Byteboard is an Area 120 funded startup recreating the technical interview experience to be more effective, efficient, and equitable for all. The aim of the Byteboard interview is to help companies reduce the time they spend in conducting technical interviews while getting a much stronger signal of how a candidate may perform on the job if hired.
Greenhouse Recruiting's integration with Byteboard allows you to seamlessly add Byteboard’s assessment to a job's interview plan. In this article, we will cover how to:
- Enable the Greenhouse/Byteboard Integration
- Add the Byteboard Stage to Job’s Interview Plan
- Configure the Byteboard Stage
- Send and Review the Test
Enable the Greenhouse/Byteboard Integration
To start, contact your Byteboard representative (firstname.lastname@example.org) to receive your API key. Once you have received your API key, click here to open a ticket with Greenhouse.
Note: Do not send the API key in this initial email. API Keys allow access to sensitive data and must be kept secret. If an API Key is shared in an email and your email is intercepted by a malicious third party or your email account is hacked, the hacker would be able to view and access your API Key. For this reason, we require API Keys to be shared securely using SendSafely, Greenhouse’s secure data transfer platform.
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 Byteboard Stage to Job’s Interview Plan
Once the Greenhouse/Byteboard integration is enabled for your organization, you will be able to add the Byteboard 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 Byteboard stage. When finished, click Add to apply the stage to the job's interview plan.
Configure Byteboard 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 requested from Byteboard.
Select the appropriate assessment and assign at least one Greenhouse user to review submitted assessments. When finished, click Save.
Note: Keep in mind that all configuration of the assessment itself, as well as the email template, will need to be done by Byteboard.
Send and Review the Test
When candidates are moved into the Byteboard interview stage, Greenhouse will display a Send Test link.
Note: When you send a test from Greenhouse, the interview instructions are actually sent by Byteboard.
The status of the assessment will be viewable in Greenhouse:
Once the candidate has submitted their test, the Interview Kit will contain a link to view the submitted test from Byteboard.
After you click on the Interview Kit on the candidate’s profile, you’ll be taken to a page where the URL is available to view the test results from Byteboard.
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