Soft Skills: The Missing Pieces

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Soft Skills: The Missing Pieces What is a Soft Skill? We all know about hard skills: reading, writing, typing, etc. These are the technical skills that you learn in school and from different experiences throughout life. For example, if you were a housekeeper, your hard skills might be: cleaning, cooking, and doing laundry. You know it takes much more than that to have a successful career as a Housekeeper. But have you ever tried to define these seemingly intangible qualities? This is where the term Soft Skills becomes important. The dictionary defines Soft Skills as “personal attributes that enable someone to...

Making the Most of Your Interview: How to Beat the Odds

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Making the Most of your Interview: How to Beat the Odds You’ve done it; you found a job that sounds like a great fit, you successfully landed the interview and you’re on your way to being placed with the perfect family. How can you help make sure that happens? Our team at Diamond Personnel has your best interests in mind so we have come up with 5 ideas to help you be more prepared for your next interview. Know Yourself You know what you’ve done but sometimes we tend to sell ourselves short when we are under pressure. It is important...

Eight Ways An Eldercare Worker Can Help Prevent Elderly Isolation

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As we age, we are at risk for elderly isolation. According to Statistics Canada, 20% of Canadian seniors do not participate in one or more social activities per week. In some cases, Canadian seniors don’t even participate in social activities monthly. Unfortunately, elderly isolation is common – but as an eldercare worker there are ways you can help prevent it.

  1. Technology As technology advances, it’s important to ensure that the senior you’re caring for has access to the things they need such as hearing aids, glasses, walkers and even smart gadgets. You do not have to teach them how...

Tips To Avoid “Mommy Guilt” And Feeling Jealous Of Your Nanny

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Employing a nanny can be a rewarding experience. You receive help with childcare and your child enjoys a relationship with a qualified caregiver who teaches him or her good values when you’re at work and can’t be by their side. However, many moms report feelings of guilty because they feel that they are not spending enough time with their kids. These feelings can lead to jealousy against your nanny – but here’s how to avoid them:

You’re allowed some “me time” Whether you’re going back to work after being on maternity leave, or employing a nanny to care for...

Best Interview Questions For A Nanny

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When it comes to hiring a nanny, you want to find the best fit for your family. Aside from thoroughly inspecting their resume, you’ll need to interview your nanny to get a better feel for their experience and personality. You are trusting this person to care for your children, and asking the below interview questions will ensure you and your nanny have a positive working relationship:

How long have you been a nanny? Don’t place too much emphasis on age – you can hire a young nanny if they’ve been in the field of childcare for a few years...