Looking for a new job for 2015? 

Are you looking for a new job in London?

Following the success of our recent ‘open afternoon’, we are hosting another event at our Highgate office on 18 February 2015 from 11.00 to 16.00.  We would love to talk to you about some great new domestic staff positions that we have – whilst having a cup of tea and a piece of our delicious cake!

Our only requirement is that you have the right to work in the UK and long term experience and references.  Please 'phone us for more details.

Employment Allowance for employers of domestic staff

Diana Graham has recently written to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, appealing for the Employment Allowance on National Insurance Contributions to be extended to the employers of domestic staff.  You may read her letter to the Chancellor.

The FREE Essential Guide to Employing Domestic Staff

The Essential Guide to Employing Domestic Staff, a free guide from The Graham Agency, is now available on our website.  It makes crucial reading for the millions of households that employ or are thinking of employing domestic staff.

Essential Guide to Employing Domestic Staff

 

Download your free copy of the The Essential Guide to Employing Domestic Staff (pdf).

 

There are some two million domestic workers in the UK according to 2013 statistics from The Work Foundation.  Housekeepers, nannies, carers and other domestic workers to literally millions of families are becoming essential helpers to cope with today’s busy life-styles.  But for many people employing someone is a new and potentially fraught experience. Our new guide - the first of its kind - walks you through the employment maze in clear, easy to understand, terms.

The Graham Agency

The Graham Agency supplies domestic staff in London, the Home Counties and farther afield.  Established in 1984, with offices in Mayfair and Highgate, our extensive client list has grown to include politicians, writers, television and media personalities as well as professionals in the City, law and elsewhere.  Most of our clients are professional women who need the support offered by The Graham Agency to achieve the maximum out of all aspects of their lives.

"Well, one person tells another and then they mention us to someone else and so our reputation blossoms", says Diana Graham, principal of The Graham Agency, explaining the success of the domestic recruitment agency.

Green door photoFrom the beginning, our ethos has been to supply first-class, trustworthy and reliable domestic staff to fine homes in London and the South East.  All enquiries for staff are dealt with in a discreet and professional manner to satisfy your individual needs.

Avoiding the care homes minefield

Another care home has been closed recently, and not for the first time, the reason is lack of care standards.

The Care Quality Commission ordered the immediate closure of Merok Park Nursing Home in Surrey after inspectors visited and concluded that the residents were “at significant risk of harm”.  Inspectors found the home dirty and unsafe with the smell of urine present.

Shared Parental Leave - it's on its way

It’s coming up for Christmas time again with a host of things to remember, and just to add to the load, here is one more you must not forget which affects everyone who employs domestic staff, or indeed, any staff at all.

1 December 2014 was the start date for the introduction of Shared Parental Leave, three words which could well usher in a host of complications as employers seek to maintain the staff cover needed while meeting all the requirements of this piece of legislation.

Getting help from HMRC

If you are an employer, of domestic staff, for instance, then sometimes the mere mention of HM Revenue and Customs can send a shiver down the spine.  However, a new service provided by this organisation falls very definitely in the “Very Helpful” category.

Launch of the Food Allergy Information Centre

The impact of adverse reactions to food - dairy products and gluten being two major issues – is increasingly in the public spotlight.  Now The Graham Agency has created a central reference point with advice on where to learn more on the subject, tips on how to spot what are often almost “hidden” ingredients, especially in processed and pre-prepared foods, plus some gluten and dairy-free recipes.

A new area of our website contains links to medical sites with relevant information about learning the essential difference between food intolerance and food allergies.

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