Our clients with large homes, private estates and multiple properties have internalized the benefits of hiring domestic staff and do not think twice about consulting us about their current vacancies or proposed arrangements. However, increasingly we are being contacted by clients who may never have considered finding a housekeeper, a private chef, a personal assistant or other domestic staff for their homes before. Many will have been relying on temporary staff for housecleaning duties or on private catering companies for dinner parties and have realized that a domestic household staff agency such as Irving Scott can help coordinate their requirements more efficiently and with the utmost confidence, ensuring security, privacy and anonymity where desired.
Here are 3 key reasons why hiring domestic staff in 2022 is a sensible idea for your home and lifestyle.
1) Domestic staff are flexible professionals with a desire to work in your home
Private chefs working within homes enjoy the privilege of growing professionally alongside a client who encourages them to meet new goals and career highs. The private chefs that Irving Scott have on their books are skilled individuals who seek positions in homes where their talent will be recognized, honed and put to test in an environment that is constantly in flux where the kitchen remains the heart of the functioning private residence.
Likewise, personal and executive assistants who work with private families take on a lot of administrative tasks that help their principal save time and energy. Their key attributes include discretion, proactivity, communication skills, and they are often very tech savvy. A PA/EA covers all manner of home or personal life maintenance tasks, from ensuring permits and licenses are up to date to managing the multiple calendars and overlapping diaries of household members.
Other private domestic staff include nannies, chauffeurs, ladies’ maids, laundresses, butlers and housekeepers. The language of domestic service in the 21st century is changing and it is important to consult expert recruitment specialists in order to define the role you would like to fill for the first time in your home. Domestic staff are driven individuals who actively seek homes like your own to fulfil their career ambitions.
2) Society’s view of domestic workers is changing – driven by clients like you!
Old-fashioned and unhelpful considerations of domestic staff as undignified employees who carry out unimportant work have long been relegated to the 19th and 20th centuries. This century’s attitude towards household employment has seen a remarkable change. Now considered to be an essential part of a busy home, having a housekeeper, nanny, butler or wardrobe assistant is understood to be a sensible investment in household harmony. Opting for people who can run your home frees up family time, allows for demanding professional commitments and business trips, ensures that coparenting after divorce is successful or helps overseas families settle in their new country of residence with ease. Whether the private household staff are engaged to provide practical support with paperwork, logistics and cultural assimilation, whether they work with the youngest members of the household or the eldest, or whether they do your weekly shopping, store away your groceries and prepare delicious weekday meals, your 21st century domestic employee will be fully trained, vetted and eager to undertake a position in your home.
3) Delegating duties and responsibilities to qualified professionals
Whether your home could benefit from a housekeeper who is trained in handling exotic pets, a multilingual nanny with a teaching qualification, or a chef who understands paleo diets, you can glean multiple benefits from hiring household staff to assist with areas of your private life. The first thing you gain is peace of mind. Soon after comes a sense of appreciation of a job well done. The satisfaction felt in delegating delicate tasks such as the care of expensive clothing and jewelry to the right hands is only matched by the contentedness the employee feels in putting specialist training into practice. The end result is nothing less than an unrivalled victory – with increased quality of life being the biggest spin off.
Consult us today to find out how hiring domestic staff with the aid of a private household staff agency like Irving Scott can provide made-to-measure household management options for your home.