Need A Life?There’s a saying: A good spouse can bring balance to your life. It is the same with a good Helper.
FINDING THE RIGHT HELPER
Hiring a domestic helper through a licensed agency can make the process easier, but finding the right helper for your home is crucial for your peace of mind as you focus on building your future.
At EELIT, our dedicated Placement Consultants take personal responsibility for overseeing and conducting a comprehensive search and interviewing process to find the perfect domestic helper for your family. By closely managing this process, we ensure that the expectations of both you and the helper are met and satisfied. This approach not only saves you time and effort during the search, but also ensures a well-matched and harmonious relationship between you and your helper.
To learn more about our meticulous interviewing process and the Orientation and Training Programme we provide for MDWs, we invite you to explore further and discover how we ensure the highest standards in matching the right helper to your unique needs.
TIPS TO STREAMLINE YOUR SELECTION PROCESS
When selecting a Helper to care for your young children, candidates with prior experience in child care or who have children of their own may possess an advantage over others. During the interview process, it is advisable to inquire about the candidate’s reasons for departing their previous employment. This not only provides insights into their relationship with the previous employer but can also highlight any potential warning signs.
Selecting a Helper whose work ethic aligns with your values is crucial in establishing a harmonious employer-employee relationship. Furthermore, asking about their likes and dislikes in previous jobs can provide a better understanding of their expectations for their new role in your home.
Conflict Resolution Style
To gain insight into each candidate’s communication style, it is valuable to invite them to express how they would address any dissatisfaction with you as the employer. This serves as a verbal agreement in the pre-hiring stage, promoting transparency and ensuring alignment of expectations. Additionally, fostering a conducive environment for mutual feedback throughout the employment term further enhances communication and enables continuous improvement.
Language is a crucial component to your communication with your Helper. Misunderstandings can lead to uncomfortable situations that nobody wants in their own home! In order to minimise such chances of conflict and make for a more conducive working environment, it would be best if your helper can speak a common language as your household members and you. Those of you who live with your elderly parents may require that the helper take care of their needs. Caring for the elderly is meticulous work, so it’s important that you can communicate well with your helper, even if your parents cannot.
Priorities of Candidates
Understanding the background and priorities of domestic workers is crucial as they often have commitments back home that may affect their work. By gaining insights into their personal circumstances, such as parental medical needs or other familial responsibilities, employers can establish realistic expectations and create a supportive work environment. This knowledge allows for better understanding and consideration of the worker’s situation while ensuring their effectiveness and well-being in the household.