“For me, the recruitment industry as a whole – not just for private household staff – needs to change. It has been outdated for some time and needs a shake-up – a way to streamline and cut costs is needed.”
Speaking of cooking, are you in the market for a personal chef? How about an experienced majordomo? While good help is hard to come by these days, an app wants to change that.
Demos Demetriou, CEO of Marlin Private Staff, a boutique international recruitment agency that specialises in recruiting household staff of ultra high- net worth clients, has launched a new app called Marlin. For the first time, employers can search for candidates worldwide and contact them directly through the app by instant messenger, phone or email, anytime, with no agency fees.
The app will be free to those looking for a job, while a potential employer can sign up for free and then have the option of paying a monthly subscription fee on a 12-month contract, which will given them access to all the candidates registered on the app. Or, employers could pay a monthly fee to access the app.
This could potentially enable an employer to recruit a full household staff team made up of estate managers, personal butlers, private security guards, chauffeurs, personal assistants, private chefs and housekeepers without spending thousands on agency fees. Says Demetriou, “For me, the recruitment industry as a whole – not just for private household staff – needs to change. It has been outdated for some time and needs a shake-up – a way to streamline and cut costs is needed.” This is one way to do it. Available in iTunes and Android.