FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION
We are happy to answer all the questions you may have about our services. To save yourself time, kindly go through the Frequently Asked Questions below from clients like you, as your question may have already been answered. If we did not address your questions or concerns below, please don’t hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.
WHAT AREAS DO YOU SERVE?
Our household staff placement services cover all the areas from South Florida to Central Florida; including Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beach, Florida keys, Naples, Fort Myers, Tampa, Orlando and nearby cities.
HOW DOES YOUR PROCESS WORK?
Using our services for your household staffing needs is very easy; it takes only four simple steps:
Submit Request ==> Interview ==> Job Trial ==> Job Placement.
Submit Request: Once we receive your request, we will send you our agency agreement for your signature. As soon as we receive the signed agreement, we will screen our candidates to find the ones that fit your needs. We will start sending you resumes within minimum five business days of receiving the signed agreement.
Interview: Once we find candidates that fit your need, we will send their resumes to you so you can select those you would like to interview.
Job Trial: After the interview process, you can request for the candidates you would love to work with so they can come over to perform a job trial for you. We want you to get the excellent candidate that will fit in perfectly to your needs. So we offer you the option of trying the services of the staff for up to one week. This ensures that both you and the candidate are an ideal match.
If you love the candidate’s performance, you can go ahead to make a job offer. But if you are not satisfied, you do not have to hire.
Job Placement: Once you feel like you have found the right candidate, you can then make a job offer. Our agency requires that you contact us with the offer of employment so that we can present it to the candidate. Upon accepting the job offer, the candidate becomes employed by the family, and only then will fees be due by the client.
WHAT ARE YOUR AGENCY FEES?
There is no fee involved in registration and even job trial. When you have tested a candidate and agreed to make a job offer, we will only bill you a one-time fee of 15% of the candidate’s annual gross salary after successful placement.
WHAT GUARANTEES DO YOU HAVE?
We want you to use our service without risking anything.
We offer a (1) one year replacement guarantee on for Full time placements, and (3) three month replacement guarantee on part time placements.
HOW CAN I SUBMIT A REQUEST TO HIRE A CANDIDATE?
There are several ways to send us your request:
- Fill out the form at the bottom of this page
- Email us your request to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Call us on (305) 515 2625
WHEN IS PAYMENT FOR SERVICES DUE?
Full payment for services is due upon placement.
HOW MUCH SHOULD I PAY CANDIDATES?
The pay for each candidate is determined by the responsibilities required for the candidate and his/ her years of experience. Candidates’ compensation are based on various factors to include job responsibilities, nature of work, experience level etc.
The following is current average pay for Florida domestic staff:
Nannies – Starts at $15 per hour based on number of years’ experience, number of children, responsibilities
Baby Nurse– Average $250.00+ per day based on a 24 hour schedule
Governess – Starts from $20 per hour
Housekeeper – Starts from $18 per hour
Houseman– Starts at $18 per hour
Personal Assistant – Starts at $20 per hour
Personal Chefs – Starts at $25 per hour
House Managers/ Butlers -Starts from $25 per hour
Caregivers – Rates varies based on Live In or Live Out. Most caregivers work on live in assignments’ and work on a fixed salary. Average income based on a five day weekly, begins at $700 plus
What type of babysitting service do you offer?
We place sitters for short term assignments, minimum two weeks, ideal for vacationers and short term stays.
To guarantee a sitter we require minimum one month notice prior to the date.
We do not provide on-call babysitting
We charge a flat fee for short term babysitting. Please inquire within.
WHAT COMPENSATION BENEFITS DO YOU RECOMMEND I GIVE TO CANDIDATES?
It is necessary that you offer some compensation benefits to your candidates as it will motivate them to give their best and work with you long term.
We’d recommend the following benefits for them:
- Vacation after first year (this is for fulltime placement).
- Health insurance.
- Sick days.
- Other benefits you deem fit.
AM I REQUIRED TO WITHHOLD TAX FROM MY HOUSEHOLD EMPLOYEE?
Any person who works inside or around your household is considered an employee. As an employer you are required to pay employment taxes for all household staff from nannies, housekeepers, butlers, gardeners, drivers etc. If you pay $2,000 per year to a household employee, you must withhold payroll taxes to include social security and Medicare. If you pay more than $1,000 in a calendar year, you must pay federal and state unemployment tax (FUTA) tax.
If you need further assistance in setting up your household employee payroll check out Home Work Soultions