The year in brief
In 2021, the market for consulting services returned to growth, following the dramatic downturn caused by the pandemic in the previous year. At Ework Group, the number of consultants on assignment, as well as net sales, reached new record levels in the second quarter. The demand for consultants continued to increase throughout the year and the pattern was similar in most markets and skill areas. The growing market trend is reflected in Ework Group’s demand indicator through an increasing number of assignment requests, while the number of applications from consultants per assignment is lower.
The strongest year-over-year growth was achieved in Norway and Poland, and Sweden and Denmark also developed positively. Finland had a more sustained downturn but showed a positive increase in the fourthquarter. In summary, the year was characterized by post-pandemic market recovery and good growth for the Group.
Remote work continued to define the conditions for both consultants and our own staff during the year. Productivity remained good, but many missed the social interactions that contribute to well-being and creativity. The number of reported hours from consultants on assignments was not affected compared to previous years.
Outlook for 2022
Ework Group believes that the demand for consulting services will remain at a high level during 2022. The company has a strong position in the market and a broad network of consultants. The initiatives in digitalization have strengthened the customer offering and resulted in a more efficient organization, henceEwork Group is expected to continue and grow faster than the market. Our view is that the company will continue to increase the net sales growth rate and further improve the EBIT margin in 2022 compared to 2021.
Clients, consultants & employees
The collaboration with Aurobay is a little bit broader and a little bit tougher than other collaborations. That’s how Erik Degerman at Ework Group sees it.
To grow fast, Aurobay depends on consultants, and needs often arise at short notice. The solution from Ework Group meets all requirements and makes the company ready for the future.