Domestic helpers or nannies are no doubt great helpers who assist in making our lives easier. Moreover, these individuals are crucial for getting our household tasks done when we are out for our own jobs. However, as an employer, you can also make a difference in the lives of these domestic helpers by helping them increase their skills. Here are some relevant tips which can lend a helping hand in empowering your domestic helpers or nannies by increasing your skills and training.
There are many good training courses available for your domestic helpers or nannies. These training courses lend a helping hand in making your domestic helpers efficient in their jobs, be it cleaning, household shopping, or even child care. While getting your domestic helpers enrolled in these training courses, you also get them prepared for a better job with higher skills. There is a huge difference between the salaries of an unskilled domestic helper and a trained worker. There are many organizations which offer these courses at reasonable prices. There are special training courses such as nanny training courses which can give confidence to your nanny to make her more skillful.
Top Helper Courses In Hong Kong, https://www.littlestepsasia.com/hong-kong/articles/learn/top-helper-courses
First aid courses are ideal to make your helpers or nannies efficient to deal with medical emergencies at home. There may be any kind of medical emergencies, especially if children are around. Thus, it is always advisable to make your helpers learn about basic first aid, so that they can handle such situations even in your absence. A few helper CPR and first aid courses are below.
Health Education Department, Hong Kong, +852 2849 0357, www.matilda.org.
The Family Zone, 3/F, 12 Crown Terrace, Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong, +852 9887 3235, www.thefamilyzone.hk
Annerley, 17/F, Tak Woo House, 17-19 D’Aguilar Street, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2983 1558, www.annerley.com.hk.
Nutritious food holds great importance in your child's growth. Thus, it is again advisable to make your helpers join a cooking course. By doing so, you can make sure that your family members get nutritious food items. Moreover, it will save you lot of quality time which you can spend with your children and other family members.
YWCA, 3/F, 1 MacDonnell Road, Central, Hong Kong, +852 3476 1340, www.esmdywca.org.hk
Driving in today's world is an integral skill, especially for domestic helpers. Driving skills can enhance a worker's career prospects, especially if the worker is coming from an unskilled background. Learning driving can be a long process and can take up to 6 months. However, once your worker gets a license to drive, he can be of great help to you as well.
Tak On, www.driving.com.hk/english.php
Every house has a different cleaning routine. However, if you are hiring a domestic help, train them exactly how you want your house to be cleaned. This will not only make things easier for you but will also make your helpers more proficient in cleaning job. He or she will get familiar with the spots which need more attention and will also reduce misunderstandings between you and the helper.
Give your helpers a consistent and positive feedback. Positive feedback does not mean that you need to only tell good things to the helper even if the work is not as per your liking. It means that you need to tell them their deficiencies or mistakes in a way that they look forward to improving them. Remember, a relationship between an employer and the domestic helper is a two-way process. If you want them to give their 100 percent dedication to their work, you also need to invest in enhancing their skills.
Edouard Muller is a French entrepreneur working in Hong Kong. He is the founder of HelperPlace – a leading platform to find the right domestic helper in Hong Kong.
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