GreenBaizeDoor.com – Offers the same advantages as the traditional classified advertisements & many more beside. Advertisements for domestic and household staff that are placed on GreenBaizeDoor.com can be read by anyone who has access to the internet. We are the ‘new kid on the block’, forward thinking, innovative, daring and modern – offering a completely new approach to sourcing domestic staff. Our wish is to offer an alternative to something that hasn't otherwise changed in decades. GreenBaizeDoor.com offers you the possibility to locate good domestic staff by posting a well written advertisement on this site, for a fraction of the cost charged by our competitors.
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Classified advertisements – A favourite method for some. Job advertisements are placed in local weeklies, national newspapers, catering magazines and weekly magazines that have a rural readership. Candidates then apply in writing, by telephone or email, whereupon the employer must assess skills, shortlist domestic staff candidates and interview before they can find their perfect new member of staff.
Prices for finding staff using classifieds are a fraction of the cost charged by agencies. Prices for placing advertisements range from ‘nothing’ in certain weeklies, to thousands of pounds in National newspapers. The weekly magazines charge about £100 per week for a small box advertisement.
Agencies place more staff into private households and commercial venues than all the other means of finding domestic staff put together! When done well, an agency will not compromise standards, they will listen carefully to both the employee and employer’s requirements, build up a strong personal relationship based on understanding, which results in them being able to put forward eminently suitable candidates, who have been pre-interviewed, well-briefed and properly vetted.
Agencies charge the employer a fee when domestic staff have been employed, the fee is calculated as a percentage of the annual salary, and can range from 10% to 25% (which may not include value added tax - so read the contract carefully)
As with all companies, in all areas of business, some agencies operate to higher standards than others; so talk to trusted friends and colleagues before you take the plunge. NB. It’s worth noting that some agencies offer a reduced rate if you give them sole agency rights, pick wisely, and if in doubt, follow your gut instinct…
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Word of Mouth – Staff recommended by trusted friends or family members can be ‘the ultimate find’. However if it goes wrong, it can go horribly wrong, resulting in you loosing more than a member of staff!
Poaching or Headhunting – One of my employers never takes domestic staff from the household of anyone she knows personally, I consider that an admirable quality, one that is followed by far too few people in today’s cut-throat world.
If you do decide to poach domestic staff, do so at your peril, and don’t copy this true story: Many years ago, I was cooking and overseeing a dinner for 12. As I busied myself in the vast kitchen and pantry, the hostess came in and sat down at a kitchen counter, from where she could watch the dessert being ‘assembled’. Just then a guest appeared in the kitchen, with her back to my employer, she told me that dinner was superb, and that she hoped, with the aid of a very large salary, she could persuade me to work for her – she popped a card into my hand and left!