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 software system is used, are small yet significant ways to welcome and acclimate a new employee. Doing so communicates to new staff members that while they have been hired for their experience and credentials, training is still an integral part of the on-boarding process. When both parties (employee and employer) are informed about one another's needs, personalities, and expectations, everyone gets one step closer to success.
It is the end of the year and we find that many of our clients plan to complete performance reviews for their staff at year’s end: either right after the new year or on the anniversary of their employees’ date of hire. Many clients find that this can be a challenging task, so we hope these guidelines will ease and assist with this important responsibility. We recommend that our clients take the opportunity to sit with each of their managers and establish a healthy dialogue: what we like to call a “Career Conversation.” In turn, each manager then has a Career Conversation with each of his or her direct reports. Such conversations are more positive and forward-looking than the standard or typical performance reviews, which tend to look backward. This time spent with your team is valuable and creates the space to exchange feedback, assess performance, and “take the temperature” of the manager and staff. We believe this time invested in your team is not only time well-spent, but critical to the success and cohesiveness of your organization or home.
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.
The Personal Assistant Network launches in New York!
Mahler Private Staffing is proud to be connected to the Personal Assistant Network. The Personal Assistant Network is a leading organization of professional Personal Assistants, Executive Assistants and Estate Managers based in the San Francisco Bay area. Now, they are expanding their organization to New York. The Personal Assistant Network is committed to providing continuing education and social networking in a supportive, confidential, and collaborative environment.
Hello! As you have probably noticed, Mahler’s website has received a complete redesign and overhaul. Our team is thrilled, and we hope this refresh is helpful to you. This website change is part of our ongoing commitment to matching excellent private service professionals with top employers and families nationwide. Included in this update is an updated explanation of our Placement and Consulting Services, found here, as well as a new FAQ for our candidates, found here.