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...

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...