Hiring Domestic Couples

Hiring Domestic Couples

For some families, the ideal household staffing arrangement means hiring a domestic couple. Almost always married couples, the traditional roles of these positions have stayed constant over the years.  Experienced in working together in fine homes or on estates, they work as a team. Customarily, they are live-in and the responsibilities are delineated by male and female roles.

The female duties include maintenance of the inside of the residence, including housekeeping, laundry, ironing, household errands and cooking. The male duties include all exterior maintenance of the property, the heavier housekeeping duties inside the residence, and some gardening and handyman duties. They may work as part of a larger domestic staff or be your primary household employees.

They should have an agreeable manner, a calm demeanor, the ability to work well with children, your elder relatives, guests, and other staff or vendors, if necessary.

You can expect to pay this key household staff an annual salary of between  $100,000.00 – $200,000.00 for an established couple who work on large estates.  You may pay the higher end of the scale if one or the other is a trained chef.

These are almost always live-in positions. Because they live in your Atlanta area home and spend as much time around your family, pets and belongings as you do, great care should be taken when bringing this team into your household. They should undergo a background check, be cleared of any drug use or other issues that may impair their ability to safely work in your home, and their references must be carefully checked.

The best method for hiring such important domestic staff is to partner with a qualified, experienced domestic staffing agency to help fill this role for your Atlanta area home or estate.

When you contract with an agency to help you hire the right household workers, it’s important to hire a professional household staffing firm with many years in the business and familiarity with your area and type of residence. When you contact them, ask questions that will allay your concerns and don’t be afraid to be honest and candid.  Your home, family, and belongings should be safe when placed in the hands of an experienced, professional domestic couple and the staffing agency you choose should have a multi-step process to assure that.

We have the expertise and experience to help you hire the right domestic staff for your unique home, family and personal needs. Please call us today at 404-350-6789 to learn how we can meet your needs. We look forward to serving you!