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Do You Allow Your Maid To Keep Her Handphone? While Mobile Phones help many helpers to keep connected to our families and loved ones, the misuse of it can be worrying. From over-usage to taking photos and videos within employer’s residential premise, here are 6 possible ways to deal with the issue at hand: mobile phone usage. 1. Mutually agree on a reasonable time for phone usage Some helpers may need to call their families daily, for example if they do have young kids back in their home country. Other helpers are perfectly fine with an arrangement to call their families ..
To ensure that your maid gets enough mental and physical rest, MOM recommends that you should allow her to have one regular rest day per week.  However if your maid expressly agrees to work on her rest days, you as an employer must compensate her with at least one day’s salary. Many employers ask, how do I calculate one day’s salary for compensation-in-lieu of working on her rest day? Simply divide your helper’s monthly basic salary by 26 days and that is the per day salary that has to be compensated to her.  Should your maid choose to take rest..
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Hiring a Maid in Singapore can mean extra time with the kids or our parents and having the flexibility to re-adjust our schedules whenever we need to. Amidst keeping abreast of our careers, handling our kids, providing the necessary time for caregiving, running a household, simply trying to keep up with errands and handling life’s curveballs, hiring a maid can be a huge help to just anyone indeed.  Hence, interviewing a Domestic Helper is a crucial step (and probably the most important one) in selecting a good maid that is loyal and trusted for your family. Many of..
ARE TRANSFER MAIDS A BAD CHOICE?  Due to the rise in dual-income families, an aging population, rising living costs and urban lifestyle expectations in Singapore, hiring a maid is no longer a luxury for many, but instead a necessity. Following the news in Singapore, demand for transfer maids have also been on the rapid rise in recent years, especially so in the current covid-19 situation that has hit home hard. The question arises: Are transfer maids a bad choice?  Exactly who are transfer maids? Transfer maids refer to Foreign domestic workers (FDWs) who are curren..
Congratulations to both you and your foreign domestic worker for a successful employment. Planning for her home leave application would be the next step after the renewal of employment with you. Do note that even if your helper is planning to go back to her country or homeland for a short holiday during her contract term, know that there are certain rules she needs to comply with to be allowed to re-enter Singapore to continue her employment with you. Immigration requirements vary from country to country and depend on factors such as the foreign domestic worker’s source country requireme..
    Island Maids is an experienced & established maid agency that strive to provide the highest service to our clients. We are also rated as the Top Provider in the Maid Industry at https://www.singaporedomesticforum.com.sg/topmaidagencyinsingapore   To ensure the New Foreign Domestic Workers (FDW) is mentally prepared to commence work in Singapore, Island Maids Training School the training wing of the Island Maids Group of Companies provides a complimentary one day Mindset & Integration Training. In this full 7 hour course, the maids from Indonesia,..
Why do Singaporeans prefer employing maids from Indonesia?
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 ..
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..
What should I do when my maid runs away?
What should I do when my maid runs away?   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.  ..
What happens if I can't find my maid?
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 ..
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