Looking for a maid agency? We’ve done the hard work for you.
No sooner have you made the difficult decision to hire a maid to provide you with a much-needed second set of hands around the home, you face the seemingly insurmountable task of recruiting a maid agency to help you find the ideal fit for your fam. A couple of weeks ago we published a comprehensive guide to finding a good maid agency in Singapore, within which we shared some top tips for finding useful data and facts to support your search.
Today, we have gone one step further and actually performed the search for you (kind souls that we are). anas part of our efforts to help Mamas and Papas successfully hire quality domestic helpers, Singapore Baby is pleased to publish for the first time our unique annual maid agency ratings.
As we highlighted in our recent article on what to consider when choosing a domestic helper, the Ministry of Manpower publishes data on maid agencies. That’s great, but how do you cut through the noise and sort the wheat from the chaff?
Before we reveal our ranking of the top 10 maid agencies in Singapore, it’s probably worth going through the boring process by which we analysed and sorted the data.
So, in your quest for the perfect maid agency, you are looking for the following:
Qualities of a Good Maid Agency
Best Maid Agencies in Singapore: Inclusion Criteria
To be included in our assessment, the maid agencies had to demonstrate the following:
- No demerit points
- Placed a minimum of five maids on average since inception
- Have been operating for at least three years
Best Maid Agencies in Singapore: Our Rankings Explained
We calculated the number of months each agency had been in operation by using its licence issues date, and worked out the average placements per month from the total number of maids placed.
The average number of placements per month for all agencies in Singapore was 10.
The median number of placements per month was 8.
Ranking was based on the retention rate minus the transfer rate, to give an overall rating.
Singapore Baby Ten Best Maid Agencies in Singapore 2015
|Licence No||Employment Agency Name||License Issued||FDW(WP)||Ave. Monthly Placement||FDW Retention Success Rate||FDW Transfer Rate||Singapore Baby Retention Score|
|12C6193||THE EXPAT TOUCH PARTNERSHIP PTE. LTD.||26-Nov-12||131||5||61.11%||0.00%||61.11%|
|09C2816||G & A SERVICES||13-Apr-09||634||9||57.73%||1.10%||56.63%|
|12C5879||SAKURA EMPLOYMENT PTE. LTD.||28-May-12||426||12||50.69%||3.17%||47.52%|
|11C4974||JL RECRUITMENT PTE. LTD.||16-Jan-12||368||9||48.65%||2.94%||45.71%|
|09C5332||NATION EMPLOYMENT PTE LTD.*||13-Feb-09||3466||46||46.47%||2.42%||44.05%|
|95C3707||CRISLO EMPLOYMENT AGENCY PTE. LTD.||26-Dec-95||1283||5||44.88%||1.34%||43.54%|
|12C5899||HR ASIA EMPLOYMENT SERVICES||24-May-12||310||9||47.15%||4.03%||43.12%|
|06C5025||JACK FOCUS EMPLOYMENT PTE. LTD.||19-Jan-06||1278||11||45.11%||2.17%||42.94%|
|09C5352||HOMEKEEPER JOBSPLACEMENT PTE. LTD.||13-Feb-09||728||10||43.48%||1.08%||42.40%|
* CASE Accredited.
Which maid agencies do you think are the best? Leave a comment and tell us all about them.
All data was correct as of 16th April 2015. The table is intended as a guide only. These rankings in no way reflect any official ranking system. They are purely subjective and are intended to be viewed as such.