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    Checking references and contract breaks

    We will be looking for a helper soon.

    Looking at other employer adverts, there is a strong emphasis on getting references from past employers + contact for quick chat with them.
    Is that really so important? Couldn't it be the number of a friend posing as the previous employer? Is there a way to check for sure?

    Another common requirement is, no early termination. But again, how do I know for sure? And anyway, couldn't it be for a legitimate reason such as the employer leaves HK?

    Any other recruitment tips? Things to watch out for? Good screening tests?

    Thanks! :)

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    I would check references. Yes, you will get the occasional friend posing as an employer. But you should be able to detect this.

    If she's been terminated because the family is leaving, this will be on her release letter. If the helper has left on good terms, its reassuring to speak to previous employers to make sure all is ok.
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