Maids, probably are one of the oldest informal employees around the world over. Several uneducated or less educated women around the world, owing to the lack of academic limitation, financial resources, women who belong certain weaker sections of the society who have limited scope for other jobs, take up domestic work as a last option. Since there are no specific duties for maids or the domestic workers, which are not well defined, the term maid is rather difficult to express, however, in general sense a maid is someone who takes care of your household in your absence, cook food and do daily chores for you for a pre-agreed specific amount or remuneration. Maids may be part time or fulltime or living in. In today’s fast and busy world, a maid’s joRead More
Raising children may be quite wonderful, but it is undoubtedly strenuous especially for single parents who are both working to keep their families going on efficiently. While most of us think hiring a maid or a babysitter is a logical thing, before relying on this, it has to be ensured that the best care for your little one is being done, because all said and done babysitter is surely not a replacement for parents. As a matter of fact housemaids offer great relief to the employers and do their best for your kids while you are away. In a way the housemaid makes your life less cramped up and lets you focus on your work better. All the same when you are back home, your children will be cheerful to spend time with you as well since their day would have mostly goRead More
How safe is your household in the hands of your trusted housemaid? This may be a recurring question amongst the employers. No doubt, a housemaid eases your worries about household chores; infant care, elderly care and the all round maintenance of the house but, all the same have you ever thought about the scenario of the house in your absence with only your housemaid taking charge of the household. Will this new comer perform and prove herself up to your expectations? Is your home safe and secure in the hands of this housemaid? Answers to these questions are more often half hearted..! The reason for this half-hearted answers is that every person certainly doesn’t place all his trust on the other person. Whenever aRead More
Getting old is a natural course or a phenomenon that every living being goes through. Age undoubtedly changes the insight of life by the experiences that one collects throughout. In our society, although the elderly have mostly been respected by the younger generation, the aged are sometimes not taken care of and they are deprived of their respect, affection and love that they deserve, and in certain instances they are abused, harassed, and abandoned, leaving to them without any alternatives but to take refuge old-age homes. Nevertheless there are a number of families which still go by the ethics, morals and good practices not forgetting to take care of their elders in their old age. In most of the cases especially if the couple are both employed, they engagRead More
Today’s life tends to move at a faster pace, where in people find that they hardly have any time to attend to their household issues within the home making the job opportunities for house maids drastically go on the rise. But all the same getting the best suited house maid can be a very trying process especially if you are a first time employer. A housemaid in your home can certainly be a wise idea if you spend most of the time away from home and on job. Although your maid is supposed to be very helpful in taking care of Infants, children, elderly, physically challenged, or disabled, cook food for your family, carry out general household chores and laundry, general cleaning and maintaining, pet care and gardening, but all apart the one main aspect is that to do all theseRead More
It sometimes happens that a service that is availed with an intention to be helpful ultimately turns out to become a headache. Although such instances happen once in a while it is always better to be on the safer end by preparing yourself with all the key information pertaining to the service while going in for those kinds of so called helpful services instead of getting into a mess. We all live in a culture where having an assistant to help you with your domestic work especially if you are one of those working couple, is quite a normal and common aspect. But however, maintaining those extra hands can sometimes get quite tricky. Although hiring and maintaining a domestic helper is quite a common affair and can be very helpful in taking care of Infants, childRead More
The demand for a housemaid and the populaces who fill that demand has changed drastically over time. The need for domestic workers or housemaids is being largely satisfied by migrant domestic workers from other countries especially neighbouring smaller countries who congregate towards the so called more affluent lands in order to fulfil their financial side demands at the household in their motherland. The so-called housemaid problems in Asia pacific countries such as Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, was the difficulty that the families had with cleaning, cooking, and taking care of the kids and elderly. It was rather too much work for one single person to do herself. However, middle-class families, contrasting with the wealthy ones, could not afford to pay tRead More
In recent years, owing to the need of domestic help there has been a staggering growth of placement agencies, which act as mediators in facilitating the recruitment progression. Some agencies are backed by trade unions or other voluntary organisations and are also recognised by the relevant government bodies to assure that the particular agency has a clean record and can be taken into account. Especially in Singapore, since one out of eight households needs a foreign domestic helper to assist with domestic chores such as taking care of kids, cleaning and cooking among other domestic responsibilities, these services have been resolute to be vital for the economy of country as well as preserving the concerned families well and beneficial.Read More
Employers are more and more becoming indebted to the efforts that a domestic helper puts in the managing of their homes and taking care of children and elderly at their homes. Although cases of employers abusing their domestic helper have considerably declined in the recent past the authorities have made certain mandatory rules in order to safeguard the domestic worker’s safety. Like for example, the employer has to provide the domestic helper a decent lodging within their household and must meet the minimum wage requirements as agreed in the employment contracts. This apart, in order to create a rapport, the employers offer their house maids certain additional benefits like offering service-based incentives otherRead More
Depending on daily working hours and nature of employment, domestic workers are classified into part-time and full-time workers. A part-time worker is the one who works for one or more employers for a specific working hours or performs specific tasks for each of the employers on a daily basis. A full-time worker is that worker who not only works full time for a single employer but also stays in the place provided by the employer within the household. Based on the requirement of the employer, it can be decided on the hiring of the domestic help whether to hire a part time or fulltime worker. The significant assurance that the worker you are going to hire is experienced and will provide your household the reliable serviceRead More
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As per the MOM / Government directives issued in view of safeguarding the privacy of the registered housemaids (FDWs) which shall come into effect from the 1 July 2020, the photographs of the FDWs shall not be visible to the general public and shall be displayed as blurred. In order to view the clear photographs we kindly request you to login to the site with your Facebook /Google account or Register with us, which shall enable you to access the site for downloadable bio data and view clear photographs.
As per the MOM / Government directives issued in view of safeguarding the privacy of the registered housemaids (FDWs) which shall come into effect from the 1 July 2020, the photographs of the FDWs shall not be visible to the general public and shall be displayed as blurred. In order to view the clear photographs we kindly request you to login to the site with your Facebook/Google account or Register with us, which shall enable you to access the site for downloadable bio data and view clear photographs.