Homadorma Staff Interview Badge

  • What is Homadorma Staff Interview Badge?

    What is Homadorma Staff Interview Badge?
    Homestays that have been interviewed by Homadorma staff will be awarded a Interview Badge.

    Staff Interview Badge

    What's completed at Interview?

    • Face to face meeting with Homadorma staff
    • Professional photo shoot of the homestay
    • Information and ID verification
    • Staff submits meeting survey to homadorma

    Which Cities Are Available?

    • Greater Toronto Area
    • Ottawa/Gatineau
    • Metro Vancouver

  • How should I prepare for my staff interview?
    • Complete and update your homestay profile. Here’s your checklist of what you should complete:
    • If you need help with your profile completion, please check How to make a perfect host profile on Homadorma?
      Note: The staff interview is provided free of charge to our hosts with the purpose of helping our hosts build a better profile to attract new students. Incomplete homestay profile reduces the opportunity of the hosts getting booked. So we want to make sure the homestay families are serious about hosting before we send our staff interviewer.

    • Make your spaces ready for photoshoot
      Homadorma staff will be taking professional photo of the following areas of your house/apartment:
      • Student bedroom
      • Student washroom
      • Common area accessible to the students (optional, but highly recommended)
      • Backyard overlooking the house (optional)
      • Please make sure the above areas are clean and ready for photo shooting.
    • Profile double checking
      During the interview, staff interviewer will verify your information on homadorma.com. He/She will complete a survey that documents the interview. Please double check your profile information is all up to date.
  • Do I have to get the Staff Interview badge to make booking with students?

    No, you don’t need a staff interview badge to accept bookings from students. However, homestays with such badges rank higher than yours and get more exposures to the students. More exposures lead to better chance of getting booked. Without the badge, students may consider your homestays not qualified by homadorma standards.

  • I requested a staff interview. What happens if I cannot work with the interviewer's schedule, or my place is not ready for photoshoot?

    We understand schedule conflicts might happen. Sometimes things may get in your way unexpectedly. On our end, each cancelled staff interview results in schedule disruption. What we need from you is open communication to help us minimize such disruption.

    Notice to Cancel

    You need to let our staff interviewer know if you are not able to proceed the staff interview as scheduled.

    • 48-hour notice is given. You need to provide explanation of the reason of cancellation the next time you schedule the staff interview
    • Less than 48-hour notice is given. No refund will be issued. An additional $50 is charged to schedule the staff interview next time, unless for situations covered under Extenuating Circumstances.

    Cancellation without notice
    No refund will be issued. Your account would be suspended, unless for situations covered under Extenuating Circumstances.

  • What is Staff Interview Review?

    Our staff interviewers complete a survey that documents their experience with the homestay after the interview. Homestays are rated on a 5-point scale and commented by the staff interviewers. Hosts have control to show or hide such ratings and comments on the public view.

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