Tips on Selecting the Right Domestic Staff for Your Home or Estate
Domestic staff can handle tasks of every size, from the simple to the complicated. Knowing where to begin to hire the right person can be difficult. We reveal what you need to know and have in place before hiring household staff.
Write It Down
The best place to begin is to make a list of what you need and then match your list with the type of domestic staff that fits it most closely. For example, if you have a large household that requires its daily operations to be managed, an estate manager or majordomo may be what you seek. This type of staff person supervises household employees, as well as manages the finances related to your estate.
If you’re looking for staff members to keep your household clean and organized, then a housekeeping staff is the ideal choice. Busy households wanting more time to spend with their families or enjoying leisure activities may benefit most from a valet, domestic couple, or butler.
Of course, these are just a few of the many examples of domestic staff available to meet your needs.
Choose the Basis on Which Staff Will Be Assisting You
When you’re ready to contact domestic staffing agencies, you will be asked whether you prefer staff to live in or outside of your home. This is another important but very individual consideration that will largely be based on your budget and the space in your home.
Having live-in staff will require you to have the space available to house them. If you are frequently away, live-in staff can help to care for your home and attend to small issues before they develop into larger problems. This, alone, can provide you with much peace of mind. Live-in staff can also be for you if you have enough work to employ someone full-time.
If you don’t have the space to accommodate domestic help, and/or don’t require them to work full time in your home, then staff who prefer to live outside your home can be the best selection. This is also true if you don’t require domestic staff to be extremely flexible; often, live-out helpers have their own families and responsibilities outside of those associated with their domestic positions.
Always Check References
A crucial aspect of hiring domestic staff will be to check their references. Doing so will help remove any doubts you may have about hiring an individual, as well as reveal areas where a candidate excelled at their job or went beyond expectations. When checking references, be sure to ask open-ended questions to ensure you get a more honest and open response. Then, listen carefully to their answers.
Your Complete Household Staffing Solution
Staffing at Tiffanie’s is a domestic staff agency specializing in helping busy homeowners to find the right domestic professionals. Our confidential searches for top talent ensure only the best results. We choose those most suited to your requirements, and we send them to you for audition and selection. Begin the process by calling 866-484-5550.