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Fashionable Work Wear for Your New Job
 
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Congrats! You got the job! The interview went great and your employer is excited to have you. You dressed your best & you looked your best, now how do you keep that image going forward? Unless the job requires you to wear a daily uniform, you’ll be granted the freedom of choosing your own work wear. Now you don’t expect to wear your interview outfit everyday do you? Maintaining a good work image will be your next target goal. You want to keep the same image your employer had of you upon hiring throughout your employment. This can get tricky [ Read the rest…]

 
Want to Know What Your Nanny Isn’t Telling You? Find Out Here!
 
 

Want to know what your Nanny isn’t telling you? This article from Reader’s Digest is a good list to look at to figure out what your Nanny might want to talk to you about. Here is one of the examples: Being a nanny is a profession Please treat me as you would other professionals. Click here for the rest of this great article from Reader’s Digest!

 
Should You Wear a Uniform in Domestic Staffing?
 
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The purpose of a uniform is to state a current occupation. You see them everywhere, highlighting individuals and the tasks they’re responsible for. However is it acceptable when working in a private residence? Well, that depends. Some homes are treated as a business and employees should be dressed as such, when others are a place of relaxation where uniforms wouldn’t really fit in. There are various pros & cons to this debate. Pros Ensuring Appropriate Attire – Your staff will need to be able to climb, run and maneuver easily in order to keep up with rambunctious children, & rigorous [ Read the rest…]

 
Hiring An Exceptional Chef
 
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With countless trained chefs to choose from in the world, finding a match can be difficult. Someone who can prepare meals for the children, a romantic dinner for two or even head up efforts to create meals for a dinner party or event is not an easy task. The challenge becomes even greater when the competition to hire heats up.   Although it may be difficult, there are a few essential attributes beyond their exceptional ability in the kitchen to be aware of which will increase the chances of finding a chef of your liking.   How organized are they? [ Read the rest…]

 
Hidden Danger in Popular Children’s Foods That Nannies Should Avoid!
 
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Being a nanny is serious work, you’re not just watching over a child. Being a nanny means you have a vital role in developing that young child into a healthy upstanding adult. As a nanny it’s your responsibility to promote and manage the child’s activity & nutrition. Doing so helps set the child on their way to an active healthy life. Every week I will list a couple of key steps and points to monitor while on the job.   To begin with, be wary of content in packaged foods. Packaged foods are incredibly convenient. They require little work/preparation & [ Read the rest…]

 
Being A Healthy Nanny
 
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Being a Nanny can be difficult in terms of keeping up with the children’s youthful energy. A day with an active child is sure enough to tire out just about anyone. Leaving you to wonder how you can keep up. It’s easy! There are plenty of ways to get healthy and stay healthy to match an active child’s energy.   For starters, control your stress. Stress can build up easily over time and restrict your body from functioning properly. Stress has been shown to raise cortisol levels, which is basically the hormone in your body that feels like pressing the [ Read the rest…]

 
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…]

 
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…]

 
Foreign Nannies Aiding Language Development in Young Children
 
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How many languages do you know? One? Two? Chances are if you know more than one, the languages had been instilled at a very young age. You might have had help from a parent, friend, maybe your nanny?   The idea of employing foreign nannies to aid the development of additional languages in young children has been around for some time now. The argument against it goes that the children won’t be able to retain the information necessary for multiple languages to stick once childcare is no longer needed.   How do you feel about presenting kids with many languages [ Read the rest…]

 
Some Great Tips for Formal Serving!
 
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Serving the Table! Most upscale dinners will include 5 courses, encompassing an appetizer, soup, salad, entree, and dessert. Many formal settings practice the open hand service method, which means that a server’s arms are never to be crossed in front of a guest, and food is always served from the guest’s left side. Important Tips to Remember: Ladies are always served first. Never eat, drink, or chew gum in front of guests. Always exhibit proper posture – Do not slouch, cross your arms, or leave your hands in your pockets while on service. Press uniforms to eliminate wrinkles, creases, and [ Read the rest…]

 
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