The following article is contributed by Katong Maid Agency in Singapore. They are an agency who provides domestic help services to all household. Get in touch with them if you are looking to hire a domestic helper for your household.
Often we witness business startups by entrepreneurs who put in hard work to nurture them with the aim of growing them to be big established firms. Yes, they can achieve their objectives; however, for any business to grow, a lot has to be done. Mainly, the entrepreneurs have to invest more of their productive time to work.
This can be attained but the household duties performed by the same entrepreneurs reduce their working time thus the need to hire a domestic help who can take care of the duties in their houses in order for them to get more time to work. Therefore, it is important for every businessperson to understand the ways to use when hiring an employee to help them with chores at home.
Taking into account the kind of person they want to hire depending on the task to be done whether it is cleaning, housekeeping, cooking or babysitting, the budget and the terms of service whether full time or part time, entrepreneurs can use the following methods.
Enquire from Relatives and Friends
Given that your family members and friends know the way you live, they are likely to be in a position of conveniently referring the correct candidate to you. Also you can easily communicate to them the kind of person you want and your requirements.
Moreover if you employ an individual who has been referred to you by people close to you or is from a place you know, you will have no worries. Also in case of any problem you can easily track the person or reach their family.
Employ a Person by Yourself
As an entrepreneur you can employ an individual directly. However with this method, you might need to put an advertisement indicating the requirements you have in the newspaper or on social media platforms and any other medium reliable to you. This will ensure that you have the opportunity to interview and choose the person of choice without any interference.
Moreover, you will have room for salary negotiation at a one on one basis which will save you some money which you can put into something else. Also, you can have time to give specific guidelines to the employee before commencement of work. On the other hand, if you decide to employ someone to help you in the house by your own, there are some things you will have to check by yourself. They include:
Past records belonging to the candidate which are an identification card and driving license in order to find out whether the employee was involved in any crime or caused an accident.
Registration documents and identification card not forgetting work permit if applicable to conform that they are valid and that your employee can work for you without any legal problems.
Hire the Services of an Agency
Another way through which you can hire a house help as an entrepreneur is through an agency. The benefit of using this method is that you can easily get a person with skills that is confirmed to be trained as opposed to when you are trying to look for them individually.
This is because, an agency has better information about trained persons, their personal credentials such as identification cards and passports and also where they are found. However, it is important to do thorough investigation of the agency you want to hire to perform the duty of getting you a house help through reading about it in its website or in any medium it has, asking friends in order to know the reputation the agency has, and inquiring if there are any grievances within it.
Also, ensure that you have the right information on the amount of money you should pay and the date when the payment is due. Seek to know the criteria they use to interview candidates and if they can offer assistance in case the person you get does not meet your requirements. All these information will make you understand better the agency and the services that they offer before you make any commitment with them.
Hire the Services of a Company
You can pay an already existing company to be sending their own employees to help you with domestic work according to the agreement you sign with them. The advantage of hiring someone to perform your household tasks through a company is that you will be given people who are trained to do their job thus the work is likely to be done well.
Despite this method being expensive, you will have another benefit of not having to pay the employee’s insurance, compensation and taxes. Also you will avoid other legal procedures such as confirming whether the person you have employed is legally allowed to work in your house. Being an entrepreneur the security of your house will be guaranteed as the company will always take it upon them to ensure that your house is secure even if you take long hours working in your business.