Every household is different, possessing its own unique strengths and quirks. While Roses & Robins is there to help you every step of the way in the hiring process, there are some points to consider once you’ve found someone who suits you and your family’s needs.

Create An Official Contract

While this may seem like an obvious first step, it’s also an extremely important one. It’s vital to draw up a contract detailing the requirements you need for someone filling the position within your home. It not only sets the boundaries of hours and pay but also explains what is expected from the individual working for you. Creating a contract that’s understood by both parties helps to avoid future misunderstandings that may arise during the job.

A contract should include the following:

  • Working hours
  • Salary
  • Overtime pay
  • Holiday pay
  • Day-to-day responsibilities
  • Notice period
  • Settling-in period

Just as you are getting to know the individual, they are also getting to know you and your family. Based on the role and their previous experience, it’s important to set realistic goals and expectations. Be sure to provide guidance, especially during the first week, so they clearly understand what is expected of them and how tasks should be carried out.

Meetings and Feedback

Even if your employee appears confident in their new position, set up a regular meeting to determine how they are getting on, what they feel comfortable with and which areas they may still require your assistance. Focus on what they are doing well and give positive feedback for areas in which they can improve. Remember, they want to succeed in the role as much as you want them to, so providing them with useful feedback is a great way to strengthen their knowledge in the position.

Stay In Contact With Your Agency

Roses & Robins prides itself on seamlessly fitting employers with employees. Therefore, it’s beneficial to keep communication open. We love hearing from our clients when they find well-suited candidates. And if a certain match isn’t working out, we are here to help find someone with the credentials you’re looking for.

When it comes to celebrating Easter, decorated eggs are a must for many families. From crayons, to paint to stickers, there are no limits or rules when it comes to egg decoration. If you’re eager to try something different, Roses & Robins knows just the thing. 

This Easter, we recommend creating egg dye from all-natural ingredients a try. Below we’ve put together some tips in how to accomplish those vibrant rainbow hues that are sure to impress friends and family. We’re happy to note that these tips work on both white and brown eggs (though colours may slightly differ).

To Start:

1.In a medium pot, add two tablespoons of white vinegar to approximately 1.14 litres of water.

2. Bring this combination to a boil and add the ingredients to make desired colour. Lower the heat and allow water and ingredients to simmer for 30 minutes. Be sure to let the mixture cool. 

3. Finally, strain the dye and then begin adding eggs. Eggs should be left in dye for approximately 30 minutes. For more vibrant-coloured eggs, leave them in the mixture for longer. 

Ingredients for Coloured Dyes:

Orange

Combine 0.9 litres of yellow onion skins. These can be left in the refrigerator overnight to achieve a brighter orange tone. 

Yellow

When the water is brought to a boil, add 3 tablespoons of tumeric. It’s to be noted that numeric will dye hands, so FIRGG Recruitment recommends wearing gloves when dyeing yellow eggs.

Blue

Adding 0.7 litres of chopped red or purple cabbage to water creates a vibrant blue dye. For a darker hue, leave eggs to soak in the mixture overnight.

Pink

Pink dye is achieved with 0.9 litres of chopped beets. When dyeing your eggs pink, they may appear brown. However, the eggs will turn a beautiful pink shade once they have completely dried.

Silver

The method for creating silver dye differs from the others. Firstly, forgo adding any vinegar to the mixture. Add frozen blueberries and 0.9 litres of water. Once the mixture has reached room temperature, strain the water. Leave the eggs in the mixture and place in the refrigerator overnight.