Finding a housekeeper with Hummingbird
Finding a housekeeper or staff member to work with your family can appear to be a daunting process, especially if it is your first time hiring home staff.
At Hummingbird Home Staff, we are a specialist housekeeping agency that aims to make this process as seamless as we can. We know the responsibilities and considerations involved in recruiting the perfect housekeeper are not immediately apparent when you begin your search. However, with our guidance and support, this often stressful process will become smooth and manageable.
We have over 35 years of combined experience and expertise in connecting the right candidates with the right families, so we start by asking the most important question:
What Type of Housekeeper do you Need?
Often, one of the first things you will need to determine when you are thinking of hiring a housekeeper is the specific type of home staff assistance will you need.
For instance, will you need someone to handle general household chores, such as cleaning and organising? Or perhaps your family requires someone with a more varied skillset like preparing and cooking meals, or organising the laundry?
Whatever you decide, as a housekeeping agency we are with you from start to finish to match an array of housekeeping staff such as:
- Full or part time housekeepers
- Live in and live out housekeepers
- Permanent and temporary housekeepers
- Housekeeper nannies
- Housekeeper PAs
At Hummingbird Home Staff, we’re here to make sure you find the most compatible housekeeper for your family!
The Varied Duties of a Housekeeper
The role of a housekeeper is multi-faceted. Ultimately, they play a vital part in maintaining the cleanliness and organisation of a home. To make sure we perform our role as a housekeeping agency, we need to know what type of housekeeper you require.
Housekeepers are generally responsible for a wide range of tasks that contribute to the overall upkeep and functionality of a household. You may need a housekeeper to clean, tidy and manage household chores. This could include dusting furniture, mopping floors, vacuuming carpets, and wiping down surfaces.
In addition to cleaning, a housekeeper could take care of laundry - sorting, washing, ironing and folding clothes, ensuring that each item is handled with care. A good housekeeper will have great attention to detail and ensure that every nook and cranny is free from dust and dirt. But they can be so much more!
Depending on your requirements, your housekeeper could create grocery lists, purchase necessary items, and stock the cupboards and fridge. Depending on your needs, they could also plan and cook delicious and nutritious meals for the entire household. At Hummingbird Home Staff housekeeping agency, we know the role of a housekeeper is a flexible one, because no two family homes are the same!
Hiring a Housekeeper
Once you have a clear idea of the type of help you need, the next step is for us to conduct a home visit, then begin vetting potential candidates for you.
If you were doing this yourself, you could find this stage time-consuming and overwhelming. How do you know who has the right skillset for your needs? How would you know what questions to ask?
With our years of experience running a housekeeping agency, we’re experts at simplifying this part of the hiring process. And, in no time at all, we will find the ideal candidate to seamlessly integrate into your household.
Part of the Family
At Hummingbird Home Staff, we know housekeepers often develop a close relationship with the family they work for, as they provide support and assistance in various aspects of daily life. They may run errands, assist with childcare or pet care, and even manage household budgets or appointments.
Hiring a housekeeper from a specialist housekeeping agency involves helping us identify someone who is the perfect fit for your requirements. After all, their hard work and dedication ensures your home is a clean, comfortable, and well-functioning space for your entire family to enjoy.
Employing a Housekeeper
It is important to remember that becoming an employer comes with certain legal obligations. These aspects might seem intimidating, especially if you are new to the role of an employer. However, there is no cause for worry, as Hummingbird Home Staff are here to support you every step of the way.
We are a housekeeping agency that understands the complexities of the hiring process and the legal requirements involved. We provide expert advice and guidance every step of the way, ensuring that you navigate through the employment journey smoothly. Our dedicated team will be by your side, offering support and answering any questions that arise.
Hiring a housekeeper - the Hummingbird Home Staff way!
With Hummingbird Home Staff's assistance, you can confidently embark on your journey to find the perfect housekeeper or staff member.
So, take a deep breath and contact us today! Place your trust in Hummingbird Home Staff to guide you through this exciting chapter of your life. With our support, you will find the ideal housekeeper or staff member who will make your home a sanctuary of comfort and organisation.
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