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Searchlight provides early and automated reference assessments for modern companies. Searchlight’s workflow seamlessly integrates with any employer’s hiring process to provide better signals on every candidate through the perspectives of prior managers and colleagues, so that your team can set new hires up for success from day one. Implement Searchlight before your onsites to 2X your onsite-to-close rate.

Greenhouse Recruiting's integration with Searchlight allows you to seamlessly add Searchlight’s reference assessments to a job's interview plan. In this article, we will cover how to:

  • Enable the Greenhouse/Searchlight Integration
  • Add Searchlight Stage to Job’s Interview Plan
  • Configure the Searchlight Stage
  • Send and Review the Test

Enable the Greenhouse/Searchlight Integration

To start, contact your Searchlight representative (anna@searchlight.ai) 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 Searchlight Stage to Job’s Interview Plan

Once the Greenhouse/Searchlight integration is enabled for your organization, you will be able to add the Searchlight 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.

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From the Job Setup page, navigate to Interview Plan on the left-hand panel. Scroll down the page and click + Add a Stage.

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From the Add Stage dialog box, select the [COMPANY] stage. When finished, click Add to apply the stage to the job's interview plan.

Configure Edit Stage

Once the stage has been added to the job's interview plan, click Edit.

Use the provided drop-down menu to choose assessments that you have previously set up in the Searchlight employer dashboard (https://app.searchlight.ai/hirer)

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 on the Searchlight platform. 

 


 

Send and Review the Test

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

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

 

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 on Searchlight.

 

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 on Searchlight.  

 

Need help?

Additionally, Searchlight can integrate with the Harvest API to attach completed reference requests directly to the candidate’s Greenhouse profile. Please contact anna@searchlight.ai if you would like this additional integration.

 

Please contact anna@searchlight.ai for troubleshooting assistance regarding the integration.