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Podcast: Hiring temps for your private household

Have you ever considered hiring temp staff for your private household? A temp is the perfect solution to ensure you’re covered on short notice, whatever the situation. From hiring a temporary nanny for a night, to engaging in the services of our art experts, a temp may be the answer to your bespoke requirements. In

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Hierarchy of a Kitchen

If you’re looking for a job in hospitality, it’s likely that you will work in or around a kitchen at some point in your career! With multiple levels of hierarchy and specialisms among chef jobs, suppliers, support and wait staff, the kitchen can be a busy and confusing place, especially when the job titles are

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How to plan a ski holiday for a family that has never skied

You’ve been asked to carry out the seemingly impossible: your principal wants to head to the slopes for the first time, and take their family along with them. How do you plan a ski holiday for a family that doesn’t ski? Premium ski travel and concierge company, and our PA Collective partner, ALS Ski, has

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Five ways your yacht experience can help you transition into a private household

A candidate who has spent time working on a superyacht may have initially been attracted to a life at sea and the idea of sailing around the world, but there may come a time when they’re ready to be based in one place. Luckily, the polished standards of working on a yacht can translate directly

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Podcast: Temping in the Private Sector

Are you a chef who is looking to pick up an extra shift doing the catering for a party? Are you a nanny looking to gain experience in different households? Why not put yourself forward for temp roles! Temping is a great way work around your schedules, gain experience in different environments, and earn some

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Osborne & Denée’s top hotels to book in 2020

Where do you send a principal who seems to have holidayed everywhere? We asked Osborne & Denée, one of UK’s most exclusive travel agencies and our PA Collective partner, to share their top trending hotel destinations for 2020. From traditional glam through to minimalist contemporary destinations, there’s something on the list for your principal’s next

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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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