abcÎ by Harald Ackerschott GmbH provides deep insight into an applicant’s strengths and behavioral styles. abcÎ can be used for screening, preparing decisive interviews or also for reporting hiring decisions. You can use abcÎ flexibly within your processes and staffing routines

abcÎ builds on the strengths and knowledge accumulated over decades, molding that knowledge valid assessment solution for any kind of business. abcÎ is available in several languages and can therefore be used for applicants of different nationalities and cultural backgrounds

Greenhouse Recruiting's integration with abcÎ allows you to seamlessly add abcÎ assessment and screening to a job's interview plan.

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Enable the Greenhouse Recruiting / abcÎ integration

Note: Organizations who wish to enable this integration must have a contract with abcÎ. If your organization does not yet have such a contract, please contact

To start, contact your abcÎ 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 abcÎ stage to job's interview plan

Once the Greenhouse Recruiting / abcÎ integration is enabled for your organization, you will be able to add the abcÎ 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 abcÎ assessment stage. When finished, click Add to apply the stage to the job's interview plan.

Configure abcÎ stage

Once the stage has been added to the job's interview plan, click Edit. Use the provided dropdown menu to define your automatic pre-selection of the abcÎ configuration you use regularly. 

Select the appropriate assessment configuration and assign at least one Greenhouse Recruiting user to grade/review the submitted assessments. You will usually select the abcÎ-default configuration. For German Auszubildende in blue collar, junior programs, select Azubi, for short screenings or short retests onsite, choose Cognitive. If you are not sure, what the appropriate setup is, please check with your supervisor or directly with the abcÎ team.  

When finished, click Save.

Note: Keep in the mind all configurations and the setup of the assessment itself, as well as changes in the email template, will need to be done by the abcÎ team. Also, it is possible for you to have custom email templates as well as custom email accounts or email server setup for your company, providing candidates with a solution that incorporates your company logos, company email addresses, and custom email text or layouts. The abcÎ team will be happy to help you choose the right solutions.

Send and review the test

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

Note: When you send an assessment from Greenhouse, the interview instructions are actually sent by the mail system of the abcÎ assessment platform.


You can check the status of the assessment directly in Greenhouse Recruiting.

You can find further information for the stage under the stage widget.

Once a candidate has submitted an assessment, the Interview Kit will show a link to the abcÎ platform to access the result.

After you click on the Interview Kit on the candidate’s profile, you will be taken to a page where you can view, print or download the report.

You can choose English or German as the language for your candidate’s report.

You can also download the report as a PDF document. It is available in English and German.

Get help

Which assessment variants are available?

According to your contract with abcÎ, you can choose different assessment configurations. Please contact your abcÎ representative if you want to add or remove an available configuration.

Are more than English and German locales available?

The reports currently are available in English and German.

The assessment itself is available in different languages. Candidates can choose one of the following languages to complete the assessment:

  • English
  • German
  • Italian
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Russian
  • Polish
  • Greek
  • Hungarian
  • Czech
  • Romanian
  • Turkish
  • Dutch
  • Mandarin 

It is strongly recommended, that candidates choose, if available, their primary language.

Further language versions are in preparation. If you need a special language version, please contact

Are email templates customizable?

Yes, you can use the standard template in English or German or both languages combined, with your company logo added. Also, fully customized templates are possible.

Can abcÎ use another mail account or server to send the assessment invitations?

If your company provides abcÎ with an email account for invitations, all assessment invitations will be sent from your mail provider or mail server.

Are other report layouts possible?

Yes, other report layouts will be added in the future.

Please contact for troubleshooting assistance regarding the integration.