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StepStone history in a nutshell

In 1996 StepStone was a pioneer in online job search with a clear focus on getting the right people to the right jobs. StepStone continued to evolve, change and grow over the years. You can scan our history year by year for the key events that have led to the StepStone of today.


Careerjunction in South Africa part of StepStone via Saongroup.

Niche player ICTjob joins StepStone in BE and LU.


StepStone continues expansion and acquires UK-based Jobsite.


Saongroup, international operator of job portals in Ireland, South Africa and emerging markets joins StepStone.

The Network, the alliance of job boards worldwide, co-founded by StepStone, celebrates 10 years of international recruiting.

StepStone takes over YOURCAREERGROUP, operating niche job boards like Hotel Career.


Acquisition of Totaljobs group in UK.


Ambition to expand reach by organic growth & acquisitions.


Regional consolidation

Acquisition of StepStone ASA by Axel Springer AG, one of Europe's leading multimedia corporations.


Further acquisitions to improve market position in covered countries.


Regional consolidation


Initial public offer of StepStone ASA at the Oslo stock exchange.


Acquisition of leading job boards all over Europe.


Foundation of StepStone in Oslo as one of the pioneers of online job boards in Europe.

Our values

Our values define how we seek to work together better – to be more candid, more collaborative, more accountable and more innovative.
They are as important to our success, as our vision and mission - if not more so.

More about our values

Our management team

StepStone is more than just a machine or a website. More than 1500 enthusiastic people work very hard to deliver the best possible results for customers and jobseekers alike. Our experienced management team is no exception, and leads by example.

Meet our management team