Hiring someone to work in your home can feel like a daunting task. You’ll need to find a candidate who is professional, experienced, discreet, resourceful, who has a strong sense of urgency and work ethic. Most of all, you’ll need to find someone you can trust.
By this time, your recruiter has found you a highly qualified candidate, one with the skills and experience to excel at the job. It’s now up to you to ensure that this candidate will fit into your home and with your family.
One of the ways you do this is by interviewing the candidate. To ensure you get everything you need out of the interview, you will need to ask the right questions. Below are ten suggested questions that will offer an insight into your potential hire.
1. Tell me a little bit about how you structure your workday; how do you prioritize your employer’s needs?
2. What are your strengths?
3. What are some challenges you experienced at your last jobs and how did you overcome them?
4. Why have you left your former positions?
5. What do you feel you could’ve improved upon during your last position?
6. Tell me about a time you disagreed with an employer or colleague. How did you handle it and what was the outcome?
7. Tell me about a time you received constructive criticism. How did you handle it?
8. Have you managed staff? If so, what’s your leadership style?
9. What do you like to do outside of work?
10. What questions do you have for me?
Depending on the position you are hiring for, you may have other questions. With the background check, reference checks and your recruiters in depth understanding of the candidate, you will be sure to make the most informed decision on your hire. Your recruiter will be able to offer more insight if you have more questions.