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What is a Role Charter?

Employer Blog - July 2023
employer advice
household staff management
Role Charter
Charter
good governance
HR
When Green Baize Door asks a client to provide the Job Description for a role they are looking to fill, we are often sent a Role Charter…….    While the difference between a Role Charter and Job Description can be subtle, in a large household which employs more than 1 person in any given department, … Continue reading "What is a Role Charter?"

The Purpose of a Job Description

Employer Blog - September 2022
Job decriptions
Person Specifications
Behavioural Competences
A well-designed job description includes
Introduction Green Baize Door has helped many clients prepare Job Descriptions which fit the needs of their homes and estates. In fact, over the last decade, we have written in excess of 150 different Job Descriptions (who would have really thought that private households would engage such a huge and diverse number of roles!?)  A … Continue reading "The Purpose of a Job Description"

How to Hire Household Staff:

Employer Blog - September 2022
Housekeepers
household staff
Domestic staff
Butlers
Private service
Finding work in private households
Domestic Agents
1. Domestic Staff Agencies   Agencies probably 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 … Continue reading "How to Hire Household Staff:"

The History of Household Staff

Candidate Blog - August 2021
Domestic staff
history of household staff
servants
origin od domestic staff
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 birth, … Continue reading "The History of Household Staff"

Definition: Domestic Staff Household Positions

Employer Blog - July 2021
household service
domestic household
agencies
household staff
domestic staff agencies
Domestic staff
household staff management
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
Employer
Advice
Rules of Employment
Domestic staff
Private households
good employers
household staff management
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
household staff
Interview
Employer
Advice
domestic staff agencies
keep your staff
employer advice
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"

 

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