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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…]

 
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…]

 
A Five Star Review from One of Our Candidates!
 
 

Daisy, one of Leticia’s candidates, gave us a positive review and we wanted to share it:   A shout out to Leticia Urgilez who untiringly and patiently looking for a right employer for me. She is always right there every stepped I made. Giving me tips on what to say during the interview and always making me informed and involved in selecting potentials employers. She is so warm and accommodating. Making me feel comfortable to discuss to her my concerns over employer. I would definitely recommend Greenhouse Staffing and Leticia as counselor to all my friends.   This review (along [ Read the rest…]

 
Sometimes, Good Deeds Are Not Forgotten
 
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Denise received a letter earlier this week from Martin Kusiak:
 

Dear Denise,

I really appreciate what you have had done for me. You probably do not remember but after having a job with the REDACTED family through my personal contact, you hired me at the REDACTED residence during the fall/winter season. It was a very valuable time which helped me get some amazing experience. Thanks to you I was able to work for the REDACTED family!

All my career started at the Greenhouse. You believed in me/gave me a chance and I am where I am.

Thank you for everything!

 
Greenhouse Agency brings you Continental Mondays!
 
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  Mondays are gloomy. Mondays are sad. No one wants to get out of the bed. We do what we have to. We do what we must. If you want a Private Service Professional job, come and see us!   Greenhouse Agency brings you Continental Mondays!   We are serving a Continental Breakfast on Monday, April 3rd 2017 from 10am until it’s all gone!   Qualified #housekeepers #nannies #butlers #housemen #personalassistant #housemanagers #chefs #cooks #chauffeurs #babynurses #familyassistants #domesticcouples are needed!   Come and join us and let’s make it a HAPPY MONDAY! ***Must have a resume and verifiable references!***

 
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