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    Elizabeth Ajetunmobi: Tips for a Drama-Free 2019 with Recruiting Domestic Staff


    Hurray! Welcome to amazing two thousand and nineteen. The beginning of a new year is usually one of my favorite times as it gives us fresh opportunities for growth and improvements in past average areas.

    Have you looked at those things that worked quite well for you in the previous year and those that didn’t?

    I’d like you to take a few minutes to think about your domestic staffing experience in 2018?
    What was it like?

    Was it stressful?
    What were the major highlights of your experience?

    If you had a stressful time with your household staff, then it’s time for change.

    You agree with me that having a high turnover of domestic staff can be really draining.
    Nobody has got time for drama in 2019; therefore, take these three intentional and deliberate steps to achieve your goals.

    Identify your goal/objective for hiring a staff

    Here are a few questions to guide you

    • What kind of staff do I need to hire?
    • Do I need a live in or live out person?
    • What are the top skills you require your staff to have to enable you function effectively on your job?
    • What is the staff’s professional experience?
    • What character qualities should I look out for in the potential employee to have a mutually beneficial relationship?
    • Do I need to increase my salary budget?
    • Am I too high handed?
    • Do I need to introduce monthly or quarterly appraisals?
    • Can I improve on terms of employment and benefits?

    Start the interview process
    Now that you are clear about the kind of staff you would like to hire, a job agency might be more reliable to help with the process. During the interview, refer to your notes and let it guide you in asking the potential staff questions.

    On-boarding
    After you have made your selection, on-board your staff. On-boarding is the process of getting your staff familiar with their new place of work. This is of utmost importance even if the person is experienced. Remember no two homes are the same. Therefore take out time to get them familiar with your household procedures to avoid matters that touch.

    I wish you the best year with your domestic staff.

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