Maid Shortage in Singapore - Effect of Covid-19 Pandemic
Post by : Eazymaid Date : November 07 2020 Reads : 241
Covid-19 has affected the way we lead our lives deeply, but sometimes the consequences are where we less expect it. While there's no denying that the current pandemic has changed the world itself one area most of us didn't expect to see so affected was the maid hiring in Singapore.
If you are currently looking for a maid then you might have realized it already, but there's far less maids available now than before. And interestingly the reason for this lies mostly on travelling restrictions. There's no denying that a large percentage of maids in the country come from abroad, and that's where the issue lies. Covid-19 regulations means that very often flights get cancelled or postponed without prior announcement. Coupled with MOM regulations which give very specific time frames for the travel of these workers many potential employees end up missing the timing to enter the country.
All in all it's an unexpected side-effect of our current global situation and one that isn't likely to change soon unless either MOM or neighboring countries revise their policies.
How People in Singapore React to This Domestic Helper Shortage?
The shortage of maids has affected in various ways the mentality of employers and household owners but there's one main constant: People now more than ever want to keep their maids. Many households have raised wages or offered higher salaries to either keep their maid or hope a new one chooses them over other families. Many contract extensions are happening right now as well. And while most people don't have a clear plan to hire new maids there's no denying that people are reacting strongly to the shortage.
Maid Agencies in Singapore Are Here to Help You
While the current situation might lead some to believe drastic measures are required the key really lies in common sense. For years Maid Agency Singapore has been the best way to get hired help for households and that hasn't changed. The minute details involved in a maid contract have never been simple and with this new situation have only grown more complicated. While many would assume that trying to hire on your own would be more successful now, the fact remains that relying on an agency is your best bet.
It's important to note that while unfortunate circumstances have led to this shortage it's not like there's a lack of people interested in working as maids. Agencies still remain the best option to find people willing to work in these times, and since the agencies take care of the paperwork you will be safer on the long run.
A good idea as well is to hire transfer maids. There are households and maids looking to change jobs even in these times, and this proves to be a great opportunity for household owners. It makes it easier to find the required help since the maid is already in the country, and it allows you to hire someone who has real experience.
The situation might be unfortunate, but the basics have not changed. Rely on agencies and before you know it you'll have the perfect maid at your home.
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