Press releases

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.

For more equal opportunities: StepStone CEO becomes advisory board member of BeyondGenderAgenda

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."

Appcast Named 2022 SIIA CODiE Award Finalist in the Best Human Capital or Talent Management Solution Category

May 31, 2022

The peer-recognized awards program recognizes Appcast Premium, a comprehensive, enterprise managed service for optimizing all recruitment advertising needs

Appcast Appoints HR Industry Expert Kristi Sampson as Senior Vice President of People

May 24, 2022

Kristi Sampson, a seasoned HR leader, joins Appcast to support rapid business growth and further strengthen its unique corporate culture

StepStone highlights: long-term global "labor shortage" is underestimated

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.

Each job vacancy costs companies 29,000 euros

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.

Michael Röll takes over the global communications department at StepStone

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.

Appcast launches its Recruitonomics Insights Hub, empowering business leaders to stay on top of shifting hiring landscape

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.

Support for Ukraine

March 3, 2022

StepStone offers free job ads to aid organizations.

Maximum salary transparency: StepStone and Gehalt.de publish Germany’s most comprehensive salary report

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

Appcast announces two C-Suite promotions to support its rapid global growth

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.

Totaljobs Hiring Trends Index: employers expect inflation to have a bigger impact on the labor market than Covid-19 in 2022

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.

Appcast launches gender bias decoder

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.

The job market is booming: number of job searches and job offers increases

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.

Commuting at the crossroads? Totaljobs launches commute time filter

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.

One in two job ads has a male bias: StepStone develops a tool for greater equity in job searches

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.

The future of recruitment: StepStone’s top 5 predictions

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.

Totaljobs launches biggest ever national advertising campaign

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."

StepStone further expands autonomous matching, acquires US conversational AI technology MYA

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.

StepStone and Haufe simplify application process

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.

StepStone employees make a promise

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.

Video recruiting platform Cammio becomes part of the StepStone Group

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.

Free job ads to fight Covid: StepStone supports healthcare sector

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.

Sebastian Dettmers new StepStone CEO as of January 2020

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.