FAQ

What is AsiaXPAT Find a Foreign Employer Website

Our Find a Foreign Employer website facilities the directing hiring of Foreign Domestic Helpers thus eliminating the need to work through an employment agency. 

The AsiaXPAT Guarantee

Unlike other websites each of the candidates listed on our website have attended our office and been interviewed by our team to ensure that the bio data presented is accurate.  We are the only domestic helper website in Hong Kong providing this level of pre-screening!

All of the helpers listed on the site is available within a reasonable period of time.  Typically, helpers seeking new employers have 2 weeks to find a new employer once their visa expires.  Our website automatically removes any helper within 6 weeks from the date they posted their bio data ensuring only helpers who are actively seeking employment are listed.

Our experienced staff are available to answer any questions relating to the hire of a domestic helper or our membership services. Questions will be answered within 2 hours of the same business day. Should you have any questions click here to contact us.

Should you require any assistance with either the hiring of helper or if you have found a helper from our website or any other website please contact us for more information on our agency or documentation services.

 

How to Write a Job Posting

Here are some tips for writing a great job advertisement that will get noticed:

Use a Great Job Title Highlight

This is one of the most important parts of your job posting.  When you create your title highlight make sure you it stands out and attracts the best helper!

Describe the Type of Helper You Are Looking For

This shouldn’t just be limited to the helper’s education, experience and skill set.  Give a short but accurate description of the personality traits that will fit best with your family.  This can include such specific traits you would like to avoid.

Responsibilities

A helper job automatically includes hands-on childcare and child-related duties as well as general household duties.  Don’t waste time with including these in your list. Instead use the space provided to list any additional duties that will be required.

Short Listing and Interviewing Candidates

You can make use of our search engine to find candidate who meet your requirements.  We offer a number of filters such as age, education and childcare experience.  Once you have narrowed your search you can add potential candidates to your shortlist.

When you are ready to set up your interviews it is advisable to create a list of questions relevant to your requirements ahead of time.

IMPORTANT:

Many helpers are not allowed to take phone calls during the day so you may find it difficult at first to actually speak with them. It is therefore advisable to text or send them a Whatsapp or email to arrange interviews.

Narrowing Down the List

Once you have gone through the interviewing process its time to shorten your list!  One great way to do this would be to ask for former employer contact details and arrange a time to call or send an email.  The opinions of former employers will be important when making your final decision.

Making the Job Offer

Once the decision has been made on which helper to hire, its time to present them with the job offer!  This will involve agreeing upon an appropriate salary and the signing of the Hong Kong Immigration Department’s standard employment contract for the hiring of Foreign Domestic Helper.

Please remember that the minimum salary for helpers is HKD4,410.00 per month.  Paying a helper anything less is considered an offence.

Apply for the Visa

Except for finished contract candidates you will need to use an agency to process the paperwork.  If you are in need of an agency feel free to contact us and one of our agents will be happy to help you navigate the process!

 

Understanding Terminated vs. Break Contract Candidates

Many employers consider ‘finished contract’ candidates to be preferred over those who have broken their contracts or have been terminated.  This guide will help you to make sense of the differences and understand the significance of each category

Finished Contract

Finished contract candidates are those helpers who have completed the full two-year contract with their current employer.  Finished contract helpers can apply for an extension to their visa and delay their annual leave at the end of the contract.  This means they can start a new contract without having to return to their home country.

Break Contract & Terminated

Break contract means that the helper has decided, for whatever reason, not to continue working for their current employer. They have initiated the break of the contract.  

Typically, the helper has been put into a situation for which they can no longer tolerate and therefore have no choice but to quit!  Situations where this comes in play are:

  • Helper is required to work long hours
  • Sleeping conditions are not appropriate; i.e. with adolescent children, on the floor, in the kitchen, in closets
  • Injured while performing their duties
  • Family emergency
  • Expectations of employment were not properly revealed during the interview process

Terminated Helper

Helpers are typically terminated for the following reasons:

Termination with Cause

  • Poor work performance
  • Theft
  • Personality conflicts

Termination Due to Relocation

  • The employer is leaving Hong Kong and have decided or are unable to relocate the helper with them

Termination due to Financial reasons

  •  The family can no longer afford to pay the helper and therefore have not choice but to terminate the helper