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It All Begins With The Interview

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 haven’t, I have. And when I did, I stopped looking to agencies to make that…

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Baseline Character Traits To Look Out For When Hiring

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 the management of the staff that they hire. Inasmuch as we can agree that you…

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9 Possible Reasons Your Maid Didn’t Come Back

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 she’s getting rid of toxic people in 2019” *insert sarcastic face*. It dawned on me…

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Do you have an On-boarding Plan For Your New Domestic Staff?

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 guarantee of finishing well. But it absolutely provides a higher probability and a better springboard…

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Are You Making These Domestic Staff Management Mistakes?

You may agree with me that to have a successful and drama-free maid experience in Nigeria or even Africa is no small feat. I have met employers who have had quite a high number of staff pass through their homes; some great, some terrible that they have become so unsure of what works anymore. When you meet an employer who…

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Who Should You Prioritize As A Maid Employer; A Referee or A Guarantor?

I have seen and experienced firsthand the stress families go through when trying to make a decision on whom to hire as a maid in this part of the world. The stress stems from concerns surrounding their security, the maid’s qualification and capacity, her ability to be effective and the general vulnerability that they will have towards this one stranger…

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Overcoming Your Fear Of Hiring A “Stranger”

Can I get you to exercise your mind for a minute? Imagine seeing a vacancy announced for your ultimate dream job. Let’s assume it is as the Personal Assistant to Alhaji Aliko Dangote (Who is the richest man in Africa right now) on Social Responsibilities (Don’t worry if the position sounds weird. I just formulated it. Lol). You have all…

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