Enabling and using the Proforma integration

Available for User roles Super Admin, Admin, Team Member, Limited Team Member
Can only be configured by Super Admins
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Joynd is a fully-managed integration company that offers an integration between Lever and Proforma Screening Solutions (Proforma) that allows you to seamlessly submit candidates for background screening directly from your Lever dashboard.

Proforma will be notified when a candidate has reached a trigger stage in Lever. A background screening order will automatically be added to your account in Proforma and the candidate will be emailed a secure test link. Once the candidate has completed their submission and the background screen has been completed by Proforma, the status and screening report will be available on your Lever dashboard.


You must be an existing Proforma customer in order to enable this integration.


Costs include:

  • One-time Joynd Setup Fee.
  • Annual Joynd Subscription Fee (calculated based on annual number of background screens)

Readers of this article will learn the following:

Setup the integration:

Once you have requested the integration from Proforma, you will be assigned a Joynd Integration Manager who will lead you through the setup process and assist with your testing of the integration.

Authorize Joynd

To authorize Joynd to access your Lever account to facilitate the integration, complete the following steps: 

1. Log into Lever.

2. Open a new tab.

3. Your Joynd Integration Manager will provide you with a link that is unique to your company’s integration.  Copy and paste this link into the address bar of the new tab.

4. Lever will display a summary of the access that Joynd will have to your account.  Review the details and click Accept if you would like to proceed with the integration.

Authorize app modal with list of permissions and blue accept button outlined


How to configure the integration:

Configure Webhook Notification

In order for Joynd to know when there’s a background screening request ready for Proforma, you will need to enable a webhook:

1. Go to Settings > Integrations and API > Webhooks on Lever. 


3. Enter the url for the webhook notification provided by your Joynd Integration Manager.

4. Click the caret icon to review additional webhook settings. 

5. Select the Triggers for candidates of the selection origins that are relevant for background screening.

6. Copy the Signature token and provide it to your Joynd Integration Manager.


You will get an error if you try the “Verify Connection” button - this is expected.

Lever integrations and API settings page with candidate stage change section outlined

Your Joynd Integration Manager will confirm when the integration is ready to use!


Create a Custom Pipeline Stage for Background Screening

1. Go to Settings > Pipeline and archive reasons on Lever.  


If you don’t see this option please check with your Lever admin or Lever Support via the Lever Support request form. For more information, refer to our help article on adding pipeline stages.

2. Click the Customize Pipeline Stages button. 

Lever pipeline and archive reasons page showing pipeline stages and customize pipeline stages button outlined

3. Click +Add Stage

4. Enter the name of the stage you want to use for background screening (e.g., “Background Screening”).

Lever add new stage editor with name field outlined and add stage button outlined

5. Click Save Changes

6. Ensure the new stage is under “Interview”. 

7. Click Next and Next again.

8. Click Save to activate the new stage you just added for background screening.

9. On the new stage just created, click Reveal Stage ID, copy to clipboard and send that value to your Joynd Integration Manager.

Lever pipeline and archive reasons page with background screening listing outlined

How to use the integration:

Adding the Proforma Background Screen to the Job

Specify which Proforma background screening package to order by adding a tag on the Job record on Lever. 


You will need to create the tag the first time you order each Proforma package. 

For each package, create a tag using the following format:

  • Package = "Proforma_<package_name>" 

Lever job posting with proforma package name tag outlined

Initiating the Background Screen

When you add a Candidate to a Job, the Lever Opportunity record will automatically show the tag with the Proforma package that you added to the Job in the previous step. 

Lever candidate profile with proforma package name tag outlined

To initiate the background screening order, change the stage of the opportunity to Background Screening:

Lever job posting with stage selected from stage menu

If the order was successful, after a few seconds you will see the tag “Background Check:Ordered” added to the opportunity on Lever.  If it was not successful, you will see the tag “Background Check:Error”.

Lever candidate profile with stage and proforma tags outlined

Reviewing Proforma Background Screening Results

Once Proforma has completed the background screen, the Opportunity record will be updated with the tag “Background Check:Completed” and there will be a new note added:

Lever candidate profile with proforma background check completed tag outlined

When you click on Notes, you will see a link to the Proforma report.  

Lever candidate profile with proforma link in candidate history outlined


The Proforma report url can be synced to Lever as a “Secret” note that only certain users can see.  Please advise your Joynd Integration Manager if you would like the report note to be marked as secret on Lever. For more information on secret notes on Lever, click here

When you click the link, you will be re-directed to the Proforma report: 

Proforma report


How to disable the integration:

1. Navigate to your Integrations & API Settings Page in Lever.

2. Under the Authorized Apps tab, locate the Proforma app.

3. Click Revoke Access to disable the integration.

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