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Hummingbird - Hummingbird Home Staff  are delighted to offer home support with housekeeping, practical help and companionship for the elderly.

Hummingbird Home Staff are delighted to offer home support with housekeeping, practical help and companionship for the elderly.

07 Nov 2018

At Hummingbird Home Staff we have some extremely exciting news!! We are very proud to announce our brand new home staff service– Hummingbird Home Support providing practical help, housekeeping and companionship for the elderly! Hummingbird Home Support provides non-medical support and companionship for elderly clients wishing to remain within their own homes, rather than moving into residential care away from home, family and friends. We understand and respect that it is not only the personal and physical care which can affect the elderly and infirm, but the lack of social interaction, and the loneliness of ‘empty house’ syndrome if a spouse has recently passed away can also have a serious impact on their health and well-being going forward.

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Hummingbird - Interview style – making the most of your time and getting the best from your candidate.

Interview style – making the most of your time and getting the best from your candidate.

09 Oct 2018

Interview style – making the most of your time and getting the best from your candidate. Over the years interview styles and techniques have evolved and luckily for those being interviewed things are much now more relaxed and informal. Thank goodness the days of the clipboard and being interviewed by a family in a corporate way are gone. This was not always successful within a family environment as it was so off putting and I believe created a barrier between the nanny and the family. However, even though the clipboard has gone there are still things you can do to help get the most of your interview time and properly evaluate the candidate who has come to meet you. I believe if you are meeting a nanny or a nanny/housekeeper that in order to get the most of your time you need to get off to a good start. Keeping things simple and informal is the best way to get a real idea of what the person is all about and whether they are a good fit for your family.

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