Hiring services is not an easy task. It can be frustrating to get the right company to meet your needs. The question is, what are your needs, or requirements? Needs, or requirements is the first thing to consider.
Sometimes we don’t know what we need in terms of hiring services. For those services that are new to us but we know we need the service, perhaps a little research is in order. Recommendations from family and friends is a good place to start. They can provide good recommendations as well as companies they’ve had bad experiences with, so you know who to avoid. The internet is also a good resource. Most industries these days have associations that provide members with education, best practices, service provider locators, and in many cases credentialing.
Cost is of course, a requirement that needs to be considered. However, it shouldn’t be just about price if you need a specific skillset. You wouldn’t hire someone to repair your car that doesn’t have the skillset of a mechanic would you? The consequences of your actions could be dire and cost you your life. Some services that are performed require the person or the company to be licensed in their profession. In a lot of cases, this is due to code requirements in your municipality, especially with some services performed on your home. Remember the old adage, ‘you get what you pay for’.
There is another thing to consider on your list of needs when you’re hiring services for personal care. That is, how you resonate with the person, or people providing the service. This holds true for a variety of personal care services such as, homecare workers, healthcare providers, massage therapists, professional organizers, etc. It’s always a good idea to speak to more than one service provider to see who you resonate with before hiring services.
There may be times when you have the skillset, but not the physical capability to perform the work. In those cases, hiring services from a younger family member, friend, or neighbor may work well for you. You can provide the direction, and supervise the work. This can be a cost-effective way for hiring services that you need.
What is your go-to resource for hiring services?