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The Age of Video Interviews: Best Video Interview Practices

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Aug 4, 2020 3:50:00 PM

With social distancing becoming the new normal, employers are relying on virtual interviews more and more. These can take some getting used to, so here are some tips on how to make your remote video interview a success.

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Topics: nanny, agency

Tips for Juggling Work & Childcare During COVID-19

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Jul 28, 2020 3:46:00 PM

If you have found yourself trying to balance work and taking care of your children, chances are, you have felt frustrated or stressed at certain moments. Staff video calls, phone calls with colleagues, and helping kids with math homework all at once can feel overwhelming. Your family nanny is a huge help, yet everyone in your home together is a bit crowded! But there is help! Here are some steps you can take to successfully juggle childcare and work during the pandemic.

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Topics: nanny, agency

Childcare and Education in the COVID-19 Era

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Jul 21, 2020 3:00:00 PM
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Topics: nanny share, nanny, agency, Tutor, Teacher, private educator

Reducing health risk with in-home senior care

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Jul 14, 2020 3:03:00 PM

With coronavirus cases still on the rise around the world, many people are continuing to socially distance themselves or reduce their time in public to help minimize exposure and spread of the virus. Unfortunately, many long-term care facilities have seen high amounts of deaths and illnesses related to the pandemic. In light of the continuing social lockdown of these facilities and the forced separation of residents from their families and loved ones, many seniors and their families are rethinking living arrangements and researching how to age safely at home.

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Topics: senior

No Summer Camp, Now What?

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Jul 7, 2020 3:17:00 PM

Summer is almost here! The weather is warmer, school is out for a while, and summertime activities are usually in full swing. But this year, things are different. Many events – including annual summer camps – are cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. The changes to summer routines has left many kids disappointed. Not to mention, parents and nannies may be struggling to find some new ways to keep kids active during the summer. If there is no summer camp this year, don’t worry. Here are some other fun ideas!

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Topics: nanny, agency

Create Your Own Summer Camp Experience at Home

Posted by HWS Guest on Jun 25, 2020 12:27:00 PM

The upcoming summer is going to be a lot different than summers of the past for both parents and kids. Sadly, this year many day camps and sleep away camps are closed, leaving parents and nannies scrambling for ways to keep their kids happy and engaged in something besides screen time.

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Topics: nanny

How does a nanny file taxes as an independent contractor?

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Jun 23, 2020 3:45:00 PM

If you are working as a nanny and you have agreed to be paid as an independent contractor, it is important for you to know how to pay your taxes properly. Here are some important must-knows about filing taxes for independent contractors. 

Do be aware, however, going into this that 1) you will be responsible for tax payments that legally are your employer's responsibility and 2) you will be ineligible for unemployment benefits when the job ends. These are two compelling reasons to insist on legal pay.

 

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Topics: nanny, agency

Unemployment Claims for Household Employees During COVID-19

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Jun 16, 2020 3:45:00 PM

The worldwide COVID-19 pandemic has caused unprecedented job loss and disruption to the economy. Household workers are some of the most economically vulnerable workers, as they live paycheck to paycheck in many instances. While some highly qualified nannies are landing on their feet as their college education provides a good baseline to help with home schooling, other wonderful caregivers with less educational experience find themselves out of work with no immediate prospects.

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Topics: senior caregiver unemployment insurance, nanny unemployment insurance, nanny, agency, senior, CPA, COVID-19

Nanny Letter of Recommendation - A Warm Good-Bye

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Jun 9, 2020 3:45:00 PM

A letter of recommendation is an essential part of a  nanny job separation, especially when the nanny is leaving through no fault of her own. Your children may have out grown the need, you may be relocating or, in the age of COVID-19, your circumstances may also have changed and you  simply don't need her any longer.

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Topics: nanny, agency

When Nanny and Parents Share a Workspace

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Jun 2, 2020 3:21:00 PM

Working through and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic has been a challenge for everyone. Working parents with young children in the household face their own unique and particular challenges.

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Topics: nanny, agency

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