After reviewing the results of its beta integration with Google Cloud Job Discovery, CareerBuilder announced it is fully migrating its platform to Google Cloud’s technology.
The job board was one of the early testers of Google’s Job Discovery tools, integrating the machine-learning solution into its traditional product. Now CareerBuilder’s site is fully powered by Google Cloud, which is also providing the search functionality for CareerBuilder’s 4,000 talent networks.
CareerBuilder says that by aligning development with Google Cloud, it “opens the door” to further collaboration across all of its solutions, from sourcing and advertising to applicant tracking and background checks.
CareerBuilder saw a 40 percent increase in the number of users clicking through to view jobs on its clients’ talent networks during the beta test, it said. Careerbuilder.com itself experienced a 15 percent rise in the number of click-throughs presented through automated job alerts. Both were the result of greater relevancy in search results, the company said.
Leveraging Google Cloud’s machine learning solution is a natural extension of CareerBuilder’s AI-focused approach to job search, according to CEO Matt Ferguson. Because of the company’s use of Google’s technology, he hyped CareerBuilder as having “the greatest search technology in the world driving faster connections.”
Some 200 data scientists, engineers and other AI specialists are at work on CareerBuilder’s products, the company claims. Said a press release: “CareerBuilder is pairing its technology and deep expertise in the human capital space with Google Cloud’s machine learning technology to change the consumer job search experience.”
Humair Ghauri, CareerBuilder’s chief product officer, said his platform and Google Cloud were “fully integrated,” and that CareerBuilder is leveraging Google Cloud on the back end as well as front. “Collaborating with Google frees up time and engineering resources to explore other exciting things we want to do,” he explained.
CareerBuilder says it’s now one of Google’s biggest suppliers of job content.
In April, CareerBuilders announced the sale of its Economic Modeling Specialists International business to the non-profit Strada Education Network. Around the same time, Google for Jobs announced its plans to expand into Canada and India. At least on the surface all the moves seem to be unrelated, though we can’t resist observing that with Google, nothing’s really unrelated.
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