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Domestic Staff Agencies

Domestic Staff Agencies

Many domestic staff agencies place domestic staff locally, nationally ( and internationally) and also have offices in other countries or states, in which case they are mentioned here sometimes more than once.

What is a Valet?

What is a Valet?

Jeeves, as in ‘Jeeves and Wooster’ by P.G. Wodehouse, was in fact not a Butler per se. Rather he was Bertie Wooster’s Valet, a ‘gentleman’s personal gentleman’. In other words Jeeves focus was solely on the immediate requirements of his employer and not on that of a household.

What is a Butler? ‘The Butler Way’ Explained!

What is a Butler? ‘The Butler Way’ Explained!

So what is a Butler? What is ‘The Butler Way’ ? Is it a frame of mind, a definable set of skills or perhaps an ideal to pursue, a Holy Grail of excellence? Moreover is the ‘Butler Way’ something to be striven for by domestic staff alone or is it rather an ethos to which [...]

Domestic Staff Salary Guide

Domestic Staff Salary Guide

In a Butler Bureau podcast some time ago we spoke to Steven Ferry, the Chairman of the International Institute of Modern Butlers and asked him what he felt was the going rate for a newly trained Butler entering domestic service.

Can You Offer True Value Added Service?

Can You Offer True Value Added Service?

Times are tough but that is when, as we know, the ‘tough get going’. So what is the extra ‘oomph’ you are going to add to your mix to make yourself ‘stand out from the crowd’ to your next potential employer?