If yours is a typical estate, you've already got several staff members, such as a housekeeper, a cook, a groundsperson, and maybe even a chauffeur. However, if you don't have a competent, professional estate manager on staff, you're undoubtedly shouldering all of the obligations of managing and maintaining a complicated household yourself and may be struggling under the burden of it all. Fortunately, finding a good estate manager takes the strain off you and provides the time and freedom to actually enjoy sharing your lovely home with family and friends. Following are just three of the many things that a qualified estate management professional can do for you.
Advertising for staff, interviewing potential candidates, and making the final hiring decisions are time consuming as well as often unpleasant and even confusing. An experienced estate manager will know how to field applicants, how to choose the best ones for the position, will be up on current reference and background check techniques and technologies, and will know the right questions to ask during the course of the interview to ensure that the latest addition to your household staff is the best possible option.
Scheduling and Training Staff
Scheduling and training of staff are best left in the hands of a professional if having things done in the proper way is important in your household. Scheduling is trickier than it looks, and staff with only tenuous grasps on their expected duties almost always fail to perform to satisfaction. If you travel often or hold down a full-time job, you probably won't have the right amount of time or energy to promote to training and scheduling of staff. An estate manager will also have superior knowledge of what the individual duties of each particular job should entail and can tell when an employee is intentionally not doing his or her best.
A good estate manager will be able to handle everything from intimate dinner parties for a select group of family and friends large soirees such as the weddings off your children are anniversary parties for you and your spouse. They'll know how much extra staff to put on, how much food and beverages to plan to have on hand, how to book entertainment, and all other aspects involved in putting together a memorable event where everything flows seamlessly.
Estate managers are basically Jack-of-all-trades types who work behind the scenes to provide their employers with the best possible quality of life. Contact a company, like Helen's Agency, for more help.