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(UPDATED) 4 MAJOR CONSIDERATIONS before getting a Maid

Updated: Feb 22

Thinking of hiring a Maid or Yaya this 2024? Well it's not as simple as calling, interviewing, and hiring, anymore. We should also think about these 4 major considerations before getting a maid or before you call your trusted local maid agency for a Kasambahay.

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4 major considerations before getting a maid

1. SALARY and ADVANCES - How much salary can we afford on a monthly basis. Also, how much in cash advances can we give during employment. These things are important so our maids will feel financially secure during their tenure with us. Failing to pay salaries on time, or giving cash advances in times of their emergency, may lead to them quitting, running away or worse, theft.


In addition to this, employers should give salaries that are at par with the rates in their region, and we aren't talking about the minimum wage here. For reference, it would be best to give a salary that is close to or higher than what maid agencies offer. By giving competitive salaries, maids have a higher chance of staying longer with their employers.


2. ACCOMMODATION - Our maids and yayas' place of rest and privacy is more important than ever. We have seen that when employers can't provide for a room, they find it difficult to hire a maid. So if you are considering building, buying, or renting space for your family, make sure that you have a maids' room as well.


3. Increase in GROCERY - Since we are hiring people at home, we should also take into account their food and personal needs. According to law, maids are entitled to 3 adequate meals a day and with this in mind, we encourage employers to feed their maids properly so they can work properly. Remember, our energy for work comes from the food we eat.


As a great benefit to add for your maids, including basic toiletries can be a great incentive for them to stay longer with you.


4. SECURITY - Nowadays, the modern family consists of both parents working while children are usually at home if not at school. Because of this, trusting newly hired maids or yayas is not easy for most but thanks to modern technology, we can avoid the risks involved.


We always advise employers to invest in safes or vaults for their valuables and CCTVs so they can monitor their homes even when they are not at home. These simple yet effective additions can deter wrongdoers and help bring peace of mind.


In summary, these considerations are based on years of experience in the maid industry. Do you agree with our 4 Major Considerations before getting a Maid? Let us know your thoughts on the comments section. We will greatly appreciate it!


Sharing these with employers so finding help and having peace of mind will be as easy as 1, 2, and 3.


Now if you have crossed these items off of your list, then it's time to hire that much need maid and yaya for your home! We wish you well!


"A little Consideration, a little Thought for Others, makes all the difference." - A. A. Milne
 

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Invitado
23 feb

The only thing that I don’t agree is the cash advance. I know there are situations that they need it for emergency, pero it will also become a habit for them thus leading to more financial challenges on their end.

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mavicv99
11 oct 2023

Agree maam its so nice are considering that agreement both of them House maid and Employers But why you can't indicate about 1 days off/rest thats a requirement for maids low.

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dumagaojenny
27 ago 2023

Agree

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