Greenhouse Recruiting’s integration with Gusto allows your company to import candidate information from Greenhouse into Gusto with a quick one-time setup. In this article, we will cover how to:


Configure user setup permissions in Greenhouse Recruiting

In order to enable the Greenhouse Recruiting / Gusto integration, you will need the developer permission Can manage ALL organization’s API Credentials.

Contact a Greenhouse Recruiting user in your organization with Site Admin level permissions with the additional user-specific permission Can edit another user's advanced permissions to apply the API credential management permission to your account. Have the user with Site Admin level permissions edit your user account's permissions by navigating to the Configure icon Configure.png > Users > Your Name.


The user with Site Admin level permissions should navigate to the User-Specific Permissions panel on your user page and expand the Developer Permissions dropdown menu. 

Select Can manage ALL organization’s API Credentials so a check is in the checkbox. When finished, click Save.


Repeat as necessary for any other user that should have access to set up the integration.


Create a Harvest API key for the Greenhouse Recruiting / Gusto integration

To create a Harvest API key for the integration, click the Configure icon Configure.png in the upper right-hand corner, and navigate to Dev Center on the left-hand panel. From the Dev Center page, click API Credential Management.


From the API Credential Management page, click Create New API Key to generate the API key for Gusto.


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

  • API Type: Harvest
  • Partner: Gusto
  • Description: Gusto Harvest API Key

When finished, click Manage Permissions to generate the Harvest API key and automatically assign it the appropriate permissions required by Gusto.


In the subsequent dialog box, click Copy to save your API key to your clipboard. Store the API key in a secure location to provide to Gusto in the next step. Click I have stored the API Key once you have copied and saved the key.

Note: You cannot access the full API key again after clicking I have stored the API Key. If you lose your API key and need to access it later, you must create a new API key, provide it to the integration partner, and then revoke access to the original key.


On the subsequent page, confirm the following permissions are assigned to your new API key:


If any of the permissions above are not checked, place a check in the box next to the appropriate permission. Click Save when finished. 

Your Harvest API key for the Greenhouse Recruiting / Gusto integration is created and configured. 


Provide Harvest API key to Gusto

With your Harvest API key copied, navigate to the App Directory in your Gusto account. Search for Greenhouse and click the app.


Click Connect and paste the API key in the input area. To finish connecting your Greenhouse Recruiting account to Gusto, click Continue to setup.



Import candidates on Gusto

When you are ready to import a candidate to Gusto, head to Hiring, click Hire a new person and select the Import option.



Choose a candidate from your list of Greenhouse Recruiting candidates, and select how you would like to bring them on to Gusto. When ready, click Continue.


After you have finished the next steps, you can find this candidate by navigating back to Hiring and you will be ready to proceed with the onboarding process.


Get help

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