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Hiring and Getting Hired


Those who are hiring help at home for the first time often wonder how to go about interviewing and selecting the proper fit for their household. LifeWorx offers help in mediating this practice, but for those families who desire to complete this process independently we have provided a short list of essential tips for hiring help on your own.

  1. Carefully consider all of your needs. This seems like the simplest step in the process, which may also make it the most easily overlooked. Articulate exactly what type and duration of help you need for your household, what type of personality would suit your home and what skills would be most necessary to carry out and the required duties. Plan your budget, too.
  2. Interview prospective employees LifeWorx recommends a phone interview prior to an in-person interview in order to get a feel for individuals’ communication skills before meeting with them face-to-face. When interviewing a candidate, your questions should be direct but also open-ended in order to give the person a chance to speak in detail about their past experiences and provide much more information than simple “yes” or “no” responses. The interview process is imperative to ensuring that the person you are hiring will be able to relate well to you and your family members.
  3. Conduct extensive background and reference checks Whether the candidate is going to live-in or live-out, he or she is going to spend a considerable amount of time in your household, so it is crucial for families to clear his or her background by calling multiple references and reviewing the individual’s criminal, driving and immigration records.
  4. Create a contract. Though you should clearly outline the required duties and expectations for the job during the interview, once a hire is made it is best for you and your employee to put a work agreement into writing. This should include information on pay rate, job expectations, duration of work and other objectives.

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