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Timeline

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.

2015

Careerjunction in South Africa part of StepStone via Saongroup.

Niche player ICTjob joins StepStone in BE and LU.

2014

StepStone continues expansion and acquires UK-based Jobsite.

2013

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.

2012

Acquisition of Totaljobs group in UK.

2010

Ambition to expand reach by organic growth & acquisitions.

2009

Regional consolidation

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

2004-2008

Further acquisitions to improve market position in covered countries.

2001-2003

Regional consolidation

2001

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

1996-2001

Acquisition of leading job boards all over Europe.

1996

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