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Effectively managing staff performance in a Private Household

Managing staff performance in a private household requires a unique set of skills and considerations compared to managing employees in a corporate setting. Through good staff management, there is a direct impact on the quality of life, security, efficiency and overall well-being of the household. It helps maintain a harmonious and functional working environment, while […]

Top interview tips for a private household job

Jobs in private households involve working closely with a family within a domestic setting. This is vastly different from a traditional workspace and requires candidates to adapt their approach and expectations. If you’re interviewing for a role in a private household, such as a Nanny, Housekeeper, Personal Assistant or House Manager, it requires some careful […]

Why you should choose Cora for your private staffing needs

In the world of private staffing, finding the right staff members for a household is of paramount importance; and in terms of recruitment, the choice of agency can make all the difference. Our latest blog piece explains why Cora should be your preferred partner for your private staffing needs. Extensive expertise At Cora, we have […]

What is the role of a Nanny/Housekeeper?

A Nanny/Housekeeper working for a private household typically has a multifaceted role that involves both childcare and household management responsibilities. Given the unique demands and lifestyle of high-profile individuals, the Nanny/Housekeeper’s tasks may be more specialised and extensive compared to those of a typical household staff member. Their responsibilities include: Childcare This includes tasks such […]

Writing an employment contract for household staff

When writing an employment contract for your domestic staff, it’s important to clearly outline the terms and conditions to avoid any misunderstandings or disputes in the future. Well-drafted written contracts provide clarity and transparency regarding the rights and obligations of both parties. There is a lot to think about when drafting a contract of employment, […]

What does a Butler do?

A Butler in a private household typically serves as the head of the household staff, and is responsible for managing the overall operations and smooth running of the residence. The responsibilities of a Butler tend to include: Household management They will coordinate and supervise the work of other domestic staff members, such as housekeepers, chefs, […]

Why engage with an HR professional?

Having household staff should enable you to spend more time on things you enjoy, without the hassle of having to manage staff or fear any indiscretions regarding your family or personal affairs. With so much involved in running a household, HR often doesn’t get the focus it needs, or individuals are put in charge of […]