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When Greenhouse and BrainsFirst are integrated you can send assessments from Greenhouse and receive the results back on the candidate's Timeline.

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

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

Enable the Greenhouse/BrainsFirst Integration


To start, contact your BrainsFirst representative to receive your API key. Once you have received your API key, click here to open a ticket with Greenhouse or if logged in to your Greenhouse account, click the “Get help” widget in the bottom left of your screen.

You will be prompted to add a search topic in the help window. Search for the name of the integration you are requesting to be enabled, but keep in mind you will need to scroll through to select “No that answer was not helpful” after the recommended articles:


Select the email contact method to fill out the Support form:


The Greenhouse Support Team will send an email confirming the ticket has been created and may require account verification before they can receive your API key. 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 BrainsFirst Stage to Job’s Interview Plan

Once the Greenhouse/BrainsFirst integration is enabled for your organization, you will be able to add the BrainsFirst 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 BrainsFirst stage. When finished, click Add to apply the stage to the job's interview plan. Click Edit to select the job you’re recruiting for.


Configure BrainsFirst Stage

Once the stage has been added to the job's interview plan, click Edit Take Home Test. Use the provided drop-down menu to choose assessments that you have previously set up in BrainsFirst. 

Select the appropriate assessment and assign at least one Greenhouse user to grade/review submitted assessments. When finished, click Save.


Send and Review the Test

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

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


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 BrainsFirst.



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 BrainsFirst.  


Need help?


For more info please visit or contact your BrainsFirst representative.


Please contact for troubleshooting assistance regarding the integration.