1. Stick with the professional and reliable maid agencies
Choosing a good maid starts in looking for the good agency. Accredited maid agencies have a greater capacity to give us the help we need. Not only that they train the maids better, they also have a high standard when recruiting to ensure quality of the workforce. They also have the ability to recommend the suitable one to take care of our family. You can ask for an interview in telephone or webcam to further narrow down the prospects.
2. Be respect and honest to your maid
One of the common issues in the employer-maid relationship is the issue of respecting boundaries. The boundaries refer to the privacy, home duties, household tasks, and even personal lives. Tell her about the rules and regulations on the first day. Keep in mind that they are your employees and not your slaves. When they are treated with respect and dignity, they will work professionally and with enthusiasm. They can even give you their best service and loyalty in their working years.
3. Give her positive motivations
When she has done all her best for the day and we are satisfied with her performance, give her compliments. It motivates her to do better and even vanish away all the stress she feels. If her performance isn’t that good, we may want to hear explanations. Assess her performance and give her advice how to do chores better. Usually, advice and good words are more motivational than nagging.
4. Enough food and rest
Remember how our boss gives us a break from all the work. There’s a time to rest and eat but also there’s a time to work hard and do the remaining tasks we have. This is also applicable to the maid. Maybe there are times we’re not aware that we are already overworking her. Think of how we must manage her and let her rest.
5. Communication is the key
From the beginning itself, you need to be open and upfront about all the work that is expected from the maid, and not burden them additionally after they have taken the job. Culture and language sometimes become barriers in our relationship with the maid. She came from a different place with different ways and this may hinder us from understanding her fully. When giving her instructions, make sure she understands everything before leaving the house or going to work.