Human Resources

People Management: Hiring And Retaining Top Talent

Managing home and family office staff takes incredible skill, patience, and expertise. Clients prefer Teresa Leigh Home and Family Office’s customized approach to Human Resources for all of their employees.

Employ Highly Skilled Staff

Perfect Match to Work Culture

Management Support and Counseling

Happy Employees

Employee Counseling

Positive Work Environment

Success

Our Top 10 Human Resource Suggestions for Employers

  • The Employee Handbook
  • New Hire Policy
  • Payroll Guidelines
  • Job Description
  • Offer Letter
  • Orientation
  • Non-Disclosure Agreement
  • Paid Time Off (PTO) Use Policy
  • Performance Evaluation
  • Employment Policies

Today, employers make an enormous investment of time and resources to hire staff. Let us help you hire the very best employees and create a positive work environment to retain that investment.


Salary & Benefits

I’m not sure what type of salary or benefits my family office should offer.

We provide clients with the latest employee salary and benefit trends by job title, experience, and geographic region. These figures are based on the employees’ performance evaluations, skill level, proactive management of their duties, consistent service levels, and tenure goals.


HR Policy

What is HR policy and how can this increase better communication with staff and lower the stress level with managing our employees?

Our HR policies are customized per client project examples include the management of paid time off use, guidelines for meals, breaks and employee parking, security access and credit card assignment. Employee turnover can be reduced with written communications and expectations from management. Let us help you create an effective HR department.


Employee Performance Evaluations

Since their hire, our employees have not had performance evaluations, why would it be a good thing to start now? 

Our customized employee performance reviews are an invaluable tool for retaining good employees. Let us help you build a great team.


Wage Settlements

Are you able to properly answer employees’ questions regarding their wages, e.g., unpaid overtime, holiday pay, on-call time, travel time, and mileage reimbursements?

Our expertise can quickly answer the questions and lower the risk of wage disputes.
Should a client have a long-term issue regarding unpaid employee wages we can calculate monies owed and present a potential settlement.


Payroll & Schedule Support

Is the present system of tracking employee hours worked compliant with the federal and state guidelines, and is it documented in case of a question or dispute?

We offer clients peace of mind by supporting the payroll process and HR polices. We can liaison with accounting should there be a request for further documentation.


HR Advisory Services

Do you feel overwhelmed and stressed when dealing with employees?

We offer support counseling to management and employees.


Workers’ Compensation

Is having workers’ compensation insurance really worth it even if you can pay the hospital bill for an employee injured on the job?

Yes, workers’ compensation insurance is a low-cost insurance product that can help clients save thousands of dollars on employee recovery and loss of wage earnings.
We can manage the documentation in case of an employee accident or injury and communicate needed information to the insurance provider. It is important to note that workers’ compensation is mandatory in most U.S. states whether or not the employer can or agrees to pay for the injuries of their employees.


Testimonials

Testimonials

Susan

Portland Oregon, Reno, Nevada
“My word, where do I begin? Teresa has worked as an advisor for our family for over 15 years. She is wonderful at listening and understanding my problems; sometimes I can’t even vocalize them myself. An emotional issue we dealt with recently—my mom was doing great at the age of 81 and then she wasn’t. Teresa helped us to hire a full-time care team and communicated all the details with our family office. I thank God every day for her being in our lives.”

Andre

Atlanta, Georgia
“Teresa is so easy and chill to talk with. She makes life easier for me and my kids. I would offer a recommendation of her advisory service to every family."

Beatrice

SFO Mountain View, California
“Teresa Leigh is one of the best advisors our office has ever hired. Her counsel is incredibly helpful and offers us a new perspective. Our family office has five high-profile families with multiple homes all over the world. Our team would strongly endorse Teresa’s expertise.”

Dorena

St. Augustine, Florida, Brooklyn, New York
“This is the best advisory service. Teresa is there when I need her, listening, lowering the stress level, so I can focus on creating a peaceful household for my family.”

Pilar

Seattle, Washington
“My husband and I were referred by a dear friend. We were struggling to care for my aging parents while dealing with renovation projects and were positive more than one vendor was double dipping on billing. Teresa and her team prioritized a project list and solved the problems. We even received a refund from a vendor. Thank God for Teresa.”

Maryam

Greenwich, Connecticut, Palm Beach, Florida
“I hired Teresa to help my mother and father on the hiring and day-to-day employment of caregivers and household staff. Teresa is a gem. She is patient beyond belief. My mom is so happy. My family gives her the highest recommendation.”

Sam

Boca Raton, Florida
“New houses, cars, crazy life—I needed help putting it all together. Management of people and projects ain't my thing. Teresa made it easy for me, and I can’t say enough good words about her. She is the best.”

Edward

Princeton, New Jersey
“Teresa offers us a safe place to talk through a variety of topics. We call her for insight, candor, and problem solving. My brother and I highly recommend Teresa. You’ll be in good hands.”

Richard

Ann Arbor, Michigan
“Great firm. We had just acquired a large property out of state and needed help with all kinds of things. Teresa's counsel was dead on and gave us immediate direction for next steps. We have continued to engage services for over 10 years.”

Anna

Matriarch of SFO, Cincinnati, Ohio
“Teresa has worked for me and my family office for over 11 years. We first hired her to help us resolve a rather unfortunate staff termination. It was mission accomplished in quick time minus the drama. Teresa is one of the family and knows us so well. My family and I would with great honor recommend her service.”

Maureen

"Hiring Teresa's firm in 2016 was the best decision I ever made for our family office. Teresa is fantastic. We would recommend her firm to every family or family office."

Lance

Salt Lake City, Utah Quebec, Canada, Boston, Massachusetts
“I hired Teresa Leigh's firm for advisory, staff management, and human resources. Teresa has incredible insight and understanding of our long-term goals. Simply put, a must have advisory firm."

Michelle

"Teresa provides a one-of-a-kind service to family offices and the families we serve. A unique mix of expert, counselor, advisor, coach and service provider. All of us think the world of her and her team; would highly recommend."

Sarah

Lake Tahoe, Nevada, Montecito, California
“My husband and I were referred to Teresa by our wealth advisor. We have a remote property with house and farm helpers. Since we hired Teresa in 2014, the turnover has stopped. We love working with her!”

Raymond

"This firm is my first call for all things home and life. Teresa is exceptional at making sense of employee relationships. I'll be the first one to make a referral."

Stephen

Founder-Family Office, Denver, Colorado
“We have had great success with a number of complex family office staffing issues. Teresa has a remarkable way of listening and getting straight to identifying the problem and presenting us a quick solution. Truly remarkable skills.”

Dianna

Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Greenwich, Connecticut, Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts
“I am so thankful for Teresa's counsel. Her guidance on our projects was and is fantastic. She has a ‘spidey sense’ that is marvelously accurate. We would recommend Teresa to anyone seeking an honest form of expertise and empathy.”

Betsy

"We have worked successfully with Teresa Leigh since early 2018. She is the expert advisor we needed on our team. She is amazing—recommend highly."

Annette

"We are so grateful for Teresa; having her as our advisor over the past few years has been a true gift and an amazing asset to our family office. Her years of knowledge and hands-on experience have assisted us greatly in the efficiency of our household staff and private estate management. We immediately developed a great rapport and partnership, and it’s only strengthened over the years. No matter the issue and/or concern, Teresa Leigh is always our first call and the expert on helping resolve the problem."

Holland and Abbie

"Our family is huge with a never-ending list of projects. Teresa can quickly get to the heart of an issue. She provided us with life-changing insights into staff and vendor relationships that were truly enlightening! We respect her guidance and recommend her to our friends and colleagues."

Colin

New York, New York & Dublin, Ireland
“Teresa's advisory service is my favorite—hands down the best. They manage everything and make it look easy.”

Mikhail

Bal Harbour, Florida, Chicago, Illinois, Sun Valley, Idaho
“We are a particular family. My friend made the introduction to Ms. Teresa. She is good listener, very respectful to my family, and smart person. She has helped my family have a good life. I send my friends to her good service.”

Jun

Providence, Rhode Island
“My mom said contact Ms. Leigh to help with my new house problems. I am very glad to work with her. Teresa is always willing to listen and guide me to make the good decisions. I have saved a lot of money and hired good employees with her helping us. My dad in California also uses Ms. Leigh’s company; it is the very best. 감사합니다 Thank you."

Elizabeth

Fort Worth, Texas
“I trust all my household property issues to Teresa. She is a gem to work with. Teresa listens and gives me a new way to communicate. It has been very effective, and my staff seems happier than ever. We've been working together for over 12 years. I highly recommend her service.”

Emily

Lakeland, Colorado
“I am a new mom of twin boys and one 10-year-old with special needs. Teresa is the wonder woman advisor in my life. She managed all the details so we could hire long-term helpers. I have Teresa on speed dial.”

Alana

Big Sky-Bozeman, Montana, Portland, Oregon
“I love working with Teresa and her team, a highly professional group. We have been working with Teresa 11 years plus and would highly recommend their service.”

Margarite

Monterey, California
“Our family office needed guidance on a new position. Teresa introduced us to the perfect chief of staff. We enjoy working with the her and her team—very professional.”

Antonio

"I am grateful every day for the wonderful help Ms. Leigh has brought into my life. She has helped me to hire a bookkeeper, a personal assistant, a nanny for my daughter and made organization of all my life. I am blessed beyond words to know her and to recommend her magnificent skills."

Anna

Long Island, New York
“Teresa is such a blessing to me and my late husband. I call on her for household property things, house staff, or if we need a local vendor. My family office hired Teresa as an advisor for other family members. I would definitely refer her company.”

Beth

"The family office I work for hired Teresa for an elderly family member in need of complex care. The family was overjoyed with her service and her sensitivity. All of us would happily recommend Teresa."

Testimonials are direct quotes from our clients, however their likeness and names are confidential


Testimonials

Susan

Portland Oregon, Reno, Nevada
“My word, where do I begin? Teresa has worked as an advisor for our family for over 15 years. She is wonderful at listening and understanding my problems; sometimes I can’t even vocalize them myself. An emotional issue we dealt with recently—my mom was doing great at the age of 81 and then she wasn’t. Teresa helped us to hire a full-time care team and communicated all the details with our family office. I thank God every day for her being in our lives.”

Pilar

Seattle, Washington
“My husband and I were referred by a dear friend. We were struggling to care for my aging parents while dealing with renovation projects and were positive more than one vendor was double dipping on billing. Teresa and her team prioritized a project list and solved the problems. We even received a refund from a vendor. Thank God for Teresa.”

Stewart

"I would recommend Teresa to everyone dealing with problematic household or property vendors. She is the best there is on these matters."

Jun

Providence, Rhode Island
“My mom said contact Ms. Leigh to help with my new house problems. I am very glad to work with her. Teresa is always willing to listen and guide me to make the good decisions. I have saved a lot of money and hired good employees with her helping us. My dad in California also uses Ms. Leigh’s company; it is the very best. 감사합니다 Thank you."

Martha

SFO Charleston, South Carolina
“Teresa is one of the most authentic people I have ever met. Her counsel is honest, straightforward, and exceptionally insightful. Teresa comes highly endorsed by our entire team.”

Maryam

Greenwich, Connecticut, Palm Beach, Florida
“I hired Teresa to help my mother and father on the hiring and day-to-day employment of caregivers and household staff. Teresa is a gem. She is patient beyond belief. My mom is so happy. My family gives her the highest recommendation.”

Abigale

Richmond, Virginia, Fort Worth, Texas, Cumberland, Maine
“Teresa is our advisor and guidepost, providing practical solutions for our family office staff and vendors. She is a master at navigating important relationships. My family and I highly recommend this firm—very easy to work with.”

Jamal

"Now that I have the best advisor I could have asked for, my complicated life is a lot less stressful. I love working with Teresa."

Alana

Big Sky-Bozeman, Montana, Portland, Oregon
“I love working with Teresa and her team, a highly professional group. We have been working with Teresa 11 years plus and would highly recommend their service.”

Beatrice

SFO Mountain View, California
“Teresa Leigh is one of the best advisors our office has ever hired. Her counsel is incredibly helpful and offers us a new perspective. Our family office has five high-profile families with multiple homes all over the world. Our team would strongly endorse Teresa’s expertise.”

Greg

Palo Alto, California, Austin, Texas
“We have worked with Teresa for a little over eight years. We started with two homes and bought a ranch in Southern California. Teresa stepped into our lives, hired staff, created structure, and streamlined the accounting and communication processes. Teresa is a lifesaver. Her sincerity, sensitivity, and guidance are unparalleled.”

Rome

Miami, Florida
“A word to describe Teresa is one badass advisor. There is no bull sh*t with her guidance. It's full-on straight talk. Teresa has successfully problem-solved the sh*t out of everything I have ever sent her. I would highly recommend contacting her.”

Elva

Racine, Wisconsin
"Teresa thankfully came into my life just after the loss of my husband. I appreciate all she has done for me and my extended family. Teresa is a very knowledgeable and kind person."

Colleen

Scottsdale, Arizona Baja, California
“Teresa solved a complicated vendor over-billing problem. Teresa's office contacted the vendor on our behalf and resolved the issue in less than two weeks. A highly effective and professional team."

Betsy

"We have worked successfully with Teresa Leigh since early 2018. She is the expert advisor we needed on our team. She is amazing—recommend highly."

Lance

Salt Lake City, Utah Quebec, Canada, Boston, Massachusetts
“I hired Teresa Leigh's firm for advisory, staff management, and human resources. Teresa has incredible insight and understanding of our long-term goals. Simply put, a must have advisory firm."

Colin

New York, New York & Dublin, Ireland
“Teresa's advisory service is my favorite—hands down the best. They manage everything and make it look easy.”

Hannah

"Teresa stepped in to help us with an uncomfortable child care hire and managed the employee's exit. Teresa hired a perfect Educator Nanny for our growing family who happily travels with us all over the world. Teresa has my family's highest recommendation."

Edward

Princeton, New Jersey
“Teresa offers us a safe place to talk through a variety of topics. We call her for insight, candor, and problem solving. My brother and I highly recommend Teresa. You’ll be in good hands.”

Candace

"Teresa is a life saver. She helped my husband and I resolve a number of sensitive staffing and vendor issues. Teresa is very easy to work with; we love working with her."

Bradley

San Francisco, California, Seattle, Washington
“Hands down the best advisor I have ever hired. They have helped me and my husband for over 11 years. Teresa and her team are truly unique in their ability to expedite flawlessly all the projects I send them. Teresa Leigh is my go-to advisor for home, vendors, and employees.”

Antonio

"I am grateful every day for the wonderful help Ms. Leigh has brought into my life. She has helped me to hire a bookkeeper, a personal assistant, a nanny for my daughter and made organization of all my life. I am blessed beyond words to know her and to recommend her magnificent skills."

Emily

Lakeland, Colorado
“I am a new mom of twin boys and one 10-year-old with special needs. Teresa is the wonder woman advisor in my life. She managed all the details so we could hire long-term helpers. I have Teresa on speed dial.”

Bob

Lexington, Kentucky, Birmingham, Michigan
“Teresa has helped me more than she will ever know. I will be the first to admit I am not savvy when it comes to hiring and managing people. We have had great success with a number of projects. Excellent service. I refer this firm to all my friends.”

Dylan

"I love when people exceed my expectations. Teresa does this in spades. We have been working together for five years plus. She is always there when I need the best insight and guidance. Best advisor I ever hired."

Beth

"The family office I work for hired Teresa for an elderly family member in need of complex care. The family was overjoyed with her service and her sensitivity. All of us would happily recommend Teresa."

Baneeta

"My husband and I are really low-key people but we love, love big houses. Fast forward two houses and a vacation condo later, and I didn't know it took so much of my day to be dealing with service vendors and scheduling their appointments. Teresa helped me understand either I am doing it or I need to hire someone to help me. We hired the staff she suggested, and we live a better life for it. Teresa is fabulous!"

Michelle

"Teresa provides a one-of-a-kind service to family offices and the families we serve. A unique mix of expert, counselor, advisor, coach and service provider. All of us think the world of her and her team; would highly recommend."

Annette

"We are so grateful for Teresa; having her as our advisor over the past few years has been a true gift and an amazing asset to our family office. Her years of knowledge and hands-on experience have assisted us greatly in the efficiency of our household staff and private estate management. We immediately developed a great rapport and partnership, and it’s only strengthened over the years. No matter the issue and/or concern, Teresa Leigh is always our first call and the expert on helping resolve the problem."

Margarite

Monterey, California
“Our family office needed guidance on a new position. Teresa introduced us to the perfect chief of staff. We enjoy working with the her and her team—very professional.”

Testimonials are direct quotes from our clients, however their likeness and names are confidential


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