Employing a domestic staff such as a nanny or housekeeper can be a big help to the family, but the thought of bringing a stranger into your home can be a stressful decision. You will want to feel certain that person is honest, dependable, and will do their job well.

The first and arguably most important thing to consider in employing a domestic staff is finding a person who is honest and will not steal or worse yet put your family in jeopardy. You may want to check references from past jobs and complete a background check. If you are employing a nanny or housekeeping through a reliable agency, the agency should have completed a thorough background and reference check.