Cauldron helps recruiters eliminate the candidate screening bottleneck and hire in less than 7 days.

Cauldron is a layer on top of Greenhouse for you to pre-screen candidates with quick role-specific tasks as applications roll in. On the backend, hiring managers can score those task responses without knowing which applications they belong to.

Greenhouse Recruiting’s integration with Cauldron allows you to do the following:

  • Pre-screen candidates with quick high-signal tasks as they apply
  • Score applications separate from any sensitive data
  • Fast-track top applications with skill-based tasks instead of resumes
  • Seamlessly transfer all applications to Greenhouse
  • View the application and its score in Greenhouse

Create a Harvest API key for the Cauldron integration

To configure the Greenhouse Recruiting / Cauldron 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 Cauldron integration.


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

  • API type: Harvest
  • Partner: Cauldron
  • Description: Cauldron Harvest API key


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


  • All permissions


  • GET: Retrieve Candidate
  • GET: List Candidates
  • PATCH: Edit Candidate
  • POST: Add Candidate
  • POST: Add Note
  • POST: Add Attachment
  • POST: Add Application
  • POST: Add Prospect
  • POST: Add Education
  • POST: Add Employment
  • POST: Add E-mail

User Roles

  • All permissions


  • All permissions


  • All permissions

Email Templates

  • All permissions

Custom Fields

  • All permissions

Custom Field Options

  • All permissions

Job Posts

  • GET: List Job Posts
  • GET: Retrieve Job Post for Job
  • GET: List Job Posts for Job

Job Stages

  • GET: Retrieve Job Stage
  • GET: List Job Stages
  • GET: List Job Stages for Job

Job Openings

  • All permissions


  • GET: Retrieve Job
  • GET: List Jobs


  • GET: List Sources


  • GET: Retrieve User
  • GET: List Users

Provide the Harvest API key to Cauldron

Log in to Cauldron and navigate to Account Settings Integrations.

Click Connect inline with Greenhouse.

Paste the Harvest API key in the field.

The Connected status indicates the integration was successful.

Use the Cauldron integration with Greenhouse Recruiting

There are two ways to use Cauldron integration.

  • Import your Greenhouse job into Cauldron and overlay them with quick tasks
  • Create a job within Cauldron and mirror it on Greenhouse

Import your Greenhouse job into Cauldron

To begin, navigate to your Cauldron board and click Import from Greenhouse.

Select the job you want to import into Cauldron.

Next, overlay your job with quick tasks and pre-screening questions.

Once ready, click Publish.

Next, share your Cauldron experience with your channels and start receiving applicants.

Proceed to the next step, Send scored applications to Greenhouse.

Create a job in Cauldron and mirror it on Greenhouse

To get started with Cauldron, create your first job application experience.

Go to your Job Board and click New experience.

Add questions and tasks to your application. Once you are ready, click Publish.

Fill in the input fields. Check Greenhouse and click Publish.

Cauldron mirrors the job to Greenhouse.

After successfully publishing your experience, you're able to see a small Greenhouse icon on your experience card.

Proceed to the next step, Send scored applications to Greenhouse.

Send scored applications to Greenhouse

As you receive applications, you and your hiring managers score the applications. You can select the candidates you need and Send them to Greenhouse.

The applicant's score is available to view under the Details tab on the candidate's profile in Greenhouse Recruiting.

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