Refugee One Training

March 14, 2012

Cambridge Nanny Group is a proud supporter of Refugee One offering free  job readiness and training classes to qualified women.  Should a Cambridge Nanny client family hire a refugee the placement fee is waived.

The United Nations defines a refugee as someone who flees his or her home country because of a “well-founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group or political opinion.” According to the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants 2009 World Refugee survey, there are approximately 13.6 million refugees worldwide. RefugeeOne serves refugees who are brought to the United States through the U.S. State Department and sent to Chicago for resettlement.

In 2010, RefugeeOne welcomed 539 refugees to Chicago, the majority of those arrivals coming from Iraq, Bhutan, and Burma/Myanmar. The number of Iraqi refugees resettling in Chicago has increased in recent years, as Iraqis continue to flee religious persecution or political persecution due to assisting the U.S. military in Iraq. Bhutanese refugees continue to arrive in the U.S. after fleeing ethnic persecution, and Burmese refugees have been displaced due to conflict between a brutal military regime, political opponents, and ethnic groups. In addition to these three groups, RefugeeOne continues to provide services to refugees from many other countries, such as Somalia, Ethiopia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, and others.

The personal stories and needs of the refugees we serve are as diverse as the countries and cultures from which they arrive. Some refugees arrive in Chicago with little or no formal education or job training, while others hold advanced degrees that cannot be easily transferred to the U.S. job market. In every situation, RefugeeOne staff and volunteers are committed to helping each and every refugee successfully become financially independent, contributing members of their new community.


Cambridge Nanny Group
4707 N Broadway
3rd Floor
Chicago, IL 60640
Telephone: 773-856-5525 

Website: www.cambridgenannygroup.com
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Our Unwavering Commitment to Domestic Rights

March 12, 2012

Domestic workers provide essential services in the city’s economic and social life – by taking care of others families’ children, cleaning their homes, doing their laundry, nursing their elderly grandparents, and cooking their meals. The domestic work industry, however, features some of the most unregulated workplaces in America.

Last week I met a nanny from Africa. She is a Live-In Nanny caring for two young children.  She is authorized to work in the United States.  She works 7 days a week.  Her day starts at 6am and ends at 8:30pm.  She earns $425 per week.    This computes to an hourly rate of  $4.92 – far below the minimum wage!

I’ve heard many stories like this over the years and it compelled me to take action.  Cambridge Nanny Group is committed to empowering domestic workers through information and education.  Become informed of your rights by attending a Domestic Labor Law seminar.  The class is open to everyone and free to attend.  Register today by visiting the Life Enrichment Section of  http://classes.cambridgenannygroup.com .  Education enables people to break out of the poverty trap and enhance the quality of life for themselves, their families,  and their community.

 

Ingrid Kellaghan

Founder, Cambridge Nanny Group


Cambridge Nanny Group
4707 N Broadway
3rd Floor
Chicago, IL 60640
Telephone: 773-856-5525 

Website: www.cambridgenannygroup.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/cambridgenanny
Twitter: http://twitter.com/nanny_cambridge


Human Resources for the Domestic Employee

March 9, 2012

Human Resource Outsourcing for the Domestic Employee

Vitalize strong employee performance by investing in your household employee.  Leading companies know that human and organizational efforts are key factors of high performance.  Cambridge Nanny Group Institute can be your very own Human Resource department.  Whether or not you’ve hired a nanny through our agency, we can ensure your household employee reaches their maximum potential.

Whether it’s coaching, training, performance management, corrective action, or rewards and recognition, we are here to assist you.  Our experienced Human Resource Professionals serve as your personal HR partner.  We are your go-to experts on all HR issues, e.g., corrective action, development, performance management, performance reviews, and rewards and recognition.

  • It saves you money – You can save on workers compensation costs, unemployment insurance costs, benefits costs, and more…
  • It saves you time.  Let HR professionals take care of proactively influencing your employees.  You tell us the problem, we provide the solution.
  • Improve Productivity and Performance.
  • Improve Morale.
  • Improve communication and prevent conflict and misunderstandings.
  • Improve operating performance.
  • Improve Management and Control.
  • Increase employee safety.  Reduce workers compensation costs by educating your staff and creating safety standards.
  • Acquire innovative ideas.
  • Low Annual Fee of $999.00, which entails unlimited sessions and documentation assistance.

For more information contact the Cambridge Nanny Group Institute at 773-856-5525 or visit the Employee Relations section of the Cambridge Nanny Group Institute.


Cambridge Nanny Group
4707 N Broadway
3rd Floor
Chicago, IL 60640
Telephone: 773-856-5525 

Website: www.cambridgenannygroup.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/cambridgenanny
Twitter: http://twitter.com/nanny_cambridge


Professional Domestic Training and Development

Introducing Cambridge Nanny Group Institute

It’s your career. And the only way to stay successful is to stay on top of your game. At Cambridge Nanny Group our business is our people. That’s why we make an unwavering commitment to investing in the development of  talent. With leading-edge learning programs that are relevant to your day-to-day job, your opportunities for growth are customized to your needs. This is your chance to learn from today’s experts. Where will you take it?

Cambridge Nanny Institute provides a wide range of classroom and e-learning courses designed to enhance your skills and advance your career. We reject a one-size-fits-all approach to learning, because we know it can only lead to one-size-fits-all nannies. Our learning programs are designed to identify your personal strengths and development areas, and then offer opportunities to help you reach the next level across a broad range of childcare, household management, professional, and personal development capabilities. Competency assessments, customized development paths, and specialized curriculum provide the framework for meeting your personal performance and career goals.

To view our current list of classes visit http://classes.cambridgenannygroup.com


Cambridge Nanny Group
4707 N Broadway
3rd Floor
Chicago, IL 60640
Telephone: 773-856-5525 

Website: www.cambridgenannygroup.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/cambridgenanny
Twitter: http://twitter.com/nanny_cambridge