Through our website, candidates find their new job and employers find their new employees. We operate jobsites throughout Europe and we have global reach through our worldwide partnerships. Companies 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 for high educated job seekers. We enable customers to find the best match fitting their recruitment needs.
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 the Netherlands, it attracts 240 400 visits a month. On social media, it has a good following, even if social media is not the most success outlet for the German market: 985 followers on YouTube, 741 on Instagram, 7 081 on Twitter and 17 708 on Facebook. The LinkedIn page has 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 1 204 jobs online. Most of them are for engineering and technical jobs, IT and telecommunications and sales and purchasing.
Reactivity: The team answers quickly.
Special features: The names of the team members (and photos of management); the press section; the whitepapers; the partner websites (in the footer); job alerts; the app; the chat support; company ratings; the comment section on the company pages; key figures.
Verdict: In the Netherlands, StepStone works well, but not as well as it does in Germany. That said, you get all the great features and expertise from a global job board so it’s still worth investing in.
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 Vindazo and Jobbsquare. We cover with our partnerships also specific audiences by working together with more niche websites such as IDG, TechniekWerkt and Personeelsnet. 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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