How to Prepare Mid-Autumn Festival with Your Domestic Helper: Our 2018 Guide   

Mid-Autumn Festival (Lantern Festival), one of the most iconic Chinese festivals, is around the corner. Wherever you come from, you cannot miss this great colourful holiday in Hong Kong! But the Mid-Autumn Festival is also a perfect family time: play lanterns, enjoy the full moon, and even picnic outdoor with your beloved ones.

For your domestic helper, do not forget that the day after Mid-Autumn Festival is a statutory holiday in Hong Kong. You are required to give her …

Importance of Domestic Helper Recommendation Letter

Should you care about domestic worker recommendation letters?

One of the most frequently asked questions by employers who opt for direct hire is that: how can I know the candidates’ work quality when there are no recruitment agencies screening candidates for me?

Employers who want to hire domestic helpers with proven track records can rely on recommendations from previous employers. A recommendation can let you know that a helper’s work was appreciated and can tell…

Strong Typhoon is Coming: Precautionary Measures and Domestic Helper Work Arrangement

Summer is the typhoon season in Hong Kong. Get prepared with these safety tips. Precautionary measures for strong typhoons

Make sure you have enough food and essential groceries at home. Plan beforehand, as most stores and supermarkets will close if the Typhoon Signal Number 8 (or higher signal) is hoisted. Keep an eye on the Hong Kong Observatory’s website for T8 (strong typhoon) warnings, and follow the news if possible.

Make sure that all loose objects outside, whether…

HelperChoice reveals the areas in Hong Kong where foreign domestic workers get the highest salary

[Chinese version following English version]

As the Hong Kong Labour Department is expected to announce the foreign domestic workers minimum wage reevaluation by the end of the month, HelperChoice analyzed the data of more than 2,000 job ads posted on its platform from 1 October 2017 to 31 July 2018.

 

The study reveals a very encouraging trend: for the 2nd consecutive year, the average salary offered by employers located in Hong Kong increased faster than the legal minimum…

Back to School: Organise Everything with Your Domestic Helper

September is even better than New Year’s Eve for resolutions and changes in our lives. Summer holidays are officially over. Kids will soon be back to school, adults are back to everyday life and work. You may have taken some time to step back during your vacation and think about how you could improve your daily life in Hong Kong. If you want to succeed, you’ll need the support of your family and the involvement of your domestic helper. When it comes to her duties, take some time …

9 Tips to Welcome and Manage Your New Helper

How to manage your new domestic worker? It’s not easy to bring a stranger to your home, but with these tips your friends will be jealous of your healthy employer-helper relationship!

Every domestic helper is different, just like every family is. You’ll always encounter some difficulties when your new domestic worker starts. Your domestic helper may have years of experience, but is not used to your ways of doing things. Or you had a domestic helper who stayed with…

Hacks for a Great Domestic Helper Interview

In your quest for a trustworthy and capable domestic helper the interview of the candidates is a crucial task.

In the interview, you will be able to assess the candidate’s communication skills and motivation and challenge all the skills she says she has. This 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…

10 Back-to-school Tips for Parents

Summer is coming to an end. Very soon, it is already that time of the year (again) when our little ones will are heading back to school.

It can be a stressful time for them and for us – let’s face it! Planning everything ahead with your domestic helper can make all the difference in the world and help your kids get ready for school with total peace of mind. Here are some few tips to avoid juggling it all at the last minute:

Don’t wait up till the last minute to go back-to-school shopping.…

Help! My Child Prefers My Domestic Helper…

Your baby is growing attached to your domsetic helper and you are feeling ‘threatened’ or even ‘in competition’ with her? If you are having a tough time dealing with the situation, the following advice will – hopefully – help you get through it.

 

Am I the only one concerned about this?

Worry not, it’s a natural feeling. Obviously, everyone has their way of reacting in such situations and feels different about it, but being bothered, upset or even jealous in…

9 Activities for Helpers to Do with Kids in Hong Kong

Our children spend a lot of time with our domestic helpers and as such we expect them to bond and spend quality time together. What better way than through fun activities? Our children are fond of them (and let’s face it, so are we!), and on top of contributing to helping them connect with others, activities are a great way for our little ones to develop cognitively and emotionally. One can easily run out of ideas to entertain them, but worry not, we have compiled a list of fun and interactive…