Are you looking for a Live-In Housekeeper but you have no idea where to find them? Look no further! There are many different options to find a live-in Housekeeper, and some will be more suited for you than others. Make sure you understand the options so you can have a stress-free recruitment process!
So where can you find a live-in Housekeeper to hire?
Firstly, you might be able to rely on your existing network. You might know people, family or friends, who already have a live-in Housekeeper. How did they find theirs? Their Housekeeper might well be connected to other Housekeepers who are looking for a new job. So ask around. You could even go as far as putting up notes in local supermarkets and coffee shops, advertising your role.
However, make sure you know the risks of finding a new live-in Housekeeper this way. Do you trust the person to be who they say they are? How can you be sure? Of course, getting someone recommended by a friend or family member can be a wonderful thing. Especially if they know the person they are recommending directly. Anything less than that can become blurry. Hiring a live-in housekeeper is not something to take lightly – this person will be living under your roof, potentially with your family. So make sure to do your due diligence (which you can read more about below).
Similar to putting a note up in your local supermarket, is trying to find a live-in Housekeeper online. There are several free websites where you can put your job advert up, and people can send you their CV or application directly.
Make sure that if you indeed put up a job advertisement yourself, you are clear in the description of the role and your expectations. Finding your new live-in Housekeeper this way can cause an overload of applications and this can be quite overwhelming. Especially if you have never recruited before, it can be extremely challenging and time-consuming to go through many applications. It also will be difficult to differentiate between the good and the less-suited applications.
If you decide to stick with this route and self-recruit, make sure you are well prepared. We have written some helpful tips here to get you started. But also make sure you are ready to potentially employ someone, have contracts and salaries all sorted. Stafftax is an amazing source of information and help for setting up payroll.
Use an Agency
A final option to find a new live-in Housekeeper is to use a professional agency. There are many benefits to this and you really will get what you pay for. A good agency will take all the hard work away from you. They spend their days finding, selecting and interviewing candidates so they will have a database full of suitable people ready for you.
Forget about having to go through hundreds of applications with many unsuitable. The right agency will do all this work for you. They will guide you every step of the way and make sure to help you with a suited job description, your expectations and what you can expect from your new live-in Housekeeper.
They will make a pre-selection of CVs for you to review, from which you can have interviews. The agency will help you with tips on how to interview and will set up trials for you and even help with job offers. All this so that the process will go smoothly and as time-efficient as possible. And that you end up with the best person suited for you and your household!
How can Polo & Tweed help?
Polo & Tweed are leading experts in finding, sourcing and placing live-in Housekeepers all over the world. Not only can we find the right match for your requirements, we can help with the whole process from interviews to more tricky things like hiring and contracts. Speak to us today and we can talk you through the process of finding your new live-in Housekeeper.