SmallTalk is an AI-based verbal language assessment tool that helps companies evaluate a candidate's language proficiency, speeds up the hiring process, and reduces hiring errors.

SmallTalk's assessments are fully-automated with instant results.

SmallTalk scores candidates based on the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) and provide detailed reports of the candidate's grammar, pronunciation, and vocabulary to estimate fluency.

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

Enable the SmallTalk integration

To start, contact your SmallTalk representative to request your API key. Once you have received your API key, follow the steps in this article to set up the assessment stage in your interview plans.

Once you've set up your interview plans and configured your take-home test, you'll be able to send the test to candidates.

Send and review the test

When candidates are moved into the SmallTalk interview stage, Greenhouse Recruiting displays a Send Test link. Click the link to send the test to a candidate.

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


Once sent, the status of the assessment is viewable in Greenhouse Recruiting.

Once the candidate has submitted their test, the Interview Kit contains a link to view the submitted test on SmallTalk.


After you click on the Interview Kit on the candidate’s profile, you’re directed to a page where the URL is available to view the test results on SmallTalk.


Additional support

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