Room & Board is a retailer of classic contemporary American-made home furniture and accessories with 16 flagship stores and delivery centers throughout the United States as well as a robust website. Our passion is to help customers create homes they love.
How to Get Hired
We asked Room & Board for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.
What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?
We believe that work should have meaning and strive to hire individuals that are passionate about finding their life’s work and take personal accountability for their success. Successful Room & Board staff members are natural relationship builders and enjoy collaborating and supporting the success of others.
What can prospective employees do to get your attention?
We encourage candidates to be genuine in their approach to our selection process. Our online application asks questions about collaboration, respect and loving what you do. We hope candidates answer these questions in a thoughtful manner. We’re not for everyone, so we appreciate knowing candidates have taken time to research our company and can articulate how our culture and career opportunities align to their short- and long-term career ambitions and what they’re looking for in a company.
Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?
As customers tend to leverage our website during the week and visit our showrooms on the weekends, our staffing model has shifted to hiring Design Associates that work a three-day weekend schedule. Our most successful hires are individuals who have other life pursuits − typically in the creative realm, who need a professional, part-time role that offers benefits and a reliable income.
Our Delivery Associates are athletic, work at an energized pace and have a great deal of stamina. They are also effective communicators and innovative problem solvers that are trusted to work independently with their delivery partner and in collaboration with their delivery peers and retail team.
It can be challenging to find individuals to fill these unique roles as most people are unaware opportunities like these exist. So we are looking into new ways to identify individuals and share the opportunities.
What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?
We encourage candidates to visit our careers site (www.roomandboard.com/careers) to learn more about our open roles, our philosophies and what it's like to work at Room & Board. They can also join our talent community to be notified of future opportunities (jobs-roomandboard.icims.com/connect). We invite candidates to visit a Room & Board store; there is nothing like meeting us in person and experiencing our showroom environment and product first hand.