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How to Handle Requesting Time Off From Your Employer
 
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When the summer months come everyone pictures clear skies, warm temperatures, and relaxing time off. Managing that last part can be a bit tricky. For those employed in the domestic staffing industry it can be a little harder than that. Due to the personal & busy nature of the job, taking time off can be a tedious process for jobs like housekeeping & being a nanny. A private household doesn’t really have many hours off; as the care of a home and family can be a 24/7 job and not all private households have a full staff with others who [ Read the rest…]

 
Hiring a Nanny for a Work at Home Environment
 
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If you could choose to work from home would you? The sound of it is appealing, earning your paycheck from the comfort of your home, but what if you have kids? While working from home would give you more time with your children, is it truly feasible to manage both your childcare & work responsibilities at the same time?     Flashback to one of my favorite YouTube videos. Professor Robert Kelly is an American political analyst on Inter Korean affairs as well as a professor of political science at Pusan National University. In March of 2017 he was busy [ Read the rest…]

 
There’s a New Law in Town.
 
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References are important. How many times have you based a decision on a positive reference? It can be anything, what movie to see, what restaurant to go to, who to employ? No matter where you go in life, a good reference will tip a decision in a certain direction. Sadly there are people who take advantage of that. In the domestic staffing industry a positive reference can be the difference between getting the job you want vs getting back in the unemployment line. You’d be surprised to see the lengths people go to get these references. Oftentimes people ask close [ Read the rest…]

 
It’s World Cup Season!
 
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Every four years an event occurs that gets the planet buzzing. For four weeks it seems to be all that anyone can talk about. A round spherical object tapped and passed across an 100 yard field constantly trying to find its way into an 8 by 24 foot net. The World Cup is here folks. While sadly our dear USA didn’t qualify this time, we still find ourselves right in the middle of this beautiful tournament as our country is home to millions who have ties to countries participating this year. While some homes unite during this time, it’s popular [ Read the rest…]

 
Passing on Important Info From our Friends at DEMA!
 
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The Domestic Estate Managers Association (DEMA) is having a 1-day “Disaster and Emergency Preparedness” program in Naples, FL on Saturday, May 5th and we thought some of our site visitors would be interested in attending the event. Click here for information regarding the event including location, cost, hotel rates, and more!

 
If Only Employers Would Be Clear About Their Expectations For The Job, What a Wonderful World It Would Be!
 
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I’ve found that the majority of my clients have found/learned ways of making tons of money, but along with this good fortune comes the “Frankenstein”: The 15,000+ square foot house or apartment, the 2nd and 3rd (& sometimes many more) properties, boats, planes, and a fleet of cars. But these are still family units, with the same basic needs of all families, compounded now with complications of all the toys mentioned above. It’s a “monster” resulting from hard work, success & choice of lifestyle.   Now eight or more bathrooms need cleaning, four or more beds need be stripped and [ Read the rest…]

 
Short Term / Temporary Staff – Summer is Right Around the Corner!!!!!
 
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For many Employer’s of Household/Domestic Staff, this is the time of year when additional workers are needed.   Though not needing a permanent employee, the same quality & skill-set is essential. References, background and personality component must still be of the level of a “long term” candidate being considered.  The best way to be assured of having expectations met…… is to be up front, in the beginning, about the “temporary nature” of the job. We have seen many family’s indicate they are hiring for a permanent position.  A new member of the “team” comes on board.  In all work environments, [ Read the rest…]

 
The 2017 INA (International Nanny Association) Nanny Salary and Benefits Survey!
 
 

The International Nanny Association (INA) recently sent us this comprehensive salary & benefits survey for nannies which might become a valuable resource for Nannies and their employers to reach a good middle ground in terms of salary/benefits negotiations. Click this link to be directed to the PDF which is chock full of information to help keep you informed for any future decisions! Written by Christopher Cruz

 
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