Identifying your Needs to Find the Helper that Best Matches Them

Before you even glance at helpers’ profiles and resumes, it is essential to sharpen your view of who your ideal domestic worker is, assess your needs with clarity– those vary according to your situation – and prioritise them. Another crucial step is defining what your non-negotiables are. A common mistake is not involving all adult members in the household when it comes to defining the needs – so, make sure you discuss this crucial aspect with your partner to ensure that…

Is my Domestic Helper Taking Good Care of my Children?

Entrusting someone with the care of our children is in itself a pretty big leap of faith. Part of the job of being a parent is to make sure that our little ones are safe and always well taken care of. No matter how much we trust our domestic helpers, it is natural to worry – especially when we are away most of the day – and wonder whether our kids are well cared for. It can be difficult to know for sure that our domestic helpers are doing well with the kids without resorting to extreme measures…

Hacks for a Great Helper Interview

Interviewing a 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 candidate’s communication skills and motivation. 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 all shortlisted candidates face-to-face or …

Singapore Night Festival Turns 10

The Singapore Night Festival is back this year for its tenth edition in Bras Basah-Bugis district between August 18 and 26. To celebrate this big milestone, various local and international artists – and many surprises – will be part of one of the much-awaited festivals in Asia. This music and lights festival is a must-live experience – you should absolutely take our word for it! – so, we recommend that you have a stroll around the city as there will definitely be something…

10 Things to Do in Singapore During the Summer

Singapore’s weather can be awfully hot and humid and the idea of going out under such extreme temperatures can be daunting for many of us. Worry not – we have compiled a list of ideas of cool spots for you to hit during the summer and beat the heat:

Go hiking along the Southern Ridges up until the Labrador Nature Reserve. You’ll get to appreciate the stunning view and catch a great breath of fresh air! Go on a river cruise on Clarke Quay and escape the heat. You’ll definitely get…

HelperChoice Survey Results – Domestic workers are suffering from long working days: 58% of domestic helpers work more than 14 hours a day

HelperChoice, the leading online platform helping employers find the right helper, conducted a survey among 1180 domestic workers about their rest days and leave.

Giving enough rest to domestic workers is essential so that they can stay healthy and work efficiently during their working hours. Nevertheless, it appears that 41% of the domestic workers interviewed are working between 14 and 16 hours per day and 17% are working more than 16 hours a day. In Hong Kong and Singapore,…

9 Ways to Celebrate Singapore National Day

Shades of red and white are popping up all over the city as National Day festivities are about to begin. Singapore National Day is celebrated on August 9th and is the occasion for many Singaporeans to reflect on our nation’s achievements, the direction our country is taking and what should be done to get there.  It is also a great opportunity for all of us to have some much-deserved fun. Read on to get some ideas on how to best celebrate National Day this year!

 

Check out festivity…

What Alternatives to Live-in Helpers?

Hiring a foreign domestic worker (FDW) is often thought to be the only solution to get extra hands to help around in the household. While FDWs play an extremely valuable role in many Singaporean and expat households – particularly by making it possible for breadwinners to strike a balance between their career and their personal life – they are hardly the only option.

 

Hiring a FDW should not be taken lightly. It is imperative that any employer-to-be takes time to think…

12 Signs Your Helper is Unhappy

Keeping one’s domestic helper or housemaid happy and contented with her work should be a priority for every employer. A happy helper is certainly more productive and committed to your family much longer – which means less time spent hiring and training a new helper. Employee motivation is critical as it contributes to creating a positive atmosphere in your household.

Certain signs of dissatisfaction are more obvious to spot – even for an untrained eye – while others…

12 Things to Do in Hong Kong During the Summer

Summers in Hong Kong are definitely stiffening. On top of that, humidity and rain can be pretty good deterrents against any form of activity. But, worry not! There are plenty of things to do and many events to attend this summer. We have compiled a list of 12 things that will keep you busy and will make you forget everything about the scorching heat.

 

Go all artsy! Hong Kong definitely has a lot to offer, and the art scene is thriving in many parts of the city. Take some time to visit…