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Zinc puts the trust back in the heart of hiring by providing transparent and authenticated proof of career experience and qualifications. In this article we will cover:


Retrieve API Key From Zinc

Log into your Zinc account at and input your user credentials. 


From your Zinc profile, navigate to your account page by clicking your Name in the bottom left-hand corner.

Click Generate API key.

Copy your API key, you will need to enter this into your Greenhouse account.


Enable Greenhouse/Zinc Integration

To start, contact your Zinc representative at (contact info for API key) to receive your API key. Once you have received your API key, fill out the form at 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.


Add Background Check Stage to Interview Plan

Once the integration is enabled, add the Zinc background check by first navigating to a job (All Jobs > Job)


From the Job page, click Job Setup and navigate to Interview Plan on the left-hand panel. 


Navigate down the page and click +Add a Stage. Select the Zinc background check from the subsequent list.