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3 Things You Should Prepare For Before Hiring Private Staff Abroad

Having a strong and stable support team is the key to achieving success in any walk of life. It is essential when balancing multiple priorities such as family, business, and an international lifestyle.

As the UAE popularity grows as a holiday destination and a haven for international businesses, there is an increased demand for hiring private staff abroad.

Below are our three top tips you should consider before hiring private staff in the UAE.

Embracing Cultural Diversity

When hiring private staff in the UAE, as much as it is your household staff’s job to accommodate you and your lifestyle, it is important to be mindful and respectful of their own.

Having private staff around who are locals is highly beneficial and will only enrich your experience of Abu Dhabi/Dubai.

Whilst there is a period of learning with any new hire, it is vital to ensure open communication with all members of your household, or at the very least, the House Manager. This helps to provide a safe and welcoming environment for yourself and your private staff.

Hiring A Strong House Manager

When traveling between residences, it’s nice to have not only your usual homely comforts but also the assurance that your standards of living are maintained. However, you cannot maintain standards across multiple estates alone. In this case, it is paramount that you employ a House Manager.

Your house manager should be a figurehead and your team’s leader. You are too busy to care for multiple homes yourself. When arriving in the UAE, having a proactive, diligent house manager ensures you can step off the plane and arrive at your immaculately maintained second home.

For the period that you are not present or leaving your property unattended, a house manager will keep your home in pristine condition, dealing with everything indoors and outdoors via their team. Your house manager can also provide updates and be your point of contact for any and every concern or query you may have.

Setting Clear Expectations

As mentioned, we all have our home comforts that we’re accustomed to. To truly ensure that your UAE residence is a home away from home, it is paramount that you set clear expectations on what you expect on arrival and the service you expect for the times you are not present.

What is required on one visit may not be the same as the next, so it’s best to ensure you provide a detailed brief on your expectations so your private staff can anticipate situations.

We recommend ensuring good, healthy communication with your House Manager so that when you are not around, standards can be upheld.

If you are looking for a household manager for your UAE residence, please get in touch with Melissa Offer Private Staffing on +44(0) 207 101 3173. The same number applies if you are considering a career in CPS. We look forward to hearing from you.