Hiring a full-time helper in Singapore
Hiring a helper in Singapore is a common practice for many households, as it can help with daily household tasks and childcare. Here are the steps you can take to hire a helper in Singapore:
Determine your needs: Consider what tasks you would like the helper to perform and how many hours per week you will need her to work.
Research agencies: There are many agencies in Singapore that can help you find a suitable helper. These agencies will often have a list of available helper, along with their experience and qualifications. Some agencies are named ‘maid’ agencies as it is another name for domestic helper.
Interview potential candidates: Once you have narrowed down your list of potential helpers, it's important to interview them to ensure they are a good fit for your household.
Check references: Ask the agency for references from the helper's previous employers and call them to get an idea of the helper’s work ethic and performance.
Sign a contract: Once you have chosen a helper, make sure to sign a contract with the agency outlining the terms of the employment and the responsibilities of both parties.
Obtain a work permit: In Singapore, all foreign domestic workers need a work permit which can be obtained through the Ministry of Manpower (MOM)
Provide accommodation: It is the responsibility of the employer to provide accommodation for the helper, either in the employer's home or in approved accommodation nearby.
Provide Medical Insurance: It is the employer's responsibility to provide medical insurance for the helper.
Provide salary and benefits: Employers are required to provide their foreign domestic workers with a minimum salary and other benefits as per the employment contract.
It's important to remember that hiring a helper is a legal and serious commitment, and it's important to follow all relevant laws and regulations to ensure a positive experience for both parties.