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MaryPat Joins T+C’s Estate Staffing Division

T+C is excited to announce that MaryPat Power has joined T+C’s Estate Staffing Team as a Placement Counselor! MaryPat has over 17 years of recruiting and placement experience in the Domestic Staffing industry. Her abilities and expertise extend far beyond childcare and she is thrilled to bring that knowledge and experience to a new set of Clients and Candidates. As part of the EES team,…

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Life Hacks for 2018

As a busy mom, I am always thinking of ways to save myself time. While I can’t claim to have the magic formula, one way I am lightening my load in 2018 is outsourcing! Truthfully, the word makes me feel guilty. I want to provide my family with everything they need and I am a control freak who hates to ask for help, so admitting to…

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What Should I Give My Household Employee For the Holidays?

‘Tis the season to show your Nanny, Housekeeper or another member of your household staff just how grateful you are. When it comes to holiday tipping, there are no hard or fast rules. What and how much you give largely depends on what you feel you can afford and the quality of service you receive. The time-tested cash bonus is always appreciated and is the gift…

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It’s a Candidate’s Market!

According to the EDD, the unemployment rate in California has dropped to 5.1%, and has dropped even lower to 2.9% here in the San Francisco Bay Area. Finding the right Nanny, Housekeeper, Estate Manager or Personal Assistant for your household can be a challenging task under the best of circumstances, but when the unemployment rate gets that low, it will be especially challenging! At Town…

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Keeping the Lines of Communication Open

You love your job. You love the family, the kids, the fun afternoons at the park and the art classes you get to attend with your charge. You want to be there for your employer whenever they need you, but it seems that too often they approach you with a request that interferes with a prior commitment and you feel guilty not helping out, so…

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Is it Time for a Raise?

We frequently get questions about raises from our Nannies and Clients. “When should I ask for a raise?” “When should we give a raise?” “My family is expecting a new baby next month, what is the rate increase for another baby?” “It’s my Nanny’s work anniversary, what is the standard salary increase?” “I now do full housekeeping for my employers, should I get a raise?”…

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Holiday Gifting for your Household Employee

Thanksgiving is behind us, holiday music is filling the air of every store you enter and cooler temperatures have moved in – it’s really starting to feel like the holidays. We receive a lot of calls during this time of the year from families asking what year-end bonuses are appropriate for their household employees.  When in doubt, cash bonuses tend to be preferred. Not only…

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