Is it Time for a Raise?
We frequently get questions about raises from our Nannies and Clients. “When should I ask for a raise?” “When should we give a raise?” “My family is expecting a new baby next month, what is the rate increase for another baby?” “It’s my Nanny’s work anniversary, what is the standard salary increase?” “I now do full housekeeping for my employers, should I get a raise?”…Continue reading »
Holiday Gifting for your Household Employee
Thanksgiving is behind us, holiday music is filling the air of every store you enter and cooler temperatures have moved in – it’s really starting to feel like the holidays. We receive a lot of calls during this time of the year from families asking what year-end bonuses are appropriate for their household employees. When in doubt, cash bonuses tend to be preferred. Not only…Continue reading »
Holiday Gift Giving – What to give your employee this season!
The holidays are right around the corner, and there is no better time to show your household and executive staff your gratitude for the quality services they provide for you and your family. Although the gift-giving season can seem a bit daunting, we’ve found that it can be much easier than you might think! When in doubt, cash bonuses tend to be preferred. Not only are they…Continue reading »
Tips for Traveling with your Nanny
It is that time of year again. The kids are out of school and you’ll all be headed out on vacation soon. Maybe you’ll also have your Nanny or Family Assistant for help along they way. If so, remember that this trip will be work for her; it will be part of her job, and you should plan accordingly. While she will of course have…Continue reading »
Got Work Ethic?
Work ethic is the key to professional success. A person’s work ethic can tell a lot about how they view their job, career, responsibilities, themselves and others. In-home employees are no different, and a Nanny, for instance, with a strong work ethic is an enormous value to the family who employs her. Families looking to hire know this, and are looking for employees with strong…Continue reading »
Car Seat Care
My Mom always told me, “It’s not you, it’s them. Watch out for other drivers.” This couldn’t ring more true during the holidays. It’s a pretty busy time of year regardless, and all the merry-making only makes things riskier. So, with New Year’s right around the corner, we thought we’d share some car seat safety facts, sources and ideas. On Safekids.org I found lots of…Continue reading »
Holiday Gifts for Your Employees
This holiday season we know you have your household and executive staff to think about. If you’re in need of ideas, we have always found that cash bonuses are always easiest to give, and most appreciated and valued by employees. Whether you’re thinking of your Nanny, Household Manager, Housekeeper or Executive staff, one or two weeks of salary is a great gesture for a holiday…Continue reading »