Björn Elowson – new CEO on the HR-tech start-up company JobAgent

JobAgent just got one more hire – Björn Elowson who started as CEO on August 1st. Björn has been working at the consultant- and assessment companies cut-e (an Aon company) and Assessio. During the last 7 years he has a track-record of automated career development in London, assessment centers in China, selection of CEOs in the Nordics and has been invited to lectures as thought leader on everything from AI, the future world of work to diversity in recruitment. He has a bachelor's degree in psychology and economics.

- It feels really good to finally get going. JobAgent will use the technology of today and create a revolutionizing matching-service. Our vision is to develop and make potential available and that is really needed. We have enormous problems today on our labor-market which leads to exclusion, mental unhealth and a society where only some has the opportunity to use their potential.
Studies shows over and over again that even your name is crucial when it comes to getting interviews and we also know that twice as many people that changed their job, wanted to change job but didn´t dare to apply – this is a huge societal failure.
We will therefore start with creating a sharing service where people can advertise themselves together with a really smart AI-engine that makes the matching for you.
We already have five developers working full-time with creating the platform, this combined with really smart owners and a fantastic advisory board makes the future look even more exciting. The goal is to have a beta-version available in less than 5 months’ time, says Björn.

Behind JobAgent is (among others) the entrepreneur Mats Wernheim (founder of SaaS company ZeroLime and the staffing agency Mayday), the tech-guru Fredrik Niemelä (previously Product Development Director at Spotify), Carl Magnus Helin (CEO & Founder at TalentQ) and Mikael Karlsson (Founder of Brofund Group and Military Work). 

"As one of the main owners at JobAgent I am very pleased that Björn takes on the role as CEO and partner in the company. His engagement in our vision to develop and make potential available in the global work-market is needed since we will disrupt the market by turning recruitment up-side-down. The market is under heavy need for change and it is also getting more global, this demands new solutions that is unbiased, transparent and most of all stimulates development. Björn is definitely the right person on the right place" says Mikael Karlsson. 

 

 

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We have a bold idea – we think that we have to turn recruitment upside-down. Because you know what – we can´t have processes where we ask candidates for everything but give only one or few something back. We would argue that the candidate him/herself should own their data and be able to reuse it, sharpen it and make it searchable (if that is what the candidate wants to). If you really think about it – isn’t it better to share and cooperate if that is what everyone wants? Ok, so imagine this: In a not so distant future, you might not need to post any ads at all, instead you would apply directly to candidates - (yes, we know – it’s just a dream – just a bold idea). But, what if... JobAgent is the world’s first sharing service for candidates. Our vision is to make potential accessible for all!

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As one of the main owners at JobAgent I am very pleased that Björn takes on the role as CEO and partner in the company. His engagement in our vision to develop and make potential available in the global work-market is needed since we will disrupt the market by turning recruitment up-side-down. The market is under heavy need for change and it is also getting more global, this demands new solutions that is unbiased, transparent and most of all stimulates development. Björn is definitely the right person on the right place, says Mikael Karlsson. 
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