Hiring a Live-in Housekeeper from Overseas

Published on January 20, 2020

Hiring a Live-in Housekeeper from Overseas

Looking for a live-in housekeeper? Hiring one from overseas has many benefits. Here's how our recruitment agency can help you Click To TweetWhen hiring a live-in Housekeeper there are many different things to consider. But have you considered hiring a live-in Housekeeper from overseas? This can have many benefits for you! It brings a different culture into your household, and hiring a multi-lingual Housekeeper can be a great choice if you or your children are learning a new language.

But what should you consider when hiring a live in housekeeper from overseas?

What should you consider when hiring a live-in housekeeper from overseas?

Job Adverts. You are looking for a Housekeeper from overseas so it is really important that you advertise your role where the appropriate candidates will see it. Working with an agency that has contacts all over the world will ensure that you target those people. More information on the benefits of using an agency can be found here.

Referrals. Do you know someone that has already hired a Housekeeper from overseas? Maybe they can point you in the right direction. Or maybe their Housekeeper can put you in contact with some other great Housekeepers that they already know!

Interviews. You should have a one-to-one conversation with each candidate you are considering. You can use Skype or Face time to conduct your interviews.

Language barriers. You may be hiring a Housekeeper from overseas because you want to learn a new language. However, they should have a sufficient level of English to be able to converse with you and your family. This is important as you want to be sure they understand what you are asking of them in their job role.

Vetting your candidates. We highly recommend that you vet all your candidates, whether they are local or from overseas. Polo & Tweed checks the references of all the candidates we recommend to give you peace of mind. You should always get references from previous employers so you can know how the candidate works and help you decide whether he or she is right for your family.

What are the benefits of having assistance from a foreign live-in housekeeper?

  • Hiring a Housekeeper from overseas can be a great way to familiarise your household and your family with another culture. Because your new housekeeper will be living with you, you will likely learn a lot about their culture. If cooking is part of your live-in housekeeper’s job description you may enjoy having foreign cuisine and learning new ways of cooking.
  • If you or your children are trying to learn a new language, the best way is to practice, practice, practice. Hiring a live-in Housekeeper whose native language is the one you are trying to learn is an effective way to do this.

How can Polo & Tweed help?

Polo & Tweed work with clients and candidates all over the world. We have thousands of candidates on our books that are multi-lingual – some already living in the UK. If you would like to hire a live-in Housekeeper from overseas, or would just like to discuss your options, get in touch with us today here or give us a call on 0203 858 0233.

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