Finding the right people to work for your company is never an easy task, sometimes it can feel like everyone who applies just isn't the right fit, until there's that one that jumps off the page in personality and experience. The one that could start the job running rather than stumbling. The one that has the same vision as you. The one with the knowledge to help execute your big ideas. It's almost like you're playing a game of Where's Wally when you're searching for talent, especially in a saturated market such as Hong Kong. So what's one to do?
Enter coworking spaces.
Coworking spaces have long been lauded as a great alternative to traditional offices when you're starting out a business. Why? They're cost-efficient, they're conveniently located, and they have flexible lease terms. But that's not all they have to offer: inherent in the ethos of coworking is the community. In other words, working in a coworking space means you'll be surrounding yourself with talented, creative, and motivated individuals just as driven as you are to achieve their goals.
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Since collaboration and networking lay at the heart of coworking spaces, it's not a far-fetched idea that you can build meaningful business relationships, collaborations, and partnerships. In fact, most coworking spaces will foster this development through various networking events whether it be a breakfast gathering, a Game of Thrones episode viewing, a Salsa dance class, or a workshop on SEO.
We have already seen large global companies such as Microsoft and Facebook embrace coworking by moving parts of their team into coworking spaces. We've also seen companies such as Unilever set up their own coworking space, LEVEL3, in Singapore as a means to tap into the millennial talent pool. Of course, this isn't limited to Singapore or Western countries. Renting a coworking space in Hong Kong - such as in YoofHex, The Atrium Owl Square Coworking Space, Garage Society, or Power A Space - offers you all the same benefits at a more affordable rate. This becomes even more evident when compared to the relatively expensive office rentals in the country, which have been declared as some of the most expensive in the world.
Coworking spaces in Hong Kong also help larger companies stay ahead of the competition by collaborating with the tech-forward startups that have housed themselves in said coworking spaces. This might not mean directly hiring those startups or the people working for them, but it still helps you find talent as you can have impactful interactions which could lead to future partnerships. You might be wondering which MNC's have made the jump to coworking spaces to take advantage of just these advantages. Well, Samsung, Barclays, and Volkswagen are just some of the examples but there are many more out there.
So what are you waiting for. If you're looking for new talent to join your team or help your business stay ahead of the ever-changing, digitally-focused, environment we find ourselves in, then it's time you check out a coworking space or two. Feel free to browse our listings or if you want some more information about the top coworking spaces in Hong Kong and how they can help your business you can reach out to our Space Expert Samson at firstname.lastname@example.org!