Scout Talent :Recruit integration

How to set up an integration between Scout Talent :Recruit (Applicant Tracking System) and MyHR, powered by Zapier

To use this integration, you'll need a Zapier account. There is a free version which should cover most usage and options to upgrade if you need access to extra features.

To connect your Scout Talent :Recruit and MyHR accounts we use a 3rd system Zapier, both Scout Talent and MyHR have built Zapier apps.

Connecting Scout Talent :Recruit to Zapier and MyHR to Zapier means setting up a Zap with a :Recruit trigger and MyHR action. There are 2 parts to this set up one in MyHR and one in Zapier.

If you already have the connection set up see How to Edit your Draft People and How to Confirm Draft People.

How the integration works

The :Recruit to MyHR integration allows you to automatically transfer applicant information you've collected during recruitment into MyHR. This makes it easy to move from recruitment through to generating a contract, getting you off on a great start with your new employee.

Once your candidate accepts an offer, a draft person record will be created in MyHR. You'll receive an email which prompts you to add any extra employment information in MyHR and confirm that person.

The MyHR team will handle the production of their contract and if you need it, you'll be able to request support from the MyHR team for that person straight away.

Part 1 - How to set up a Zapier integration in MyHR

The following shows you how to set up a Scout Talent :Recruit integration in MyHR. This is required for you to create a Zap in Zapier and transfer person data to your MyHR account.
  1. Select "Manage Integrations" from the menu

  2. Click "Add item"

  3. Select the "Zapier" entry.
    Add Zapier integration
  4. Authorise Zapier to access your account.

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  5. Take note of where your API key is as you'll need this in the next part. You can now move on to Part 2 - How to connect your Scout Talent :Recruit account to your MyHR account.

Part 2 - How to connect your Scout Talent :Recruit account to your MyHR account

In we have Zap templates available which mean any candidates who have a job offer are sent through to your MyHR account to create a Draft Person.
  1. Start from the Scout Talent :Recruit to MyHR template to create a draft zap, or you can start from scratch and select Scout Talent :Recruit as your trigger app and the event 'Offer Accepted Application'.
  2. Once your draft zap is available, connect Scout Talent :Recruit.
    You will be asked to select your region and provide an API key. If you don't have one, contact Scout Talent for support.
  3. Once connected the account will show in the "Choose account" drop down.
    Scout Talent select account or connect
  4. Test your trigger. Once you're happy, continue on to set up the action to create your draft person.
  5. Retrieve your API key to connect MyHR - sign in to MyHR (in a different tab) and then copying the API key that is available from your integration settings (see part 1, step 5).
  6. Connect your MyHR account to the action - in the action, Create AU Draft Person in MyHR or Create NZ Draft Person in MyHR, connect MyHR, select 'Sign in' and enter your API key and continue.

  7. Check the fields mapped and update any you might need to for your business. You will need to either set the employment state as the default for your business, or use the applicant's state.
    Zapier employment state
  8. Test your action.
  9. Once you have both the Zap trigger and action set up it's time to switch on your Zap.

Draft people will be automatically created in MyHR once you make job offers. When you get an alert about a new draft person, log in to MyHR, update and confirm the employee details to start accessing MyHR support relating to your new employee.

Example of data mapping between Scout Talent :Recruit and draft person in MyHR

When setting up your zap, you want to map as many fields as possible, which happens in step 8 of connecting Scout Talent :Recruit to your MyHR account. The following shows an example of which data fields to map between the two systems for NZ and AU draft people.

MyHR draft person fields

MyHR field description

:Recruit fields

First Name


Applicant First Name

Last Name


Applicant Last Name



Applicant Email





Phone Number

  Applicant Phone

Street address


Applicant Address


Suburb or second line of address.

Applicant Suburb



State (AU only)

State (abbreviation, e.g. "NSW")

Applicant State


  Applicant Postcode

New or existing

Choose "existing" if you are entering a person that is already employed with you.

You can default this one to ‘New’ in your Zap


Start date

The employee's first day of work and the date this agreement comes into effect.


Contract start date

The date the contract comes into effect.


Visa type

For example, 'Student'.


Work visa expiry date


Birth date


Job description - Job title


Job Title

Job description - Job purpose

A 1-2 sentence statement that sums up the main purpose of this job. Simple is better.


Job description - Job specific duties

The work done by the person in this job, it includes their responsibilities and can also include decision making authority. The quality of the input here will help with job clarity for the person.


Job description - Job education




Manager name



Manager title



Type of employment



End date

This is the date the fixed term employment ends or is anticipated to end.


Reason for fixed term

The reason the term is fixed rather than permanent.


Maximum weekly hours of work

Maximum number of hours worked per week.


Weekly hours of work



Pay type

Values are: annual_salary, weekly_wage, hourly_wage


Pay rate

Dollar amount of pay



Is the person’s salary pro-rated from a full time salary.

Values are: false, true


Pay period

How often does the payment occur.

Values are: weekly, fortnightly, monthly


Pay day

For example, this could be a day of the week.


Other pay or benefits

This can include an annual bonus, company car, mobile phone with personal use or anything over-and-above the salary or wage.


Notice period

This is the amount of notice that an employee must give if they resign, it is also the amount of notice you must give in some cases of termination, other than summary dismissal.


Primary work location

Address or city where the employee will mostly work.

Job Location

Collective agreement

Is the employee part of a collective agreement.

Values are: false, true


Trading name

For example, a contractor's company name.


Bank name

Name of the employee's bank for payment.


Bank account number

Employee's bank account number for payment.


Bank account name

Name on the employee's bank account.


Emergency contact name


Emergency contact relationship

For example, 'spouse'.


Emergency contact daytime phone


Emergency contact after hours phone


Additional information

For anything else that has not been already included. This might relate to previous history, any special considerations for this employee etc.



This will enable the employee to use MyHR to view and e-sign their employment agreement, use the online leave scheduling tool and performance management module. To enable self-service we require a unique email address for each employee.

Values are: false, true


Performance reviews

Whether the employee will have performance reviews (defaults to yes).

Values are: false, true


Leave enabled

Whether the employee can request leave (defaults to no).


Employment state (AU only)

Employment state (abbreviation) if different from address

Specify which state or use Applicant State

IRD number (NZ) / Tax file number (AU)


Tax code (NZ) / Tax scale (AU)


Contractor business number (AU only)

Contractors only


Tax-free threshold claimed (AU only)

Has the person claimed the tax-free threshold for this employment

Values are: false, true


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