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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 and compensation.  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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Secure Home, Happy Family: Pre-Hire Security Protocols

As an experienced placement agency and domestic staffing consulting service, Pavillion Agency can assist you in your search

Ok, so you’ve made the decision that you need to hire professional help to keep your residence and family running smoothly.  This is precisely the moment that you should also begin thinking about security and safety protocols. You can think of this as the first out of three phases of maintaining security.

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How A Laundress Can Stop You From Always Going to the Dry Cleaners – Rosalie Aguilar

A professional agency, like Pavillion, can make sure that you hire a top-notch laundress in the field

Being a Laundress is particularly gratifying to those who have a special affinity for clothing and its care. A professional laundress has thorough knowledge in caring for different types of fabrics, and best way of washing and pressing them, aside from making sure your home always has fresh towels and linens.

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Spring Activities for Nannies and Children in New York City

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While New York City is one of the world’s top destinations for children and adults alike, there are very real reasons why locals tend to avoid many crowd-pleasing attractions. Almost without exception, tourist attractions are a recipe for getting trapped in lines,

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Still in Demand: Domestic Couple Jobs Available

Pavillion has been the leader in the placement of domestic couples for over twenty-five years.

Pavillion has been the leader in the placement of domestic couples for over twenty-five years. Over the years, the availability of couple jobs has decreased but the nature of the work hasn’t and there are still many wonderful families who see the value in employing a professional team who can handle the many demands of a large property.

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Understanding Your Rights as a Domestic Worker

Pavillion Agency prides itself in finding the best opportunities for its domestic workers

While worker’s rights are clear and commonplace in organized industries nationwide, as a domestic recruitment specialist, I often find that the rights of domestic professional are unclear to both employers and employees. Luckily, the New York State Department of Labor provides an in-depth resource on their website outlining the “Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights which took effect on November 29,

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Be safe—Be aware—Be informed

At Pavillion Agency, the health, safety, and wellbeing of our community is our top priority. As we all continue to monitor the situation with coronavirus (COVID-19), we have taken numerous steps to be extra vigilant. While all of our offices are physically closed during this time, we remain fully operational and open for business, with staff available remotely to help in any way we can. Furthermore, we are asking clients and candidates to utilize virtual means of interviewing whenever possible, to limit the risk of exposure. If you have any questions, please contact us here for direct assistance on this topic.