About Student Consulting Group AB
The Swedish labor market is undergoing rapid change. The gig economy, as it is known, means that more people are choosing to take on consultancy roles instead of being employed by companies. The role of the Swedish Public Employment Service is in the process of changing. Recruitment is increasingly taking place online, with StudentConsulting playing a key role in this transformation.
Net Sales 2022
: SEK 1,386 m
: Bengt Wallentin
CEO, Student Consulting
Where StudentConsulting is concerned, 2022 was yet another successful year. This is no coincidence, according to CEO Tobias Lindfors.
“We work very hard to ensure we have the industry’s most satisfied customers, which is why it’s so great that we’ve received this award again,” he says. “A lot of it has to do with being a leader in flexible staffing. At the same time, we’re a talent channel that brings future employees to our clients by them hiring and then taking over our consultants, or via recruitment. I’m extremely proud of what we have achieved in the last two years. It’s actually only now that we’ve been able to fully reap the benefits of our leading and comprehensive staffing, temping and recruitment system, SC Jobbot, which we’ve developed over the course of 20 years.”
StudentConsulting works with long-term strategic goals and is constantly developing its digital systems and their functions. The systems will enable automated and simplified staffing, temping and recruitment processes to efficiently meet customer needs.
The company’s long-term development has generated excellent results over several years, with StudentConsulting winning a Gazelle Award (Swedish business newspaper Dagens Industri’s award for the fastest-growing company) four times, making the company the most frequent winner in Sweden. It has been named Sweden’s fastestgrowing company three times and was runner-up twice. In 2017 Tobias Lindfors was awarded the Royal Swedish Enterprise Medal for outstanding entrepreneurship, and in 2019 he received the Master Gazelle award from Dagens Industri. This personal success has now been followed by great profitability and growth for StudentConsulting over the last two years.
LEADING DIGITAL SOLUTIONS
StudentConsulting was ready with a well-developed digital system when it was most in demand and simultaneously had the courage to invest when many of its competitors did the opposite. The system is called SC Jobbot and is StudentConsulting’s digital staffing, temping and recruitment system.
“My theory was that future employees would want to work digitally to a greater extent and attend digital job interviews,” says Tobias Lindfors. “For example, StudentConsulting was the first company to offer video CVs. We had this mindset way before the pandemic. That’s why we’ve been able to develop a leading comprehensive system in the form of SC Jobbot. The fact that during the pandemic, we were able to offer our entire recruitment process, including video CVs, has been hugely significant. The system is under constant development and automates customer and candidate matching. This development will free up time for our staff to work more closely with our customers, help them forecast staffing needs and generate additional value.”
SC Jobbot and other automation will not replace our employees recruitment work, but given the amount of data in the systems, they’re an effective tool, for example when lead times are short.
“Our system manages over 17,000 clients, 30,000–40,000 job applications per month and over 450,000 candidates,” says Tobias Lindfors. “Last year 20,185 vacancies were filled in 206 locations in Sweden, Norway and Denmark.”
MISSION FOR THE FUTURE
StudentConsulting wants more than to achieve record figures. The company has a clear mission to put more people into work each day – while ensuring the most satisfied customers in the industry. StudentConsulting is innovating and improving the labor market. In a turbulent world of war, inflation and recession, this market can be tough. This is where the work and mission of StudentConsulting become particularly important. The company is committed to all issues leading to lower unemployment and is actively working to identify workable models.
“As owners we have a long-term plan, and this was already evident during the pandemic,” says Tobias Lindfors. “When other competitors made cutbacks, we continued to invest. To ensure we’re not negatively impacted by external factors, we’ve always said that we should have the most efficient service organization and the system with the greatest flexibility so that we can offer the most affordable staffing, temping and recruitment service to our customers. All our efforts aim to ensure we put the right person in the right place at the right time – at the right price.”
Significant events 2022
Growth in net sales of 51 percent and more than double the profits – success based on long-term hard work.
The industry’s most satisfied customers for the eighth consecutive year.
Investment in further improvements to IT systems.