For all the professional services we provide, you only need to pay a one-time basic
service fee of as little as $250, which is equivalent to a few days' pay to a caregiver.
You can simply think this fee in effect as a stipulation that, for all the benefits
of obtaining a diligent and affordable caregiver almost effortlessly, you only need
to wait a few more days for the caregiver to start working. This shows how affordable
our service fee is. This fee is payable when you have made your hiring decision
and we start the paperwork for you.
An additional service fee may become applicable only if you require extra services
from us to help handle some of an employer's tasks (e.g., setting up a payroll account
and calculating statutory remittance) or if your search scope is restricted to local
candidates only. This additional fee depends on your specific request and reflects
our additional time and efforts involved. Under no circumstances will this fee exceed
a caregiver's monthly pay.
It is because we are cognizant of our services' social benefits as well as their
profitability that we are willing to set our fees lower than the prevailing market
The prudential way of organizing and managing our operations enables
us to reasonably underquote our service fees. We would like to caution you, however,
that there are two divergent types of nonsensical agency fee schemes in the market.One is over-priced agency fees that can amount to as much as the employee's two-month
gross pay. These are what a big corporation would normally pay a sophisticated head-hunter
to recruit people like you. But for employing a nanny or caregiver, you should not
pay that kind of rates to any placement agencies that just play-act like an executive
head-hunter.The other is the opposite extreme where some devious agencies charge you nothing
or even pay you an "incentive" fee for hiring a caregiver applicant from overseas.
Unsurprisingly, they charge the foreign applicant extra dearly in order to make
a profit after covering their costs and your "incentive" fees. What these agencies
are doing is to use you to turn out a position opening and sell it to whoever can
pay a hefty price for an immigration opportunity. They are actually running an immigration
business under the nameplate of a nanny placement agency. Beware of such tricksters
and stay away from them!