Bamboo HR

Updated by Amy Thomas

About BambooHR

BambooHR collects and organises all the information you gather throughout the employee life cycle, then helps you use it to achieve great things. Whether you're hiring, onboarding, preparing compensation, or building culture, BambooHR gives you the time and insights to focus on your most important asset—your people. 

With the help of the cloud-based BambooHR platform, HR pros and leaders can spend more time on people and less time on paperwork. 

BambooHR was founded in 2008 with a mission to set people free to do great work—a mission that continues to guide them today. BambooHR empower HR pros, employees, and organisations everywhere to simplify complicated processes and streamline time-consuming tasks, so they can focus on supporting their people, thriving in their roles, and growing their business. 

How does the integration work?

The Criteria Platform is used to activate the integration, set up status mappings and set up job mappings.​ There are two methods for job matching: you can either use the same job name in both systems or map BambooHR jobs to Criteria jobs in Criteria platform​.

When you update a candidate's status in BambooHR, Criteria will send an invitation via email to the candidate to take the assessments / structured interview. 

When the candidate completes the assessments, the results and report will be visible in BambooHR. Candidates are moved into the applicable completion status based on whether they met the Score Ranges, or not. 

Configuration options available are: suppress scores, use summary report, require logon for report, external ID.​

Limitations of the integration
  • There are no fields to hold scores in BambooHR. The results are shown in a comment. You can use Score Ranges and status mappings to move candidates who meet score ranges into a different status.​
  • The report link is not clickable in BambooHR.

What can the integration do?

How much does it cost to set up an integration with Bamboo HR?

Are there any ongoing costs with the integration?

There may be costs associated with setting up and maintaining an integration with your BambooHR account.

Please reach out to your Criteria account manager for further information.

Your BambooHR account must be on an Advantage Plan. To learn more about any potential costs relating to BambooHR, we recommend contacting your account manager at BambooHR.

Time to integrate

Criteria require two business days from sign-off to create the integration with your BambooHR account.

Can I trial the integration before I purchase?

Criteria customers must have a paid subscription before an integration can be created.

Does the integration support assessment and video interviews?

It certainly does! When you update your candidate's status in BambooHR, they are sent an invitation to complete the assessment or video interview. Once the candidate has completed, the results become available in your BambooHR account.

Can I send multiple candidates an invitation at the same time?

Yes, you can invite candidates in bulk by moving them all to the requisite status in BambooHR at the same time.

Can I use multiple rounds of testing in my job?

Yes, you can set two rounds of testing by configuring Round 1 and Round 2 status mappings in your Criteria account for the BambooHR job.

Can I re-use my candidates' previous results for a new job?

Yes, if you have the Re-Use Results function enabled in your Criteria account, you can copy your candidates' existing results to new jobs. When this option is set, the system will automatically identify if a match is found between the candidate and any existing results for the same assessments.

How are the invitations sent?

The Criteria platform checks every 15 minutes for any new candidates who have been moved to a testing status. The candidates are created in your Criteria account, which sends them the invitation email.

Can I send assessments in-line with application?

No. However, testing can be configured to be triggered off the 'New’ status so it will be automatically issued once an application is submitted.​

When can I see my candidates' results?

The scores will appear in your BambooHR account immediately once the candidate has completed all assessments in the package.

What information will I see for my candidates' results?

For assessments, the following values are provided: Talent Signal, Met All Score Ranges and main overall scores per-test. 

For video interviews, the following values are provided: overall score and recommendations​

A link to the score report is included in the notes. You will need to copy and paste the link in a new browser tab to view the report, as the link is not clickable.

Dynamic Score Reports are also supported. Please contact your Criteria account manager to learn more.

Can I invite candidates without sending their personally identifiable information (PII) to Criteria?

No, Criteria requires the candidate's name and email address in order to send them the invitation email.

How do I get started with the integration? 

Are you an existing Criteria Platform customer? To enable the integration, please contact our Customer Success Team. 

Interesting in becoming a customer? Then speak to our sales team today.

Working with your integration

Already have an active integration between your BambooHR account and Criteria? We have created a guide to help you make the most out of it. Click here to view the Integration Guide.

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