Alibaba, the world's leading provider of online trading, retailing and transaction platforms, chooses StepStone Solutions for global e-recruitment
• Optimizes recruitment management in alignment with business globalization
Shanghai, China, 18 January 2010: As the world's leading Total Talent Management solution provider, StepStone Solutions announces that Alibaba Group, the world's leading provider of online trading, retailing and transaction platform, has chosen the StepStone e-recruitment solution to automate and optimize recruitment process. With over 17,000 employees around the world in more than 50 cities across Greater China, Japan, Korea, the United Kingdom and the United States, Alibaba Group will use StepStone e-recruitment to attract and filter qualified candidates, streamline interview arrangement, consolidate resume sources and develop a global talent pool for local and international hiring. The reduction in administrative work to manage these processes will enable Alibaba’s HR department to focus on more strategic tasks.
With rapid business expansion since its founding in 1999 in China, Alibaba Group has found it increasingly important to develop outstanding recruitment strategies to remain competitive in the fast growing online market in China and abroad. With the aid of StepStone Solutions’ best of breed e-recruitment solution, Alibaba’s HR Department can focus on key recruitment tasks and strategies.
Alibaba Senior Director of HR, Dennis Wang said, "We believe that StepStone Solutions will help us overcome challenges in recruiting the best talents. We look forward to working closely with StepStone’s international consultant team as well as local consultants who truly understand our local business with a global perspective."
StepStone Solutions e-recruitment is provided as software-as-a-service (SaaS), creating a reliable platform to attract, select, manage candidate interviews, generate reports and support talent pooling.
"We are happy that Alibaba Group has chosen StepStone as its E-recruitment supplier. Its choice proves that StepStone is truly a global leader in e-recruitment across Europe, Asia and the US,” said Erik Schmit, Executive Director of APAC, StepStone Solutions.
Alibaba Group is the world's leading provider of online transactions platform and Internet contents, offering a wide range of Internet businesses including B2B international trader Alibaba.com, online retailer Taobao.com, secured online payment platform Alipay.com, data-centric computing services, as well as China's leading Internet portal Yahoo China. Alibaba Group, founded in 1999, provides services to Internet users from more than 240 countries and regions. There are over 17,000 employees in more than 50 cities across Greater China, Japan, Korea, the United Kingdom and the United States.
StepStone helps businesses get increased performance from their people, helps them build and develop global talent pools, and helps people find new jobs that match their talents. Across the world thousands of organisations rely on StepStone every day to improve their business performance and talent development strategies while millions of people rely on StepStone to improve their careers. StepStone delivers world class technology and services for finding, recruiting, retaining, managing and developing talented people.
StepStone operates some of Europe’s largest talent networks, accurately matching employers with potential employees, and provides a complete suite of Human Capital Management software solutions. StepStone’s on-demand (SaaS) software and services enable organisations to implement efficient processes, including; attraction and hiring, post-hire talent management, performance management, compensation management, skills and competency management, career and succession planning, training and development management.
StepStone is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Germany-based publishing and media company Axel Springer AG. At the end of December 2009 more than 1,400 organisations, including many of the world’s leading businesses, use StepStone software and services. It operates in 17 countries and employs around 800 people. Its global customers include Aviva, Deloitte, Deutsche Telekom, Lufthansa, McDonald’s, Puma, ThyssenKrupp and Volkswagen.