Stuart Gentle Publisher at Onrec

totaljobs and Stepstone form European alliance

New totaljobs pan European network and Stepstone have formed an alliance to deliver an integrated one-stop-shop recruitment network for international and multinational companies who need to source candidates both within local national markets and across Europe.

This alliance of market-leading online recruitment companies offers organisations access to one of the most cost effective recruitment mediums available.

Stepstone operates across 13 countries and is the number 1 jobsite in brand awareness in all its major markets: Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Norway and Sweden. This agreement gives recruiters access to an unrivalled network of skills across all these markets, especially in areas of high demand such as IT, Engineering, Health, Science, Legal and Financial professions.

Rob Perkins, CEO of comments: A growing number of our customers need to recruit for operations across the whole of Europe, and have looked to us to provide a solution which combines the best of the UK and mainland Europe.

To achieve the same level of reach using traditional recruitment methods would prove extremely time consuming and costly; in fact, this type of value- added alliance could only exist through online media. Both and Stepstone are independent job boards with no obligations to traditional media owners or recruitment agencies, something which is important to our clients.

Jeremy Langley, Business Development Director for Stepstone added: The UK is a key market for multi-national companies and international recruiters. This partnership links''s 600,000 plus unique users in the UK, with over 1 million Stepstone subscribers across continental Europe.

John Nurthen, Director of eBusiness and Corporate Affairs for Vedior NV, the world''s third largest staffing services group said, At an international level, the job board sector is very fragmented, therefore, partnership initiatives such as this are a real benefit in terms of cost and convenience for global companies such as Vedior who need to recruit across multiple markets.