Nannies in Canada – Defined

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Many nannies in Canada are assuming more responsibility in their job description than as traditionally defined. While childcare should always take priority in positions with young children, more and more families are utilizing the household management skills of their nannies to contribute to the improvement of the overall well-being of their family life and home. This is typically more common in households where the nanny has time without the children present and can contribute more to the needs of the entire family. It is important for an employer to clearly define their needs and outline an appropriate job description for...

Five Must haves for your new live-in caregiver

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You've hired your live-in caregiver and they are just about to arrive. The next little while will be an exciting learning curve for you both. As a new arrival to the country and in your home there are a few things we recommend you have set up for them.  Use this as a guide to ensure you have the basics set up for your caregiver. - Household orientation checklist:  A comprehensive list of things to show and go over with your caregiver to help her acclimate to your house and your routines. -Family emergency contact sheet: Important information for the caregiver to have....

Tips for Keeping your nanny happy

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When you have a wonderful caregiver it is like you have been blessed with an amazing gift. After putting in the effort of hiring and training your caregiver, you want to make sure that you do all that you can to avoid losing the new member of your family. There are many ways to ensure your caregiver is happy with their job. Some of the most basic ways include good communication and mutual respect.  The following are some pointers that you should keep in mind;   - Burnout: Burnout is one of the most common reasons behind the loss of many household employees. When...

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...