Tag Archives: household staff

How To Become A Household Manager

I am often asked by individuals with varying professional and educational backgrounds for suggestions on ways to “break in to” the Private Service field. Specifically, I am most frequently asked for ideas on how one might become a Household Manager. The route to becoming a household manager It is a …

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How Private staff help prepare the household for Christmas

Doing Christmas the UK way: how do multicultural household staff coordinate and incorporate traditions to lay on an authentic and professional British experience? Most international clients living in the UK use the Christmas break to travel and thus private staff are busy in the run up to the festive season planning flights, …

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Security Awareness for Household Personnel

How many times throughout history has an entire army successfully protected their ruler from repeated assassinations, attacks from foreign armies and attempted coups, only to allow their leader to be killed by a close and trusted aide? When a decision is made to provide security for a principal, (regardless of …

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The Hard Truths Of Hiring

There is no perfect job. Everyone. Did you hear that? Repeat after me: “THERE IS NO PERFECT JOB” And now believe it. Jobs that are dream-filled, promising a lifetime of happiness are the stuff of fantasy, bubblegum ice cream and pink balloons. They simply do not exist. Sure there are …

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Top 5 ‘Private Staff’ in Game of Thrones

With season seven of Game of Thrones due to air on our screens less than a week away, I thought it would be fun to discuss something other than season seven predictions or the heroes, heroines such as Jon Snow, Daenerys Targaryen and Queen Cersei Lannister – instead I wanted …

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Simple Fall Checklist for Private and Domestic Staff

As we enter the Fall season, it is a good time to take stock of your personal, private, domestic and business staff members. Key questions and reviews include: Grading their performance by most important responsibilities Conducting a performance review How and where do they spend their time? What would I …

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