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​Domestic Staffing Industry Trends for 2024

  • Publish Date: Posted 3 months ago

The new year has begun and that means a fresh new start for all. It's out with the old and in with the new and a very busy time for us, with many of our clients looking to hire new domestic staff for the year ahead. At Greycoat Lumleys we are recognised the world over for our exceptional staffing solutions and industry leading insights. With that being said, we thought we would take a look at the staffing industry trends we have been observing recently and give a few of our expert predictions for the year ahead. So let's see what 2024 has in store.


A boom in international domestic staffing

Overseas travel is hot on the agenda for 2024, with this year poised to be the biggest year for travel yet. So it follows suit that international domestic staff will be in very high demand in the year to come. From international nannies to take care of the kids so you have

a stress-free holiday to palace and household management staff for individuals with an extensive property portfolio, international staff are set to be one of the biggest staffing industry trends of this year.

In a similar vein, many candidates are increasingly seeking out overseas opportunities with the promise of exciting destinations and new experiences to add to their resumes.


A move to part-time and temporary staff

From emergency childcare to temporary housekeepers, our clients tend to be moving away from permanent employees in favour of more flexible options. From fitting around busy schedules and adapting to last minute changes to being that extra helping hand as and when required, many people enjoy the freedom that these types of household staff bring.

 Already, we are seeing many clients making a conscious move to part-time or temporary staffing solutions, and this will continue throughout 2024. Not only has there been an increase in clients looking for staff on a temporary or part-time basis but there is a growing trend for staff that take on a combination role.

 A nanny/housekeeper or nanny/personal assistant are marvellous multitaskers and will be all the rage this year for busy families looking for a reliable and valued member of staff. We have also noticed this trend on the candidate side of the industry, with many of the highly skilled domestic staff on our books open to temporary and part-time positions.

​At Greycoat Lumleys we have an extensive list of temporary staff to meet all your domestic needs. When hiring temporary staff, we know that speed is a crucial factor for our clients. That’s why we conduct rigorous background checks to ensure all our candidates have exemplary references and solid experience, saving our clients the hassle of a lengthy hiring process.


Domestic couples set to be a popular choice

Much like the staffing industry trends, which have seen a rise in flexible and combination roles, domestic couples will also see a sharp rise this year. Many individuals are looking for staff that can cope with a diverse array of duties, from cooking and cleaning to gardening and house maintenance - which can often be a struggle for one staff member to adequately tackle.

​Many people are finding domestic couples to be the answer they are searching for, as together they provide a well-rounded set of skills. Couples are able to take on a range of different duties around the home without the need for additional members of staff, making them a highly sought after staffing choice in 2024.


Housekeepers to stay a firm favourite

 With the start of a brand new year, many people are looking to bring organisation and structure back into their lives, and this has seen experienced housekeepers continue to stay in extremely high demand. There to help organise the day-to-day running of your home, housekeepers take away the stress of managing a household, allowing you to relax in the knowledge that everything is taken care of.

Whether it be a full spring clean of your home or help with wrangling the kids, a trusted and dedicated housekeeper is truly worth their weight in gold and why demand for this role sees no signs of slowing down.

If you are considering hiring a housekeeper in 2024, then here are some of our expert tips.

Are you in need of domestic staff this year? Then, we are here to help. Our 25 years of experience as a premium domestic staffing agency means that we can match you with the best candidates the industry has to offer. Get in touch now with our friendly team of expert consultants, or browse our latest roles.


Alternatively, if you are interested in any of the domestic staffing roles mentioned, then apply to register with us today. We are always on the lookout for talented individuals to add to our books and will help you find the dream role you are searching for.