How to Gain Employer’s Trust
Domestic helpers leave their home countries to work for someone’s household to provide the needs of her own family. Working abroad requires lots of sacrifices including being far away from home, from their families and most importantly, adjusting to new culture, environment, food and employers.
The most important part of a boss and worker relationship is trust. Trust is essential in relationship, but it is dangerous as well. It is not always easy to trust someone right away. Sometimes, it takes time and effort for people to get to know each other and build up a level of trust. So, put in your best efforts and be a patient helper.
1. Show respect to your employer
Your employer is your superior. Your superior should be shown respect in their household but this goes both ways. Showing respect to your employers will help them feel more comfortable trusting you and it also allows you to be more effective helper.
2. Be transparent to your employer
Honesty is an important factor in any kind of relationship. Telling us that truth is better than lying even when it is hard to do but it is worth it. In most cases, honesty really is the best policy. Your employer is more likely to trust you if they know that you’re being truthful with them.
3. Maintain communication with your employer
One of the important things in every aspect of relationships is communication. Be transparent and let your employer know about everything that is going on. Let them know everything concerning within their household. An effective and open communication with your employers helps you develop a healthy relationship as an employer and helper.
4. Be on time
Even that you are staying in your employer’s house, you should always be on time. You should wake up earlier than your employer and clean up after yourself before doing your task and responsibilities. Being on time can shows your trustworthiness and reliability as a helper, and it is a good trait to earn your employer’s trust.
5. Display loyalty
Loyalty is an important trait of being a good house helper. Your willingness to protect your employers and be on their side no matter what. Commitment is also a way to show your loyalty to them.
6. Be proactive
Don’t wait to be asked by your employers to do something, take an initiative. Do your task and responsibilities that need to be done, regardless of whether they specifically fall under your job description.
7. Be mindful with your social media
Trust is earned from all areas of life, including your social media. Post things that your family and employer won’t be ashamed to see and won’t ruin your work.