Academic Solutions was founded in 2016 in Lund. Together with her board of experienced entrepreneurs and successful managers Anna Tunberg, CEO, started off the journey and now, 6 years later, the staffing and recruitment company has been strengthened with an additional four employees.
With a background in different areas and with different knowledge and experience in the baggage, the employees at Academic Solutions form a unity united in commitment and passion and with high competence skills from different areas.
One thing that distinguishes Academic Solutions from other recruitment and staffing companies is that none of the persons who have been involved in the founding of the company come from the HR-industry. The employees consist of everything from economists to engineers who themselves have seen an increasing problem from the outside, in terms of the contact between academia and the business world. Academic Solutions wanted to find a solution to this dilemma by strengthening the bond between the two parties in the best possible way. 90 percent of the business at Academic Solutions consists of the company hiring students to other companies. When the students then graduate, it is not uncommon for these companies in turn to take over the employment.
“And it’s basically a win-win-win solution, because then we have succeeded with what we do best. The companies win on it, the students win on it and we win on it”.
Anna Tunberg, CEO.
During the previous year, Academic Solutions increased their sales fourfold. With an extensive focus on employer branding, the company aims to stand out in the market. Personal contact is a high priority, whilst the focus is on trying to solve a customer’s problems, rather than selling a service.
The desire to do something good and thus being able to contribute to society constitutes the core workings of Academic Solutions. For this reason, it is also important to look over customers’ values so that they follow the same line and ultimately result in an intention to contribute something good. The target customers are companies with approximate 5-100 employees, both small and medium-sized enterprises. The branch of industries which the customers come from are widespread and focus on everything from tech, marketing agencies and real estate companies, mainly in the Skåne region. Some of the customers are also located in Stockholm, Västerås and Gothenburg.
In the near future, Academic Solutions plans to open another office in the Stockholm region, to ease the contact with the companies that are located there.
“It is an incredibly large market. There are one million companies and 400,000 students in Sweden. So we have a lot to work on. There are some great possibilities”.
Anna Tunberg, CEO.
At Academic Solutions, the team makes a great unity and thrive very well in each other’s company. Having the opportunity to work with students and at the same time get to know the customers’ different branches of industries, Academic Solutions think is both exciting and fun as well as educational. Towards the autumn, the company will launch a competition focusing on graphic design and marketing, where one can submit their portfolio and then have it judged by a jury consisting of companies with a very high ranked branding position. In addition to this, digital workshops are expected to take place with a focus on questions concerning everything from how one writes their CV in the best way, prepares for a job interview, etc. By joining Academic Solutions’ candidate network, you are given access to a community where you can, among other things, stay up to date with the latest job advertisements, participate in various competitions and events as well as gain access to different workshops.
Since 2016, Academic Solutions have had their office at Ideon Science Park. As both Anna Tunberg’s father and husband have run their businesses here, the choice came naturally, since the connection to Ideon was already good from the start.
“It is very comfortable here now that one has started to get to know people and you feel at home. I like the community”.
Anna Tunberg, CEO.
This autumn, Academic Solutions are looking for four student ambassadors from different institutions who want to represent Academic Solutions at different universities. Sounds interesting? An ad with an application form will be online in June, but if you find it interesting do not hesitate to send a message via the contact form on the company’s website.