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IBM Watson Candidate Assistant

Watson Candidate Assistant

IBM Watson Candidate Assistant is an AI and cognitive talent management solution that engages job seekers in personalized discussions and recommends positions that fit their skills and experiences to help them find a job that they will thrive in and grow with. By building trust and confidence in their first interaction with your company, and recommending roles for job seekers that will fit their skills and experiences, costly hiring mistakes are avoided and new hires turn into valued employees who will contribute to the success of the company.

Configuring Watson Candidate Assistant

To enable the direct integration between WCA and your Greenhouse ATS, a representative from IBM will request both a job board token and a referral URL. 

Your Job Board Token

Follow these steps to obtain the job board token:

  • In Greenhouse, click on the Configure tab
  • Select Job Board
  • Click Edit
  • The job board token will be located in the URL field


Your WCA Source Tag

You will want to create a source tag so you know that the applicants are coming from WCA.

  1. The Greenhouse user will click on the Configure tab
  2. Navigate to Custom Options
  3. Click Sources > Create new source             
  4. Select Third Party Job Board and call the source “IBM WCA”IBM_Watson_2.png
  5. Click “Create Source”
  6. Navigate to Job Board
  7. Click tracking link
  8. Select “WCA”
  9. Create
  10. Copy the link and provide it to your IBM representative