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How to use Alva with Greenhouse [new]
How to use Alva with Greenhouse [new]

This is a step by step guide on how to perform certain Alva functions via Greenhouse

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Written by Josh Spencer
Updated over a week ago

Creating a job

  • Create a job in Greenhouse, using a job template that contains the stage “Alva Assessment”

  • After 5 minutes, the job will be created in Alva.

    • Note that only the jobs with an “Alva” stage will be created in Alva.

    • Also, the hiring team is synced for jobs with the “Alva” stage in it.

  • Visit Alva to complete the rest of the set-up process by; selecting a relevant Test Profile, selecting a relevant email template, and adjusting any other assessment-related settings.

Inviting candidates

Candidates are automatically sent an invitation to take an Alva assessment after they are moved to the “Alva Assessment” stage.

Note: Please make sure that you are triggering/sending your own email notice to the candidate in advance of the Alva test invitation. This is critical in order for the candidate to expect, accept, and complete the Alva assessment. Feel free to contact our support who will be happy to help with relevant candidate messaging.

View results

When a candidate completes their test(s), their results will instantly get posted into the candidate's profile.

This is available in the Activity Feed section.

If, for any reason, you make a change to the test profile that is used for a given position, the updated role fit score will be written.

By clicking on the URL next to view details, you will be able to view the full test results in Alva.

Hiring team sync

The integration with Greenhouse supports a feature called hiring sync, which ensures that team members with access to the job position in Greenhouse also get the relevant permissions to view candidate assessment results in Alva.

This is done automatically, as long as you have created a job in Greenhouse with the Alva stage in it.

The users that are synced are those who are listed as recruiters, hiring managers, coordinators or sources to the job – as shown below.

If the relevant member of the hiring team does not already have an Alva account, they will be sent an invitation to create one via their email.

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