SkillBank quickly shows you top candidates using competency-based assessments on the specific requirements of the jobs you need to fill. In a simple 5 minute process, job applicants inventory their competencies in our unique two-dimensional interface that captures skill level and level of interest for each competency.

Greenhouse Recruiting's integration with SkillBank allows you to scores applicants against your job requirements and produces a comprehensive Job Competency Signal™ to quickly highlight top candidates. The JCS has three components, described below, but the heart of it is the JCS/Signal – a numeric score suitable for stack ranking cohorts of any size. It’s like FICO for hiring.

Enable the Greenhouse Recruiting / SkillBank integration

To enable the integration, follow the steps in this article to retrieve your API key from your SkillBank representative and 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.

Use the SkillBank integration with Greenhouse Recruiting

Once the Greenhouse Recruiting / SkillBank integration is enabled for your organization, you will be able to add the SkillBank assessment as an interview stage.

You can send an assessment to a candidate by selecting the Send Test button next to the interview stage.

The invitation email we send contains a personalized access link taking the job applicant to the competency ranking interface on SkillBank.

Once there, the candidate will rank themselves on a set of competencies that match your precise job requirements.

100F9181-F4A0-495B-B35A-5709AF2F976E.jpegThe SkillBank ranking interface captures skill level and level of interest.

After it has been sent, an assessment's status will display in Greenhouse Recruiting. Once the candidate has submitted their test, the Interview Kit will contain a link to view the submitted test in the SkillBank application.

To see a candidate's results in SkillBank, click View Report.

View SkillBank report

Once the candidate has finished, your recruiter is notified and assessment results are available for that applicant within that interview stage. (Greenhouse does not support status updates but updates are always available within the SkillBank platform.)

Note that you determine the competencies on which you ask the candidate to rank as well as the total number of required competencies. Our platform default is “the top 10 most important competencies” but it’s totally up to you.


The SkillBank Report for a job applicant who has finished their competency assessment includes the following details: 

  • The Job Competency Signal is a numeric “cheat-proof“ score suitable for comparing applicants to one another. The JCS/Signal is based on the competency inventory provided by the applicant and your specific job requirements.
  • The Job Competency Quad indicates the quadrant into which we have placed this applicant. Starting in the upper right with quadrant I and proceeding counterclockwise through quadrants II, III, and IV in the lower right. The JCS/Quad helps you understand the person behind the Signal. It is likely you will favor one quadrant over another depending on your hiring objectives. Talk to our Customer Success Team for more information.
  • The Job Competency Coverage indicates whether the applicant has completed all required competency rankings. (Presented in the form “their rankings” over “your requirements”)
  • The Total Rankings indicate the total quantity of competency rankings provided by this applicant. We encourage applicants to continue to rank more if they wish.

Gain deeper insight in SkillBank

SkillBank is dedicated to quickly providing you with the insight you need to make confident hiring decisions quickly. The details we provide in your Greenhouse are supplemented by more complete information on the SkillBank platform.


Full competency insight details for each applicant are available on the SkillBank platform.

Additional resources

For additional information not covered here, reach out to the SkillBank Customer Success Team.