Here, you'll find the latest press releases from the StepStone Group, one of the world's leading next generation recruitment platforms.
We operate more than 20 brands in more than 20 countries - including StepStone in Germany, Appcast in the USA and Totaljobs in the UK.
Through our AI-powered hiring platform and smart autonomous matching technologies we aim to disrupt the way talent and all-sized businesses connect.
Our press releases provide details of what's happening in the StepStone world right now: global corporate news, as well news from our leading brands around the world. Topics include our latest initiatives, tech and product innovations, unique labor market data and a lot more.
January 19, 2023
• Study by BCG and StepStone with more than 90,000 respondents worldwide: Germany's labor market is on the move like few others • One-third are looking for a new job: Compensation is the most important criterion for changing jobs in Germany, followed by work-life balance and flexibility • Germans value efficiency and authenticity in the application process
November 2, 2022
Eight out of ten companies are currently feeling a loss of productivity due to unfilled positions; in 2019, the figure was significantly lower. The number of open jobs on the StepStone recruiting platform has more than doubled in the last two years. StepStone CEO Dettmers: "The threat of labor shortage is not a problem of tomorrow. We are already in the middle of it. The skilled labor strategy just presented by the German government is a step in the right direction. Now we need to implement it quickly, otherwise we will jeopardize the prosperity of our society."
September 28, 2022
Universum Employer rankings show where young professionals would most like to work and what is currently important to them in the process
September 22, 2022
StepStone enters strategic partnership with BeyondGenderAgenda to promote diversity in the labor market. CEO Sebastian Dettmers says: "Our goal at StepStone is a more equitable world of work in which everyone has access to new job opportunities. We must finally utilize everyone's strengths - out of respect for each individual and in the interest of us all."
May 31, 2022
The peer-recognized awards program recognizes Appcast Premium, a comprehensive, enterprise managed service for optimizing all recruitment advertising needs
May 24, 2022
Kristi Sampson, a seasoned HR leader, joins Appcast to support rapid business growth and further strengthen its unique corporate culture
May 11, 2022
The global labor market will soon stop growing. By 2030 alone, the five biggest industrialized nations - China, Germany, the USA, the UK and Japan - will lose around 30 million people of working age.
May 2, 2022
The number of job vacancies has been breaking records for months. On StepStone.de, the number of job vacancies in March 2022 once again reached an all-time high. The number of jobs increased by 55 percent compared with March 2021.
April 28, 2022
Michael Röll will become the new Head of Communications at the StepStone Group on May 1. As Vice President Corporate Communications, he will be responsible for global external and internal communications, employer branding and public affairs activities at the Duesseldorf-based digital company. In the newly created position, Röll will report to StepStone CEO Dr. Sebastian Dettmers.
April 20, 2022
Recruitonomics examines the impact of macro- and micro-economic trends on recruitment and the broader business landscape. – Appcast, the global leader in programmatic recruitment advertising technology and services, today announced the launch of Recruitonomics™. Powered by Appcast's team of experts using its world-class data set, the Recruitonomics insights hub is a new resource for business leaders to gain a deeper understanding of how the economy is rapidly shaping talent acquisition and glean actionable insights to support their business goals.
March 3, 2022
StepStone offers free job ads to aid organizations.
February 17, 2022
• StepStone and Gehalt.de together analyzed data for around 600,000 current salaries • The Salary Report 2022 offers a guide to salaries in Germany – broken down by sector, professional field, and region • Job platform breaks with salary taboos, ensuring greater equity in the labor market • Forecast: Salaries will rise by up to 4.7 percent this year
February 2, 2022
Appcast, the global leader in programmatic recruitment advertising technology and services and part of the StepStone Group, today announced the promotions of Matt Molinari and Heather Salerno. Molinari has been promoted from senior vice president of business development to chief operating officer. Previously serving as senior vice president of marketing, Salerno has been promoted to chief marketing officer.
January 17, 2022
Totaljobs Hiring Trends Index, a quarterly survey of more than 1,000 HR decision makers carried out by YouGov, gives an up-to-date view of recruitment and employment trends in the UK. It also highlights the views of UK workers and jobseekers.
January 11, 2022
Appcast, the global leader in programmatic recruitment advertising technology and services and part of the StepStone Group, today announced the launch of its Gender Bias Decoder, an intuitive online tool that helps hiring organizations eliminate unconscious gender bias in their job ads, develop more inclusive hiring processes and increase the overall volume of quality job applications. Leveraging an academic study done by the University of Waterloo and Duke University, the Decoder, created by a team of linguists and data experts, detects and identifies gender-biased terms in job ads, highlights them and suggests alternative words where possible.
January 10, 2022
January is traditionally a month in which people think about making changes in many areas of their lives – including their career. It’s a time when people ask themselves whether they are really satisfied with their jobs. The Pandemic, which has recently taken yet another turn for the worse, hasn’t changed that. Analyses by StepStone show that in mid-January 2022 there were 53 percent more job searches on StepStone.de compared with the daily average for the past year. The number of registrations per day – for example to receive automated job suggestions – has also doubled since the beginning of January.
November 29, 2021
The world of work is changing rapidly, and people’s commutes are changing with it. The severe disruption of the last two years has not just altered job markets and work routines. It is transforming our approach to those markets and our attitudes to those routines, where we work and how far we travel to get there.
October 26, 2021
Things aren’t always equitable in the world of work, and it all starts with the job ad. Certain phrases in job descriptions don’t address all people equally – mostly unintentionally. This is the conclusion reached by the online job platform StepStone, which examined the language of more than half a million job descriptions from December 2020 and May 2021 on StepStone.de. 96 percent contained gender-specific wording – with a significantly stronger male than female bias.
September 8, 2021
In August, the number of vacancies at StepStone.de was at a record level. Demand has increased by around 30 percent compared to February 2020. "This job boom is sustainable," says Dr. Tobias Zimmermann, labor market expert at StepStone. "Many can no longer hear the term skills shortage, but now it's getting serious. Up to six million people will retire in the next few years. 'Keep it up' in recruiting will not be enough. Employers - and we too as a job platform - have to completely rethink the way people and jobs come together." On the occasion of "Zukunft Personal Europe", Europe's largest personnel fair, the experts from StepStone present five theses on the future of recruiting.
June 29, 2021
Totaljobs has launched its biggest ever national advertising campaign. The advert, which is designed to bring their new brand identity to life, looks to tackle a lack of confidence in candidates and drive more people to the platform to find their next job. Running centre stage is the line: "Freedom is finding the right job. Find yours at Totaljobs."
May 17, 2021
StepStone, one of the world’s leading online job marketplaces, is taking the next big step in transforming how people find jobs. StepStone has acquired the San Francisco based, multiple award-winning conversational AI (artificial intelligence) technology Mya.
March 23, 2021
Candidates want to apply quickly and easily. This is shown by a joint study by the StepStone and the German Association of Personnel Managers (BPM), for which around 10,000 people were surveyed. To simplify the application process even further, StepStone and Haufe are now launching a strategic cooperation. With immediate effect, the StepStone solution Quick-Apply will be technically linked to Haufe's applicant management module. Coordinated interfaces will also ensure uniform and efficient e-recruiting processes. Customers of Haufe's applicant management module thus benefit from even more applicant-friendly processes and even better incoming applications.
September 29, 2020
With its new brand campaign, the online job platform StepStone puts itself side by the side with all professionals. "This year, the world of work has changed more rapidly than ever before. Occupations that previously received too little attention have become particularly important, many companies have stopped recruiting during the lockdown and some people have abruptly lost their jobs," says Kirsten Brückner, Senior Director Global Brand at StepStone. "At StepStone, we want everyone to know that we are here to help them find their place in the world of work. And our employees prefer to do that themselves," explains Brückner, who has been responsible for StepStone's global brand presence since June. She previously worked in various management positions at mobile.de and Mars, most recently as CMO of mobile.de.
May 18, 2020
The online job platform StepStone has acquired Cammio, an expert for video recruitment solutions. Cammio offers innovative video solutions to support the entire application process – from the first contact with candidates and job interviews to the selection and recruitment of new employees.
March 16, 2020
The online job platform StepStone.de is actively supporting hospitals and practices in the Covid pandemic to recruit medically trained staff such as doctors, nurses and care professionals as quickly as possible. That's why, for the next four weeks, StepStone will immediately post all jobs needed within the healthcare sector for free on stepstone.de.
November 18, 2019
Sebastian Dettmers and Ralf Baumann accelerate the announced handover process at the CEO position of the online job platform StepStone. Sebastian Dettmers, Managing Director at StepStone, will take over as the new StepStone CEO with effect from 1 January 2020.