We are already well into 2022, but that doesn’t mean it’s too late to start your search or a qualified person to work in your home. Whether it’s a nanny, a housekeeper, an estate manager, personal assistant, or someone else, finding a person you can trust to work in your home is important. Here are some tips on how to do that.
Determine what qualities you’re looking for in an employee
Before you start your search, make a list of qualities and characteristics you’re looking for in an employee. This might include skills, moral values, or experience they have. Then, as you start the interview process, keep these things in mind as you meet them and ask questions.
Trust your instincts
Most of the time, your gut feeling is right. So, if you have the sense that the candidate you are talking to or interviewing isn’t the right fit, that’s okay. Listen to that feeling and move onto the next candidate.
Skills and experience are very important to consider when starting your search for a household employee. However, spending a little time getting to know the candidate to see who they are as a person is a good idea. What are they passionate about? What do they enjoy doing outside of work? What’s their background? When you ask people about themselves and they begin to share, you will get a better idea of who they are and if this is the type of person that you can trust and would fit into your family dynamic or not.
Not everyone calls the references on a resume. We recommend talking to those references and ask them specific questions about the candidate you’re considering. Talk to them not just about their relationship with the candidate, but also about their trustworthiness and honesty, as well. Hearing what other people say about a person will give you insight into the candidate’s character.
And last, working with a reputable agency like Household Staffing will help immensely. We screen each candidate and do not refer people that we wouldn’t place in our own homes! In addition, if you do pick a candidate that doesn’t end up being the right fit, that’s okay. We will replace a candidate for any reason if your guarantee is still valid. Our 98.7% retention rate speaks for itself – and that’s something you can count on!
Contact us today to find the right employee to begin work in your home right away.