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 walk you through the stages of a domestic helper’s employment period and point out where you can pay attention to.…

4 Steps to Handle Domestic Helper Problems

Establishing a positive relationship with your domestic helper is important, especially if you envision a long-term hire. This means you will have to handle domestic helper problems carefully.

Some employers are quick to terminate their domestic helper’s contract when they do not follow instructions. Others would rather only have a serious conversation with their domestic helper. And yet other employers will just shrug their shoulders and think to themselves that …

4 Common Domestic Helper Problems and How to Overcome Them

Issues can sometimes arise and complicate your relationship with your domestic helper. If they have not promptly been dealt with, they can end up deteriorating your relationship with your domestic helper. Here are some of the most common problems you can face and a few tips to overcome them.

 

Problem 1: You are not satisfied with your domestic helper’s work

There might be various reasons why you are not satisfied with your domestic helper’s work, causing you to feel…

How to Welcome and Manage Your New Domestic Helper

Every domestic helper is different, just like every family is. You’ll always encounter some difficulties when your new domestic helper starts. Your domestic helper may have years of experience but is not used to your way of doing things. Or you had a domestic helper who stayed with you for a long time so you worry that you’ve forgotten how to manage a domestic helper with less experience. It will take communication and effort, but your relationship will get there eventually…

Visa Requirements For Taking Your Domestic Helper on Holiday

When you take your domestic helper on holiday, securing the right visa for your domestic helper is key. In many South-east Asian countries, your domestic helper is allowed to join you on a short stay tourist. But in many western countries, your domestic helper will need to apply for a special visa. If you want to avoid tourist issues ruining your holiday, contacting the embassy will be the best way, but we have done some of the legwork for you for some popular holiday destinations.…

The Legal Consequences of Having a Live-Out Domestic Helper in Hong Kong

This live-out arrangement has gained favour amongst employers for many reasons. One such reason is the small-sized houses in Hong Kong, which makes it more convenient for employers for their foreign domestic helpers (FDHs) to live out than to live in. On the same note, such an arrangement is preferable among domestic helpers because it gives them more flexibility and freedom to use their time. It also creates a better division of work and personal time for domestic helpers as…

Hacks for a Great Domestic Helper Interview

Interviewing a domestic 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 domestic helper’s communication skills and motivation. This step of the hiring 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…

Essential Steps to Domestic Helper Visa Processing in Hong Kong

Find a domestic helper that matches your family’s needs and expectations is only the beginning of the hiring process. Handling the paperwork for the work visa can be confusing and time-consuming. In Hong Kong, the domestic helper visa processing involves 2 steps: employment contract notarization at the consulate and visa application at the Hong Kong Immigration Department. Pay attention to every single part of the process so that you do not make unnecessary mistakes.…

Domestic Helper Statutory Holidays 2019: Everything You Need to Know

You are currently hiring a domestic worker or already hired one, and you are now a bit lost when it comes to domestic helper holidays. You may not know it but there is actually a clear distinction between Statutory Holidays and General Holidays (Public Holidays) in Hong Kong. Here is a guide to help you navigate through your domestic helper’s holidays in 2019.

 

The difference between statutory holidays and general holidays

Not all domestic workers in Hong Kong observe…

Guide to Terminating a Domestic Helper

Unfortunately, it is sometimes necessary to terminate your domestic helper’s contract. Be sure to follow the necessary steps if this is the case.

 

Consider if you really want to terminate your domestic helper’s contract

Dismissing your domestic helper will have an impact on her career prospects and on the family she is supporting back home. If you are relocating or suddenly no longer have the financial means, or if you are moving into a smaller apartment, you may unfortunately…