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StepStone, an Axel Springer SE Company, Completes the Acquisition of Universum

Axel Springer’s Stepstone, the e-recruitment and jobs website, has successfully completed the acquisition of Universum, the employer branding specialist headquartered in Stockholm. Both companies are longstanding Renovata clients.

Universum will continue to operate as an independent brand, but in the competitive online jobs marketplace, it will offer Stepstone a further differentiating USP: a further disciplined and quantified approach to recruitment.

At a time when employers are sensitive to the risks of mishiring; and in many sectors a company’s reputation is as important as the candidate’s, consistent employee branding and fulfilment of a corporate culture makes a verifiable difference to the bottom line.

Dr. Andreas Wiele, President Classifieds Media at Axel Springer SE, says “With the acquisition of Universum, StepStone has taken the next step towards becoming the leading international e-recruitment company”.

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