In early 2009, Charles MacPherson Associates (CMA) was retained by a prominent family living west of Toronto to provide staffing of a nanny and a domestic couple for their 12,000 sq. ft. Oakville home and cottage in Muskoka.
Previously in 2005, CMA had successfully recruited for the same family an experienced domestic couple. When the couple announced their retirement, the family returned to CMA for an equally qualified replacement.
We worked closely with the principals to first understand their requirements for the nanny position, prepare a very specific job description and source applicants through our established network, including using qualified candidates as sources. Our search culminated in a shortlist of three exceptional candidates for the position. Interviews of candidates were conducted at the family home with a CMA representative present. Following the interview process we coordinated a working interview with the top applicant while conducting extensive background checks.
After our success in placing the nanny, we were asked to identify a caretaker couple for the residence. We were able to quickly identify a couple who could provide support for the main family residence and vacation properties. Once again the candidate couple was presented to the family with a representative of CMA present for the interview. CMA conducted extensive background checks that were carried out at the same time as the working interview.
Following the successful completion of these important searches the family requested Charles MacPherson Associates to commence work on a Mechanical Manual for their primary residence. The Mechanical Manual captures key information on the operation and maintenance of the residence’s mechanical systems that will become a reference resource to the family and staff in the years to come.
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