HiQ Domestic Worker Employers Do you make the Grade?
The current minimum household income to qualify as an Employer of Domestic Workers in Malaysia is RM3,000. To this, we say ... WTF??
Worker salary is a minimum of RM600 (ours is higher) but how can anybody expect that a Domestic Worker can be sure of getting paid when the household is barely affording it's own bills?
Our minimum is a household income of RM10k - and we will be checking that your net income can afford our Workers salaries of RM1k per month (and did I mention there is a security bond, to make sure the Worker NEVER loses out?)
Our Service Fees have been based on the costs of preparing and delivering the Worker and Family Programmes, transportation of the Worker to and fro, as well as the statutory requirements of the 2 governments (visas, medical checks, worker documentation, etc)
Unfortunately, and again this is very different for a Skilled Expat, the Governments have decided in their wisdom to require 2 sets of Recruitment Agents (one on each side).
Apart from some form of welfare for the Agents, we aren't sure why this is, as there is a supply & demand mismatch now (high demand, low supply) that means that Workers actually have the upper hand - so why are there 2 sets of Agents creaming off profits?
We don't know - but as the Governments require us to do so, we will work with our selected Agents (for the use of their licences), pay them a fee - and then ask them politely to keep out of the way while we deliver the services:)
For all of that, we charge a set recruitment, training & delivery fee of RM12,000 plus a Security Deposit of RM5,000 (refundable after engagement period is over)
And the monthly salary is RM1,000 - higher than required by Governments, but if you can't afford (and don't see the value), no problems - goodbye:)
What will you get? HiQ training - job-ready Workers
In our well-appointed training centre outside of Phnom Penh (site selected, design under way), all of our Domestic Workers will receive a minimum of 200 hours of domestic work, language and cultural training - and not just "get" training - but be tested, pass and qualify on tough assessment reviews before we let them head to your family home.
So you know the quality is there - and you can also tell from the Video Interviews you will do with the Workers before you engage them
Why so much la? No discount ma?
No unfortunately, the Fee is the fee. But here is how it breaks down:
Family QoL Programme Fee - RM500
HiQ Training Fee - RM3,000
Cambodian Agent Fee - RM1,500
Malaysian Agent Fee - RM1,500
Cambodian Government Fees - RM500
Malaysian Government Fees - RM2,500
Transportation - RM1,000
Overheads and Management - RM1,500
So not only are you getting a fantastic Domestic Worker to help you manage your home, you are helping a whole family change their lives - and you can see how you are helping with regular updates and reports (you can even visit!!!)