Are You Ready for Summer Vacation? What About Your Helper?

Your summer holidays are getting closer and you are planning to travel with your family. Have you thought about your helper's activities when you are out of town? You may let her stay at home in Hong Kong, take her with you on vacation or give her the opportunity to enjoy her annual leave at her home country. In any case, you have to anticipate and make sure you will ...

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Alternatives to Hiring A Foreign Domestic Worker

Should I go for a foreign domestic helper? Foreign domestic helpers have become part of our everyday life and definitely contribute to making our lives easier and make it possible for many of us to have a full-time job in Hong Kong. No matter how convenient it is, there are a few things to keep in mind before making the leap. Ask yourself: What are my needs? How much do I ...

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Educating Your Helper on Healthy Cooking Practices

Diet-related diseases are on the rise and have become a global problem. The good news is that many of us are increasingly more conscious that adopting a healthier lifestyle is crucial (by paying extra attention to what’s on our plates among other things). Preparing our meals from scratch undeniably makes it easier to control what we – and our loved ones – are eating. But for many of us, that ...

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Can I Add More Domestic Worker House Rules After I Have Hired Her?

It is important to set expectations and daily schedules and to stick to those. But that does not mean that you cannot add more house rules if you think there is a need for this. "Our helper was great when she started, but she just does not follow instructions anymore. She is great with the children so I don't want to fire her, but things need to change." Managing a domestic ...

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Setting a schedule is a major part of ensuring that you get the best cleaning results

3 Tips to Help Your Domestic Helper Organise Their Cleaning Work

You’ve found a domestic helper but you’re not quite sure how to assist them in doing a great job. From scrubbing sinks and cleaning kitchen cupboards to vacuuming rugs and polishing glass, there are so many cleaning tasks in your home, and it really is a win-win for you and your domestic helpers if you can help your helpers do their best. With that said, let’s look at three top ...

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How to communicate with your domestic helper when there are problems

Help Your Helper Overcome Language Barriers

It is important to build a healthy relationship with your helper right from the start to ensure things go as smoothly as you had pictured. However, this can sometimes be tough as communication – which can make or break a relationship – can be hindered by several factors including language. Language can be a huge barrier often leading to miscommunications and as a result of frustrations (especially over safety concerns). Sign ...

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What to Keep in Mind When Looking for a Cooking Class for Your Helper

Signing your domestic helper up for a cooking course to improve her skills is an investment, but it can be extremely valuable to both of you. Choosing a cooking class in Hong Kong is no easy task given the multiple options available out there. Various factors can definitely make the task easier and help you pick the most appropriate one for your helper. Identify your domestic helper’s needs Having clarity on ...

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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. Helpers enjoy taking selfies to share with family and friends back home. What’s the process like for my helper? Your ...

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CPR training certification course

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. HelperChoice offers free first-aid training to HelperChoice members, which is sponsored by AXA Hong Kong. In order to make the hiring process easier, HelperChoice has decided to expand its partnership in order to ...

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