A network designed to make people and businesses grow

Akind is a family of brands working together to unlock the growth potential of people and companies. Headquartered in Stockholm, we currently have operations in six countries, more than 10,000 employees, sales exceeding €450 million – and we continue to grow.

By 2030, as many as 375 million workers – or roughly 14 percent of the global workforce – will need to switch occupations as digitalization, automation, and advances in artificial intelligence disrupt the world of work. And, actually, these are somewhat conservative pre-covid figures. Recent data from eight of the largest economies in the world, indicate that as much as 25 percent more workers than previously estimated may need to switch occupations within this timeframe.

This is a huge transition – one that we at Akind have seen coming and are primed to meet head on. By continually reinventing ourselves, daring to question the status quo and adding new forward-thinking solutions, we want to inspire and prepare people for tomorrow’s workplace.

One family, many brands

Ever since our beginnings in 1998, we have strived to build a culture in which people feel energized, where curiosity is encouraged and where we give support and care for each other. We are a family of brands, and just like other families we share a common history and a joint future.

Akind’s business is building other businesses. We help our companies outperform competition. We want to be the best place to grow, for people at every step of their careers, for companies at every stage of their growth journey, and for brands that make people grow.

We are creating a group of companies that will still exist and make a difference a hundred years from now.
Johan SkarborgFounder & CEO, Akind

Stand-out, fit-in

Visitors often tell us they feel a special vibe in the air at Akind companies – warm, friendly, yet unmistakably ambitious and forward-looking.

That’s obviously music to our ears. We’d like to think we are building a place where you can both stand-out and fit-in at the same time. Stand-out, as a unique market-leading brand with the freedom and responsibility to shape your own path. And fit-in, as part of a shared culture that rewards ambition – supported by expert functions that equip you with specialist capabilities.

The power of a unique company culture

Our culture is one of our strongest competitive advantages and, through our behavior, we are all part of recreating it every day. Our core values are the essence of Akind, where “Share Energy”, “Beat Yesterday” and “Show Heart” are all part of our DNA.

These values guide us to embrace change, share best practice, care for each other and have fun – helping us to improve as a group. Rewarding ambition is also an important aspect of our culture, as is setting ambitious goals, encouraging competition and celebrating success.

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A growing network

Akind is constantly growing and evolving. Our family of brands include:

Academic Work, the number one career partner for young professionals

Winona, specialists in executive search and interim management

Brights, tailor-made learning solutions to unlock brilliance

Crowd Collective, IT-consulting, leading tech, developing people

We are always building new things, and looking for new ways to make the world of work better, smarter and more fun.