Why People in Hong Kong Can’t Get by Without Their Domestic Helpers

After having employed a domestic helper, many employers feel like they cannot be without helpers. If you’ve just arrived in Hong Kong or never had a helper, find out why so many people swear by employing one. There are more than 50 million domestic workers worldwide and about 350,000 in Hong Kong. Hiring a nanny or helper is a viable option for many families. Here are our top 8 reasons why ...

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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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Survey Result – Work and Life of Domestic Workers: 32% of Their Employers Judged Disrespectful

HelperChoice, the leading platform connecting employers and domestic workers conducted a survey from October 9th until October 17th, 2017 in the Middle East, Hong Kong and Singapore to get more information about how domestic workers are living their lives. 245 domestic workers participated in the survey and the results are startling: 32% of the domestic workers feel that their employer is not respectful.   Domestic workers’ main duties are to do the ...

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HelperChoice and the International Labour Organisation Are Partnering to Fight Illegal Domestic Workers’ Recruitment Practices in Hong Kong

Press release September 28th, 2017 HelperChoice is supporting the International Labour Organization to fight illegal recruitment practices of domestic workers in Hong Kong. The International Labour Organization (ILO) is a United Nations agency created in 1919. It brings together governments, employers and workers representatives of 187 member states, to set labour standards, develop policies and devise programmes promoting decent work for all. The ILO Fair Programme aims to promote fair recruitment ...

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Survey about Domestic Helpers’ rewards in Asia

HelperChoice conducted a survey over one week beginning of September among domestic workers in Asia. Migrant domestic workers were asked to answer several questions about the rewards they receive. 89% of the respondents received at least one kind of reward over the last year and more than half of them receive rewards several times a year. About a third of the migrant domestic workers receive a reward once a year. But ...

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Everything You Need to Know about Your Helper’s Family Visiting

Your helper’s children in the Philippines are planning a visit to town to see their mother and you are wondering how things are going to unfold, logistically speaking. The following information will shed some light on the – sometimes quite tedious – process your helper must go through to have her family over. What’s the process like for my helper? Your helper will have to go through various steps and make sure ...

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HelperChoice Salary Survey: Areas where Middle Eastern Employers Pay Domestic Helpers the Least and the Most

HelperChoice, the online platform that matches employers with domestic workers at no cost to helpers, analysed data from close to 2,000 recent job ads posted by its users between January and August 2017. The salary of foreign domestic workers in the Middle East does not include the food allowance, costs of accommodation, agency fees, flight costs or medical benefits. For the second year, The United Arab Emirates pay the highest salary ...

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HelperChoice Salary Survey: Areas where Hong Kong Employers Pay Helpers the Least and the Most

HelperChoice, the online platform that matches employers with domestic workers at no cost to helpers, analysed data from about 3,000 recent job ads posted by its users.   The mean salary offered to helpers is HK$4,545, or HK$235 (5.4%) more than the current minimum wage for domestic workers of HK$4,310. This is very encouraging for foreign domestic workers (FDW) as this difference is 23% higher than the one calculated in last year ...

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HelperChoice and AXA Hong Kong Offer Comprehensive Protection to Domestic Workers and Employers

The leading ethical online platform in Hong Kong – HelperChoice joins hands together with the leading insurance company – AXA Hong Kong to offer a discount on domestic helper insurance as well as free first-aid training for HelperChoice members. In order to make the hiring process easier, HelperChoice has decided to expand its partnership in order to propose a complete and adapted domestic helper insurance to its members. AXA Hong Kong’s ...

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