SALT LAKE CITY, Sept. 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- This month Go Au Pair's application and matching process just took a leap forward for Host Families and Au Pairs with the unveiling of a new Host Family Community which replaces the old Host Family Portal. The website has been filled with loads of useful information, additional Au Pair search capabilities, and has been updated to minimize the paperwork for families.
"We listened to feedback from our Host Families over the years and took their suggestions and created the Go Au Pair Community," said Kristy Hobberstad, Placement Coordinator with Go Au Pair. "People want to have more of a hands-on approach. With the new community, now our Host Families get to be as hands on as they want during the mutual match process."
Go Au Pair has added more than two dozen search filters it possible for Host Families to easily narrow down the list of Au Pair candidates that meet their family's needs. Families are able to save favorites, rate candidates, and add notes for each interview conducted. When a Host Family reaches out to Au Pairs on their favorites list, the Au Pairs are able to see a much more comprehensive Host Family profile. With the Au Pairs and Host Families learning more about each other, the result will be more successful matches.
Compared to other agencies, Go Au Pair families gain a lot more access to all of the Au Pairs at once to consider. They aren't limited to who they can view in the available Au Pair pools. Actually, sometimes in other agencies, the Au Pairs don't have a choice in who chooses them. Go Au Pair offers a mutual match process where both Host Families and Au Pairs decide together if they are the right fit.
One of the most extraordinary features about the new Community is the neighborhood, which includes comprehensive information for the families to use throughout the duration of the time they are with their Au Pair. For example, families can use the Community to search for all of accredited schools in their local area where the Au Pair can complete the educational component of the program. The Community also has a comprehensive Knowledge section where families can easily find program information, successful tips, and a variety of other Au Pair Program resources.
"Matching with an Au Pair is exciting and fun and something to look forward to and we hope the community encourages that excitement," said Hobberstad."I hope the online Community becomes a place where Host Families are able to find the perfect Au Pair for their family."
Because of all these new features in the Community, families have already begun to give rave reviews about the benefits of limited paperwork, additional resources, and new search features.
Go Au Pair is one of the original Au Pair Program sponsors designated by the Department of State in 1989. There are Go Au Pair representatives in over 50 countries on six different continents and in more than 100 American cities. Their company headquarters is in Salt Lake City, Utah.
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