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Spark Hire

Spark Hire is an easy-to-use video interviewing platform that makes the hiring process more accurate, collaborative, and enjoyable for everyone involved. Greenhouse Recruiting’s integration with Spark Hire allows your organization to add a Spark Hire video interviewing stage to a job's Interview Plan. In this article, we will cover how to:


Retrieve Spark Hire API Key

Navigate to your organization's Spark Hire account and click your Name in the upper right-hand corner. Select Settings from the dropdown menu.


Click Integrations under the User section.


Navigate down the Integrations page to the Greenhouse banner. Click Activate Integration.


Your organization's API key for Greenhouse Recruiting is available on the subsequent page. Click Copy.

You will need to input this value into Greenhouse Recruiting.



Enable Greenhouse/Spark Hire Integration

Note: Any Greenhouse Recruiting user in your organization who wishes to use the integration must enable the integration in their respective Greenhouse Recruiting user account.

With the Spark Hire API key copied, navigate to your Greenhouse Recruiting account and click the ellipsis ellipsis.png from the navigation bar. Select Integrations from the dropdown menu.


Use the provided search bar to find Spark Hire and select it from the subsequent results.


From the Spark Hire integration page, click Connect on the right-hand side.


Input the copied API Key from Spark Hire in the provided field and click Save when finished.


The Greenhouse/Spark Hire integration is enabled for your organization.


Add Spark Hire Video Interview Stage to an Interview Plan

After the Greenhouse/Spark Hire integration is enabled for your organization, you will be able to add the Spark Hire video interview as a stage to an interview plan.

To do this for an existing job, navigate to a job (All Jobs>Job Name) and click Job Setup from the Job navigation bar.


From the Job Setup page, navigate to Interview Plan on the left-hand panel. Scroll down the page and click + Add a Stage.


From the Add Stage dialog box, select the Spark Hire stage. When finished, click Add to apply the stage to the job's interview plan.



Configure Spark Hire Video Interview

Once the stage has been added to the job's interview plan, click Edit.


From the subsequent page, navigate to the Spark Hire Test to Send Candidate panel and use the provided dropdown menus to select:

  • Test Name
  • Type
  • Interview Questions Set
  • Expiration Date


Navigate to the Graders and Notifications panel and select at least one Greenhouse Recruiting user to grade the interview.

Click Save when finished.


Note: Keep in the mind that all configuration of the assessment itself, as well as the email template, will need to be performed in Spark Hire.


Send and Review Spark Hire Video Interview

When candidates are moved into the Spark Hire interview stage, Greenhouse will display a Send Test link.

Note: When you send a test from Greenhouse, the interview instructions are actually sent by Spark Hire.


Use the subsequent dialog box to confirm/edit the details of the video interview configuration.

Click on the Send Test when finished


The status of the assessment will be viewable in Greenhouse: 



Once  a video interview is complete, Greenhouse Recruiting will notify the grader(s) and anyone else configured for notifications. Greenhouse Recruiting will display a link that will take users directly to a recording of the interview from the candidate's profile.