Africa HR Solutions offers everything you should be looking for in a specialist Africa Employer of Record service provider. We are exclusively focused on the African market and our high-calibre team is composed of fully bilingual experts, covering English and French-speaking African countries.
Accordingly, if you are looking to establish a presence in Africa, or need to strengthen your foothold across the continent, without wanting to register an entity in-country, engaging Africa HR Solutions can add value to your strategic initiatives. Our solid credentials and track record over the past 10 years have culminated in consistently high-quality standards and constant reliability in terms of service delivery.
Whether you are looking at employing local nationals in Africa and/or hiring expatriates in Africa, you can rely on our full range of capabilities and trusted operating model to meet your requirements in a cost-effective and transparent manner.
Mitigates your risks. Fast tracks your operations. Cost-effective.
Provide peace of mind that your workers are being paid accurately and on time.
We offer a range of ancillary services in-country such as:
Your teams in Africa focus on their core duties and enjoy an enhanced HR experience.
Our ownership of the end-to-end immigration process makes it seamless for you, your expatriate staff, and their families.
An Africa Employer of Record (Africa EOR) service provider is a registered organisation specialised in the delivery of HR outsourcing services to global clientele who represent the continent’s international investors and social aid funders. These clients turn to an Africa Employer of Record (EOR) in case they do not want to set up their own entity in single or multiple African countries – or at least not right away, but still wish to test the market first. Outsourcing the employer function to a specialist provider mitigates risks, minimises time and cost consuming procedures, and allows investors and funders to start their in-country operations more easily and more rapidly. An Africa EOR expert has fully capable in-country teams and also manages the end-to-end payroll requirements for its clients’ local and expatriate employees – all in full compliance with applicable labour legislation and regulatory frameworks. Accordingly, an Africa EOR is not just a staffing agency.
An Employer of Record service provider offers a readily available HR platform, together with a fully operational and proven system to compliantly employ and payroll local national and expatriate staff across Africa, thereby minimising implementation time and reducing costs across the HR management function.
No need to build, buy, rent, or register a branch office in- country. Your Africa EOR represents your local entity, helping you avoid a time-consuming and financially costly process. In addition, there is no need for you to support additional HR, Finance, or Legal functions in-country. Outsourcing to an Africa EOR improves the availability of funds and cash flow, ultimately supporting your development and market expansion objectives, whilst being beneficial to your bottom line.
Outsourcing to an Africa EOR transfers the majority of compliance risks to the Employer of Record in relation to hiring, the correct classification of the workforce, contract drafting, payroll, statutory payments to the authorities, and mandatory employee benefits – all of which minimise the risks of penalties and legal disputes arising from non-compliance with local labour laws and regulatory practices. In addition, it minimises the risks and costs of testing a new market in Africa or implementing an expansion plan across several countries in Africa.
No need to hire local or expatriate employees yourself. Whether for a small or a larger team, your Africa EOR becomes the registered and contractual employer of your workforce in-country and remains responsible for the full onboarding process as well as ongoing compliance in accordance with all associated regulatory and labour law obligations.
No need to manage your teams’ in-country payroll. Your Africa EOR remains fully responsible for conducting the end-to-end payroll process in accordance with all associated regulatory obligations and ensures that payroll is implemented compliantly, accurately, and on time, relieving you of the technical and administrative burden of managing a foreign and complex payroll.
Your Africa Employer of Record takes care of all the above and more, and in significantly less time than a foreign company could. Through its existing local entities, its comprehensive skillset, and the local expertise of a dedicated team attending compliantly to all requirements, clients have access to a full-service partnership, which enables them to focus on their core activities and strategic objectives, minimising downtime and subsequent financial loss.
Outsourcing to an Employer of Record service provider offers international organisations expanding into Africa a safe, proven, and legally compliant solution. There is no need for clients to handle the burden of complex international employment regulations, nor bear the responsibility for compliance. Securing the expertise of an Africa EOR who is adept at navigating the continent’s ever-changing labour laws and regulatory practices provides the ultimate peace of mind.
Local nationals and expatriate employees benefit from the assurance that they’ll be paid accurately and on time. Knowing that they have the support of qualified and experienced local HR professionals allows employees to properly devote themselves to the execution of their professional duties.
An Africa Employer of Record service provider (EOR) assists multinational organisations when they have decided to expand into a particular African country, or more widely across the continent, but who wish to focus on their strategic priorities and core activities. These organisations outsource the HR-related functions to their Africa Employer EOR. When employing local nationals in Africa or hiring expatriate staff in Africa, whether for commercial businesses or NGO projects, outsourcing to an Africa Employer of Record service provider significantly alleviates the challenge of navigating the diversity and complexities of Africa’s national laws and market idiosyncrasies.
Engaging an expert focused on Africa to assist with a compliant employment outsourcing solution, in lieu of setting up one’s own in-country entity, provides the advantage of tapping instantly into valuable insights and local expertise (including experience with similar projects and industries), thereby streamlining the whole hiring, employment and payroll process and accelerating the start of the new African operations.
The Africa EOR then becomes (instead of the client) the in-country entity that is legally responsible for employing and paying the client’s local and expatriate workforce, including dealing with employee benefits and immigration support services.
An Africa Employer of Record service has become the preferred choice of multinational organisations who have decided to implement a market expansion strategy targeting Africa. An Africa EOR allows these organisations to both test a new market in a measured fashion and to implement the continued expansion of their activities across multiple African countries.
Grant Geraghty is the longest-serving member of the Africa HR team. This resident subject matter expert and client champion is responsible for gaining a deep understanding of our clients’ unique HR needs in Africa and providing tailored solutions that align with their business objectives. Grant collaborates closely with our clients to ensure that their requirements are properly implemented, providing ongoing support and guidance throughout the process.
Grant brings a wealth of experience to his role, having served as Africa HR’s longest-serving employee. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree, with a major in Economics and Business Finance, from the University of Natal in South Africa. Additionally, he has completed a certification program in Payroll and Tax Administration from the University of Cape Town, further enhancing his expertise in HR operations and compliance.
His commitment to delivering exceptional service and his extensive knowledge of HR in Africa make him an invaluable member of the Africa HR team.
Kevina Takoordyal has a BA Hons Business Management from the University of Glamorgan, UK, with MBA in leadership and Innovation, MBA General, PMP Certified, and Agile Scrum Master. She currently works as the Head of Operations at Africa HR Solutions Ltd with more than 20 years of proven leadership capabilities in Operations, Business Development, People Management, Process Optimization, and Project Management in the Financial Services, BPO, Banking Industry, and Heath Care Industry. In Senior leadership roles with an international footprint across Europe working and extensive Pan- African experience from a compliance, finance, and operations angle, Kevina comes across with a panoply of cross-functional skills. Kevina also serves on a few Boards, Non-Independent Executive at MioD and for NGOs on a voluntary basis, a coach and mentor to aspiring female leaders across Africa and Mauritius.
Kevina is a firm believer in Servant Leadership with a strong focus and commitment to uplifting others, with the ability to deliver through a highly engaged – diverse team, and works towards consistently synergistic value creation. While being a focused and adaptive thinker and Kevina is actively participating in panel discussions on Innovation, CX, Digital transformation.
Kevina serves as Project Assessor for the National Youth upskilling program. She has been recognized as Global Talent in a few companies, Ceridian, and International SOS Ltd whereby she has been awarded a few scholarships and had the opportunity to be mentored by Senior Vice President in the US. Award Winner in various fields and at a national level and recognized including Super Achiever Leader Award in Africa in 2016, Awarded Africa Women Leader 2018.
Viloshna is an experienced finance professional with 18 years of expertise in strategic financial planning, financial analysis, cash flow management, systems and controls implementation, financial reporting, and continuous process improvements. She currently serves as Head of Finance & Business Support, where she has successfully automated and leveraged the financial reporting system capabilities to ensure efficient company operations.
Viloshna’s background includes senior roles in a multinational pharmaceutical company and a large listed Mauritian conglomerate. Her meticulous attention to detail and strategic thinking have streamlined financial processes, making her a valuable addition to any finance team. Viloshna is a qualified finance professional with an FCCA qualification and an MBA, bringing valuable expertise to any organization.
In her current role, Viloshna leads the company’s Treasury and Payments function, including the fulfillment of the company’s cross-border payments into Africa. With her strong educational background and extensive experience, Viloshna consistently demonstrates her ability to optimize financial operations, minimize risks, and improve profitability. Her expertise in financial reporting and process improvements make her a valuable asset to any organization.
A qualified lawyer who joined Africa HR Solutions in July 2020, Mark Du Preez has experience working in private practice for a reputable law firm in South Africa. He also played commercially focused roles at a leading private bank, wealth management company, and outsourcing firm in South Africa and Mauritius.
Mark has played a pivotal role in Africa HR Solution’s risk mitigation strategy, which positively impacted P&L performance over the years.
He currently leads the Partnerships function of the company including relationships and oversight with in-country partners (ICPs) across Africa.
Alex has more than 15 years of experience in the global, strategic development of both enterprise and consumer brands in categories including technology, transport, enterprise software, entertainment, and travel.
With experience in roles on both agency and corporate side, he has worked across international brands and has led the development and execution of multi-discipline campaigns across EMEA, NORAM and Asia Pacific.
His focus is on driving meaningful business impact through brand differentiation and building high-functioning, digitally oriented, and analytically driven capabilities. He is motivated by working with, and developing dynamic people, teams, and organizations.
He leads, manages, develops and mentors the Key Account Management department, including line management responsibility for the team of Key Account Managers and Key Account Administrator who represent the Company as the primary communication link between all relevant stakeholders, including clients, third party in-country partners and internal functions.
Originally from Mauritius, he holds bachelor’s degrees in International Business, Finance and Management from the University of Nevada, Reno.