10 Advantages to Getting a Nanny from an Agency
January 9, 2012 | in Nannies
If you’re planning to hire a nanny and are undecided as to how to go about finding one, you may want to consider the advantages of having some professional help. Here are 10 advantages to getting a nanny through an agency:
- An agency will save you considerable time and effort in the hiring process, by doing much of the legwork and preparation for you.
- You will benefit from an agency’s experience in finding and screening qualified candidates, and avoid some common mistakes families often make when they do it themselves.
- Pre-screening the candidates for you means that those whom you meet will already be qualified, and will have been determined to be a good match for your needs. It’s less hit-and-miss, and more focused.
- Agencies tend to attract more qualified candidates to begin with, so that your choices will be among the best available nannies in your area.
- Most agencies will also offer a one-year replacement service in the event that your nanny doesn’t work out for any reason. Also, agencies hire nannies that have made a one-year commitment, and aren’t apt to work a short while, then leave.
- Candidates working through an agency will have previous experience in most cases, and verifiable references and work history.
- Agencies will also offer the family expert tax advice, which will not only make payroll easier, but also assist in negotiating a salary.
- An agency will provide support for the nanny after you’ve hired her as well. This will make her transition a smoother, less stressful one.
- Using an agency helps to smooth out the hiring process by doing such things as background checks, helping to negotiate salary, and with determining compensation.
- All you’ll need to do is interview pre-screened candidates to decide which one is best suited to your family and needs, without worrying about whether they are qualified or if their references or work history are inaccurate.
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