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Three ways to hire a private PA for fit

Hiring for personality fit is one of the most important elements of the recruitment process for a private household PA. The duties of the role can often be over and above ‘normal’ PA responsibilities, so try to view the task as a matchmaking mission! As the candidate may be privy to intimate details of the

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A day in the life of a private chef

Having a private chef job is a dream role for many – you can create extravagant menus for glamourous parties and cook exciting bespoke meals for the rich and famous. We chatted to one of our fantastic candidates, Jessⁱ, about what it’s like to be a freelance or temporary private chef. From preparing a fish

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A guide to private household jobs

Just like any business, the private household requires a wide range of support positions to keep operations running smoothly. From a private household PA and butler, to a chauffeur, housekeeper and estate manager, there are many moving parts to ensure a seamless day-to-day experience for a UHNWI and their families. But do you know the

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The importance of onboarding in a private household

A fantastic onboarding process, in a business or when recruiting for a private household, can make the difference between an employee enjoying their role and feeling like they’ve made the wrong choice. What is onboarding? Onboarding is the process of integrating a new employee into an organisation. It differs from orientation in that it covers

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So you want to be a celebrity PA?

It’s the one question that almost every private PA asks – how do I become a celebrity PA? With visions of travelling the world, attending lavish parties and brushing shoulders with the world’s elite, it’s a career that many aspire to. However, with a 24/7 schedule, demanding workload and tasks ranging from laundry to lifestyle

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Hiring a private chef: what you need to know

When it comes to building a private household, a private chef can be an invaluable addition. However, when hiring a private chef in London or internationally, there are lots of elements to consider. From figuring out the correct salary and hours, to catering to your family’s dietary requirements, finding the right fit is essential. Tiger

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Six calligraphy courses to try this Spring

With the computer encroaching on everyday tasks bit by bit, the handwritten note is becoming a rare art. However, in private households, being able to compose a beautifully written thank you note, name settings, card or invitation is of great value to a potential employer. In fact, one of the UK’s leading etiquette experts, William

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Podcast: How to become a private PA

One of the most popular questions we receive from PAs and executive assistants is ‘how do I become a private PA?‘ With a reputation for being a glamourous career with the potential for overseas travel, we can see why! However, the reality is very different. Working as a private household PA can be far less appealing

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How a temp can help your household this Christmas

Christmas may be the most wonderful time of the year, with jingling bells and a certain red-nosed reindeer, but it can also be the busiest. Between organising gifts, hosting parties and wishing family and friends a fantastic 2019, there is lots to do and think about. Why not take the stress out of the festive

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Bespoke buying: unique gifts for your principal this Christmas

With December 25 fast approaching, now is the time to think about your principal’s Christmas gifting. If they have put you in charge of sourcing gifts for their dearly beloved, it can be hard to know exactly what to buy – and where to buy from. To make your December as stress-free as possible, we’ve

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