Greenhouse Recruiting's integration with Hire Smarter allows your organization to seamlessly add Hire Smarter's assessment to a job's interview plan. In this article we will cover how to:


Enable Greenhouse/Hire Smarter Integration

To start, contact your Hire Smarter representative to receive your API key. Once you have received your API key, fill out the form at or click here to open a ticket. 

Note: Do not send the API key in this initial email.

The Greenhouse Support Team will respond with a SendSafely link for you to enter your API key. A notification will be sent to the Greenhouse Support Team after you have entered your API key and they will email you to confirm that your API key has been set up in your account and your integration is enabled.

Note: To verify your identity, the Greenhouse Support Team might request you provide a Support Verification Code before adding the API key to your organization's account.



Add Hire Smarter Stage to Job's Interview Plan

Once the Greenhouse/Hire Smarter integration is enabled for your organization, you will be able to add the Hire Smarter assessment as an Interview stage. 

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 Hire Smarter stage. When finished, click Add to apply the stage to the job's interview plan.



Configure Hire Smarter Stage

Once the stage has been added to the job's interview plan, click Edit Take Home Test. Use the provided drop-down menu to choose assessments that you have previously set up in Hire Smarter. 

Select the appropriate assessment and assign at least one Greenhouse user to grade/review submitted assessments. When finished, click Save.

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


Send and Review the Test

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

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

The status of the assessment will be viewable in Greenhouse and will display either:

  • Take Home Test to be sent
  • Waiting for candidate to submit test
  • Scorecard due from <DESIGNATED GRADER>


Once the candidate has submitted their test, the Interview Kit will contain a link to view the submitted test on Hire Smarter.