Become A Professional Housekeeper/Nanny

Nannies and Housekeepers apply for work usually with experience; however, very few are well rounded in all areas so that they can offer themselves as certified professionals in the field. In this economy, the more you know and can offer up as talents and skills, the more likely you are the one to be selected for the job and less likely to be fired.


A professional domestic should learn have good basic childcare skills, and know how to clean, cook, do laundry, flower arranging, table setting and serving along with knowing how to conduct themselves on a job when problems arise and how to communicate properly with their employers in an effort build and maintain a strong employer/employee relationship.

Our one day seminar covers all this and more. Check out to know more about our course study to help you or your employee become a full charge certified professional domestic.

In addition, we do in-home training, personalized household manuals, recruitment and consultation!

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IT Leads Organisational Efficiency – Reports Hays Information Technology

Hays Information Technology, a leading specialist recruitment company, reports a number of specialist IT skill sets have come to the fore during the current climate, as organisations seek to maximise efficiencies.


Providing technical solutions in a structured and cost-effective manner remains a key priority, particularly for larger organisations and consequently this has led to sustained demand for architecture expertise in the current IT architect jobs market. “Enterprise architects can still command excellent salaries and remuneration levels reflect the substantial cost savings that these individuals can bring to their organisations,” commented James Lloyd-Townshend, Managing Director at Hays Information Technology.

The focus on cost efficiency has also fuelled demand for business intelligence consultants, whose remit is to prepare management information reports, keep senior stakeholders informed on all aspects of company performance and highlight areas where resources need to be diverted in order to optimise financial outlays. “SharePoint experience is a particular skill set that employers are looking for, as this can make a real difference to the way businesses share information, which in turn has a dual knock-on effect on engagement and productivity,” added Lloyd-Townshend.

Virtualisation is a central part of an organisation’s IT strategy in achieving consolidating and standardising infrastructure. This results in server and device consolidation and these reductions mean less capital expenditure, lower power consumption and maintenance costs, fewer human resource support requirements and software licenses. Cloud computing and cloud-based applications are seen as a pivotal part of this economy drive. Other specialist skills that are currently in demand for IT jobs include VMware, C# and .Net.

Some of the larger organisations in particular will be looking to increase their expenditure on IT projects during the second half of the year, in preparation for the upturn. “Businesses will initially look to bring in senior interim professionals to manage these projects and we would then expect them to gradually increase their permanent headcount as and when the market starts to pick up,” added Lloyd-Townshend. “Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) are also taking advantage of the current market conditions to attract talent and these organisations offer opportunities for individuals to make a real difference to their businesses.”

While the nature of the current economic climate has altered the parameters for IT recruitment, many organisations are reassessing their requirements in preparation for delivering fundamental strategic projects, as this represents an opportunity to steal a march on the competition and subsequently gain market share. IT professionals can also bring their commercial skills to bear in the public sector, which is keen to hire individuals with a commercial background. “It is important that jobseekers research transferable skills and understand how these organisations operate,” added Lloyd-Townshend as a note of caution.

Finding increasingly cost effective infrastructure solutions, enabling faster data access across organisations and sharing information to gain operational efficiencies have all led to a steady demand for specialist IT skill sets, which will help organisations through the downturn and provide a solid platform for the economic recovery.

About Hays Information Technology
Hays Information Technology is part of Hays plc, specialising in IT jobs including developer jobs and programmer jobs. It is market leader in the UK and Australia, and one of the market leaders in Continental Europe. The Group employs 8,294 staff operating from 380 offices in 28 countries across 17 specialisms.

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Silverdoor Grows Its Team With Eight New Starters

Eight new members of SilverDoor staff have started or are due to start within the next few months, bringing the head count at the company’s head office in Chiswick to more than 35 staff.

Eva Bogowicz has been appointed as finance manager, managing a team of five and reporting into Marcus Angell, SilverDoor’s founder and managing director. Her background is as a management accountant at VGC Group. As well as Bogowicz, Nimisha Dabasia has also joined the finance department as an accounts clerk. Dabasia’s background is with Nationwide Building Society as a senior banking officer.

Following on from the appointment of Segun Babalola as IT director earlier this year, the IT department also sees Hanish Vithal starting as software/technical support technician. After graduating from the University of Portsmouth with a BSc in Computing and Information Systems, he has been working as an IT consultant at Eurowide Media.

In addition to the permanent new recruits, SilverDoor has also taken on a number of 12 month university placements. James Hood, Danielle Lyons and Rafaela Baraldi are all from Bournemouth University, where they are studying Business Studies, and have been assigned various roles within corporate sales and marketing or finance. Priya Jotangia is also joining as a corporate sales and marketing placement from De Montfort University, Leicester, where she is currently studying an HND Business course.

Sofia Oragano also joins the corporate sales team. Oragano was previously a lettings manager at Foxtons.

SilverDoor represents more than 30,000 serviced apartments globally, with new serviced apartments in Belfast recently being added. Lucas Apartments located just ten minutes away from the city are housed within the iconic Lucas Building, a landmark Victorian factory that was completely renovated in 2001. Each modern serviced apartment features one or two double bedrooms, a luxury bathroom (with an additional en suite in the two bedroom apartments), a fully equipped kitchen and a furnished living area.

SilverDoor has also recently added new serviced apartments in Dublin. The New Street apartments are situated in central Dublin, just a short walk from St Stephen’s Green and other popular attractions including Temple Bar, St Patrick’s Cathedral and Dublin Castle.

The apartments range in size and layout and all are spacious and stylishly furnished and feature comfortable living rooms with contemporary furniture. The fully equipped kitchens offer modern appliances and the majority of the bedrooms feature double bedrooms with the option of converting to a twin bedroom if required.

About SilverDoor
SilverDoor International Serviced Apartments was incorporated as a limited company in March 2000 under its original name of Hotdigs. At the beginning of January 2006 the company changed its name to SilverDoor. The company was formed and continues to be led by managing director Marcus Angell. SilverDoor boasts an impressive client portfolio which includes many FTSE 100 companies such as Cadbury, MAN Group PLC, ICAP and Serco Group as well as relocation and hotel booking agents. SilverDoor offers serviced apartments in over 160 locations globally such as London, Paris, New York, Abu Dhabi and Toyko. SilverDoor has also just added to its portfolio with some new serviced apartments in London and a selection of Edinburgh serviced apartments to its portfolio as well as new serviced apartments in Manchester. SilverDoor is based in Chiswick, West London.

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Hays Social Care Has Reported That The Recent Government Announcements To Invest In The Recruitment Of Social Workers Is Likely To Provide A Temporary Boost To The Numbers Employed In The Industry

Hays Social Care, specialist recruitment company, has reported that the recent government announcements to invest in the recruitment of social workers is likely to provide a temporary boost to the numbers employed in the industry, but a longer term action plan is needed to combat the skills shortages that are crippling the industry.


“There has been systematic underinvestment in social care for many years, which has resulted in a severe shortage of experienced social workers – the latest figures say that one in seven social work positions are currently vacant. The perception of the industry as a whole needs to be addressed and a defined career structure needs to be introduced, so that social work graduates are not lost to the industry,” commented John Faraguna, the newly appointed Managing Director of Hays Health and Social Care.

A number of reasons have been put forward to explain the lack of qualified social workers. Salaries for experienced frontline social workers are not as competitive as those for nurses and teachers, and there is a lack of financial assistance to help support them through their ongoing studies. Unlike nurses, social workers do not receive any funding for their studies. The sponsorship of university places that has just been announced is a small step to encourage workers to pursue these careers.

The majority of social workers in the UK studying for their social work degrees have either changed careers or had previous experience of social care work and decided to retrain later on in life. Local authorities are increasingly looking overseas as a viable solution to plug the skills gap but the figures are still not stacking up.

Hays Social Care has found that those authorities who have tapped into the overseas talent pool have generally been impressed with the calibre of candidates, which has lead the company to receive excellent feedback in almost all cases. However, Hays warns that this is just a drop in the ocean. Paul Marriott, Operations Director for Hays Social Care, remarked, “Putting measures in place to retain the existing workforce is just as important as attracting international candidates or the considerable numbers of social workers that have left the profession. Social workers need the support of management, regular supervision and ongoing training to be provided.”

There are also differences depending on the social work specialization and this is another prevalent factor which has led to some professionals leaving the industry altogether. “Children’s social workers tend to be stressed, work long hours, have to juggle increasing caseloads in what are often extremely challenging environments. We don’t seem to get the same feedback from those working within Adult Services,” noted Paul.

While there are an increasing number of individuals who are studying towards a social work degree straight from school or college, finding work experience can be fraught with obstacles. Placing newly qualified social workers into permanent positions is often difficult and many find they have to work initially as unqualified social workers. “Two good placements under your belt will greatly increase employability” concluded Paul.

About Hays Social Care
Hays Social Care is part of Hays plc, the leading global specialist recruitment group. It is market leader in the UK and Australia, and one of the market leaders in Continental Europe. The Group employs 8,294 staff operating from 380 offices in 28 countries across 17 specialisms. For the year ended 30 June 2008:
– the Group had revenues of £2.5 billion, net fees of £786.8 million and operating profit before exceptional items of £253.8 million;
– the Group placed around 80,000 candidates into permanent jobs and around 300,000 people into temporary assignments;
– the temporary placement business represented 49% of net fees and the permanent placement business represented 51% of net fees.

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