I need to hire a domestic worker, where do I start?
Finding the right employee can be quite intimidating as it means bringing a new person into your home. Before you start your search, it’s important to have a clear sense of their responsibilities, prioritize skills and attributes that are most important to your family.
How do I make the most of the interview?
The interview is an important step in the hiring process as it is a chance to figure out if the applicant, often a total stranger, is a good fit for your family. Here is a list of question you may want to ask.
What do we need to agree on? (salary, working hours, bonus, allowances + contract template download)
Salaries and other benefits can vary widely, here’s what you need to know when you hire a new domestic worker.
How important is a reference check?
Unless they have worked for expat families, most domestic workers don’t have reference letters and speaking to previous employers is generally not possible. If you can, conduct a reference check but remember it can be very difficult to fully understand the circumstances of previous employment.
How can I create a healthy relationship with my employee?
Some families hope to find an employee that will eventually become part of their family, while others want to keep things professional. There is no right nor wrong here as long the relationship is based on open communication and mutual respect.
I no longer need to employ my worker, how may I help her find a new job?
As your family circumstances change, you may no longer need to employ your worker.
In order to help them find employment, you can encourage them to get in touch with KasiCare’s team and write a recommendation letter. Here is a list of what a helpful recommendation should have.