What You Should Consider When Hiring a Domestic Couple

What You Should Consider When Hiring a Domestic Couple

 

Sometimes, especially when life is busy, it takes good staff to keep a house and a family in order. With more and more people recognising the benefits of a domestic couple, we’ve been receiving more enquiries and questions than ever! At Talent Private Staff, we support you every step of the way to ensure you find the right domestic staff for you, so we’re here to answer any of your questions. Today, we thought we’d share with you some of the things you should consider when you’re hiring a domestic couple.

Hours

One of the first things to consider is how many hours you’ll be needing help as this will help both you and your private staff agent define the vacancy. For example, if it is mostly house maintenance you require, that might be just a part-time role. If childcare and frequent chauffeuring is required, you’ll want someone more permanent and full-time so that they can be there for your family throughout the whole day, from getting everyone up and out to school and work and everyone fed and organised in the evening.

Accommodation

Accommodation for domestic staff varies depending on the household and the necessary requirements. If you have defined that you only need a domestic couple on a part-time basis, it is usually typical that they live out. However, if you need help with ad hoc chauffeuring, hosting, running or butlering at social events or childcare including the running to clubs etc, it might be more suitable to have your domestic couple live in with you. If your demands are going to be ad hoc and you need a domestic couple who are flexible with their schedules, providing accommodation makes it easier for everyone.

Defined Roles

The great thing about domestic couples is that they’re so mouldable to your needs. Not every household is the same, so their needs are not the same either. The more specific you are about your household’s requirements, the better we can match you to the right domestic couple. Some of the typical arrangements include one half managing house maintenance, gardening, chauffeuring and butlering and the other half of the couple completing housework, laundry, cooking and childcare. Jot down what you’d like to delegate and you’re sure to have a successful match.

Hiring a domestic couple can have great positive change in a household so if you require a domestic couple, don’t hesitate to enquire today!

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