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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Go Behind The Scenes of a 16-km Race With 5 Domestic Workers

HelperChoice has followed five domestic workers who prepared and ran the Tiger’s Head, a 16-km race last Saturday on November 25th, 2017. HelperChoice organised a photo contest to identify the runners who were very motivated and able to run this long distance on Lantau island and 5 domestic helpers were able to run for free this race (thanks to a partnership with the organiser – The GreenRace), challenge their own ...

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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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Mid-Autumn Festival: Do You Celebrate with Your Domestic Helper?

Being an employer during the holidays is not always easy. Here are some domestic helper Mid-Autumn facts to help you through it. #1 Should I give my helper a day off? The day after Mid-Autumn Festival is a statutory holiday in Hong Kong. All foreign domestic workers are entitled to statutory holidays. As an employer, you must let your domestic helper take a day off unless you give her a replacement day ...

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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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11 ways to celebrate Hong Kong Establishment Day

Hong Kong Establishment Day is right around the corner. For that special occasion, we have compiled a list of the 11 must-sees and do activities on July 1st (and all over the weekend) in celebration of the 20th anniversary of HKSAR Establishment Day. What better way to kick-start the celebrations than dancing? On Friday night, we recommend that you head over to the HK20 Lan Kwai Fong Handover Party in Lan Kwai Fong ...

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HelperChoice Survey Results – 85% of first-time domestic workers are charged illegal placement fees by the employment agencies

HelperChoice, the major Hong Kong-based leading online platform helping employers find the right helper, conducted a survey among about 200 domestic workers and the results are astonishing. Following the announcement of a Bill seeking to amend the Employment Ordinance to increase sevenfold the amount of the maximum penalty for overcharging domestic workers, HelperChoice decided to contact some of them to report about their story. The survey revealed that only 13% of the ...

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