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Thursday, December 9, 2010, 18:46
Originally posted Februay 1, 2010
Hiring a nanny can be a daunting task, especially for the busy parent who needs help. While CanadianNanny.ca can provide you with many nannies in your area, it’s still up to you to decide who the best fit for your family is. To help you through that process, we’ve made up this “How-To” guide, outlining the steps from posting your job to choosing your nanny.
Continue with our four-part series on “How-To Hire a Nanny”; checking for feedback and phone interviews to narrow down your selections from 10 to 5.
Step 3 – Check for Profile Feedback
Did you know that nannies might have feedback from other parents posted on their profile? If that nanny was a great help to a family, or maybe didn’t show up to the interview, it’s possible the parent posted that for you to see. Check through your favourite nannies to see if they have feedback posted to help you make your decision. Remember this feature if you want to leave feedback for other parents on a nanny’s profile.
Note: In your account, you can save nanny profiles as favourites to make them easy to find later. You can even post your own notes for yourself that can be edited or removed as needed.
Step 4 – Phone Interviews
We all have busy lives, and the chances are you don’t really have time to interview all of your favourites in person. Get a list of preliminary questions together – when can you start a new position, what days of the week are you available, etc. – and do phone interviews. This will give you an idea of their personality. As I always say, make decisions based on your gut, it won’t do you wrong. If something seems out of place, move on. Try to narrow down your list to your favourite 5 out of your initial 10 to interview in person.
Throughout the hiring process, remember that you are hiring an employee, not a new friend. Therefore, pick the best person for the job, not just the person you get along with the best.
Check back next week for part-three, getting from 5 to 3 with interviews and reference checks.
If you have any questions about the service or your nanny search, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-866-221-7918
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