Domestic helpers congregate in Central on their day off. The bureaucracy and intermediaries in the hiring process of domestic helpers from outside Hong Kong work to the disadvantage of both employers and helpers. Photo: Dickson Lee

Hong Kong should cut out the greedy middlemen in foreign helper hiring process

N. Balakrishnan says Hong Kong should follow the lead of Malaysia which has begun a ‘direct hire’ system that benefits both employers and employees. Moreover, the city can innovate in making the process tech friendly

Topic |   Foreign domestic workers in Hong Kong

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Domestic helpers congregate in Central on their day off. The bureaucracy and intermediaries in the hiring process of domestic helpers from outside Hong Kong work to the disadvantage of both employers and helpers. Photo: Dickson Lee
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