Sometimes when we are at home and surrounded by piles of dishes we have not cleaned yet, a lunch waiting to be prepared and it is also time for you to pick up your kid from preschool you realize how helpful it would be if you had an extra pair of hands. This is when most people would think of getting help to get their work done without a hassle. Hiring a domestic helper is not easy because you have to make sure the person you are hiring is the right person for the job. Not all agencies that let you hire maids is honest and helpful, in case you hire a wrong maid it can cost you in more than one way. This is why you need to do some extra research before hiring a maid.
Qualifications and Permits
First step in hiring a helper is making sure she or he comes from a proper or legal service. Visit the agency / service you are hiring from and make sure they are run legally with the proper permits and licenses they need. Maid agencies in Singapore have to have special permits that ensures the maids are fully qualified for being a helper and are trained the right way as well. Try to look at the companies the service is affiliated with because some services are affiliated with law firms and other federal associations, if so then those agencies can be trusted. Looking at the agencies qualifications and permits will let you know how good their service actually is. Proper services that are acting under the right laws are sure to have laws that protect you as the employer and the maid as well.
Take a look at the web-pages or websites of the maid service and that itself can tell you a lot about the quality of the service. If they have neglected their websites and if it is not professional, then that can tell you the agency is not credible. If the service is qualified to transfer maids from one country to your locality, make sure it is done under legal instructions and laws to avoid getting in trouble.
As mentioned above, you have to check if the agency trains maids to do their job before you go ahead and hire one. A properly trained maid means that a broad range of work can be covered instead of you hiring individual helpers like a separate cleaner, cook, and gardener and so on. They should be able to work through diverse housekeeping needs that might even include babysitting.