Alright. Search is social. Hiring is social, Advertising will go social but sadly, none of Google products have that social value and the company has to resort to external (and sometimes rival) medium to get the word out for their hiring needs.
Today, I spotted a facebook ad from Google India hiring for their Bangalore R&D center.
What’s interesting about Google’s hiring part is that they do not entertain recruitment agencies:
“To all recruitment agencies: Google does not accept agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias, Google employees or any other company location. Google is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.” – source.
And recently, the company announced an external referral program (anyone can refer a software engineer and if the person joins, you get Rs. 1 Lakh), but it seems the program has been turned off.
So where does that leave Google with, given no external agencies/referrals? Answer : Facebook.