We operate jobsites throughout Europe and we have global reach through our worldwide partnerships. Through our website, candidates find their new job and employers find their new employees. Market research amongst customers shows that we deliver better recruitment results than any other provider. They choose StepStone because:
• We attract the right candidates to the right jobs,
• Our website is powerful and easy to use,
• Our dedicated employees help and support our customers
Simply put, they choose us because we deliver results, in quality and quantity.
StepStone wants to be the job market of choice. We enable customers to find the best match fitting their recruitment needs for skilled employees and executive staff.
Jobboard Finder’s opinion
Summary: Founded in 1996 in Germany, StepStone is a generalist job boards, which has spread around the world so it is accessible in many countries. It specializes in creating customized solutions according to the objectives of different private markets. In Belgium it attracts 986 320 views a month. On social media, it has a good following, even if social media is not the most success outlet for the Belgium market: 88 followers on YouTube, 498 on Instagram, 589 on Twitter (nothing new since last year) and 31 054 on Facebook. The LinkedIn page has 11 104 followers.
Design: The homepage is particularly simple. There is a search engine (keywords and the location) and you can tick whether you are looking for full-time or part-time work. The rest of the homepage promotes featured job offers, lists of categories and other services from StepStone (which includes the blog articles). Once in the job listing, the filters (the publication date, the language, the skills, the profession, the sector, the region, the city, the experience, the type of employment and full time or part time) appear on the left-hand side and the number of offers per subcategory are visible. The company pages can include job offers, an introduction, a logo and other images, a map and even ratings from users. The comment section on the pages really explains the culture and breakdown of the company in detail.
The job board objective: StepStone has the same goal in all of the countries where it is present: it aims to help businesses grow and find the best talent on the market.
Recruiter observations: Prices are available on the website. It’s easy to create an account through the site.
Jobseeker observations: It’s easy to create an account. To apply to offer, you must include a cover letter and a CV.
The job offers: There are 6 620 job offers on the site, most of which are in production, general services and sales.
Reactivity: The team answers quickly.
Special features: The YouTube videos; the app; the job alerts; The names and photos of the team members; the press section; the whitepapers; the partner websites (in the footer, some links don’t work); the blog (in different sections); the webinars & events; the chat support; company ratings; the comment section on the company pages; directions to the office.
Verdict: If you are recruiting in Belgium, then StepStone is a good option, especially if you are used to using it in other European countries. The job offers are clear and the website is informative.
Written by Ali Neill
As the job board tester and blog editor for the Jobboard Finder, Ali works on job boards from all around the world and keeps a close eye on the recruitment trends thanks to a number of sources, including the website's social media pages.
Additional job board information
As an online business StepStone works mainly with online communication tools: • search engine marketing • online partnerships • online advertising • electronic DM and newsletters • social media marketing
The goal of StepStone marketing campaigns is to drive qualitative candidates with profiles matching our customers’ job offers.
StepStone works together with job aggregators like Indeed, Careerjet, Jobrapido and many more. Besides that we have partnerships with general jobsites like VDAB, Vindazo and Jobbsquare. We cover with our partnerships also specific audiences by working together with more niche websites such as Carjobs, ZDNet and Careerstyler. StepStone is co-founder and partner of The Network, a worldwide network of market leading jobsites, which is the ideal solution for companies with international recruitment needs.
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