Colonial Domestic Agency has been in the business of discovering, vetting, and hiring the best domestic staff available since 1963. Whether you live in the Bay Area, Southern California, Las Vegas, or really anywhere else in the US you’ll be hard pressed to find a more professional, dedicated, and discerning domestic staffing partner. Of course, there are still people who believe that hiring a housekeeper, nanny, chef, assistant, and/or estate manager is something that must be done internally. But you don’t have to succumb to the common mistakes that all too often result from a do-it-yourself approach. Discover a few of the benefits of using a domestic agency by reading more below.
Finding the right domestic assistant can be a time-consuming and seemingly daunting process. Simply making headway through the endless stream applications can be tedious, but the actual interviewing process can be even more challenging. A domestic staffing agency does most of the work for you, so you don’t have to.
Vetting is important. This includes everything from background checks, to calling references, to verifying of certifications or other credentials. Again, this is something that can take an awful lot of time, which cuts into your own life and work. An agency can easily handle all of this for you, so you don’t have any need to waste the effort.
Bureaucracy is a part of the modern world, and it isn’t going away anytime soon. Tax filings, initial hiring documentation, and benefits packages or other payroll and human relations paperwork all have to be put in order. If you don’t know the ins and outs of it, it can be burdensome and quite difficult to navigate. Many agencies are happy to handle these details for you, so you don’t have to worry about which rules, laws, and regulations do or do not apply.
It can be tempting to put a relative or friend to work, especially if you know they could use the job. However, that’s almost always a mistake. You’re hiring someone to do a job, and so the relationship should be a professional, business relationship, not something based on friendship. Hiring relatives or friends brings a whole host of unnecessary complications that are inevitably detrimental.
This is by no means an exhaustive list of the benefits of using a domestic agency for your staffing needs, but it should give you an idea of just how helpful such agencies can be.