I do not recommend that you hire an individual housekeeper, but if you do, I am going to give you my 5 MUSTS. These are the same steps that we use to professionally screen potential employees and apprentices.
#1) Get a completed application.
#2) Get a COPY (don’t just write it down) of the Drivers License and Social Security card.
#3) When you get that completed application, CALL the references and make notes.
#4) Run a Complete BACKGROUND check.
#5) Get copy of their Workers Comp insurance and General Liability Insurance as well as their agent’s contact information.
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