Boyden Executive Search

This interview with Michael Rooslien is the fourth in a series from #BoydenSweden exploring strengths, challenges, and passions as Managing Partner at Boyden Sweden.

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Michael Rooslien is known for his integrity and exceptional ability to recruit the right leaders. Working with companies of all sizes, primarily in the consumer, industrial and tech sectors, Michael takes a forward-thinking approach that ensures successful long-term outcomes for clients and candidates. This interview with Michael Rooslien is the fourth in a series from #BoydenSweden exploring strengths, challenges, and passions as Managing Partner at Boyden Sweden.


What attracted you to the recruitment industry?

Michael: For me, the recruitment industry has always been attractive. As a recruiter you must constantly be flexible and adapt to new situations. You are constantly learning new things and you are in a continuous development phase. To find the right skills and personality for our clients and to find the right company for our candidates where they have the opportunity to develop and be successful.

How has the recruitment process changed since you started?

Michael: Since I started, the industry has changed in a quite dramatic way. At that time, it was almost a little secret with our craft. With time, everything became public with social media. The speed of assignments has increased and too many are in a hurry, which ultimately affects both clients and candidates.

The number of companies that say they work with recruitment has increased tremendously, and both clients and candidates often comment the market is over-established. Many companies enter the market during the boom and then disappear when the recession comes. Therefore, it feels good to work for the world's oldest executive search firm.

What are you passionate about?

Michael: During all my years as a recruiter, I have tried to get a diverse group of candidates; gender, age and cultural background. I believe diversity creates dynamic management teams and ultimately more profitable companies.

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