Hiring domestic workers and maids is way tougher than hiring for say an office. The cause is that you grant this maid to enter your home and be in touch with your loved ones. So, the process should contain a few mandatory checks.
Create a Job Profile or JD
The first step to hiring should be making a job profile and job details of the housemaid or other unorganized workers. You may ask why. Let me explain: Having job details or a JD can help you get transparency about more things. Some of these are:
What do you wish the Helper to do. Depending on this:
What would be the idealistic age of a people for the work
Can you have a look at the male as well as female candidates
What could be the wage outgo required
Prepare for the interview
Ready for the interview to make sure the Helper can accomplish the JD needs. For this, catalog the questions you may wish to arise, actions you may wish a test to be taken for, etc.
The following could be a beginning schedule for tasks a person may need to accomplish as a Domestic Worker:
Look after day to day cleaning actions like mopping, dusting, sweeping
Cleaning, drying, folding ironing clothes
Preparing beds and dusting cupboards
Cooking food, including a special dish
Purchasing for groceries etc
Taking care of children and seniors
Dropping off and picking up children from school, taking them to the
playground, helping them with homework
Once you have written down all the works you wish the maid to do, it
will help you come at many things, having the time for which you need to hire the maid and the wage you are ready to give.
What are the better job timings for a housemaid?
Hire a live-in or part-time maid to depend on JD you made
Whether you require a live-in, or daytime maid rely upon your needs.
Full-time maids will start work for 8 to10 hours. Sometimes workers try to get a housemaid/chef/nanny for 12 hours. But, just like us, no one can consecutively work energetically for 12 hours, unless there are a few rest periods in between. So, in place of trying to expand the time, see how you can help the domestic helper manage her work in 8 hours. in a productive path.
Ways to hire Full-time or Part-time housemaids
One of the common ways to choose housemaids in India is to hire one from a context. People normally ask their neighbors, close friends, and family to refer someone they know individually.
The cause for this is that faith in our mind is of the highest priority when hiring housemaids and we feel hiring from references makes the applicant safe. But, today this is not exactly true. No one will take liability if something unfortunate happens with you, including your house help. We have to ourselves take all the liability for our security and the security of our loved ones.
A benefit of choosing a better Institution or online portal is the options you get to pick a maid as per your requirements vs just 1 or 2 that you get by a reference from your neighbor etc. You can find institutions in daily newspapers or even social media platforms.
Before approving any hiring, check whether the housemaid you are calculating can do the jobs you wish her to do as you wish her to do. Will she clean clothes by hand if required, will she come at the time you require her, can she do dusting as required, etc.