What is professional recruitment and why is it so important when searching for a nanny or homecare for your family
Finding a professional recruitment agency can be a daunting task. When businesses hire recruitment agencies to find staff they are usually dealing with professionals.
Although a solid education in human resources is an excellent foundation for this profession relevant experience is crucial. A professional recruitment agency should make your life easier and provide you with a very select short listed group of outstanding applicants that meet your needs. Interviewing candidates should involve a thorough assessment of their education, skills, and even an evaluation of their lifestyle and personality to appropriately match to a potential employer.
When looking for a professional recruitment agency we suggest you look for the following
• Experience in the industry. Working with an experienced nanny/homecare agency is very important. We are aware of the market, appropriate salaries and often have an extensive networking system to ensure the most effective method to source excellent candidates for our clients
• Experience in professional recruitment and human resources. Working with a nanny or homecare agency (even a well established one) who has no professional training or experience in this area can prove to be very disappointing.
• The ability to appropriately assess your needs. As your children grown and the dynamic of your family changes so do your needs. It is important to work with an agency that understands this and can make helpful suggestions and recommendations to ensure a successful long lasting employment relationship.
• The ability to source, screen and place the best candidate. This should really be three separate points because each step involves a complex and time consuming process. Finding the right candidates to interview and being able to appropriately screen and assess their abilities and suitability is crucial. This screening should not be limited to an interview but should also involve a criminal records check, drivers abstract (if applicable) and thorough reference checks.
Today’s modern family is busy, hardworking and spread pretty thin. Finding the right nanny or household staff is one of the most important choices a family can make. Choosing the right person will benefit your children, the dynamic of your house and your sanity. Choosing the right recruitment agency is the first step.