1. Maid's monthly salary
There is a range of salaries across the different nationalities. Do check with your respective maid agency so you can make a more informed decision on which helper you are able to upkeep.
2. Domestic worker levy
The standard monthly maid levy is $265. However, you will be eligible for a concessionary levy at $60 a month on certain Terms and Conditions as stated by the Ministry of Manpower (MOM).
3. Domestic worker security bond and Accident insurance policies
It is mandatory by Singapore l..
According to the Ministry of Manpower's (MOM) requirements, there are 2 types of insurance coverage and a security bond guarantee before a maid can start work here in Singapore.
1) Personal Accident - $40,000 coverage
2) Hospital & Surgical Expense - $15,000 per year coverage
3) Security Bond - $5,000
All these components are usually packaged together under different maid insuran..
Worried about your new domestic helper? Some employers choose to install CCTV surveillance in their homes to monitor their helpers. Ultimately, there isn't a right or wrong to this and the decision is entirely yours!
Here are 3 common considerations to take note of:
1. INSTALL OUT OF NECESSITY
It's easier said than done, but trust your instinct. Most employers would only look into surveillance if they have infant, toddlers or elderly who are incapable or unable to verbalise how they have be..
Previously we spoke about what you should do when your maid runs away. If you have missed out reading this, please click on this link: My Maid Ran Away.
Over here, we'll discuss on your liabilities as a domestic employer and what you can do if you experience such an incident.
The first thing that comes to the employers' mind other than then safety of their maid is the amount of monetary lost they would have to incur. What happens to the Agency Fee paid to the Maid Agent? Can I get a refund on the maid loan? Let us ..
How does a working employer train a? Here are 6 productivity tips you can utilise:
(1) Set aside time for planning her important roles.
(2) Write a daily to-do list. Keep in mind that this should be a simple schedule listing the main tasks and your new maid may need it to be translated to her language, and you can use Google Translate or ask your maid agency for help.&n..
Have you ever found yourself in a situation whereby you reach home only to find your maid missing? There were no tell tale signs, everything was going on just fine, and one day, she decides to take off. What should you do? What are the implications?
When such an incident happen, it can get a little troublesome as being an employer, your are responsible for the well being of your maid as long as she is in Singapore. We break down the recommended actions you should take upon discovering the absence of your maid.
1. TRY CONTACTING YOUR MAID
As silly a..
Looking for avenues to jazz up your domestic helper's cooking skills? TDN understands that it's an important consideration especially if your family or kids have certain preferences on what's brewing for dinner. With some help, your domestic helper could not only develop her current array of culinary skills, but add a super booster to her self confidence!
Here's a quick list we have looked up for every employer's needs, so fret no more!
1) EXPAT KITCHEN
They offers cooking lessons from basic, ..
So you have you come to the conclusion that managing work and your household chores are getting too much for you to take. It's taking up too much time and it leaves you with little to enjoy precious moments with your family. Now you have decided to engage the help of a domestic helper. Amidst the options given to you by your maid agency, which nationality of maids should you engage? An Indonesian Maid? A maid from Myanmar? or perhaps a Mizoram Maid? Does it really matter?
In fact it does. Well, the truth is there are many things to consider. Cultu..
Life has become a lot more hectic nowadays as the demand to pick up the pace and catch up with society increases. It is not uncommon for people to find it hard to juggle between work and home. Young Singaporeans who have just started a family might find it hard to take care of work responsibilities and home duties. Responsibilities at the home might not necessarily involve children or kids. They might also include older folks such as grandparents or parents. Aside from that, home duties might just mean general housekeeping, such as keeping the dishes washed and dried, bed made up neat and tidy..
Singapore employs domestic help from a number of countries that includes Indonesia, Myanmar, India, The Philippines, and Cambodia. So why are Indonesian Maids a popular choice for Singaporeans? We look in to a number of factors.1) Language A good number of Singaporeans understands and speaks Malay and this is especially so for the elderlies. The Malay language is very similar to Bahasa Indonesia and are generally mutually intelligible. Hence, with the advantage of basic communication, the Indonesian domestic helpers gain an upper hand. 2) Cooking Style ..