Mark Biery, global head of sales for Selina’s Co-Live remote work program, says that companies can seek top talent in coliving communities in the midst of the ongoing labor shortage.
That’s why the coworking provider is offering a new platform for its members that allows them to connect with other residents, while helping employers find new talent from all corners of the workforce.
“We’re moving away from Facebook to a better platform that has more features, so people have profiles and post job opportunities,” said Liora Nuchowicz, global community lead at Co-Live. “Anything that’s like a talent pool, we want to be able to connect people in that way, because that’s what’s unique about co-livers, they’re here working — they’re not here just to party.”
This announcement follows Selina’s plans to go public via merging with BOA Acquisition Corp. in a $1.2 billion deal.
Coliving is expected to see continued expansion in the coming years from the growing population of digital nomads, as well as young professionals seeking a lower cost of living and a sense of camaraderie during this era of isolation.
For instance, CapitaLand’s lodging division Ascott has plans to open 17 “lyf” properties by 2025, which will include 3,000 units across 13 cities and nine countries.
“The apartments, social spaces and experiential programmes at lyf properties are designed for guests to forge connections and to nurture a strong sense of community,” the company said in a blog post.