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Please recommend an agency for direct hire

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    Please recommend an agency for direct hire

    Hi everyone,

    I have identified a helper who is in the Philippines. Does anyone have any recommendation that's responsible and cheap in helping out with the paperwork? I realize I must have to hire an agency to do this as long as the helper is not in HK. Otherwise would have done the paperwork myself.

    Thank you!


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    a few friends have used Helperin in wanchai

    http://www.helper-in.com/
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    Thanks Rani..let me check it out!!


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    I also have a helper who volunteered in the Philippines (not a complete stranger as she used to work for my godmother). AprilBuddy & Rani, may I ask if I really really need to go through an agency if it is our first time to hire a helper -- a helper without any HK experience. Please help. Thank you!

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    Yes you need to go through an agency if she's never worked in HK before. Make sure you find one that's not going to charge her. Quite a few will still try and squeeze the helper for a finder's fee even though you found her yourself.

    I hired a helper who's contract was terminated and we were forced to use an agency. The agency changed the correspondence address on the immigration forms,which I had filled to their own and were planning on holding her visa ransom for a few hundred dollars. I was so mad, they would try and take advantage of her. Ended up picking up the visa myself and couriered it to the helper. Cost less than $30 to courier to Macau vs the $500 they were trying to extort from her.
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    Sometimes I don't understand these businesses...didn't they know that being honest keeps the employers/clients happy and they'll come back for more business in the future.

    May I ask if you know any other agencies..aside from helper-in.com that could assist me? Thanks Rani!

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    It's not the business, its the mentality of the people. Starts from the top Government / consulate who want a piece of the pie. You can hire an Indian / Sri Lankan helper without an agency.

    Have recommended Helper-in to a few friends who had positive experiences. Another agency you can speak to is Asian Charm in Sheung Wan.
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    Thanks rani! I have sent an email to helper-in but no response yet...will have to call them later. have also found a thread about Emry's, Aura and Logoncorp -- will also speak to Emry's this saturday. I do prefer Filipino helpers as we speak the language too :-)

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