How to hire a housekeeper

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Housekeeping is a dynamic and varied job, which entails a lot more responsibility than people often assume. A qualified professional housekeeper can help to improve the quality of life of a family enormously, so it is important to take care when picking out the right one. We explain how to hire a housekeeper, and how Nomenial can help.

Responsibilities of a housekeeper

Typical tasks that the housekeeper may perform could include things such as dusting and polishing furniture and fixtures, cleaning workspaces, kitchen spaces and the bathroom, making beds, changing linen and ironing clothes, as well as vacuuming and cleaning carpets and rugs and sweeping/vacuuming, polishing, and mopping hard floors. There are many tasks involved in the upkeep of a house beyond the ones mentioned here, and the housekeeper will generally make use of cleaning tools such as mops and vacuums, and will be in charge of maintaining cleaning supplies.

Required skills of a live in housekeeper

Due to the many tasks involved in being a housekeeper, the ideal candidate for the role should possess a variety of skills and attributes such a meticulous attention to detail and the ability to adapt to different situations. A good housekeeper must also have the ability to use their initiative, as well as patience and the ability to remain calm in stressful situations.

How Nomenial can help hire a housekeeper

When finding our how to hire a housekeeper, many people are dismayed to learn that they have to take on all of the legal responsibilities of being an employer. This includes paying tax and National Insurance on behalf of the housekeeper, as well as enrolling them on a pension scheme and issuing them payslips amongst other things. This puts some people off of registering officially as an employer, and they prefer instead to find a housekeeper through unofficial means and pay them cash in hand in order to avoid having to carry out administrative and tax duties. The problem with this is that it usually results in finding an inferior, less competent, and less trustworthy housekeeper.

With Nomenial, we are not only able to apply our extensive experience to help connect you with an excellent housekeeper, but we are also able to take care of a all administrative duties for you, so that you don’t have to worry about the bureaucracy. With us, you can register as an employer or you can just leave in our hands all the associated headache involved. We will employ the Housekeeper for you.