Overview of Integration

We have partnered with Lever to provide our Stepstone Connect solution, which lets jobseekers apply seamlessly for jobs posted on Stepstone Group job boards. All applications will be passed directly to Lever, with confirmation of the source of this application.

How does this work?

Stepstone Connect is a free-to-use technology that enables a seamless integration between our StepStone Group job boards and Lever. When integrated, this will enable the automatic transfer of applicant data and CVs into your Lever ATS.

This works by simplifying the job application process and removing the need for a candidate to re-enter their information on an external web form. We pull the screening questions and additional requirements from the Lever careers site and ask the candidate to provide this information as part of their application on our site.

This in turn leads to a much higher application completion rate, greatly reducing candidate drop-off in the application process.

Steps to integrate and enable

Once you confirm you would like to go ahead with this integration, please request an OAuth Key activation link from connectuk@thestepstonegroup.com.

We will then provide you with a link that look like this:


When you click on the link and login to Lever, the screen below will appear. Click “Accept” to agree to the activation.

Please then reply to our email confirming you have accepted and we will then proceed to test the integration.

Step 2: Application Source

Application source allows you to understand which Stepstone job board was the source your applications are coming from.

If you have configured your own labels within Lever, please confirm the respective values for each Stepstone job board you post to.

Alternatively, we will send the default values below for each of our job boards as below:

Step 3: Privacy Policy

Stepstone Connect can display a clickable link to candidates to allow them to view the Privacy Policy before they submit their application. This will also make them aware that by applying for this job they consent to the displayed policy.

To enable this, we require the following:

  1. URL to your Privacy Policy or Terms & Conditions.
  2. Company name to display beside your Privacy Policy or Terms & Conditions.

If you do not share a Privacy Policy URL, we will show a generic message to all candidates instead.

Generic message
Privacy Policy URL message

Testing Process

End-to-end Test

Once you have confirmed you have clicked “Accept” on the activation link, we will follow the steps below:

  1. Configure the integration within our internal system.
  2. Set up a test job.
    • This will be set up on a test account and not use your account credits.
  3. Apply for the job as a candidate.
  4. Test to see if any screening questions are pulling through correctly, by cross-referencing with the Lever careers apply page.
  5. Send an application into Lever.
  6. Advise application has been sent and ask you to confirm that the application and source has come through as expected.


  • If we have any issues throughout this process, we will feedback to you in the first instance.

Go Live

Once testing has been completed and we have confirmed that the integration works, we will turn this on for all live jobs on your account.

Updated on 2024-01-12

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