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Debut Episode of In-House With Greenhouse!

In-House With Greenhouse, our new video series, is here and boy are we excited! Tune in to this great interview with Roger Cushwa from Domestic Estate Management Association. He is the President of the New York Tri-State Chapter and gives great information about DEMA. If you have ever wondered how DEMA could benefit you, this will give you all you need to know.  

Yikes! I Caught My Coworker Stealing!

You got it! You got the job! Hooray! The first day, you show up on time and it’s wonderful. The next day is even better. The following day is kind of rough, but it’s expected. The fourth day everything comes to a screeching halt. While walking into another room you see your coworkers stealing from the employer. No if, ands, or buts….they are stealing. They look at you and tell you to keep quiet or you will be the first to go. What the heck just happened? What do you do?   1. Do you go to the employer and [ Read the rest…]

Is Airing Your Workplace Grievances On Social Media a Good Idea?

Is it OK for a Personal Assistant to air the dirty laundry? What would you do if you were treated horribly and threatened by your employer? This article summarizes a scenario where an employer-employee dispute was shared on Social Media.

The Smokin’ Domestic & Household Worker
  Smokin Domestic Worker } Greenhouse Staffing Agency

I bet the majority of you thought you were going to see a smokin’ hot housekeeper, chef, butler, or nanny huh? Sorry to lead you on, but this “smokin’” is in reference to the “smoker”; you know the one that smokes cigarettes (Newport, Marlboro, Lucky Strike, etc.). Anyway, we get many clients that call us and request that whatever candidate we send be a non-smoker. We have actually had people that were right for the job, had a great personality and the perfect fit lose out because they smoked. The client will say, “I smelled them as soon as they [ Read the rest…]

To E-mail or Pick Up The Phone and Call!!!!

God am I happy to come across this discussion.  It was started in a LinkedIn Group I follow. I passionately implore my colleagues and staff to “just pick up the phone and call.”  This is always after someone has responded about an issue with; Well I sent them an e-mail! Of course all situations are different and e-mails can be best when sending informative and detailed info or data.  Then there are times when where dealing with people who prefer e-mail.  But I’m finding people justify a task not being completed by saying; I did send an e-mail?  I’m not [ Read the rest…]

If only Employers of “Personal Service Staff” would be clear about their expectations and the job…..what a wonderful world it would be????
  Job Responsibilities

I’ve found the majority of my clients have found (learned) ways of making tons of money…. but along with this comes the “Frankenstein”…… the 15,000 + sq ft house or apartment. The 2nd and 3rd (many times 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 made if not [ Read the rest…]

Short Term / Temporary Staff — Summer is Right Around the Corner!!!!!
  Job Responsibilities

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…]

Greenhouse’s definition of “Chauffeured Transportation”

Since we do not have; “beam me up Scotty” yet…….Chauffeured Transportation would be the following, at a minimum: 1. Availability at Bosses request, when and where needed. 2. Transport safely & comfortably by a FOCUSED, SECURITY-CONSCIOUS INDIVIDUAL. 3. Transport from point A to point B in as fast a time possible, utilizing knowledge of routes & destination, various construction/movie-shoots/closed streets, along w traffic conditions. 4. Driver must be “Secret Service” type; see’s nothing, hears nothing, repeats nothing, remembers nothing…..with the common sense to do something should he/she realize someone in vehicle is having a heart attack or other medical issue. [ Read the rest…]

Our sincere heartfelt sorrow goes out to the family who’s nanny aparently committed the “most” horrendous & tragic of acts

In Nanny Staffing business for 36 years.  Seen it all when it comes to references, credentials, academic history & background.  Cannot believe how some people stick to their “made up or phony presentation,” when trying to get a job.  Even when the truth is exposed and put in front of their faces.  Always better to be safe than sorry.  Listen to your instincts.  Pay attention to the smallest of “red flags.”  Don’t only check the “reference” of a nanny….. check references/verify the “reference” itself. Be smart.  Have a potential Candidate interviewed by a Doctor or similar professional.  Please be very [ Read the rest…]

Don’t Lie, Try

The fact is that this economy is bad.  It is awful.  With things the way they are, we all feel desperate to find work.  Many people come to this agency, vying for the best possible position; and unfortunately, some lie about their experience to try and get those jobs. Lying doesn’t work. Here at Greenhouse Agency, we do the best background checks reference checks – and more, to assure that the truth comes out. The reality is, that even if things don’t come to the surface right away, they eventually will. Losing that great job that you had based on [ Read the rest…]

Personal Service for Candidates
  Personal Service for Candidates

Are you an experienced career Nanny or Housekeeper who is fed up with searching through thousands of online websites and filling out thousands of online applications while hoping that you find a job that you deserve? The Internet is impersonal and sometimes hard to navigate through making finding a job in middle of a recession even more difficult, but there is a better way. Here at Greenhouse Agency we will work with you one on one until we could find you a job that you deserve. You won’t have to fill out anymore online applications or pay any ridiculous fees [ Read the rest…]

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