Getting a Fuller Picture: Drug Testing Prospective CaregiversEllie Martin, PFC Information Services, Inc. In recent months, PFC has seen an uptick in requests from parents seeking drug tests on their nanny candidates. Drug-testing is another facet of a pre-employment background check that can give parents of young children, children of elderly parents, or anyone seeking […]
Top Tips For an Effective Website By, Steve Lampert Founder CareMatchPro.com What does an “effective website” mean? To evaluate ask yourself: Is your website reflecting the high quality image you’ve worked at for years. Is it the best in your market? Can your users access it on phones, Ipads and laptops Is it bringing you […]
Be Represented, Not Just Registered For over 30 years Town + Country has prided ourselves on our relationships with both candidates and clients. We recognize that now, more than ever, there are multiple resources that a candidate can use to find their next job. Online listing services are especially popular because of their ease of […]
Traveling With Your Nanny: How to Compensate Your Nanny on a Family Vacation Traveling with small children can be a challenge for any parent, whether it’s trying to keep the kids from getting restless and bored during a long car ride, struggling to maintain control and safety in busy airports, or being able to enjoy some […]
APNA Honors Celebrates A Nanny for U: 2014 Community Service Honoree A Nanny for U, one of Washington’s largest and most reputable placement agencies, is deeply rooted in their community. They are an agency that believes in building relationships and giving back to others. As a staff, they are constantly seeking ways to get more involved in […]
6 Rules for Hiring the Right NannyJami Dennis, ABC Nannies & Domestics As a working mother of two, a nanny employer, and an agency owner I believe I have some insight into what it means to hire, retain, and keep a good nanny. Helping families who want and need the stability (and sanity) that comes […]
The nanny industry – nannies, nanny referral professionals, nanny background screeners and educators – share an overwhelming concern for the wellbeing of the children being cared for by a nanny in their home. We are all child care professionals. Sadly, there is yet another story making the news rounds about a nanny hired from an online […]
Another news story hit this week that reported a “nanny” hired from care.com was discovered to be drunk, passed out on the job, then in a car accident after leaving the home. A terrible situation for the mother coming home to a neglected child and a drunk, passed out adult. The article referred to the adult as […]
Introducing The APNA Honors Awards While we have all loved watching our fellow APNA members apply and win the coveted Agency of the Year award, we are excited to announce we will be trying something new this year. Rather than highlighting one amazing APNA agency, we will be honoring a select few APNA agencies that […]
7 Tips to Avoid a Nanny Hiring Fail! By Kathleen Webb, HomeWork Solutions, Inc. Did you ever hear Mary Poppins talk about salary or work hours? The Brady Bunch’s Alice never utters a peep about her job description or increasing duties. TV makes it look easy! […]
Year-End Planning for Household Employers and Agencies Thank you GTM Payroll Services It’s hard to believe that 2013 is almost over! There are certain things your families should be aware of at year-end to ensure they are compliant with all federal and state regulations. Please share with your families the following year-end tax tips, […]
This year’s theme is “One-of-a-Kind”. What unique qualities do you bring to the industry, your clients, and your city? What makes you stand out among your peers and your competition? All agency nominees must follow these guidelines to be considered. Entries must be focused on the theme and be able to describe what the agency […]
AGENCY MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE: WHAT AGENCIES WANT. Thank you to APNA member contributors: Denise Collins, Jens Hillen, and Kathy Dupuy Here is what busy, veteran agency owners say they want in an Agency Management Software Program. Next month we will share what is available for our industry in regard to Software Packages. Screening: Powerful database to […]
CareMatchPro was designed from the ground up using the latest in technology, usability, and internet- based features to help nanny agencies grow, prosper, and run efficiently. Most importantly, we have been helped from the beginning by some very fine agencies that gave freely of their time to make this software, the software the industry has […]
NANNY JOBS PRO (Agency Management Software) As a follow up to last month’s newsletter article regarding what agencies want in their management software, GTM would like to share some information on NannyJobs PRO™ (NJP) software. In use for over 10 years, GTM has invested countless hours and resources to perfect this software developed specifically for […]
We caucused, debated, and lobbied our positions in Washington D.C., which was buzzing with pre-election fervor, at the four-star historic hotel, “The Mayflower.” Anita McBride, our keynote speaker and former Chief of Staff for Laura Bush, kicked off our 2012 conference stories by sharing her life as a Washington insider. While her insights on Washington […]
Nannies are routinely put through a more rigorous job screening than America’s CEOs. Honesty, we require it of our nannies, why shouldn’t we expect it from corporate America?
Last month, the EEOC issued new guidelines regarding the use of arrest and conviction records in making employment decisions under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
By Lynn Peterson, Vice President of PFC Information Services, Inc. During the past few years a new type of pre-employment background check called the National Criminal File (NCF) became available. Vendors claim that as many as 350 million criminal records are included.