FAQs

What are the best household staff interview questions?
Open What are the best household staff interview questions?
  • Please outline your relevant qualifications for the role.
  • What do you enjoy about working in the role?
  • What skill-set do you have as a domestic staff member that make you a valuable asset to the household?
  • Our expectation is that within your role you would complete certain duties. Are there any duties outlined in the job description that you aren’t happy to undertake?
  • Do you have any dietary requirements?
  • Do you intend to stay in the house on your days off or go home?
What is a nanny housekeeper?
Open What is a nanny housekeeper?

The duties of a nanny housekeeper are wide ranging, depending on the requirements of the household, but in general they involve general household cleaning and tidying, laundry and ironing, cooking/help in the kitchen, and some lighter childcare duties including babysitting, school runs, etc.

What qualities make a good housekeeper?
Open What qualities make a good housekeeper?
  • Self-starter as opposed to needing significant direction
  • Strong cleaning and ironing skills
  • Good time-keeping organisation and appearance
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Easy to live alongside (if live-in housekeeper)
  • Ability to cope in an emergency
  • Respond well to direction
  • Reliability, honesty, and trustworthiness
How long does it take to hire a member of household staff?
Open How long does it take to hire a member of household staff?

The average time from start to finish is 2-6 weeks.

The Signature Staff team spend a significant amount of time drawing up a shortlist of candidates whom, based on both your domestic staff requirements and their skill-set and personality, are the best-fit for your domestic staffing requirements.

Additional time needs to be factored in for the client and candidate schedules for interviews.

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