Just hired a new domestic worker? If you are lucky, your worker will be equipped with training as promised by her employment agency. If you are not, you will need to impart skills as she enters your household, starting with the very basic chores.
The first barrier to effective training is language. Many times, employers have to use simple English and animated gestures to communicate with their limited or non-English-speaking workers. First, decide which is the language of instruction. Some employers need their domestic worker to get down to work immediately so it is a priority of short-term goals, and in this case, chores. But the long-term objective is to learn how to communicate more effectively with your worker. The key is not to overwhelm your domestic worker with learning a new language and the rules of your household all at once!
Here are 4 tips to help your domestic worker get up to speed in a short time!
1. Provide a schedule. Create a weekly timetable that is clear a…