Over the years that we have been involved in recruiting and placing foreign domestic workers so inadequately called maids, we have learnt much from both employer and employee alike. And continue to learn. We hope that experienced and successful employers who chance by this page will share their knowledge with others.
What follows we hope will be helpful to first-time employers or old hands who have not been blessed with good maids, however they may define "good".
We are also concerned with a first-time foreign maid, for she is most vulnerable to the misunderstanding that often arises from a lack of appreciation of the gulf separating two peoples with different cultures and experiences and other factors that have a bearing on their performance as foreign domestic workers.