40 episodes

Welcome to the Life in Private Staffing Podcast. A bi-weekly podcast to educate and inspire others working within the private staffing sector.

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Welcome to the Life in Private Staffing Podcast. A bi-weekly podcast to educate and inspire others working within the private staffing sector.

    Life in Private Staffing | S2 Ep 16 | Latricia Friend

    Life in Private Staffing | S2 Ep 16 | Latricia Friend

    In episode 16 of the Life in Private Staffing podcast, our host, Philippa Smith, speaks with Latricia Friend, a Luxury Lifestyle Manager based in New York.

    Latricia talks us through her professional experience, and how she offers her services to candidates within the private sector, with examples including a CV writing service for prospective private staffing employees.

    Having started her career in 2007, Latricia explains how she immediately began in a permanent position, working for one family for a number of years. From there, she learned key skills to succeed in her position and began to acquire the knowledge needed to make sure her employers were always satisfied with her work.

    Although Latricia admits the industry is demanding, she thrives in her role, telling us that working at a desk for eight hours a day really isn’t for her.

    If you are interested in private staffing and would like to learn more about luxury lifestyle management, or if you need any advice on where to start, this episode is not one to miss.

    • 52 min
    Life in Private Staffing | S2 Ep 15 | Ioana Pirtac

    Life in Private Staffing | S2 Ep 15 | Ioana Pirtac

    In episode 15 of Life in Private Staffing, we speak with Ioana Pirtac, a successful House Manager working in London.

    Our host Phillipa Smith, Founder and MD of Silver Swan Recruitment, virtually sits down with Ioana to discuss her impressive career and lets our listeners know exactly how she got there.

    From CV advice and interview tips, to insightful information about what she looks for in an employee, you won’t want to miss this episode if you’re looking to follow a career path in the private staffing sector.

    Learn about the steps Ioana has taken to get where she is today. For more information about what we can do for you, contact Silver Swan Recruitment.

    • 51 min
    Life in Private Staffing | S2 Ep 14 | Peter Van Ryder

    Life in Private Staffing | S2 Ep 14 | Peter Van Ryder

    In the 14th episode of Life in Private Staffing, we’re joined by Peter Van Ryder from Estate Management Solutions.

    For the past 10 years, Peter has been providing staffing solutions to HNW individuals in the Texas area, in addition to training the next generation of private service professionals.

    Alongside host Philippa Smith, Founder and MD of Silver Swan Recruitment, Peter shares his advice on mental health, education, networking, writing a CV, and making it in the private service industry.

    Listen to the full episode to hear Peter’s top tips and insights - a must-listen for employers and employees alike.

    • 45 min
    Life in Private Staffing | S2 Ep 13 | Rachel Stallard

    Life in Private Staffing | S2 Ep 13 | Rachel Stallard

    In the 13th episode of Life in Private Staffing, we welcome Rachel Stallard, an Estate and Property Manager with over 25 years of industry experience. Rachel’s impressive career has seen her travel the world, working with a number of private households and extensive staff teams.

    Alongside host Philippa Smith, Founder and MD of Silver Swan Recruitment, Rachel shares her advice on making the right connections, positioning applications and CVs for success, and presenting a great first impression.

    Listen to the full episode to hear Rachel’s top tips and insights - an essential installment for candidates and employers alike.

    • 39 min
    Life in Private Staffing | S2 Ep 12 | Elaine Braid

    Life in Private Staffing | S2 Ep 12 | Elaine Braid

    Episode 12 of Life in Private Staffing is a little bit different.  

    This time we’re not talking to someone working within the private sector themselves, but another recruitment agency within the space.  Elaine Braid from Poppy Lane Placements joins us to chat about all things recruitment in a post-pandemic world. We go over everything that she’s done to ensure her company adapts to the new normal as much as possible, from work-life balance to vaccinations.  

    Aside from pandemic conversations, we also speak about the topic of partnership. Elaine discusses her thoughts on teaming up with other agencies to find the answer you didn’t realise you needed: collaboration.  

    There’s no need to be afraid of working with other recruitment companies in the private staffing sector. After all, it’s always nice to have someone to call during a Saturday night panic!  

    To gain more insight on the recruitment side of the private staffing industry, listen to the full episode!

    • 56 min
    Life in Private Staffing | S2 Ep 11 | Cate Heaphy

    Life in Private Staffing | S2 Ep 11 | Cate Heaphy

    In the latest episode of Life in Private Staffing, we chatted to Cate Heaphy, the founder of The Online Assistants. 

    Once Kate finished studying, she decided to take a break and go island hopping. When she returned, the rest was history.

    Cate and her business partner, Kerry Robinson, founded The Online Assistants in 2017. Find out how she went from studying for a completely unrelated degree to entering the private sector and starting her own business and pursuing a career in the private sector – and while at it, making a massive success of her business! 

    • 49 min

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