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Methods of Selection for FDH

Philippines vs Indonesia

When selecting domestic helpers, the employer could also have considerations on many aspects based on the characters of domestic helpers from different countries in addition to the individual needs of each family.

  Philippines vs Indonesia

 

Philippines

Indonesia

Education

University/Junior college

High school

Language Skill

English (High level)

English / Cantonese (Simple level)

Religion

Catholic

Moslem

Training Period

Around 14 days

Around 3 months

Submissiveress

Lower

Higher

Overseas experience of housework

Possess work experience in all countries

Possess work experience in Singapore, Taiwan, Malaysia and Hong Kong

Number of Maid in Hong Kong

Around 150 thousand

Around 150 thousand

Comments

Philippine maids' education are normally at high school level or above and with higher skill in English as English and Tagalog are their official languages. As Philippines is once governed by western countries for a long time, their living style and level is relative modern and advanced, and are easier to adapt and learn the living style in Hong Kong. Philippine maids are welcomed by most of Hong Kong employers mainly because they have strong adaptability and are able to help a little on children's English.

Major domestic helpers in Hong Kong are maids from Philippines, however following the increasing number in Hong Kong as well as the influence of partners from the same town, they are focusing too much on the contract terms with reduced submissiveress. It is also often to have 'picking employer', 'job-hopping' and 'shirking' as they have rich employment experiences in Hong Kong.

Indonesia domestic helpers are hard-working, honest , suffering, integrity and submissive. The Government of Indonesia is actively encouraging employment agency in providing more professional training and stricter examination on the work ability of household domestic helpers, which greatly improved the quality of Indonesia domestic helpers. Plus that many Indonesia domestic helpers have once worked in Singapore, where living condition is similar to Hong Kong, therefore Indonesia domestic helpers are increasingly welcomed by employers in Hong Kong. Employer usually believes that those Indonesia domestic helpers worked in Singapore will be good at housekeeping and hygiene.

 

Overseas Maids vs Local Maids

Domestic helper from abroad is normally pure, industrious and highly submissive. As the domestic helper from abroad is the first time to work in Hong Kong without the impact from the habit of previous employer, the employer could instruct the domestic helper and create rules according to his own way, and the domestic helper will respect the employer more. By contrast, out-of-contract Instant domestic helpers have rich employment experience in Hong Kong, and are easy to adapt and learn the living style in Hong Kong. Therefore, it is also often to have ''picking employer', 'job-hopping' and 'shirking' occurred.

  Overseas Maids vs Local Maids

 

Overseas Maids

Local Maids

Application time

3.5-4 months (subject to the visa approval)

About 2 weeks

No. of maids for selection

More

Less (As maids have to search for a new employer within 14 days after end of contract only)

Application Fee

cheaper

More expensive

Reference

Maid information and video

Face-to-face interview

Submissiveness

Relatively high

Relatively low

Adaptability

Relatively long

Short (As they have rich employment experience in Hong Kong, easy to adapt and learn the living style in Hong Kong)

Warranty of employment

One-year unlimited replacement of overseas and local overseas domestic helper with discount price

One-year unlimited replacement of overseas and local overseas domestic helper with discount price

Going back to homeland for holiday

After the 2-year contract

Must take the holiday within first year of employment



 



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