Visa Requirements For Taking Your Domestic Helper on Holiday

When you take your domestic helper on holiday, securing the right visa for your domestic helper is key. In many South-east Asian countries, your domestic helper is allowed to join you on a short stay tourist. But in many western countries, your domestic helper will need to apply for a special visa. If you want to avoid tourist issues ruining your holiday, contacting the embassy will be the best way, but we have done some of the legwork for you for some popular holiday destinations.…

The Legal Consequences of Having a Live-Out Domestic Helper in Hong Kong

This live-out arrangement has gained favour amongst employers for many reasons. One such reason is the small-sized houses in Hong Kong, which makes it more convenient for employers for their foreign domestic helpers (FDHs) to live out than to live in. On the same note, such an arrangement is preferable among domestic helpers because it gives them more flexibility and freedom to use their time. It also creates a better division of work and personal time for domestic helpers as…

Hacks for a Great Domestic Helper Interview

Interviewing a domestic helper is a crucial task in your quest for a trustworthy and capable domestic helper.

In the interview, you will be able to assess the domestic helper’s communication skills and motivation. This step of the hiring process is difficult to outsource as it all depends on your click with the candidate and intuition, and because the domestic helper will take care of your children and your home.

We recommend you to personally interview all shortlisted candidates…

Essential Steps to Domestic Helper Visa Processing in Hong Kong

Find a domestic helper that matches your family’s needs and expectations is only the beginning of the hiring process. Handling the paperwork for the work visa can be confusing and time-consuming. In Hong Kong, the domestic helper visa processing involves 2 steps: employment contract notarization at the consulate and visa application at the Hong Kong Immigration Department. Pay attention to every single part of the process so that you do not make unnecessary mistakes.…

Domestic Helper Statutory Holidays 2019: Everything You Need to Know

You are currently hiring a domestic worker or already hired one, and you are now a bit lost when it comes to domestic helper holidays. You may not know it but there is actually a clear distinction between Statutory Holidays and General Holidays (Public Holidays) in Hong Kong. Here is a guide to help you navigate through your domestic helper’s holidays in 2019.

 

The difference between statutory holidays and general holidays

Not all domestic workers in Hong Kong observe…

Guide to Terminating a Domestic Helper

Unfortunately, it is sometimes necessary to terminate your domestic helper’s contract. Be sure to follow the necessary steps if this is the case.

 

Consider if you really want to terminate your domestic helper’s contract

Dismissing your domestic helper will have an impact on her career prospects and on the family she is supporting back home. If you are relocating or suddenly no longer have the financial means, or if you are moving into a smaller apartment, you may unfortunately…

Key Facts on Hiring a Foreign Domestic Helper in Hong Kong

The process of hiring a foreign domestic helper can be time-consuming and daunting. In order to help you navigate this process more easily, we have prepared some resources with all you need to know about domestic helpers in Hong Kong.

 

An overview of foreign domestic helpers

There are over 380,000 foreign domestic helpers in Hong Kong. Domestic helpers have been a great support for dual income families – they take care of your household, your children and/or your…

Where to Find a Domestic Helper First Aid Training in Hong Kong

Having a medical emergency is a worry for everyone. Especially if you are not at home and your domestic helper takes care of your children or elderly parents. You may consider sending your domestic helper to a domestic helper first aid training, but the training can be expensive and it may take you a while to find the right course. 

 

The domestic helper has already received first aid training in her home country, is it good enough?

Every Indonesian and Filipino domestic helper…

How to Handle Domestic Helper Problems

Establishing a positive relationship with your domestic helper is important, especially if you envision a long-term hire. This means you will have to handle domestic helper problems carefully.

“My children are not allowed to eat sweets during the week, but I can tell from their behaviour that the domestic helper gave them candy. Should I fire her?” Some employers are quick to terminate their domestic helper’s contract when they do not following instructions. Others…

3 Ways to Help Your New Domestic Helper Settle In

Settling into a new job can be tricky. This is especially the case if your domestic helper is living far away from home. Moving in with their new employers, while at the same time settling into their new job can be daunting. Make the transition easier for your new domestic helper by taking some time to help your new domestic helper settle in. They’ll be happier and work harder, and everyone is a winner. Here are a few quick tips for helping your new domestic helper settle into their…