I'm a full time working mum and my helper wants to hold 'helper play dates' in our home for the kids and helpers to get together. I'm unsure, mainly due to security, as I don't know who will be in my home! On the other hand, I want my helper to be … [Read more...]
Do Helpers have to be of an Asian nationality? We are a European family and would like to employ someone from Europe on the same basis as a helper. Is this possible? I have searched the internet high and low for the information, my husband … [Read more...]
My helper has been with us for 2.5 years now, is unmarried, and has no children. She does not want to go home to the Philippines as she says that her extended family all have their hands out when she visits. We've offered to send her for a week or … [Read more...]
I’ve just discovered that my helper is pregnant. What are my legal obligations as an employer and how best can I help her? Just like any other pregnant worker in Hong Kong, a pregnant helper may not be terminated. You are responsible for paying … [Read more...]
Ask Andreas: I’m new to employing a helper – how do I get over the awkward feeling of having a stranger in my home?
I'm new to employing a helper - how do I get over the awkward feeling of having a stranger in my home? This is one that all new employers face. Three things are important to remember. First of all, a helper is not a houseguest. She is an employee. … [Read more...]
On a recent trip overseas my helper ran away – she literally went out for errands and never returned. We quickly got word that she was apparently lured by the promise of higher salaries here and was probably not aware of the legal implications … [Read more...]
Sassy Scoop: Antenatal Classes, All-New 4D Ultrasound and Toddler Training For Your Helper At Annerley PLUS a Discount For You!
Let’s be honest; pregnancy can be a tricky time for many of us. The birth of a new baby is a life-changing event, and there’s just so much to consider. How to cope with sleep deprivation, the impact on our bodies, the cost of raising a child and … [Read more...]
Friends have suggested that I get a so-called "Nanny Cam" to watch what is happening in my home when I'm at work... What do you think? I am very much opposed to “Nanny Cams”. They are intrusive and send the message to your helper that she … [Read more...]
Do you have any tips on making a two-helper situation work? There are many landmines here. If you already have one helper, you should start by asking her if she has a relative or friend that she could (and would) work with. In many cases this is … [Read more...]
I’m in the process of interviewing a new helper and, while this isn’t my first rodeo, I’d love to hear your expert tips! What should I ask and what should I be looking for? The most important thing in the interview is not even the … [Read more...]