If you are a Private Employer or Private Service Professional you absolutely must know the “inside information” in this book. Almost every employer and job seeker we encounter is making mistakes they just don’t know about or even realize they are doing! If you are concerned about “doing it right” then you’ll want to dive in and learn all the ways both parties may be miscommunicating, being inappropriate, or more seriously, “shooting themselves in the foot” when engaging in the employment process.
With an extensive table of contents you’ll have quick access to sections and tips for both job seekers and employers. Many topics are extremely detailed and supplemented by stories and profiles from Private Service Professionals, agency experts, and other related professionals in the industry. The guide is rich with practical knowledge gleaned over a dozen years of trial and error in the staffing process, hearing the complaints and praises from both employers and job seekers in private service.
The first section explores the private service industry and the main household staff positions with current job descriptions, salary ranges, and related details about the role. Second is the in-depth coverage of looking for work in private service, conducting a search, dealing with agencies, and specific do’s and don’ts with all aspects of your presentation and conduct throughout the process. Last is the very candid Private Employer’s section with lots of frank discussion and revelations about the search and employment process when seeking help.
The Insider’s Guide to Household Staffing is an invaluable resource for everyone involved in the private employment process. With tips and secrets from a variety of industry “insiders” you’ll learn critical do’s and don’ts for getting through the hiring phase of private service. This is a direct and honest guide with straight talk and specific examples of errors to avoid, how to conduct all phases of the search, and best practices for success.
Though the guide speaks mainly to those already involved with private service, newcomers will have a distinct peak behind the scenes and gain valuable understanding of how to approach the many aspects of their future job search. The stories and profiles alone are worth the read. Ours is a fascinating, unique niche of the service employment world, and the Insider’s Guide to Household Staffing offers a close-up view of the employer-employee meeting place.