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Top 10 tips when hiring Domestic Staff

Top 10 tips when hiring Domestic Staff

Impressively, in this article, we are handing you Top 10 tips when hiring Domestic Staff. Obviously, for in depth help, please contact us today on: +442032900142 or info@bespokebureau.com

Needless to say, domestic staff for your home and family can be a stressful process. Alongside finding the staff member with the right skills and experience, it’s not just as simple as the right personality match. Of course, you have to ensure that the candidate is honest, trustworthy and above all who they say they are. However, for us as an agency, it is easy and we cover all bases. Oftentimes, our clients have never really thought about what type of household pressures and priorities they live with. Therefore, if you are just starting to think about the possibility of hiring domestic staff, here are our 10 Top tips when hiring domestic staff.

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Our top 10 tips when hiring Domestic Staff

When it comes to finding the right domestic staff for you, here are your Top Tips


  1. If you were a magician, which household tasks would be taken care of? Obviously, your priorities will help define your ideal domestic staff member. For example, do you entertain alot? If so, importance of polished service skills would probably be important. Or, do you have OCD? Then a top cleaner with meticulous eye for details may be essential for you.
  2. Moreover, how formal is your family? You may want a very formal butler or a friendly, informal chef. Of course, personality types don’t have to be identical your own, but they should be complementary to your ideas of a great member of staff. Finally, just talk to us about us and we’ll do the rest.
  3. Importantly, think of any must-haves in addition to the standard requirements of the role. Needless to say, consider things like if your staff must be dog lovers, or be able to drive, or to speak Spanish, or be prepared to work some weekends, just let us know.

Top advice when hiring home staff. Continued….

A professional agency (like ourselves) are experts on the subject.  Here is our guide to the best ways to protect your family and your home.

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4. Multiple Interviews

Many of our clients will ask their PA to conduct the first round of interviews.  Even if you decide that you want to conduct the first round of interviews (or indeed don’t have a PA), arrange at least two interviews.  This will give you a clear feel of the candidate and allow you to see them on different occasions.  With domestic staff recruitment it is always better to be safe rather than sorry.

5. Ask a friend, or family member to join you, as multiple people whom you trust can help interpret the candidate background.  Different approaches to interview will help glean different information.

Top 10 tips when hiring  Domestic Staff

Top 10 tips when hiring Domestic Staff

6. Trial. Needless to say, we always recommend trialing a candidate before you hire them.  This can give you a clear insight into the way they act and behave and this may differ to how they have conducted themselves in interview.  You don’t want to get tied down employing someone who isn’t right for the positions, so ensure that you conduct a trial or a probationary period

Also ensure that the candidate is supervised during the trial, for example if it is a Nanny position, you can allow the candidate to spend some time alone with the children getting to know them, but do this in a safe space.  Domestic staff recruitment places your family or property in a vulnerable position – so make sure you protect yourself.

References and more

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7. The importance of references

One of the most important steps in domestic staff recruitment is to check the candidates references.  Ideally you should call them, verify the dates they worked for the person, and get a general outline of the duties they conducted.  As for both a personality reference and then a work reference (as they might be very different).  Ask them what the reason was that they left (if that is appropriate) and if they would recommend them.

By checking these references yourself you will have a good idea as to the candidate’s working history.  From time to time it can prove difficult for our candidate to obtain references, particularly if they have worked for a very VIP or HNW family.  However in this instance as an agent we accept letter headed references sent to us.  Even VIP and HNW clients have PAs who can verify employment history.  In domestic staff recruitment you should be very wary of a candidate who says that they cannot get references.

 DBS domestic staff recruitment8. Police check

A DBS check is a government check that employers ask to see as proof of criminal history, or lack thereof.  Not all candidates have them (as some clients don’t request them). We recommend that all clients who consider hiring staff look to acquire a copy of the candidates DBS.  You can’t do this on your own, you have to ask an agent (like ourselves) or a company to process one. If the candidate has lived abroad this can take slightly longer to process as the British government reaches out to the international departments.

When the DBS comes back, it will be sent directly to the candidates current address and the agent then requests a copy.  As the client you can be sent the copy by the agent or the candidate.  It will either come back clear (which is the most common) or it will not.  When working with or around children it is vital that you require the candidate to have a DBS for protecting the children.  A DBS is a vital step for any domestic staff recruitment.

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Hire domestic staff with us

Hire domestic staff with us

9. Additional Background Checks when you hire domestic staff

Although a DBS check is a good way to show criminal history, many of our VIP and HNW clients want to have a greater peace of mind.  After all, we’ve all heard about horror stories and we want to avoid them.  Therefore the next logical step is to do a detailed background check on the candidate you are looking to hire.

10. Trust your Gut!

Even if you’ve followed all the steps above, the most important thing to do is trust your gut during the domestic staff recruitment process. If something doesn’t feel right, don’t ignore it.  Clients can exhaust all the above list and still not feel something is right.  Trust your instincts!

Hire staff with Bespoke Bureau

You can get in touch with us today by email info@bespokebureau.com or by phone: +442032900142 and one of our experienced consultants will get in touch with you.  We look forward to hearing from you to discuss your staff recruitment.

  1. First of all, there’s no fuss in hire domestic staff with us.
  2. Secondly, we will see that you get the best staff.
  3. Thirdly, the domestic staff with us will arrive on a time and day that suits a person’s needs and not the other way around.
  4. Moreover, we will make sure that you are happy or you can swap the staff within 12 months and this is a unique, unrivalled guarantee that we offer.
  5. Of course, our staff do more than just clean a house, they care for it.
  6. Impressively, they create a warm, inviting and positive atmosphere within the home.
  7. Finally, our clients can get on with other tasks and they can rest with the knowledge that they will be able to come to a tidy home.

Long established domestic staff hire service

Since 2003, we have grown to be the largest household staffing agency in the UK. Impressively, our expert and caring team has over 2

Hire with us today

Hire with us today

00 years of combined experience in the placement of nannies, chefs, butlers, chauffeurs, housekeepers, house/estate managers, personal assistants, baby nurses, domestic couples, laundress/ladies maids and much more.

So, how does a person hire domestic staff for their home?

The answer is simple:  Come to us. We are a leading domestic staff agency with top reviews and testimonials. Call +442032900142 or email us on: info@bespokebureau.com.

You are safe when you hire housekeeper with Bespoke Bureau

Our reputable household staff agency will:

  • provide you with the housekeeper’s CV
  • provide you with the housekeepers’ employment references.
  • conduct CRB checks on your request.
  • meet with or skype the housekeepers.
  • only take on recommended housekeepers.
  • provide experienced housekeepers.
  • train the housekeepers at our academy.

All of the above is done so that you can rest assured that you are hiring the best person for the job.

Hire housekeeper

Hire housekeeper with us and you will not regret it

More info about Bespoke Bureau’s service
  1. First of all, our recruitment consultants are experienced in finding the right person for you. By the same token, they work on set salaries. As a result, they tend to not be pushy. Similarly, they work alongside you as a team. Correspondingly, this enables you to make the right choice for your household.
  2. Impressively, based in the prestigious heart of London (Guildhall in the city) we are famous for being the best of the best and for the past 15+ years and now a franchise, we pride ourselves to constantly deliver an excellent service.
  3. Needless to say, Bespoke Bureau specialises in the recruitment of housekeepers, household staff internationally including House/Estate Managers, Butlers, Housekeepers, Chefs, Nannies and Gardeners.
  4. Impressively, over the years we have built a strong relationship with domestic staff candidates and private NHW and other clients alike which has led to new opportunities that enable us to provide a more comprehensive service with our clients’ needs in mind.
  5. Last but not least, for assistance and advice on all the services we offer, please contact us and we will be delighted to help you.

Ps: We can come and visit you, speak on the phone or you can come to us.

Contact us for more info

Give us a ring on +442032900142. You can also email us on info@bespokebureau.com to discuss options.

Hire housekeeper with Sara Vestin Rahmani and her team

Hire housekeeper with Sara Vestin Rahmani and her team

Kind regards, Sara Vestin Rahmani and Team

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In brief, to Hire domestic staff with Bespoke Bureau Agency, call us today on: +442032900142 or info@bespokebureau.com

Hire domestic staff for your home and family can be a stressful process. Alongside finding the perfect candidate, it’s not just as simple as the right personality match. Of course, you have to ensure that the candidate is honest, trustworthy and above all who they say they are. When it comes to finding the ‘perfect household staff’ – well it is very simple, that’s our job! However, whilst we will take care of everything from reviewing CVs through to the commencement of work and beyond, it can really help clients if they have a think about what their real requirements may be. Many people have never really thought about what type of household pressures and priorities they live with from day to day. If you are just starting to think about the possibility of hiring domestic staff, here are three aspects to consider to get you started:

What is the safe way to correctly hire domestic staff?

A professional agency (like ourselves) are experts on the subject.  Here is our guide to the best ways to protect your family and your home.

Hire domestic staff

Hire domestic staff

1. Multiple Interviews

Many of our clients will ask their PA to conduct the first round of interviews.  Even if you decide that you want to conduct the first round of interviews (or indeed don’t have a PA), arrange at least two interviews.  This will give you a clear feel of the candidate and allow you to see them on different occasions.  With domestic staff recruitment it is always better to be safe rather than sorry.

Ask a friend, or family member to join you, as multiple people whom you trust can help interpret the candidate background.  Different approaches to interview will help glean different information.

Lady's Maid domestic staff recruitment2. Trial

Needless to say, we always recommend trialing a candidate before you hire them.  This can give you a clear insight into the way they act and behave and this may differ to how they have conducted themselves in interview.  You don’t want to get tied down employing someone who isn’t right for the positions, so ensure that you conduct a trial or a probationary period

Also ensure that the candidate is supervised during the trial, for example if it is a Nanny position, you can allow the candidate to spend some time alone with the children getting to know them, but do this in a safe space.  Domestic staff recruitment places your family or property in a vulnerable position – so make sure you protect yourself.

Enjoy your life with our domestic staff

Enjoy your life with our domestic staff

3.References

One of the most important steps in domestic staff recruitment is to check the candidates references.  Ideally you should call them, verify the dates they worked for the person, and get a general outline of the duties they conducted.  As for both a personality reference and then a work reference (as they might be very different).  Ask them what the reason was that they left (if that is appropriate) and if they would recommend them.

By checking these references yourself you will have a good idea as to the candidate’s working history.  From time to time it can prove difficult for our candidate to obtain references, particularly if they have worked for a very VIP or HNW family.  However in this instance as an agent we accept letter headed references sent to us.  Even VIP and HNW clients have PAs who can verify employment history.  In domestic staff recruitment you should be very wary of a candidate who says that they cannot get references.

 DBS domestic staff recruitment4. DBS (CRB)

A DBS check is a government check that employers ask to see as proof of criminal history, or lack thereof.  Not all candidates have them (as some clients don’t request them). We recommend that all clients who consider hiring staff look to acquire a copy of the candidates DBS.  You can’t do this on your own, you have to ask an agent (like ourselves) or a company to process one. If the candidate has lived abroad this can take slightly longer to process as the British government reaches out to the international departments.

When the DBS comes back, it will be sent directly to the candidates current address and the agent then requests a copy.  As the client you can be sent the copy by the agent or the candidate.  It will either come back clear (which is the most common) or it will not.  When working with or around children it is vital that you require the candidate to have a DBS for protecting the children.  A DBS is a vital step for any domestic staff recruitment.

Hire domestic staff with us

Hire domestic staff with us

5. Additional Background Check when you hire domestic staff

Although a DBS check is a good way to show criminal history, many of our VIP and HNW clients want to have a greater peace of mind.  After all, we’ve all heard about horror stories and we want to avoid them.  Therefore the next logical step is to do a detailed background check on the candidate you are looking to hire.

6. Trust your Gut!

Even if you’ve followed all the steps above, the most important thing to do is trust your gut during the domestic staff recruitment process. If something doesn’t feel right, don’t ignore it.  Clients can exhaust all the above list and still not feel something is right.  Trust your instincts!

Hire domestic staff with Bespoke Bureau

You can get in touch with us today by email info@bespokebureau.com or by phone: +442032900142 and one of our experienced consultants will get in touch with you.  We look forward to hearing from you to discuss your staff recruitment.

  1. First of all, there’s no fuss in hire domestic staff with us.
  2. Secondly, we will see that you get the best staff.
  3. Thirdly, the domestic staff with us will arrive on a time and day that suits a person’s needs and not the other way around.
  4. Moreover, we will make sure that you are happy or you can swap the staff within 12 months and this is a unique, unrivalled guarantee that we offer.
  5. Of course, our staff do more than just clean a house, they care for it.
  6. Impressively, they create a warm, inviting and positive atmosphere within the home.
  7. Finally, our clients can get on with other tasks and they can rest with the knowledge that they will be able to come to a tidy home.

Long established domestic staff hire service

Since 2003, we have grown to be the largest household staffing agency in the UK. Impressively, our expert and caring team has over 2

Hire with us today

Hire with us today

00 years of combined experience in the placement of nannies, chefs, butlers, chauffeurs, housekeepers, house/estate managers, personal assistants, baby nurses, domestic couples, laundress/ladies maids and much more.

So, how does a person hire domestic staff for their home?

The answer is simple:  Come to us. We are a leading domestic staff agency with top reviews and testimonials. Call +442032900142 or email us on: info@bespokebureau.com.

You are safe when you hire housekeeper with Bespoke Bureau

Our reputable household staff agency will:

  • provide you with the housekeeper’s CV
  • provide you with the housekeepers’ employment references.
  • conduct CRB checks on your request.
  • meet with or skype the housekeepers.
  • only take on recommended housekeepers.
  • provide experienced housekeepers.
  • train the housekeepers at our academy.

All of the above is done so that you can rest assured that you are hiring the best person for the job.

Hire housekeeper

Hire housekeeper with us and you will not regret it

More info about Bespoke Bureau’s Hire Housekeeper service
  1. First of all, our recruitment consultants are experienced in finding the right person for you. By the same token, they work on set salaries. As a result, they tend to not be pushy. Similarly, they work alongside you as a team. Correspondingly, this enables you to make the right choice for your household.
  2. Impressively, based in the prestigious heart of London (Guildhall in the city) we are famous for being the best of the best and for the past 15+ years and now a franchise, we pride ourselves to constantly deliver an excellent service.
  3. Needless to say, Bespoke Bureau specialises in the recruitment of housekeepers, household staff internationally including House/Estate Managers, Butlers, Housekeepers, Chefs, Nannies and Gardeners.
  4. Impressively, over the years we have built a strong relationship with domestic staff candidates and private NHW and other clients alike which has led to new opportunities that enable us to provide a more comprehensive service with our clients’ needs in mind.
  5. Last but not least, for assistance and advice on all the services we offer, please contact us and we will be delighted to help you.

Ps: We can come and visit you, speak on the phone or you can come to us.

Contact us to book or for more info

Give us a ring on +442032900142. You can also email us on info@bespokebureau.com to discuss options.

Hire housekeeper with Sara Vestin Rahmani and her team

Hire housekeeper with Sara Vestin Rahmani and her team

Kind regards, Sara Vestin Rahmani and Team

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Domestic staff in London

Why pick us for domestic staff in London?

Dear Potential Domestic Staff Client,

Bespoke Bureau is the largest agency for Domestic Staff in London. We specialize in the placement and training of household, 5 Star Hotel and yacht staff. We pride ourselves on our integrity, stability and the placement service we provide to our clients nationwide. For clients who require expert service, dedication and loyalty, our domestic staff in London placement agency is considered the best.

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Domestic staff in London for everyone who can afford it

Bespoke Bureau provides domestic staff in London. We offer household staff for casual, semi-formal or formal households located in large cities, small towns or remote country areas. With our thorough recruitment process, we are able to accurately and efficiently assess your particular needs and provide the best domestic staff employees. When you use our domestic staff agency, it becomes our responsibility to find the best potential candidates for your available position as possible. We will always adhere to our agency’s very strict requirements for seeking quality household staff, before we forward candidates to you for your interviewing consideration. We do not ever advertise and all our recruitment is done via recommendation.

Bespoke Bureau realizes and understands that your family and home are your prime concern. When we feel we have a clear understanding of the applicant’s background and who they are as a person, we present them to you for your interviewing/hiring consideration.  Our aim is for you to recruit the best domestic staff in London via us.

All of our applicants are evaluated on their presence, personality, temperament and suitability for a particular home, and tested on their specific skills. We are very selective about the applicants we represent, and will refer only the best possible employees to you.

All our domestic staff in London and elsewhere have excellent recommendations.

Some quotes from former employers who have hired domestic staff in London says:

“He is a great person to work with, works well under pressure and works well with a team. I cannot speak more highly of him; he is exceptional in very many ways.”

“I have found her of outstanding character – extremely reliable/trustworthy, organized and hard working.”

“During the time she’s been with us there has not been one day when I could say I have been anything other than wholly satisfied with her work”

“He became a valuable asset in his department, turning his hand to many things that were alien to him demonstrating an aptitude for picking things up with velocity”
 
“Marie has a quiet character and is hardworking”

“She was exceedingly bright, and would find ways to make the household run more smoothly and efficiently of her own accord.  She had tremendous initiative, which would be a benefit to any company.  She is honest to a fault and I did and would again trust her with my home, my family, my car, my bank card and my belongings.”

“I have found Michelle to be diligent, hardworking, extremely organised, a self-starter, discreet, trustworthy and highly motivated. She works well on her own initiative”

 

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Bespoke Bureau will never compromise the importance of finding you the best domestic staff in London. Will never send you a candidate that we don’t believe in. Therefore you can fully trust us to find you the most suitable candidate for you.

Send us an email via info@bespokebureau.com and someone will contact you within the next 24hrs.

European domestic staff agency

European domestic staff agency

Dear Potential Client,

European domestic staff agency

Sara Vestin Rahmani and chef at the agency

Bespoke Bureau is the largest European domestic staff agency. We specialize in the placement and training of quality household staff. We also source 5 Star Hotel and yacht staff. We pride ourselves on our integrity, efficiency and professionalism. We provide a worldwide placement agency service. For clients who require expert service, discretion and loyalty, we are considered the best. Our placement philosophy centres on providing you with the most suitable staff for your specific needs and expectations.

What we do:

We provide household staff for casual, semi-formal and formal households. Our clients are based in large cities, small towns or remote country areas globally. With our strict evaluation process, we are able to accurate provide you with the best employees.

European domestic staff agency

A butler or valet will polish your shoes to perfection

When you instruct us, we will put forward suitable candidates for your available position quickly. We adhere to our agency’s strict requirements. You can be sure that you will only get presented with the best staff available.  We never advertise and all our recruitment is done via recommendation.

The European domestic staff agency understands that your family and home are your prime concerns. We respect your tight time schedules.  We will thus only send you staff that are evaluated on their presence and suitability for your particular home. We are selective about the applicants we represent. We will refer only the best possible employees to you. Our reputation is at stake and as is your home. We are protective over both.

European domestic staff agency and our testimonials:

European domestic staff agency

Thumbs up to our award winning agency

“He is a great person to work with and works well under pressure and works well with a team. I cannot speak more highly of him, he is exceptional in very many ways.”

“I have found her of outstanding character – extremely reliable/trustworthy, organized and hard working.”

“During her time here she’s been with us there has not been one day when I could say I have been anything other than wholly satisfied with her work”

“He became a valuable asset in his department, turning his hand to many things that were alien to him demonstrating an aptitude for picking things up with velocity”

 “Marie has a quiet character and is hard working”

“She was exceedingly bright, and would find ways to make the household run more smoothly and efficiently of her own accord. She had tremendous initiative, which would be a benefit to any company. She is honest to a fault and I did and would again trust her with my home, my family, my car, my bank card and my belongings.”

“I have found Michelle to be diligent, hard working, extremely organised, a self-starter, discreet, trustworthy and highly motivated. She works well on her own initiative”

Bespoke Bureau will never compromise your needs. You can trust us fully to find you the most suitable candidate for you.

Thank you!

Bespoke Bureau

Blackwell House | Guildhall Yard

Bank | London | EC2V 5AE

Main phone: +44 (0) 2032900142
Email: info@bespokebureau.com

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