Each player will need their own Username and Passphrase - STEPS for you:
1. Create a family account
2. Register yourself with a Username (at least 4 letters) and a 14 character Passphrase (can have spaces)
3. Load Job template and customize by sliding left to edit or delete
4. Load Expectations template and slide left to edit or delete
5. Set your Game Rules (will only change to what you set on the upcoming pay period which is Friday)
6. Invite your Team to play (you will set your players Username and an invite gets sent to them to play and create their own Passphrase.
You MUST use Family Share/Library to download the HFK app to your players devices for free before you invite them to play. Otherwise use the free web app on any computer, laptop, tablet etc. at App.HireandFireyourKids.com
Object of the Game is for the Kids to finish each Pay Period without getting Fired and earn the Incentive Bonuses making them eligible for the Employee of the Month.
Kids do their best to follow the Family Values and Expectations you‘ve set together. If your Kid is caught NOT following a Value or an Expectation by you, they're given a warning X. After a certain amount of warning X's the Kid get's Fired. (Option to Remove an X if the Kid corrects the X immediately)
If the Kid can go the entire Pay Period without getting Fired they will receive a NOT FIRED Bonus.
If all Siblings can go the entire Pay Period without getting Fired they will each receive a TEAMWORK Bonus.
If your Kid does get Fired they are NOT entitled to the above Incentive Bonuses and a consequence that you set together at your last Team Meeting will activate.
Set your Pay Period (weekly, bi-weekly, monthly)
Set your recurring Pay Day Date
Set your Kids Kash Reward currency (dollars or points)
Set the number of Warning X's before getting Fired
Set the NOT FIRED Bonus reward amount
Set the TEAMWORK Bonus reward amount
Set your recurring Family Team Meeting day and stick to it!
Stop giving your Kids money for their wants and stop buying their wants. Time to teach your Kids to EARN their wants.
Start playing using the Probationary Period to drive Awareness and time to Teach.
Kids apply for Jobs created by you and get rewarded upon completion (no assigning chores by you in this game)!
Kids follow the family values and expectations set trying not to get Fired.
Kids get Paid out on Pay Day!
If you have purchased the HFK App from Apple or Google you can set up Family Sharing and get the App for Free on other Family Members devices.
What are your own family values? e.g. Be Kind, Respectful, Stay Positive etc.
Use our template/default or customize with your own Expectations. These are behavioural, hygiene, manners expectations your family must follow at all times, and can include some "must-do" chores. (Expectations are what can get you FIRED!)
At the end of the pay period if ALL Kids stay NOT FIRED then...
Parent(s) chooses Employee Of The Month and considers:
Your Own EOTM receives:
HFK EOTM Contest:
Parent(s) submit Kid to our contest for a chance to win prizes and extra recognition.
o Minimum 5 chores applied for.
o Must stay HIRED.
o Overall values, participation, effort and teamwork.
Take a look at our suggested Kids Kash payout but feel free to establish your own for what works in your Family.
Take the time and invest in teaching your Kids. Everyone will need some practice to adjust, so we highly recommend a probationary period to set you all up for success!
While the Kids are getting used to things, it's helpful to snap photo evidence of something you come across that is "X worthy". Send a message to them as a friendly reminder and watch how fast they take action to resolve!
Review things like:
We used our BEFORE video along with our original Team Meeting presentation to launch HFK in our home. Included below is also a progress video of one month AFTER.
There was already improvement after just one month! But as you see there was still more room to improve. It does take time for the Kids to get used to things but if you stay with it for just a little while longer the payoff is soooo worth it!!