DocuSign pioneered the development of cloud-based e-signature technology, helping organizations of all sizes securely connect and automate how they prepare, sign, act on, and manage digital agreements.
Greenhouse Recruiting's integration with DocuSign allows your team to add specialized tokens to your created offer templates so candidate offer documents are efficiently generated and sent out for signature with ease.
The DocuSign integration can be leveraged in Greenhouse Recruiting by all organizations, regardless of their DocuSign subscription tier. Some DocuSign functionality, however, will be limited depending on the subscription.
Reach out to your DocuSign account manager for questions on purchasing the appropriate plan for your team. To experience full integration functionality, DocuSign recommends purchasing a Business Pro plan.
For additional considerations when using the DocuSign integration in Greenhouse Recruiting, see below.
Enable the DocuSign integration
To enable DocuSign for your individual Greenhouse Recruiting account, click Integrations on your navigation bar.
On the Integrations and Partners page, search and select DocuSign, then click Connect.
You'll be redirected to the DocuSign platform and prompted to enter your DocuSign credentials.
Once done, click Accept to grant Greenhouse Recruiting permission to access your DocuSign account.
You'll be redirected back to Greenhouse Recruiting after finishing, where the integration will indicate it is connected.
Add DocuSign tokens to your offer letter templates
After DocuSign is enabled for your account, four additional tokens will become available to include in any created offer letter templates:
The placement of your new DocuSign tokens determines where the electronic signatures show up in the offer letter template.
Use a document editor like Google Docs or Microsoft Word to edit your offer template and add in the DocuSign tokens in your desired signature placement.
After modifying existing offer templates to include the DocuSign tokens, re-upload the templates to Greenhouse Recruiting to streamline team utilization.
Upload updated offer templates
To upload your modified offer templates, click the Configure icon on your navigation bar, then select Offer Templates on the left.
Click + Upload New.
Fill in the appropriate fields, and click Choose File to locate the offer template on your computer.
When finished, click Save Template.
Next, find the updated DocuSign offer template uploaded and Test.
Testing the template will check your document for any unsupported tokens. If all tokens in the template are supported, the template status will read Verified.
Use the DocuSign integration in Greenhouse Recruiting
Generate and send an offer letter with DocuSign
To generate and send an offer letter using the DocuSign integration, navigate to a candidate's profile and select the Offer Details tab.
Click Create Offer and fill in the appropriate fields for your candidate's offer.
Once the offer details are complete, scroll to the Offer Documents section and click Generate.
Use the provided dropdown to select your offer template. Click Generate again.
From the listed sending options, select Send with DocuSign.
Next, select an email template or simply type the message to the candidate to go along with the offer letter.
Then click Preview on DocuSign.
On DocuSign, you'll see your offer letter tokens have populated signature fields. You can add additional fields, change the signing order, and modify interactions using the panel on the left.
Select the Settings icon at the top-right > Edit Documents to edit, add, and configure documents.
Select Actions at the top > Edit Recipients to edit the signing order.
Toggle Set signing order, then order the signers. Click Done.
You can also set expiration timers on the offer. Click Actions > Advanced Options to explore additional settings.
When you're ready to send the letter, click Send.
Track signatures and access a fully signed offer letter
Once an offer letter is sent with DocuSign, you can check on the status of the document within Greenhouse Recruiting on the candidate's Offer Details tab.
Check out the table below more information on the offer status:
|–||A dash indicates the offer document has been sent to the candidate by DocuSign and is awaiting action from the candidate.|
|Pending||Pending indicates the candidate has reviewed the offer document sent by DocuSign, but has not yet signed it.|
|01/01/2024||A date indicates the candidate or counter-signer has signed the offer document on this date.|
The person who sent the offer letter will receive email notifications when all of the signatures have been collected.
Once all signatures are collected, a fully signed letter will be uploaded to the candidate's profile and accessible on the candidate's Details tab under the All Attachments section.
Every team member at your organization who wishes to use the integration will need to follow the setup instructions outlined in this article above. This includes users who may not need to send documents for signature, but may need to sign.
Setting up the DocuSign integration globally for your organization is not supported at this time.
DocuSign tokens on offer templates
Envelopes on DocuSign are digital containers holding one or more documents for sending, signing, and tracking your e-signature documents. When sending offers using the DocuSign integration, your offer letters are wrapped in envelopes from DocuSign.
For successful signature placement and tracking, add the specialized DocuSign tokens to your existing offer templates. To learn more about offer templates, click here.
Using DocuSign within your interview plan
DocuSign's e-signature capabilities can only be used for candidates who reach and are active in the offer stage in Greenhouse Recruiting. It's not possible to utilize DocuSign functionality with earlier stages in your interview plan.
For additional documents that may require e-signature capabilities such as NDAs, check out our Forms tool.
Sending multiple documents for signature
In order to use the DocuSign integration, the offer letter must be generated through Greenhouse Recruiting.
If you prefer to upload one or more documents from your computer rather than generating from an offer template, click Upload instead of Generate.
To send more than one document through DocuSign, you'll need to follow one of the two outlined processes:
- Multi-select documents in the finder from your computer and upload them simultaneously. If you upload one document and then click Upload again to select another, the second document will replace the first.
- Upload additional offer documents as offer templates to allow for signature. Once the documents have been configured as offer templates, select the offer letter and additional offer templates using Generate.