Hi there! Here is the list of what you should do to groom your maids; 1) First make them feel welcome by showing them to their room and introducing them to the family members, then allow them to rest ( as some of them had taken many days journey to arrive to your house!) 2) Next give the first briefing; tell them the nature of their duties and what you expect of them,(tell them what they can do and cannot do) teach them hygiene and personal cleanliness. 3) Give them necessary items for their needs ie toiletaries, towels, prayer clothes (telekong and sejadah) and some good used clothings (not yours!) for them to wear daily for working, better ir you can provide them uniform. 4) Teach them how to use all the gadgets in your house one by one, when they understand one item eg vacuum then you move to the next one. Give them few weeks to master all. ( tell them strictly not to touch anything they do not know how to use. This is to avoid them spoiling or damaging your gadgets) 5) Give them a contact person or a phone number where they can ask for help in times of emergencies.6) Teach them manners and our customs on how to treat guests. 7) Give them good clothings to use when serving guests or at functions. 8) Make sure they have enough food to eat daily.(they work hard and they need a lot of food) 9) Buy for them presents once in a while, something they can use, especially if you go outstation. 10) If you buy special food, make sure there is a portion for them as well.
If you do all these that I have listed down, I can assure you will have good maids, who will work hard, respect you and loyal to you. If you were given not a good maid material, you could see that within a few days, so you could ask your agent to exchange for another one! Happy homemaking!
4 days ago