CodeSignal aims to make talent accessible by creating software and standards for assessing the technical skills of software developers.

Greenhouse Recruiting's integration with CodeSignal allows your organization to add a CodeSignal pre-screen assessment to a job's interview plan.

Note: The person enabling this integration for their organization will need to be a CodeSignal admin.

Set up the CodeSignal integration

Create a Harvest API key

To configure the Greenhouse Recruiting / CodeSignal integration, you'll need to create a Harvest API key.

Follow the steps in this article to create the key, and verify that the credentials and permissions below are selected when configuring the CodeSignal integration.

Credentials

In the Create New Credential box, make the following selections:

  • API type: Harvest
  • Partner: CodeSignal (optional)
  • Description: CodeSignal Harvest API key

Permissions

Verify that the following permissions are selected for the CodeSignal integration:

  • Applications
    • GET: Retrieve application
    • PATCH: Update application
  • Candidates
    • GET: Retrieve candidate
    • GET: List candidates
    • POST: Add note
  • Custom fields
    • GET: Get custom fields
    • POST: Create custom fields
  • Users
    • Get: List users

When finished, click Save.

Your Harvest API key for the Greenhouse Recruiting / CodeSignal. Provide your API key to CodeSignal in the next step.

Enter the Harvest API key in CodeSignal

With your Greenhouse Recruiting Harvest API key copied, navigate to the Integrations page in CodeSignal. Click your name in the upper right-hand corner and select Integrations from the dropdown menu.

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Paste your API key into the Harvest API Key field and click Save.

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Fill in the appropriate Greenhouse subdomain for your account and click Save.

The subdomain can be found by looking at the URL when logged into Greenhouse Recruiting.

Note: Your subdomain likely will be app, app2, app3, etc., or yourcompany.

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Add the CodeSignal assessment API key to Greenhouse Recruiting

From CodeSignal's Integration box, click the Assessment API tab.

Click Copy next to the Assessment API Key.

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Once you've obtained your API key, fill out the form at www.greenhouse.io/asksupport or click here to open a ticket.

Note: Don't send the API key in this initial email. Greenhouse Technical Support will respond with a SendSafely link for you to enter your API key.

Greenhouse Technical Support will email you once your API key has been set up in your account and your integration has been enabled.

Note: To verify your identity, Greenhouse Technical Support might request you provide a support verification code before adding the API key to your organization's account.

Use the CodeSignal integration

Add CodeSignal stage to your job's interview plan

Once the Greenhouse Recruiting / CodeSignal integration is enabled for your organization, you'll be able to add the CodeSignal pre-screen (formerly CodeSignal test) as an interview stage.

Navigate to a job (Jobs > Job Name) and click Job Setup from the job navigation bar.

Click Interview Plan and select Add a Stage.

From the Add Stage box, select the CodeSignal stage: CodeSignal Pre-screen.

Click Add to apply the stage to the job's interview plan.

Note: In the Default Greenhouse User field, you can specify a Greenhouse user account that will be used to submit feedback or add notes when a more accurate matching user cannot be found. You can create a new Greenhouse user account for this purpose.GH default user.png

Send and review CodeSignal Pre-screen from Greenhouse Recruiting

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

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

Select the assessment and the name of the person who should evaluate the test. The candidate's email address will be auto-populated.

The status of the assessment will be viewable in Greenhouse Recruiting (like Sent).

Note: Greenhouse Recruiting updates test scores once every hour, so there may be a small delay between a candidate's completion of a test and the recording of his/her score in Greenhouse Recruiting.

Once the assessment is completed, the candidate's score will be recorded in the CodeSignal Pre-screen stage. The grader will be notified via email to review the candidate's result and complete a scorecard in Greenhouse Recruiting.

Once the grader has completed their scorecard, their overall recommendation for the candidate will also be displayed along with the candidate's score in the CodeSignal Pre-screen on the candidate's profile in Greenhouse Recruiting.

Click CodeSignal Pre-screen to view a summary of the candidate's scores.

Note: The CodeSignal Pre-screen stage may appear as CodeSignal test on jobs or reports created before April 2022.

When viewing the summary of results, click View Report to view the candidate's results (including coding replays) in detail on CodeSignal.

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Schedule CodeSignal interviews from Greenhouse Recruiting

Note: Make sure you have already downloaded CodeSignal's Chrome extension.

You can schedule CodeSignal interview sessions directly within Greenhouse Recruiting by clicking Schedule Interview in the appropriate stage.

Select a date, time, interviewer, and location. When you're finished, click Schedule and Continue.

Under the Description field, click + CodeSignal Interview Link to create an interview URL. This URL will display at the top of the Description field.

The CodeSignal Interview URL will appear in the Location field. Send this URL to both the interviewers and candidates to access their interview session at the scheduled time.

Finalize the invitation and send this URL to both the interviewers and the candidates. 

During or after the interview session, the interviewer can leave optional candidate feedback in CodeSignal. Any feedback will appear in Greenhouse Recruiting as a note in the candidate's Activity Feed.

Additional resources

For additional information or troubleshooting not covered here, reach out to support@codesignal.com.