About us

How propL was started

As an immigrant in Norway, I’ve found the process of applying for a job extremely frustrating. At one point, I was applying for 100 different positions. 90% of the times I never received a reply regarding the outcome of the application process. A recent research by Copenhagen Business School and Stockholm School of Economics shows that companies do not trust the qualifications, skills and experience that foreign applicants present on their CVs or resumes. The hiring biases extend beyond ethnicity to age and gender.

After researching and talking to nearly 60 hiring managers, I’ve found that the problem is equally frustrating for them: time consuming to screen applications, and not having enough time and overview to provide feedback to all the candidates.

This is how propL was born: to make hiring process effective for companies and fair and engaging for candidates.

Mai, Founder & CEO