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Hiring Household Staff: A Beginners Guide

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Are you overwhelmed with the many responsibilities of daily life? Are you considering hiring household staff for help around the house? Do you not know where to start? In this, article we will walk you through the process of finding household staff. 

Things to Consider When Hiring Household Staff

Services Needed from Household Staff

Firstly, think about the services you will require when hiring household staff. For example:

  • Is your commute to work a burden every day? A chauffeur could be beneficial.
  • Want to cut down on take-out meals but lack the time to cook? Consider hiring a personal chef.
  • Do you want to spend less time cleaning up? A housekeeper might be the answer.

There are many areas where household staff can provide help. Read more on each job type to narrow down your search criteria.   

Time Required of Household Staff

Next in your search for hiring household staff, determine how much time you require of your new employee.

  • Do you need a weekly maid for deep cleaning?
  • Do you require a weekday driver, excluding weekends?
  • Do you seek a nanny available for family travel?

Additionally, when hiring household staff, consider the time needed to find an employee. Do you have the time to post job advertisements, conduct interviews and do trial tests? You may want to consider a recruitment company like Nomenial who can handle the logistics for you. Additionally, Nomenial vets all of the leads, checking their history, records and background.  

Financial Means

The next step for hiring household staff is the cost. Each service type will vary based on the employees:

  • work experience
  • education
  • certifications
  • location
  • and availability 

During your employee search it is important for your budget and desired credentials to align. For example, if you need a nanny 5 days a week, a live-in nanny may be out of your budget. Instead, a live-out nanny could present a better fit.    

Becoming An Employer

Finally, you must consider the payment structure when hiring household staff. Are you ready to take on the role of becoming an employer? This task will take time and knowledge to ensure all requirements are met. You will need to:

  • write a formal employment contract
  • ensure the employee is legally allowed to work in the country
  • register as an employer
  • provide pension plans when necessary
  • and get a background check if they are working with vulnerable people

To reduce this burden, it might be worth your time to use a reputable company like Nomenial who can be the employer instead.   

How Nomenial Can Help With Hiring Household Staff

Free Quote Tool

At Nomenial, we strive to streamline the process of hiring household staff. We have created a tool that provides a free quote based on your criteria. All you need to do is fill in the following information:    

enquiry hiring household staff

After that, you will be provided with an estimated cost for the service. Furthermore, it will give the options of agency or direct employment models. If you would like additional information, reach out to our professional and qualified staff. They have experience finding the ideal candidates for specific situations and financial means. 

Options of Employment

Another asset that Nomenial provides is the choice of employment structure. When hiring domestic workers, not everyone needs a large amount of staff. That´s why we give you the choice of having Nomenial be the employer. We will be responsible for payroll management, pension contributions, national insurance, and other relevant statutory obligations such as tax payments and financial responsibilities.  

Other Nomenial Services Available

At Nomenial, we value finding the best household staff for your specific circumstances. We have created a premium recruitment process that includes:

  • expertly crafted professional interviews
  • personality assessments
  • thorough CV evaluation
  • rigorous reference verification
  • and comprehensive background screening

Furthermore, we want you to be satisfied long-term. We have an exclusive 12-month employee replacement guarantee to show our commitment to our clients.       

Ready to Get Started?

If you’re ready to hire household staff, Nomenial is here to help. Our experienced team will guide you through the process and ensure you find the perfect match for your household needs. Get in touch today for a seamless recruitment journey!


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