Overview of Integration

We have partnered with PeopleHR 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 the PeopleHR, 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 PeopleHR. When integrated, this will enable the automatic transfer of applicant data and CVs into your PeopleHR 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 PeopleHR 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.


To activate Connect, clients are required to provide the following information from PeopleHR:

  1. API Key
  2. Privacy Policy URL

Please send this information to one of the following contacts, depending on your job board:

CountryJob BoardContact Email Address
Continental EuropeStepstone
UKTotaljobs / Caterer / CWJobs /

Once we have received the above information, we will proceed with testing.

Steps to integrate and enable

Step 1: Create API Key

To create an API Key in PeopleHR, please follow the steps below:

  • Click on the “Settings” tab on the left hand side of your screen.
  • Select “API“.
  • Under “Webhook URL“, click the + button
  • You will then be presented with this screen:
  • In the Key Name field, enter “Stepstone Connect“.
    • We can use this one API Key for all relevant Stepstone job boards you use.
  • In the IP Addresses field, you have the option to specify certain IP addresses to restrict the use of this key outside of work (for example). If you would like to do this, please enter the following IP Addresses:
  • Click “ATS” in the Application list and then select the following options:
    • Get Vacancy
    • Get All Vacancies
    • Create New Applicant
    • Upload Applicant Document
    • Check Duplicate Applicant
  • Click the “Save” button and this will generate the API Key.
  • Click the “Copy” button to save this API Key to your clipboard.
  • Send this API Key value to your Stepstone contact in the Requirements table above.

Step 2: 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 provided your API Key and Privacy Policy URL to your Stepstone contact, 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 PeopleHR careers apply page.
  5. Send an application into PeopleHR.
  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 2024-05-23

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