Reflection is looking back so the view looking forward is even clearer

These are a few of my favorite things “When the dog bites When the bee stings When I’m feeling sad I simply remember my favorite things And […]

Happy Headlines from Irma

Our thoughts are with the people of Florida as they rebuild from the destruction of Hurricane Irma. We’ve been extremely saddened by the images we’ve seen […]

West Palm Beach: Sun, Fun, and Tech!

Not too long ago, if you thought about West Palm Beach, you often thought about a place most people go to wind down: an oasis to […]

Back to School in West Palm Beach

It’s that time again for sharpening both pencils and minds alike! School is back in session and, just like every other year, it comes with a […]

How to ruin your Picasso in 3 Steps – use Pledge

  Taking care of your art collection protects its financial value Top quality curatorial management has always been the purview of museums and public galleries. In […]

After Answering the “Why”, Understanding the “What.”

Once you have the vision for why you need professional home staffing and the particular needs of your lifestyle, you can now confidently execute the staffing […]

Why?  The Most Important Question in Successful Staffing

You’ve spent months, years, maybe even a lifetime creating the home you want.  Or maybe you’re early on in the process, imagining the dream life you […]

Managing Estate Disasters

    Managing Estate Disasters: How to Mitigate Risks with Proper Planning and Thoughtful Staffing. When a pipe burst at the Villa Taj estate in Chicago, […]

Career Change 101

In my position, I often hear things like “The domestic world looks like fun, but how can I break in?” or potential candidates will say “Thanks […]

The Art of Housekeeping…Windows Included

A clean house is a happy house. I have three kids, a dog, and chaos – and the one thing my wife looks forward to most […]

Work Well and Build Credibility

This week’s blog features sage words of wisdom from my friend Dr. Bill Gestal. Important reminders for all of us: According to a recent Gallup poll, […]

Residential Staffing Preparations for the Adventure Ahead

I just drove my son Tyler to college to begin his freshman year. It was an exciting time for sure, filled with anticipation, expectation, anxiety and […]

The Client/Candidate Relationship: It’s All About Effective Communication

Communication is vital when it comes to domestic service. Many of the candidates that I work with do not speak English as their primary language. Subsequently, […]

“Slow and Steady Wins the Race”: Good Advice for Job Candidates

A marathoner sets out to run 26 miles. A candidate sets out to find a new job. Both are very similar. The process of finding a […]

Summertime Strategies for Candidates to Get Ahead This Fall

Welcome to the beginning of the dog days of summer. In the world of residential staffing, July and August can be slower months, which means it’s […]

The Importance of Good Chemistry When Staffing Your Home

Who would work well in your home? Someone quiet, someone fun and outgoing, someone invisible? Think about when you go to a restaurant. Do you want […]

Understanding More About Myself by Helping Others

I just got back from a mission trip in Nicaragua where I found the people to be incredibly warm, friendly and accepting. We were told beforehand […]

How to Retain Your Valued Staff

It’s always a very difficult time when staff leave the home. While these departures are often unavoidable, it’s better to be proactive to help prevent something […]

The Art of Planning Ahead for Seasonal Staffing

This Saturday marks the official start of summer, and thoughts are beginning to turn to long weekends or extended stays in places like the Hamptons, Nantucket, […]

What to Consider Before Hiring Your Next Candidate

When you’re looking to hire your next household employee, the first step is to secure a clear vision for your home. This is essential before you […]

Why Change Is Not Always a Good Thing in Residential Staffing

Based on my personal experience in this industry, residential staffing has certainly evolved over the past 10 years. With the introduction of Google, Facebook, LinkedIn, Craigslist, […]