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How to Hire a Caregiver at NannyServices.ca  
   
At NannyServices.ca, we know that hiring a caregiver or personal support worker can be complicated and fraught with difficulties. Choosing someone reliable to look after your loved ones is so important.
To help in this process, we have laid out a set of clear and simple steps. Following all these steps carefully can help prevent many problems and misunderstandings down the road. With the right candidate, you will spend less time stating the obvious to your caregiver and spend more time enjoying the benefits of having the right help to look after your loved ones.
 
Clarifying your needs
     
Find a Caregiver
     
Phone Interview
     
Check References
     
Personal Interview
     
Working interview
     
Work agreement

 

 
Email Interview
Not many people think of email as a means of interviewing, but it is a great way to get information prior to even picking up the phone. This can also be useful if the caregiver’s profile is missing some information that is important to you.
Often an email response can help you quickly see if she or he is the right person for your home.
 
Phone Interview

The first interview is usually conducted over the phone, and is another opportunity to filter candidates.

The phone call gives you the chance to tell the candidate about your loved one, what kind of help you need, the desired start date, clarify salary expectations, skill requirements and any other issues important to you.

Make sure to give a chance for your candidates to talk, so you can form your impression of how suitable they are.

Phone interviews can be very effective because they take much less time than a meeting, but try not to jump to conclusions from a single phone conversation.

With mobile phones especially, you can catch people in moments that are less-than-perfect for an interview. Furthermore, being clear and articulate over the phone is a skill in itself, and if it is not an essential part of the job, you may find yourself rejecting the perfect candidate for all the wrong reasons.

Below is a sample list of questions to ask on a phone interview:

  • First, describe the job required, the location and state of your elderly relative, the type of help you’re looking for, the number of times a week you need help, or perhaps a live-in position is needed. Then ask:

  • How old are you?

  • Do you live locally? How long will it take you to travel to the home?

  • Are you available at the start date?

  • What are your salary expectations?
     

If you find that the person does not suit your needs, express your thanks, close the conversation cordially and move on.

But if you are happy with the answers so far, arrange the next meeting face-to-face:

  • Set a time and date for the personal interview

  • State which documents you’d like the person to bring:

o ID
o Resume
o Diplomas
o References
o Work permits etc.