Your household staff plays a valuable role in its smooth operation. So, retaining employees that you trust is crucial. Here are some tips on how to ensure a long-term working relationship with your household employees.
Work with a professional staffing agency.
Working with our team at Household Staffing means we will be there every step of the way including recruiting, screening, interviewing, and hiring. We will listen to what your exact household needs are, then find you up to five highly qualified candidates to choose from. We ensure they are verified and background checked and each person comes with a complete history profile. This process saves you time and gets candidates in front of you that fit the bill, so you can make your hiring decision and get on to the rest of your busy life.
Establish trust and respect.
Once you’ve found the right person to work in your home, you’ll want to do what you can to ensure they feel valued and respected. Make sure to take the time to check in on how they’re doing on a regular basis. Keeping the lines of communication open helps build rapport and respect with your employees. And of course, tell them thank you. These little things go a long way in establishing respect and trust in your work relationship.
Set them up for success.
What equipment or supplies does your employee need to be successful in their role at your home? For example, maybe your live-in housekeeper needs a vacuum cleaner for each level of the home. Or perhaps your personal chef needs a specific knife set for the kitchen. Ask them if they need anything specific to help them get the job done correctly. This will make a big difference in their efficiency.
Show your appreciation.
Employees who feel valued will generally give their all. So, find some ways that you can show your appreciation, in addition to just telling them that you’re thankful for their hard work. Consider giving them an occasional monetary bonus. Or, surprise them with an unexpected afternoon off or an extra day of paid time off (PTO) that they can use at their discretion.
Whether it’s a senior caregiver, a nanny, a housekeeper, a butler or someone else to work in your home, you can trust our 20+ years of experience in finding and placing qualified and experienced domestic employees in homes around the country. Contact us today to get the hiring process started.