There are various things to consider when deciding if you need live-in household help or if daily help is sufficient for your needs.
Particularly if you are seeking a house or estate manager, nanny, domestic couple, or housekeeper, a live-in candidate may be the best choice if you are often not at your residence. If there are sudden emergencies such as a burst pipe, major storm, a child falls ill when you are out of town, etc., a live-in employee is there to tend to the issue immediately.
Additionally, if you are out of residence for an entire season, live-in employees will treat your home as if it were their own, caring for it through the seasons, including winter prep and gearing up for the summer season. Property managers can keep in constant communication with any other staff to report any issues and can assess the handling of large projects that would be disruptive if occurring while you are at the residence.
If you are an early riser and prefer to have your breakfast and coffee ready by 6:00am, it may make sense to have your employee live in. Otherwise, depending on the commute, you will have an employee waking in the middle of the night to get prepared and travel to your home to be there and have everything in order before you wake. Conversely, if you tend to come home late and would like the peace of mind of knowing you have an extra hand around the house to help, it may be beneficial to hire someone who can work late without the worry of the commute home in the night. If you work a non-traditional schedule a live-in employee may be very valuable, as they can more easily accommodate your lifestyle.
If you have many precious and valuable items in your home, having a live-in employee may be a great idea so you have a point of contact if you are away. This can be particularly helpful if you have a lot of construction happening in your home. You can rest assured that you have an added layer of security as contractors and vendors enter and exit your home throughout the day and lock up at night.
At Private Staff Group our technologies, our recruitment team and our candidate networks are second to none when it comes to finding the personal, private, and domestic professionals you can count on. Ensuring you are paired with the right candidate is our top priority. To learn more about what we can do we invite you to contact us today.