Securing the Employment of a Suitable Helper

Securing the Employment of a Suitable Helper


14 Aug 2020 | 5 min read

In today’s world of infinite opportunities and innumerable options, especially in the job sector, people tend to get overwhelmed with choices. Finding the perfect job can be a tedious task for a person entering the workforce as a helper. However, alongside the helper, people tend to fall prey to the constantly changing and fickle mindedness of their chosen candidates. Retaining a suitable helper until the final selection has turned out to be an unprecedented, yet an extremely important roadblock that the people must overcome. Some of these challenges include:

Competition with other people looking for helpers

Involuntarily, people have been pitted against each other to hire the best, most deserving, and loyal helpers. However, such helpers are limited in number, and everyone wants to hire the best ones for themselves. In an infinite pool of choices, it becomes the duty of the employer to find ways in which they can stand out from the rest of the people looking for helpers, and become alluring enough for their favored candidate to want to work for them over others. When finding, retaining, and hiring the perfect helper, an employer must treat with utmost importance the following factors:

1. Monetary Benefits and Incentives for a Suitable Helper

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Without a doubt, what a helper is looking for the most are incentives and benefits, more often than not in the monetary fashion. A helper will be attracted to an employer, and will stay throughout the process of selection, from the phone till the face to face interview, if the helper knows that the benefits and advantages they will be getting is worth sticking around for. The best way an employer can offer monetary gains to a helper is by providing timely and regulated increases in salary, depending on the work, and bonuses for jobs well done. Additionally, the employer will have to keep in mind the fact that their helper is, after all, human. Along with the monetary benefits, the employer should also offer adequate holidays, and allow the helper to get time to rejuvenate and refresh themselves. If the helper knows that their prospective employer is aware that they are humans too, and not merely a house cleaning and laundry folding machine, they will be more attracted to be employed to the person with such a listing, as compared to other people in the same price range without the benefits.

2. Communication

Communication is the defining factor for job interviews with helpers. From the beginning itself, the employer needs to be open and upfront about all the work that is expected from the helper, and not burden them additionally after they have taken the job. This not only will cause the suitable helper to eventually leave, but will also lower the reputation of the employer in the long run. Added to this, the employer must also make sure that there are no hidden clauses and breaches of trust in their contract with the helper. To become the best employer possible, one must be completely honest with their helper, and treat them as if they were part of their own family.

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Communication also entails setting up boundaries, and sticking them to them. Employers, very honestly, do not want a helper who is too nosy, or behaves in an overtly friendly manner with the members of the household. The helper does get to become a part of the family, and they helper should be respected as one, but the personal issues of the family are their own, and the helper should not pry into the personal issues of the family. This is also one of the main issues that need to be covered when having an open and honest conversation with the helper about the expectations of working with the employer, and this issue needs to be dealt with in the forefront, in order to avoid worse issues later, which can also bring down the reputation of the employer.

3. Reputation

Ones reputation in this sector matter much more than most people realize. Words travel fast, and if the employer has, for any reason, a reputation that is negatively perceived, helpers will naturally not want to work for them. Thus, in order to ensure that a helper is more bent on working with them, an employer must treat their helpers with utmost respect and high esteem. This will thus increase the reputation of the employer, and will ensure that helpers are retained till the end of the selection process, and that thy want to be hired by the employer.

4. Likeability

It may seem like a strange option to some, but a helper needs to like the employer in order to want to work for them. A first impression matters, not only for the helpers who are being interviewed for the job, but also for the employer looking to hire them. A helper looks for someone they can connect with, someone they will like coming to work for, a person, on the most fundamental level, whom they like. If a helper will be spending almost all day in a person’s house, and will be managing each aspect of their household, they will obviously put more heart and soul into the job if they like the employer. Liking someone is a completely basic human instinct; it really boils down to the first impression that the employers favored helper will have of them, and at what rate the helper and the employer are able to click with one another, and treat and respect each other like family. You are now ready to secure the most suitable helper for your family!