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The History of Household Staff

Candidate Blog - August 2021
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History of household staff   From the Middle Ages, Royalty and the landed gentry have enjoyed being cosseted by household staff. In the earliest days, the upper echelons of the household hierarchy were drawn from the local landowners and the minor members of the master’s family. The highest ranking household staff were often of noble … Continue reading "The History of Household Staff"

Definition: Domestic Staff Household Positions

Employer Blog - July 2021
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Domestic staff
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Green Baize Door Blog: Posted 13th July 2021 There are many positions within the domestic staff household. We have listed the most common job titles, and included the associated duties to make it easier to understand the differences between job-titles and responsibilities.  Au Pair: a person who exchanges domestic service for room and board: usually in … Continue reading "Definition: Domestic Staff Household Positions"

For Employers: Green Baize Door’s 10 Golden Rules | Part 2

Employer Blog - July 2021
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Employer Blog – July 17th 2021 For Employers: Good Household Staff Management GreenBaizeDoor’s Ten Golden Rules   Respect and Trust your staff Never ‘accuse’ your staff unless you are 100% sure, and have proof, that the incident/problem was caused by their negligence or will Never raise your voice, and NEVER reprimand staff in front of … Continue reading "For Employers: Green Baize Door’s 10 Golden Rules | Part 2"

For Employers: Green Baize Door’s 10 Golden Rules | Part 1

Employer Blog - July 2021
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Green Baize Door Blog: 7th July 2021 For Employers: Green Baize Door’s Golden Rules  Creating the right balance in your home Domestic Bliss has never been harder to achieve, as the employer of domestic staff you will know it is hard to find good domestic staff for your household; domestic staff that anticipate your every … Continue reading "For Employers: Green Baize Door’s 10 Golden Rules | Part 1"

For Employers: The Interview Process & Decision Making | Part 3

Employer Blog - July 2021
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Green Baize Door Blog | July 2021 Interviewing – Making a Decision Once you have interviewed all the candidates it’s time to make the decision which is rarely easy to make as it depends on many factors. The decision is crucial, especially in private households where the right personality is of paramount importance.  Unfortunately, this … Continue reading "For Employers: The Interview Process & Decision Making | Part 3"

For Employers: The Interview Process & Legal Pitfalls | Part 2

Employer Blog - July 2021
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Green Baize Door Blog | July 2021 Interviewing – Legal Pitfalls Although it is natural to want to find out as much as possible during the interview, you don’t have a completely free rein. Legally, there are some questions that you can’t ask. ***** At all costs you must not be seen to discriminate; there … Continue reading "For Employers: The Interview Process & Legal Pitfalls | Part 2"

For Employers: The Interview Process & Interview techniques | Part 1

Employer Blog - March 2017
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Employer Blog – January 2017 Interviewing Techniques that will help you. It’s essential to know in advance what you want to ask each candidate. Don’t be tempted to make it up as you go along, it won’t look professional and you won’t find out what you need to know. The answers to your questions need … Continue reading "For Employers: The Interview Process & Interview techniques | Part 1"

 

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