Our “Professionalism & Communication as a Housekeeper” Seminar was a Success!

Last Thursday, Town + Country hosted our third Housekeeper training seminar of the year. This seminar focused on “Professionalism & Communication as a Housekeeper” and attracted attendees from all over the Bay Area.

Damaris engaging webOur speaker, Damaris Christopher, once again wowed the audience with practical tips and advice that can be applied daily in real-life work situations.

In addition to a little bit of Town + Country “swag,” everyone received course materials covering all the topics discussed at the seminar. Those topics included:

  • Professional phrases to use in work situations
  • Concepts for “work / life” boundaries
  • How and when to ask for a raise
  • Phone, email and internet etiquette
  • How to tell your boss you broke something, and
  • How to take feedback

Our entire Housekeeper placement team, Sarndra Elejorde, Heather Wakely & Lindsay Lechner, participated in role-plays with Damaris. Sarndra’s favorite part of the event was hearing the participants tell us what they learned and how useful the new information would be in their jobs everyday. Some were first-timers at this seminar, and others have come to all of the events. As she listens to everyone’s story and builds rapport with each student, Damaris is helping to build these hardworking professionals up in their careers. We’re so proud of all the Housekeepers who are attending these seminars!Sarndra web

In addition to helping Damaris role-play a variety of work situations, Sarnda also reminded students of two important things. First, Sarndra reminded everyone of T+C’s $200 candidate referral program. If you refer a Nanny or Housekeeper who meets our requirements and gets placed in a job for 30 days, we will send you a $200 check!

Sarndra also announced that our next Housekeeper seminar would be held on July 17th in our Palo Alto office 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Details will be posted on Eventbrite soon.

Materials webThat seminar is a hands-on course where attendees will build a cleaning caddy equipped with “green” cleaning solutions in addition to course materials and resource guides. We will supply all the needed materials. You don’t have to bring anything … and you’ll leave with a great new cleaning tool! And, of course there will also be light appetizers and beverages.

See you there!