Should you decide that you need a provider to help manage certain aspects of your life that you are finding difficult to handle on your own, then your next step is to find the right service provider that fits your needs. Inviting a provider into your life to help you manage certain duties important to you is obviously a very serious undertaking. You need to develop immediate trust with the provider who, up until the day he or she enters your life and starts offering assistance, is a person relatively unknown to you. Careful consideration on your part, and on the part of the placement agency must be observed to ensure the correct provider is entering both your home and your life the first time to develop needed trust and to avoid turnover.
The Ivory Agency advises any individual needing to find a provider conduct a thorough examination into those who you interview for the position you need filled. A professional placement business will have a comprehensive interview and training process established to properly vet provider candidates. Some people might not realize, when using an online portal to find service providers to come into a home and fulfill needed duties, a majority of online portals allow anyone to enter a service provider profile without any type of mandatory screening involved. This is an extremely unprofessional and downright dangerous setup to allow. A provider is most likely going to have intimate admission into the client’s life, including open access to the home and to valuables and personal items, as well as close and personal interaction with family members, especially children. An exhaustive screening process is absolutely essential to discovering the right provider candidate, and to protecting the client.
This is why The Ivory Agency developed The Ivory Academy. After an extremely thorough provider intake process, which includes evaluation of a provider candidate’s application, an interview process, authentication of the candidate’s resume, CV, and professional references, criminal background check, a video or phone interview, two in-person interviews, and a pre-test, the provider candidate will proceed to the Ivory Academy. Here, the provider candidate will be given materials to study, and then begin the Academy’s training process, which will provide the candidate with any and all needed certifications necessary to properly perform his or her required duties for a client. Only after successful completion of The Ivory Academy will a provider candidate become eligible to be matched with a client and be offered the opportunity to perform duties.
Taking the necessary steps to ensure the development of a relationship between the provider and the client based on trust, commitment, and even fellowship takes place is paramount to the success of The Ivory Agency. A meticulous approach to each and every prospective provider’s screening process has to be one of the core components to a reputable and successful placement agency, which is exactly why The Ivory Academy has been instituted. Anyone who is looking for a provider please take note that the process should not be too quick and simple, and it is encouraged that you do not rush the process, even if you need immediate help. Allow a respected and professional placement agency find the correct provider for you the first time, and to minimize the risk associated with bringing someone new into your life.