Zenefits provides purposeful HR and payroll software services for small and mid-size companies. Greenhouse Recruiting's integration with Zenefits allows your organization to import candidates from Greenhouse Recruiting into Zenefits.

Note: This integration only needs to be enabled by one member of your team. Once the integration is enabled by a single user, it's available for all Greenhouse Recruiting users in your organization.

Retrieve credentials from Zenefits

Your organization must retrieve the following credentials from Zenefits before the integration can be enabled:

  • Company ID
  • Secret key

Log into your Zenefits account and click Add an App.

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Navigate to the Greenhouse tile and click Learn More.

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Click Connect Existing.

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A new tile will populate the company ID and secret key for your organization. Copy these credentials to add to Greenhouse Recruiting in the next step.

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Enable the Zenefits integration

Note: Only the user who initially enables the integration for your organization's Greenhouse Recruiting account can edit or remove the integration from your organization's account configuration in the future.

In Greenhouse Recruiting, click Integrations on your navigation bar.


Use the provided search bar to search for Zenefits, and click Zenefits from the results list.

Click Connect.


Paste the company ID and secret key obtained from Zenefits.

When finished, click Save.

The Greenhouse Recruiting / Zenefits integration is enabled for your organization.

Use the Zenefits integration with Greenhouse Recruiting

Once the integration is enabled, users with the following permissions can export a candidate into Zenefits:

  • Job Admin who Can view and edit private candidate and application fields
  • Site Admin who can see private notes, salary info, manage offers, request approval, and approve jobs / offers

To export a candidate to Zenefits, navigate to a candidate's profile and click the Private tab.

Find the Background Check panel and click Export to Zenefits.


The following details will be sent to Zenefits:

  • Name
  • Resume
  • Job title
  • Job start date
  • Email address

Note: A candidate must have a current offer in Greenhouse Recruiting to be exported to Zenefits. However, offer details do not sync to Zenefits.

To view the imported candidate in Zenefits, click Workers > Add on your Zenefits dashboard.

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In the Import the new hire from ATS dropdown, select the candidate you exported from Greenhouse Recruiting.


Follow the Add Worker workflow in Zenefits to finish adding the candidate. You'll see the fields that were synced from Greenhouse Recruiting are automatically populated!