Managing household staff can be difficult, but it’s the first step in making sure your household runs smoothly. We have put together some tips for you to use when hiring household staff from Seaside Staffing Company.
Hire the right people:
This is obvious, of course, but one of the key things is to hire the right agency because they will find you the right people. At Seaside Staffing, we look for excellent candidates who have experience in their chosen field within our industry, impeccable references, and a great “can-do” attitude.
Set clear expectations:
It’s important to set clear expectations for your staff from the beginning. This includes outlining their job responsibilities, work hours, and any other important details.
Communication is key to managing household staff. Conducting weekly staff meetings to discuss any issues or concerns they may have, provide feedback on their performance, or just connect with them.
Treat your household staff with respect and kindness. If you are hard on your employees and air your dirty laundry it makes the environment uncomfortable. Everyone deserves to be treated with respect.
Training and support:
By providing your household staff with the proper training and support they need to do their job effectively will ultimately allow you to have peace of mind as you will know they are doing things the way you like them to be done. This can include helping your new employee navigate through the environment, or just giving them information on how you would like things to be. Furthermore, there are other opportunities for training in our field such as, workshops, summits, conferences, and other educational opportunities within the field of domestic service.
It’s important to set boundaries with your household staff to ensure that they understand what is and is not acceptable behavior. And set boundaries for yourself.
Offering incentives can be a great way to motivate your staff and show them that you appreciate them. It lets them know they are valued. This can include bonuses, time off, or other rewards.
Don’t forget that communication is key to any relationship and that it is not different with your employees, once you have everything in place, you can effectively manage your household staff and create a positive and productive work environment for everyone in it!