The Graham Agency
The Graham Agency is the pre-eminent domestic recruitment agency which professional working men and women select for high calibre housekeepers, often with ancillary duties; cooks, nannies or carers, to assist in the running of their household.
With personal service, attention to the particular needs of clients, strict vetting and assessment of candidates as their ethos, increasingly professionals from all walks of life trust The Graham Agency to find the right candidate for their life-style.
Established in 1984, with offices in Mayfair and Highgate, London, The Graham Agency supplies a range of domestic staff to clients primarily located in London and the Home Counties.
"Personal recommendation from satisfied clients is a primary reason for our success" explains Diana Graham of The Graham Agency,
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.
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.
It’s Bank Holiday Monday and there are things you want to do, places you want to go. So can you ask your staff to work over this period?
Well, there is actually NO legal right for staff to receive time off for public holidays, providing overall they receive their legal minimum holiday entitlement of 5.6 working weeks per year.
But the issue is what you have written into your employee’s contract of employment. If the contract states they are entitled to time off for public holidays, then forcing them to work on a public holiday lays you open to action.
A recent survey carried out by The Graham Agency into the most important things a prospective employer of a housekeeper needs to know has revealed the top 15 questions that you should always ask.
They have been compiled into a check list to ensure there will be no hidden surprises once the employee starts work with you.
A recent survey by London-based domestic staff recruitment agency, The Graham Agency, has produced 10 questions that are asked by candidates seeking a job. They are vital to avoid the possibility of confusion and disappointment after you have started work.
The top 10 questions are:
1. Will my tax and insurance be paid?
2. What hours will I work?
3. When will my days off be?
4. What are the arrangements for public and paid holidays?
We're having another Open Day on Thursday, 24 September 2015, this time combining our support of Macmillan Cancer Support's World's Biggest Coffee Morning and giving you an opportunity of talking with us about the range of domestic staff jobs that we have available.
We will be open from 10.00am to 5.00pm, offering tea, coffee and cake, as well as chatting about our new positions and offering advice on employment matters.