“I can hardly keep these domestic staff. They are so lazy. I am a perfectionist and I can’t stand dirt. So it is better for me to send them away than keep complaining over everything they do.” The lie of perfectionism is the lie employers […]
5 Domestic Staffing secrets that will transform your experience From the title, you are probably wondering that of all the places lessons could be picked from, we had to go all the way to Babylon. This is a story you are very familiar with regardless […]
Happy new year and decade mama! I am excited that you are still visiting this site in 2020. That says a lot to me. I hope you are committed to running and structuring your home differently in this new year, such that domestic staff issues […]
Research has shown that once a task is abandoned for another, it is most likely going to be left uncompleted or finished shabbily. Tasks that are left uncompleted, then goes on to multiply and sometimes may spiral out of control.
My drive to earn an income was stronger than my drive to be excellent on my job. This is exactly what happens to many housekeepers, yours inclusive. Your domestic staff’s personality could hate the routine that is housekeeping.
Have you ever wondered how come the housekeeping industry has been plagued for so long with dishonest, untruthful and incompetent hands? I mean it shouldn’t be so difficult for agencies to recruit good hands, train them before outsourcing them to people’s homes. Well, if you […]
January is usually the busiest time for domestic staffing agencies in Nigeria (and probably Africa), because, many maids who take permission to travel for the festive period suddenly ghost on their employers. The Nigerian homeowner’s challenge has never been about hiring of domestic staff, but in […]
Quickly come in for a group hug if you are one of many employers in Africa whose maid didn’t come back. *insert tight group hug*. Imagine my surprise when I saw a post by a southern African saying “Maybe your maid didn’t come back because […]
I define on-boarding as the “action or process of welcoming and integrating your new maid into your home and familiarizing her with her new job”. In my experience in domestic staff management, I have discovered that for many maids, starting well has never been the […]