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4 Tips for a Budget-friendly Christmas in 2020

by Enrich HK Did you know that in the Philippines, Christmas season begins in September? Houses are lovingly decorated, trees are put up, and parol (Christmas stars) are secured in place. It’s definitely a special time of year for the family. But Christmas will be very different this year.  Most domestic workers reading this will be unable to travel home during this pandemic due to lockdowns, travel restrictions or greater expenses. It’s ...

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How to Spend a Great Christmas with Your Family and Domestic Helper?

Brace yourselves, Christmas is coming… How to involve your domestic helper during this family holiday? December has arrived, and whether you already hung all the Christmas decorations and prepared the tree or not, we now have to turn our Christmas mode on. Maybe you will stay in the city, maybe you and your family will go abroad, in both cases, you might wonder what your domestic helper's plans are for logistics reasons. ...

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Helpers and Employers at the Christmas Party

HelperChoice Christmas Party 2017: Connecting Helpers & Employers around Wine Tasting

One of HelperChoice’s core missions is to help domestic workers and employers “connect together”. The ethical online platform was firstly created in 2012 to support employers who would like to find a new helper and conversely for helpers to find new families. But the scope of this motto is not limited only to the recruitment! HelperChoice organises also free events so that both employers and helpers can meet and enjoy ...

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Survey: More Than 30% Helpers Will Offer a Christmas Gift to Their Employer

HelperChoice survey - More than a third of the domestic helpers plan to offer a gift for Christmas to their employer. What about you? HelperChoice interviewed more than 100 domestic workers based in Hong Kong, Singapore but also in some Gulf countries (mostly Filipino) to know more about how they are going to celebrate Christmas. In this article, you will know more about the kinds of gifts domestic helpers would like ...

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What Should You Give Your Domestic Helper for Chinese New Year?

Kung Hei Fat Choy (恭喜發財) !  Chinese New Year is around the corner and it is now time to get everything in order for entering the Year of the Rat!  Chinese New Year celebrations are not only about the big feasts and good wishes but more importantly, the essence of family and sharing. Many of us have formed close bonds with our domestic helpers, who, in a way, become a part ...

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Instead of giving your domestic helper bonus, you can consider giving her a small gift.

Should I Give My Domestic Helper a Bonus or Increase the Salary?

Your domestic helper has been with you for a while and you may wonder if you should increase her salary or give her a bonus. What do other employers do? There is no golden rule or a standard practice when it comes to giving your domestic helper a bonus or increasing her wage. But don’t pull your hair out yet, we went out and asked what others do. When should I give ...

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Some OFWs choose to bring their balikbayan boxes with them when flying back to home

What Do Overseas Filipino Workers Put into Their Balikbayan Boxes?

Gifting through what is known as balikbayan boxes is a common practice among the Filipino community abroad including foreign domestic workers. The Tagalog word balikbayan literally means ‘return to home’. The name says it all: Balikbayan boxes have become one of the favourite means for many Filipinos overseas to contribute and maintain their bond with their family members (including extended family) who remained back home – particularly on special occasions ...

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Domestic Helper Management Essentials and Problem-Solving

Treating your domestic helper fairly can bring you a lot of benefits such as saving you time and money for finding a replacement, and having a helper who will work more efficiently and even go an extra mile in taking care of your family in return. However, manage a domestic helper can be tricky as she is your employee but also a part of the family. No worries, we will ...

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Many employers will reward their domestic helpers with a lai see/ang bao in Chinese New Year

Should You Give Your Domestic Helper a Bonus for Chinese New Year?

Chinese New Year is around the corner and it is now time to get everything in order for entering the Year of the Pig! This celebration is a special time of year for many families in Hong Kong and Singapore, and is also an opportunity for us to acknowledge the hard work and contributions that domestic helpers make in our homes. CNY 2019 day is on Tuesday, 5 February Marking the turn ...

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