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The 3 Biggest Pet Sitting Hiring Mistakes
Pet Sitting Hiring Mistake #1.
Hiring in a reactive way.
What this method is that you start looking to rent a new pet sitter when you entirely absence someone.
I perceive you're probably thinking, "Well, of circle that's the way I hire, dummy!" I gain that would be the reasoning way, but it's not a benefit strategy and I'll caution you why.
If you start the seeking for hiring a new domestic sitter when you are in severe lack of someone; for example, your plate is entirely too full, or a sitter quits without notice, or you deficiency to burn someone and you absence to fill their slot asap.
You then upright your ads, inception interviewing and hope and pray that you find a wellbeing person.
This is being reactive to your modern time and you entrust make poor choices in who you ask to join your team because you are in forceful privation to fill the position.
This is not a smart, proactive manner to fill your sitter roster with qualified individuals.
My proposition would be to carry on back-up sitters for your fashionable sitters, who would keep the capacity to play into the primary sitters slots if the deprivation arises.
These sitters consign besides be the relatives who swig the new work that is coming in.
Pet Sitting Hiring Mistake #2.
: Not managing the expectations of your new sitters.
Managing expectations is the single most eminent impression to conjecture and implement when you attack to extend your team.
Good people who obtain the availability and positive traits to become a homely sitter are unquestionably difficult to come by.
This is why I hold made interviewing a ordinary part of my work week.
Pet Sitting is equitable not going to be a sake tenon for everyone and you absence to strikingly expression out the activity description right from the secure go.
Don't bring people on unbefitting false expectations.
Be recognizeable and laconic with exactly how it will business and what you dearth from them and what they deficiency to do to be successful in the position.
So, for Pet Nanny this procedure explaining to sitter prospects that they shouldn't expect a whole roster of visits or walks for the boon couple of months after they dovetail the team.
It takes circumstance to build their client base, but if they're available and if we receive rave reviews from their clients, we commit sustain to send them assignments and build their story of business.
Pet Sitting Hiring Mistake #3.
: Hiring nation who are using your task as a chasm stop.
As the interviewer, it's your venture to figure out what it is that the sitter outlook wants to earn out of the position.
Are they looking for some extra pecuniary to emolument for a shore house? If the interpretation is yes, then why would you contract a man who cede be heading out of town during the busy summer months?
Was the fellow recently laid off from their full-time job?Are they looking to fill their instance while they hunt for their new full-time job? If so, then they are using your team as a coalmine stop until a change opportunity comes along.
I may use this partner for back-up internal sitting or dwelling sitting assignments, but I would never grant them natural mid day clients because what happens when they earn a new assignment and they bestow you 1 weeks' notice? You're going to absence to sublet in a reactive way, which is NEVER a advantage something as explained above.
You'll most likely modern up hiring someone that again is not a profit interlock and is using your party as a excavation stop.
Are you seeing the bloody cycle?
Then there's the individual who says that they're not looking for additional employment, but they live alone and obtain no further procedure of income.
This always sets off sirens in my head.
How are they going to afford to honorarium their bills if this is their full-time gig? Hello?! They're not! They're fair telling you what you need to hear.
I comprehend it sounds enticing… a fellow with complete willing availability to manage on as many assignments as needed.
JACKPOT! Here's your wake-up call.
If it sounds too welfare to be true, it most likely is.
In 100% of these hires that I've made, about 1 to 2 months down the road I receive the email (they never call to tell me,) that they're not creation enough budgetary and they've found object supplementary financially stable.
At this iota I usually smell myself on the leader and say, "of circumgyration they did, dum dum!" Then it's situation to do pollute domesticate with their customers and to rent again in a reactive way.
Trust me, I've made all the mistakes you can possibly make when it comes to hiring, but most of the troubles retain stemmed from the 3 mistakes listed above.
This is what causes the hefty quantity of turnover, which I hear so many of you reproach about.
You lack to think ahead and make smart strategic, decisions about who you're going to hire.
Your Homework Assignment: Write your Ideal Sitter Profile.
Think of the blessing sitter you've ever had and then jot down all the things that made them great.
Next, add any fresh traits that you would passion to own in a squad member to the list.
Booya! You've just created your Ideal Sitter Profile.
Be sure to review it every juncture before you assault your interviews to remind yourself of who exactly it is you're looking for.
I surmise the overwhelm that comes with the hiring process.
Luckily, I've recorded all of the systems that I use into an eBook titled, 9 Secrets to Building a Stellar Team of Pet Sitters.
This eBook cede be a immense inventory in helping you crystallize up your retain hiring systems.
I've included the exact documents that I use with Pet Nanny, which you can govern for your own business.
I hope it helps!