Why is This Blog So Relevant?

Category: Household Staffing

Why is This Blog So Relevant?

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, who combined possess 70 years of household staffing expertise,

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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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Questions We Often Hear When Determining Household Staffs’ Compensation

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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Understanding Your Rights as a Domestic Worker

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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“Times They Are A Changin’…and So Are Job Requirements!” – Pavillion Staffer

Technology touches, like it or not, nearly every aspect of our contemporary lives.  The same holds true in the personal service profession.  It is not the old-fashioned domestic environment portrayed on shows like Downtown Abbey.  While the sophistication and elegance has not changed, the household operations and staff expectations certainly have,

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Perfect Job? Maybe Not But…Life Lessons from Pavillion on Finding the Best Job and Being the Best Employee

As Experts in Domestic Staffing, We Know the Importance of the “Right” Position:

At Pavillion Agency not only do we place our people in households but we make a concerted effort to help our staff keep their jobs. If a position isn’t quite working out, we can help you establish what the real problem is.

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Best Practices for Communications among Executive Household Staff

Communication is the key to getting any job done right, and household tasks are no exception to that rule. Not only is it important for you to be able to communicate directly with your staff, but also for staff members to have a way to effectively communicate with each other.

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Understanding the Basics of Domestic Staff Training

A well-run household depends on a well-trained staff. Your domestic staff must understand how to do their jobs, the most efficient ways to accomplish daily tasks, and learn to be proactive in identifying potential issues around the house.

In this article, we will cover the basics of domestic staff training and identify some helpful domestic staffing resources to help your home run smoothly and efficiently.

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Strategies for Negotiating Contracts with Executive Household Staff

Contracts can be a tricky subject when you hire someone new to work in your home. But they are absolutely crucial for establishing responsibilities, payment, and non-financial benefits for what will hopefully be a successful long-term working relationship.

Here are some contract negotiation strategies to keep in mind as you hire new executive household staff for your home.

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A Competitive Job Market Means Competitive Candidate Criteria

Written By Ira Weissman

As the Leader in the Field of Personal Service it is our aim to help everyone who comes to us seeking employment.  Unfortunately, the market is such that we cannot always be successful.  Our clients, the most prominent in the country,

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