Characteristics of a Domestic Helpers

Thousands of families in Singapore hire foreign domestic helpers from the Philippines, Indonesia and Myanmar to cover a range of duties. Domestic helpers are vital to the care economy and in huge demand especially in households, with children or elderly to look after.


Qualities Being a Good Domestic Helper
While being a home helper is an extremely rewarding profession, it can also be challenging at times due to the nature of their work. But, despite of all the challenges they are facing, an effective helper must completely respect the persons they are trying to help, no matter what their values and beliefs are. If you are thinking about hiring a domestic helper to help you out around the home, it is important to be selective in your choosing. Here are some qualities that every domestic helper should have.


Hard work is the first step towards smart work. It teaches us discipline, dedication, attentiveness, determination and increase of self-confidence. A great housekeeper will go out of their way to accomplish their housework tasks.


Helpers must have an upstanding character traits and work ethics, including honesty, dependability and loyalty. Integrity is doing the right thing through words, actions and beliefs.


Patience and Cheerfulness
These are two of the top most traits that domestic helper should have. A helper is expected to handle all household chores as well as children or elderly with a lot of patience and a positive smile on their face. A smiling and pleasing aura pour positive energy and keeps the environment peaceful.


Reliability and Trustworthiness
Helpers firstly need to be a reliable and trustworthy. Employers rely and entrust their household and little ones on her caring hands. A good house helper will never try to break employer’s trust.


Being respectful means being on time, courteous, and prompt especially with your employer’s request or instruction on how to do your work.


You want to hire a helper who will take care of your home and treat your family well, someone who is kind and patient with all your family members.

Helper must be resourceful and work without always being told what to do. It requires resilience and determination.


Common Sense
Be an efficient, resourceful, attentive and responsible helper. Be practical in decision-making and have an ability to imagine the consequences of something you do.


Flexibility and Adaptability
Helper must have the ability to overcome stress or simply to adjust to new situation easily without negative side effects.


Good Manner
Good manners cost nothing. A person with good manners shows respects towards the feelings and sentiments of other people living in the house or with her surroundings.


Good Communicator
It is not all about being fluent in English or Chinese language, but instead be able to convey what she wants to say. Improving communication skills can lead to more meaningful relationships between their employers, understanding and productivity in house chores.


Making a commitment involves dedicating yourself to something, like a person or a cause. Find a helper who is willing to stay engaged and committed to a job for a given period of time.


Finding the right domestic helper to help you complete household tasks and take care of your family’s needs can be challenging and not easy as it seems. If you can be an ideal domestic helper, then you need to possess all the above-mentioned qualities. The employers must also look for a helper with experience and good qualities, so that their children will be influenced by their strong and positive qualities. While every individual is different, there are certain characteristics you need to consider when hiring a helper, and if you are lucky enough, you find them all in the next domestic helper you employ.

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