Hiring a helper in Singapore can be complicated, especially if you’re new to the country or the process. This is where White Glove comes in. Founded by American attorney Jennifer Yarbrough, this maid agency differs from others in that it doesn’t charge maid transfer fees to the helpers, reducing the financial burden on them. It focuses on helpers who are experienced in Singapore and abroad, which means the candidates are both experienced and knowledgeable about living here. Here are five ways that the agency can assist with arranging for a live-in helper that fits your family.
#1 Guiding you through the entire process.
Which helpers should you select to interview? How do you make an offer, and how much should it be? What are the best questions to ask to determine whether a helper is most suitable for your family? The maid agency will be able to provide guidance on these questions and more.
#2 Searching based on what’s important to your family and you.
Whether it’s childcare, cooking or some other focus, suitable candidates will be sourced according to your particular needs.
#3 Handling background checks and paperwork.
From a stringent pre-screening process to checking Ministry of Manpower records, references from former employers, maid transfer and social accounts, White Glove will see to the admin side of things.
#4 Assisting with experienced helpers from overseas.
Although the team has ready candidates in Singapore, if you’d like to bring someone in from the Philippines, they are accredited and can assist with that too. They’ll also help sort out contracts and immigration paperwork so you can get your helper here as quickly as possible.
#5 Easy and simple process.
Everything including applications and contracts can be conveniently completed online. If you’d like to hire a live-in helper who feels like she’s already a part of your family, ask the White Glove team to assist.
Read more on hiring a helper here.
This article first appeared in the August 2021 edition of Expat Living. You can purchase the latest issue or subscribe, so you never miss a copy!