Why The Recruiters Aren’t Calling You Back

As a career coach, I am often asked why recruiters aren’t always very diligent about contacting candidates, even after they presented the job seeker to the possible employers. Sometimes the recruiters may be very proactive with the communications when you apply but then quickly go radio silent. What is going on here? First and foremost, […]

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Five Organizations Who Are Redefining Philanthropy

Forbes Philanthropy article featuring DEMA Global Affiliate members; Renovation Angel Robert Reiss, Contributor   We recently entered the 4th phase of the corporation. First, in the 1920s Alfred Sloan created the concept of the corporation with General Motors; second in the 1950s Peter Drucker codified the discipline of management; third, in the 1980s Japanese introduced […]

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Jobs To Do While Your Principal Is On Summer Holiday

Working on a large estate usually means there’s plenty going on, so it’s rare to experience any downtime, let alone time to catch up on admin. We’ve put together a list of tasks that are ideally suited to those occasions when the family is out of town for a period of time. If there’s anything […]

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Streak Free Cleaning

Streak Free Cleaning People can often make a dirty surface messier if they use improper cleaning techniques and products that can leave unsightly streaks.  These streak marks are caused by a number of factors including excess dirt on the surface, too much cleaning solution, and using the wrong pH on a particular surface.  You can make streak […]

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What Makes Newborn Care Solutions Unique? The Answer Might Surprise You!

People often ask me what it is that makes Newborn Care Solutions unique.  What sets us apart from other training companies out there. Even “why” they should take our program over others. I hear these and similar questions nearly every day. And sure, there are the standard answers: our training is designed and tailored specifically […]

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‘Sustainable, Attainable’ is CEO’s Motto

FROM THE TOP BY DON MANLEY Florida Weekly Correspondent Jim Henderson believes firmly in the power of the sun. His faith in sunlight’s viability as an energy source is so great that he installed a rooftop solar system at his business, the William C. Huff Companies, substantial enough to handle all the electrical needs of […]

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Best Practices for On-Boarding New Household Staff

We have all been the new person at some point or another–the new kid on the block, the freshman at the big university, a manager in a new office. In such hard-to-navigate situations, receiving a tour around “campus” is customary. Communicating where the water cooler is, how the boss prefers to be addressed, or which […]

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Holiday Help is Here!!

The holidays are approaching and it is our hope that this white paper will encourage planning in advance, allowing for a more relaxed and enjoyable season. In our experience, households that sail through the holidays utilize many of the best practices listed below. Organization: Establish a holiday binder to update throughout the year – to […]

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Quick Carpet Reference Guide

Items to consider for carpet materials: 1- Carpet comes in mainly two types of materials, synthetic and natural. a) synthetic fibers (usually 100% polyester) b) natural fibers (cotton,silk, many carpets are made from wool) c) blended materials (over the years blends of synthetics and wools have become very popular) 2- Synthetic fibers are mainly if […]

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Protecting Carpet During Renovations

Recently a DEMA member oversaw a renovation project on a second floor of the estate and it needed to be completed during the summer months between June & August. The home recently had new carpeting installed on two sets of stairs and a large hallway. Of course, it wasn’t just any carpet, but a very […]

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