monster, Dice, and ZipRecruiter. You can also email a job posting from the software. Plus, candidates can apply from Indeed or LinkedIn.

ApplicantStack manages your logins so you don’t have to log in and out every time. Single signon is a huge timesaver when posting jobs to job boards.

Resume Upload Options

When a candidate applies, they are prompted to upload their resume via a local drive, Google Drive, or Dropbox.

Many job candidates will view your posting on a mobile device. The resume upload options make this quick and easy on any smartphone or tablet.

Contact Information Parsing

ApplicantStack parses contact details from the resumes. The information is input into contact data fields. You won’t ever need to manually input contact information again.

Auto Notifications

Upon application, the candidate receives an email acknowledging receipt of the application. The software also notifies the internal team that a new candidate is ready for review.

Centralized Applicant Management

All applications—regardless of the source—flow into ApplicantStack for centralized management. As explained previously, candidates complete the prescreening questionnaire when they apply. ApplicantStack scores the questionnaire immediately.

No more printing and sorting. Everything is digital and accessible wherever you and your hiring team are working.

You won’t lose track of any applicants. You won’t waste time on unqualified candidates. With workflow checklists, you won’t duplicate processes among your hiring team.

Automated Candidate Scoring

Next, sort the applicants by score. The highest scoring candidates will appear at the top. The knockout candidates will appear at the bottom. Select the top candidate to review their summary, resume, and which site they applied from. You can also see how their score was calculated.

If the candidate is a fit for the job, send them to Manager Review. If not qualified, mark the candidate as Do Not Pursue. A candidate can also be fast tracked. Continue through the list to process all candidates. At any time, you can see exactly where a candidate is in the process.

Now that you’ve quickly isolated your top candidates, it’s time to schedule interviews.

Interview Scheduling

Manual interview scheduling is a logistical headache. It is also a bottleneck in the hiring process for many companies.

How do you get all of your managers and applicants scheduled for an interview without all the back-and-forth?

ApplicantStack Schedules Interviews Brilliantly

ApplicantStack integrates with Google Calendar and Office 365. You have two ways to schedule: you can choose a time or allow the applicant to select an interview time from pre-cleared calendar slots.

It’s getting tougher to find quality employees in today’s labor market. To be competitive, you need to provide an exceptional applicant journey. Confusing interview scheduling downgrades the applicant journey quickly.

Automated interview scheduling with ApplicantStack strengthens your company brand. You are less likely to lose an applicant due to a clunky interview scheduling process.

Collecting Hiring Team Feedback

Time to collect feedback from your hiring team. ApplicantStack sends each team member an evaluation form. In the form, there are links to the candidate’s resume and completed questionnaire.

Each team member completes the form during or after the interview. Then—voila!—ApplicantStack combines the forms and calculates an average rating.

When each applicant has a consolidated rating, it’s easy to compare candidates. The process is also less likely to be influenced by unconscious bias.

Make Your Hiring Selection With Confidence

The time has come to make a selection. You want to be careful, but you risk losing applicants if this stage takes too long.

You have candidates at every point in the hiring workflow. You can’t afford bottlenecks anywhere along the applicant journey.

Reference Checks and Background Screening

Don’t let background and reference checks slow you down. Trigger reference and background checks at any stage in the hiring process. The candidate provides references on the questionnaire during the application process. The system sends emails to the references. All feedback is imported into the candidate profile.

ApplicantStack integrates with several background screening companies and we’re adding more all the time. Our current background screening partners are Accurate Now, Amerisearch, CareerBuilder Employment Screening, DISA, and Trak-1.

Based on the feedback during the previous steps, you can now make your selection. When this stage is finished, you are ready to offer the job to your top candidate!

Offer Letter Templates

Creating an offer letter template is easy with merge fields. A merge field imports information you have recorded elsewhere.

Create offer letter templates for each position—you will always be ready to extend an offer. Brand your offer letter with your company logo and colors to reflect your brand. Electronic signature allows your candidate to accept the offer upon receipt of the email.

The bottom line?

With ApplicantStack, you can find higher quality candidates, in less time, and at a lower cost.

Why Choose ApplicantStack?

Our numbers tell our story…

We’ve been a top ATS for 10 years! 20,169 hiring managers use our solution in 235 industries. Over 427,129 jobs have been posted with our software and ApplicantStack has managed over 22,481,504 applicants.

Attention Hire by Google Users

Here are 3 important things for Hire by Google users to know:

1. Hire By Google Won’t Be Adding Functionality

ApplicantStack is continually adding features to stay ahead of the industry. One of our latest additions is texting—and our customers are loving it!

2. Google Will Turn Off Beta Features

If you are using any beta features of Google Hire, they will be turned off in the next few weeks.

3. You Can Switch to ApplicantStack Without Paying Double

After your next Google Hire bill, there will be no additional charges for standard usage. You can switch to ApplicantStack without paying for two ATSs while you wait for your Google contract to expire. (By the way, ApplicantStack doesn’t require a contract.)

About ApplicantStack

We’ve been at the forefront of recruiting technology since launching our innovative software in 2009. We’re proud of our stellar reputation.

ApplicantStack is not a two-year experiment. It’s our core business. Our cloud-based applicant tracking system was built by recruiting professionals. And just as importantly, it is supported and continually updated by recruiting professionals.

Don’t Lose Recruiting Momentum—Try ApplicantStack For Free

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By Liz Strikwerda