7/31/2018

How To Hire Staff For Your Space

Hiring staff for your coworking space is of vital importance. Professional manpower has always been the heartbeat of any company, but the success of a coworking location particularly depends on the people who run it. The team you choose represents the brand, partakes in the community development and defines your venue’s philosophy. Your employees will operate the location, create the vibe, interact with the members, answer their questions and help build the culture that people want to be part of.

coworking team
‍it is particularly important for a coworking team to be accommodating

Some Important Roles For Coworking Space

If you are new to the coworking business, you might be curious about the hiring process. How many employees should you hire and what roles should they fulfill? There is no single answer to this question because such factors as the size of your venue, application of coworking management software, the mission of your community and the marketing strategy impact the number of staff members you need. You might open a variety of positions from a receptionist, an in-house barista and  brand ambassador to a sales director. Our advice is to concentrate on finding the people who would make the backbone of your company, in the first place.

In case your coworking space is people-oriented (which, ideally, it should be), those team members will be the employees that interact with the co-workers on a regular basis and make sure all their needs are satisfied. A smiling, genuine and friendly community manager who is ready to go out of their way to meet the needs of their respective members is the biggest asset to a shared workspace. If you decide to hire front desk personnel, make sure that the employees you hire are agreeable and helpful too.

manager
‍a community manager is a key staff member that sets the atmosphere of your coworking place

Great Websites For Job Listing

What is the best way to find an excellent community manager? You can create a vacancy on your website or post a job add at one of the web portals such as https://www.indeed.com, https://linkedin.com/jobs or https://www.ziprecruiter.com/

Another great place to list jobs is our own free job board https://www.coworkingresources.org/jobs, aiming specifically at coworking space jobs.

Attract top talent: submit your job opening for free! 

Usually, online posting brings quick results. You can also find the perfect fit in one of the Google+ communities. Another good idea is to ask your current employees whether they know someone whose character and mindset would fit your coworking space.

Once you have made a listing of suitable candidates for the job, it is essential to choose the one who will help your community flourish. That’s got to be a people person who understands the mission of your coworking space and is eager to become part of the community. When conducting an interview, do not overlook some of the important signs that will tell you that are dealing with a talented candidate.

Tips In Hiring The Staff

It does not matter that much whether a person has previous experience of working in coworking spaces. The key to success is to see a candidate’s potential. The person you are looking for should be highly motivated, have a strong work ethic and a helpful attitude. Ask a few probing questions that will enable you to evaluate whether a person is outgoing, eager to learn and assist others. Another excellent quality is the ability to multitask. Except for meeting people and showing them around, a community manager has to set the tone of the day, help members solve any of their problems, organize social events and foster collaboration that happens naturally.

We know how tough it is to staff a coworking space, but we hope that by following our advice you will be able to hire the people who will make your community flourish.

box

Platform

Location

Croissant

International

Included.co

International

Hubble

London

Coworker

International

Instant Offices

International

Pickspace

International

Share Desk

International

Happy Desk

International

DesksNear.me

International

DeskTime

International

Coworking London

London

Desk Pass

International

Copass

International

Coworking Wiki

International

Desk Surfing

International

Near Desk

US

Liquid Space

International

GoCoWo

International

Find Workspaces

US

Sneed

India

Ofixu

International

Meetings Booker

International

Qdesq

India

eWorky

International

Share your office

US

Spacelist

US and Canada

42 Floors

US

Office List

US and Canada

Coffices

International

Breather

US, Canada, Europe

Setting

Berlin

Key to Office

International

Peerspace

US and Europe

Bizly

US

Spacewhiz

India

Beewake

US and Europe

Awfis

India

Spacehop

UK

Splacer

US

Lexc

International

Desk Camping

International

Worksnug

International

Seats 2 Meet

US

Coworking.Coffee

International

Commercial Cafe

US

Preferred Office Network

US

Heydesk

International

Office Freedom

International

The Yard Coworking

Save your community manager 41 hours each week—learn how The Yard did it with cloud-based access control.

Read the Case Study

Most Viewed

Technology as a Catalyst
Alberto Di Risio
Thriving In Smaller Markets
Junel Seet
Access Control vs Smart Locks
Alberto Di Risio
Offering More Value
Junel Seet
Protecting Network Security
Junel Seet
5d08ec2b95e837d532819564
template-6
section

Get expert advice on setting up and scaling your space

Free access to our best guides, industry insights and more.

Download Center
Setting Up