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Employment Rights Of Caregivers

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As an employer you may not always know the laws that pertain to employing a caregiver. Diamond Personnel ensures that their employers are compliant with all legal requirements that are involved with hiring a local or overseas caregiver. The following is a list of some employment rights that are necessary to ensure you are up to date with the current labour regulations;   -          All caregivers are to be paid for every hour that they are working. -          Overtime must be paid in accordance to the labour standard laws in your province. -          Proper payroll deductions must be remitted for your caregiver. -          A workplace...

Three tips to finding the perfect caregiver for your family.

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For first time caregiver-employers, initiating the search for the perfect caregiver is a time of trepidation and nerves. At Diamond Personnel, we are here to support and guide you each step of the way. While our expert consultants will be with you from beginning to end, we know that there may be a sense of uncertainty and apprehension going into the hiring process. We have listed a few of our personal pointers about how we deem best to tackle this very important decision.   Plan out your schedule: Many times for first time caregiver employers, the family isn’t certain of when they...

Top three pointers for communicating with your caregiver

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Often we sense that because we say what we are feeling, we have done our part in communicating. Unfortunately that’s not the case.In order to successfully maintain a well balanced and professional working relationship with your caregiver, proper communication needs to be implemented.It is important to keep a few things in mind when communicating with your caregiver.  
  1.  Cultural differences may make it hard to express what you are thinking, without offending. In circumstances such as that it is important to educate your self on the background of your caregiver so that you can be politically correct and move forward in a positive manner.
  2. Having daily logs,...

What To Do When It’s Vacation Time

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    When you're going on a vacation you ultimately have two choices: One choice would be, to take your caregiver on vacation with you. Caregivers can work their normal shift hours and if overtime is needed, you can adjust their pay accordingly. While on vacation if your caregiver is going to be working a completely different schedule than normal, it is best to discuss the schedule changes with them. This will help avoid confusion during your holiday. Choosing not to take your caregiver on vacation is perfectly acceptable. In that circumstance you are still responsible to abide by your contract and pay them for the...

Things Every Employer Should Consider

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Every employer should consider executing performance reviews. With any job, a performance review is necessary to ensure that both the employer and the employee are on the same page. Performance reviews are essential and can happen as often as once a month. Upon hiring, mention that you have done standard performance reviews with all of your employees and that it is required for the position being offered. In an environment where the employee is working for you in your home, it's usually recommended to conduct the performance review in a casual setting. To execute a job performance, advise your caregiver that you would...