Pavillion Blog

Why is this blog so relevant?

Our Team - Pavillion Agency

Why is this blog so relevant? Its focus will explore every aspect surrounding the unique world of Personal Service. We will discuss and tackle issues that hold an important role in the rapidly evolving household employment Industry.

Along with contributions from Keith Greenhouse and Cliff Greenhouse,

Category: Household Staffing

Personal Assistant Cover Letter – Ira Weissman

Personal assistant in a job interview

A Personal Assistant will ensure the seamless execution of a principal’s day-to-day routine. To be successful at the position, he or she must possess attention to details and accuracy, computer literacy and Microsoft Office skills, and excellent verbal and written communication skills.

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Is There a Difference Between an EA and PA? – Norma Oropeza

A personal assistant planning her boss's schedule

Pavillion Agency has been the Leader in the field of Personal Service since 1962, so it should come as no surprise that we also staff Personal Assistants and consecutively, Executive Assistants. Despite EAs and PAs having completely different functions, they have one thing in common – to ensure the smooth running of their employer’s personal life or business.

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The Right Approach When Housekeepers Accidentally Cause Damage – Rosalie Aguilar

Housekeeper cleaning a home

Unfortunately, accidents happen. What is important is how the individual approaches the accident. A true professional housekeeper is trustworthy and regardless of how distressing the situation is, will always be honest and transparent. Taking responsibility and being accountable is a key strength and will foster trust in the relationship between employer and employee.

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A Note About Parents, Nannies and Social Media – Tina Gelashvili

Smart phone with notification icons flying out of it

It is hard to ignore that in this age of Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, social media not just helps us stay connected, but also defines every aspect of our daily existence. We feel compelled to put our innermost thoughts on our social media page,

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Summer is Over, But It Is the Perfect Time to Hire Household Staff!

I need to hire a new Housekeeper when we return from the summer season.  How far in advance do I need to start my search?  Is it too early?  Is it too late?  What is the best way to structure my search discreetly when I have someone currently in the role?  

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What Makes a Top-Notch Executive Housekeeper?

An executive housekeeper carrying cleaning supplies and smiling

Many Pavillion clients travel throughout the summer either cruising the Caribbean, boating in Nantucket or escaping the city’s heat by heading out to the Hamptons.  Once the summer sun fades and the leaves start to fall from the trees, clients reach out to Pavillion looking to fill their household staffing needs.

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Stand Above the Rest in Your Upcoming Nanny Interview – By: Jessica McWeeney

Well-Prepared Nanny Interviewing for a New Position

Preparing yourself for a nanny interview is a lot like preparing for any other job. You need to speak about your skillsets, expertise and passion for your chosen career. When interviewing for a position you want to stand out from other nannies.

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Bilingual Domestic Staff in New York City – By: Tina Gelashvili

Child Thinking Hello In Multiple Languages

Child Thinking Hello In Multiple Languages

By: Tina Gelashvili

I am sure most of you will agree that being a New Yorker is a very special treat indeed.  With the emergence of other megalopolises all over the world, New York City still remains the capital of the world,

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Take a Deep Breath: Why Stepping Back is Good For Kids’ Development

Child Gazing At The Clouds With Her Nanny

By: Jeff Gratton

Accidents can be avoided and summer is the season for accidents. Preventing them is no secret:  Accidents are caused by haste, fatigue, and distraction. So guess what? When families’ days are over-stuffed with activities, we are courting problems.

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Questions We Often Hear When Determining Household Staffs’ Compensation

Homeowner Writing a Staff Member's Pay Check

One of the thorniest issues when hiring household staff is salary.  How is it determined?  What is fair market rate? What does Depending On Experience (DOE) really mean?

In general salaries for household staff are determined by two factors – the staff’s current salary and what is “market”. 

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