StepStone positioned in the Leaders Quadrant in leading industry analyst firm’s E-recruitment 2009 Magic Quadrant

A new report from analysts Gartner, Inc., places StepStone in the Leaders Quadrant for e-recruitment technology.

According to Jim Holincheck, author of the report1, “Leaders in the e-recruitment software market have products that can meet the challenges presented by large, complex global organizations. These vendors have strong track records, and demonstrate strong sales and marketing execution. Typically, they have well-articulated strategies that include an in-depth focus on talent acquisition (for example, workforce planning, contingent workforce management, vertical markets and geographic expansion) or a broader focus on talent management (for example, performance management, succession management and compensation management).”

“E-recruitment is high on the agenda for many companies, especially as we progress out of a downturn – they need to be efficient in dealing with a growing recruitment workflow as well as making themselves attractive to talented staff coming on to the market,” said Jim Cassidy, Chief Marketing Officer at StepStone. “We believe the areas of strength for StepStone and its i-GRasp product noted by Gartner in the report set us apart from the many aspirant vendors in this sector.”

Another driver for StepStone’s growing success in E-recruitment is the flexibility of its delivery model. While many large vendors have e-recruitment within larger enterprise software suites, the inflexibility of their licensing models and the prospect of long term lock-in to one solution is driving customers to adopt more flexible approaches, particularly the SaaS delivery model offered by StepStone. StepStone was recently ranked sixth in the world in the list of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) providers Software Magazine’s Software 500, making it the top ranked European SaaS company in the list. StepStone was also ranked the second largest specialist supplier of talent management solutions worldwide.

StepStone was also named a “Leader” in Gartner’s February 2009 Magic Quadrant for Employee Performance Management Software 2009. According to the report: “Leaders had strong product functionality and superior customer experience with the vendor and its products. In addition, leading vendors had strong or emerging multinational solutions (with corresponding service and support).”
1Gartner’s 2009 Magic Quadrant for e-Recruitment


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