Moving and living abroad is a wonderful, exhilarating, life-changing experience – but it can also be a hassle.
Sometimes everyone needs a little help. But that too can be complicated in a foreign country – even when you've found a nanny or house cleaner who's a good fit, how do you know how much should you pay them? And how do you make sure the whole thing is done legally?
That's where quitt.ch comes in – the experts at helping expats hire domestic help. Here are 8 reasons it's time to give in.
1. Because you need help, and that's ok
Maybe you're working abroad, and totally loving your new job, but don't have time to keep your apartment as fresh and homey as you'd like.
Or perhaps you moved along with your spouse and are busy job-hunting or taking language lessons, and struggle to pick up the kids at the exact same time each day.
Either way, it's totally normal to need help! No (wo)man is an island, after all. And whether you need assistance caring for an elderly relative or simply washing windows, hiring someone can take a huge weight off your shoulders and improve everyone's quality of life.
2. It's quick, and digital
So you have someone in mind – perhaps your friend or neighbour can recommend their cleaner or babysitter – but you're not sure how to go about actually hiring them.
Quitt.ch makes the process painless and quick. It's entirely online and in just a few clicks you can set up your employer-employee relationship. It will all be done within five minutes, and you can access all the information from anywhere in the world.
3. It's all in English!
Who needs language barriers in a time crunch? One of the best things about quitt.ch is that it's available entirely in English. That includes the work contract and pay slips as well as email and phone support – you don't want legal details getting lost in translation.
4. Bye bye bureaucracy
Paperwork can be a nightmare even in your own country – let alone a new one. Plus you've probably done plenty of that already for yourself – do you really want to do it again?
Quitt.ch works closely with tax and cantonal compensation officers, and takes care of all the administrative tasks and obligations you have as an employer. So you're free to focus on what matters to you.
5. Get guidance
It can also be rough to guess the market rate when you're in a brand new market. How do you avoid under or overpaying your nanny or house cleaner? The appropriate wages in Switzerland might be very different from what you're used to.
6. Fair relationships and better rates
Even though quitt.ch takes care of all of the administration for you, you are the direct employer. There's no middleman – meaning both you and your domestic help get a better deal. When you hire someone using quitt.ch you avoid paying an extra fee to an agency, and your employee earns more while you pay less. It's a win-win!
In Switzerland all domestic staff – including cleaners, nannies and babysitters – must have compulsory accident insurance. quitt.ch partners with insurance agency Generali, giving you access to one of the cheapest accident insurances on the market with great conditions. Better safe than sorry!
8. Avoid legal issues
Finally, the last thing you want to do in a new country is run into legal issues. If you do something wrong in the hiring process, even accidentally, you could be slapped with hefty fines, or at the very least suffer damage to your reputation.
When you hire domestic service through quitt.ch you know you're in the clear – plus, you're helping fight the black labour market in your new country.
This article was produced by The Local Client Studio and sponsored by quitt.ch.