There are many people who would never think of hiring chauffeurs to get them from place to place. They may want one for a special occasion, but this is not someone they would think of keeping on staff as a personal driver. Most people do not have the financial means to have a personal driver, but for those that do, it's important to hire someone who can effectively get you from point A to point B and that has a level of professionalism that is necessary to succeed in that position.
There are several ways to go about hiring for the position of a personal driver. You can contact a placement agency that specializes in filling vacancies in household staff for high end clientele. You can also place a help wanted ad in various locations. There is also always just asking friends and peers for their recommendations on chauffeurs and seeing what they have to offer in the way of candidates.
Whatever method you choose to track down a few candidates you need to make sure that you get a list of at least three candidates that you will consider hiring for the position that you have available. You will want to set up a consistence interview process. With a consistent interview process you should easily be able to find someone that will meet your needs and that is charging a reasonable price for their services.
When conducting the interviews you will need to meet with each candidate face to face. You want to see what each one look like and how they behave during the interview process. It is important the person you hire have a high degree of professionalism. They will be driving you and your family around. They will also be driving you and various business associates. It is likely that they will hear many things during the course of those drives and it is important that you know they can be trusted to keep the conversations they hear to themselves. Discretion is the name of the game for personal drivers in any household staff that they become a part of.
During the interview process you need to ask each candidate a series of questions. This is as much about the answers as it is beginning to understand the demeanor of each candidate. You will also want to have a complete background check run on any candidate that makes it to the round of serious consideration. You need to make sure that they have a safe driving record and that their references check out. Once you have done a thorough background check and feel you've found someone that you are ready to hire there is just one more thing to do. You need to negotiate price and then get them hired.