Creating a job with Coople is free and only takes a few minutes. You can create a job from scratch, use one of your saved templates or use one of your recently created jobs. Everything is available from the Coople Web Platform and the Coople for Business App.
Let’s look at how to create a job from scratch:
Creating a job from the Coople Web Platform
Select the button Create Job at the top of the main screen to get started.
There are five steps in this process:
Writing a Job description
Selecting the Skills and Salary
Choosing the Location
1. Writing a Job description
The first thing you need to do is write a name for your job
Make the Job name short and clear so that Cooplers can quickly understand the type of job you offer. For example:
Picker & Packer
Customer Service Agent
All your recently created jobs that you published and saved templates appear here after you start typing the job name.
The second thing you need to do is to write a compelling Job description
Make the Job description attractive. Define the key responsibilities you want the worker to have and your preferred requirements. Include details about the location, teammates or experience level that can make the job stand out. For example, here is a great job description for a Waiter / Waitress:
We are looking for skilled and friendly waiters/waitresses for our high-end, cocktail bar at Heron Tower in London.
Your responsibilities: Take orders, Prepare and set tables, Serve food and beverages, Carry out various cleaning tasks.
Your key competencies: Previous experience in hospitality, Friendly and open-minded, Strong customer-oriented mindset.
Next, add a Contact person
This is a required step. The contact person must be able to answer any questions the workers have about the job. You can always add yourself or choose another person in your business who is registered with Coople.
Choose the Dress code
Show Cooplers the clothes you want them to wear at work with the Dress code options. You can always select Uniform provided if you have your own uniform, or Create Uniform and put it together from the Clothing items menu.
If you have any additional clothing requirements, you can add them into the Additional clothing box.
Add Health and Safety information
Use the Health and Safety information box to describe in detail your health and safety warnings and measures.
Add Additional information
Let workers know about Access restrictions and Facilities available to them by clicking on the relevant box. You can also use Tags to make it easier for you to find this job in the future in the Active jobs list.
2 . Selecting the Skills and Salary
To make sure you get the right people for your job, it’s important you select a Job profile. These are the role or roles you can hire for in Coople. When Cooplers create their profiles, they also select job profiles and their experience level. This helps us connect you with the right workers.
We added Expertise and Skills to the most used job roles. You will see them after you select the job role and can choose the most relevant ones to the job by tapping on them. This helps you make your job more specific and match you with the Cooplers who are best suited for this particular position.
Now select the Experience you want your worker to have
You can use the following suggestions to guide you when you need to choose an experience level.
Beginner: 0-6 months experience
Intermediate: 6 months-3 years’ experience
Expert: 3+ years’ experience
Note that not all jobs will require you to define the experience level.
Then choose the Wage
The hourly wage box will automatically display a Recommended wage based on the role and the experience level you choose. You can adapt it using the plus and minus icons. Hiring under the National Minimum Wage is not permitted.
We also display an Hourly cost which will change if you adapt the hourly wage. The hourly cost is your total cost per hour for hiring an individual Coopler.
We advise you to stay in line with what you pay your permanent employees. Also, if you have an urgent job, consider paying more per hour than usual to attract applications.
If your job requires an allowance such as for meals or travel cost you can add in the Allowances box and select whether it should be paid per hour, shift or for the whole job.
You can also select specific skills such as Languages or Driving licenses.
3. Create Shifts
In order to schedule the Shifts for your job, select the Dates when you need workers. You can then adjust the Start and End times, the Break and say how many people you need for a specific shift. Breaks are unpaid and must be at least 20 minutes for every 6 hours of work.
Notice two buttons just under the calendars: Add PO number and Edit multiple shifts. We recommend you add the Purchase Order Number (PO Number), it will make your accounting easier in the future. You can also always create and Edit multiple shifts.
If you can’t see any dates or times, press Show Shifts under the calendar.
4. Choose the Location
Your company address appears as an address suggestion. You can also add an address to your job and specify a meeting point if needed. For example, if you are requesting workers for a warehouse, you can write 'Meet us next to the red, metal door at the right of the main entrance' in this textbox.
5. Invite applicants
From here, you can send your job request to groups of workers: Favourites, Previously Hired, Private or any other group you create. To do this, select Invite specific groups and choose the relevant one from the drop-down menu.
If you only want to send the job to these workers, please tick Make this job private so that your job will only go to that specific group or person.
Note that you will only be able to use this feature after you have hired people and made the best Cooplers your favourites.
If you want to invite individual workers to your job, all you have to do is click on Invite specific workers and type their name.
That’s it, you are ready to publish your job!
Make sure you review all the information, including your Estimated cost. Click on Publish to post your job, or hit Publish and save as a template. When you save as a template, you will be able to find all the information you created next time.
Creating a job from Coople for Business
Creating a new job from Coople for Business is something you can do from an Android and iOS device. Select the plus icon on the Home screen and follow the next steps:
Select Create new job
Then choose the job profile you want to find. Job profiles are the roles there are available in Coople. For some job profiles, you will have to select an experience level: Beginner, Intermediate or Expert.
Set the wage, then tap on Continue
If you see Expertise and Skills, select the most relevant ones to the job to attract qualified candidates. Tap Continue
Choose the Dress code and any additional clothing requirements. Tap Continue
Select the dates, the start and finish times, the break duration and the number of workers. Then tap on Create shift
Create additional shifts tapping on the plus button at the top right of the screen. Tap Continue when you are finished.
Write the Address. You can select it from the dropdown menu and it will appear on a map. You can also specify a meeting point, give as many details as possible. For example, if you are requesting workers for a warehouse, you can put 'Meet us next to the red, metal door at the right of the main entrance'. Select Continue
Add a Contact person. You can select yourself or add a new person. Select Continue
Write the Job name, Job description and Health and Safety information. When you are done, select Continue
Almost there! Review the entire job again to make sure all details are correct.
If you have hired Cooplers before or made your best workers a favourite, you can choose who will see this job. Add specific workers or groups including Previously hired, Favourites, Referred by me, Private and Internal employees. Tap on Who will see this job to edit the details. You can also choose to only show this job to these groups and to Automatically hire favourites if they apply for understaffed shifts
Review all the information again, including the Estimated cost
Tap on Publish shifts. We recommend to also Save as a template to save you time in the future.
What happens after you publish the job?
Cooplers will be able to see your job on their Coople Job App and apply for one or multiple shifts.
We will send you an email and in-app notification when you have enough applicants. If you don’t make a hire soon, you will get daily reminders to make sure you get the best workers.