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4 tips to train your domestic worker

By Step Up Just hired a new or transfer domestic worker from a maid agency? If you are lucky, your worker will be equipped with training as promised by her maid agency. If you are not, you will need to impart skills as she enters your household, starting with the very basic chores. The first barrier to effective training is language. Many times, employers have to use simple English and animated gestures to communicate with their limited or non-English-speaking workers. First, decide which is the language of instruction. Some employers need their domestic worker to get down to work immediately so it is a priority of short-term goals, and in this case, chores. But the long-term objective is to learn how to communicate more effectively with your worker. The key is not to overwhelm your domestic worker with learning a new language and the rules of your household all at once! Here are 4 tips to help your domestic worker get up to speed in a short time! 1. Provide a schedule  Create a

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Press Release: Singapore’s First Video Training App for Foreign Domestic Workers to Increase Skills and Productivity

For Immediate Release Just hired a Foreign Domestic Worker (FDW)? You’re in luck. An innovative app, Step Up, has launched an easily-accessible online video training app that guides FDWs on what it takes to care for homes and family members. The videos are narrated in the workers’ native languages. Set to deliver great benefits to both employers and domestic workers alike, Step Up is created by a progressive video tech company, Infini Videos. There is no other training technology for FDWs in Singapore to increase their skills. The Need for Training & Education While training is crucial for any job success, most employers of domestic workers are usually families with many of the members having full-time jobs. Training their domestic workers is currently done face-to-face and can take up to a few months to achieve competency. And when a FDW makes poor personal choices such as borrow from moneylenders or fall for scams, her actions could also directly impact the emplo