The COVID-19 pandemic has worsened the shortage of nannies. Nannies are in high demand and the market is very competitive! Unfortunately, lots of job offers do not generate any interest and end up not being filled…
To generate interest in your job offer, attract the best candidates and receive high quality applications, the key is to be competitive in your offer!
Here is how you can generate more interest in your nanny job offer and increase your chances to fill the position you are offering :
- Give as many details as possible in your job description (number of children and ages, job location, languages requirements, duties, working hours, start date, length of contract, salary, benefits, type of contract etc, etc…)
- Make sure duties are children related ONLY otherwise this is not a nanny job. Housekeeping and pet care are no nanny duties. For some candidates, it can be a deal breaker if they are expected to cook for the parents, do their laundry etc…
- Make sure your nanny will not be overworked and will have a good work / private life balance.
- Offer a competitive salary. Hiring a nanny is expensive and market rates went up during the pandemic. There are more families looking for a nanny than candidates looking for a new position… so the higher the salary on offer will be, the more likely you are to find good candidates.
- Offer as many benefits as possible (guaranteed hours, paid time off, overtime pay, health insurance or stipend, gas reimbursement or travel card, annual bonus etc…)
- Make it clear that you will pay your nanny fully on the books. Good candidates will expect to be paid on payroll, not cash in hand.
- Make sure your job offer complies with the laws and regulations in force in the country of employment and be ready to sign a contract that is legally binding.
DID YOU KNOW?
Peak times for hiring / finding a Nanny are :
- End of August & September when everyone is busy with back to school and parents need to get organized for the school year. And this is the time of year when families and nannies typically part ways.
- The Holiday season when parents need extra help while traveling & January as this is an other time of year when families and nannies typically part ways.
- End of the school year when parents need to arrange childcare when children are out of school & when they need extra help while traveling again