3 signs your business in Africa needs a PEO

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Have you considered outsourcing for your business in Africa?

Is your HR to-do list growing so fast that it’s hindering your company’s growth and performance?

Have you gotten so bogged down in tactical and administrative human resource tasks that you have little time left for strategy and planning?

As a business leader, you’re responsible for ensuring that things get done right and on time, but it’s important to recognize when you need to delegate duties or improve processes so you can focus on your core business.

If any of the following signs sound familiar, it may be time to consider hiring a PEO in Africa.

You can’t focus on the big picture

How do you plan for your company’s future if you don’t have a handle on every working part of your business? Likewise, if you can’t survey your data quickly and conveniently, will you truly be able to see where you’re spending the most money and time – and if it’s paying off? Why is your overtime payout way up over the past six months? Have you seen a large increase in employee-related expenses? Having your company’s data and analytics readily at your fingertips allows you to see patterns and identify issues that may indicate you need to hire more people.

Your company has been fined or penalized for compliance violations

Keeping up with HR-related government compliance can be another tough spot for small business owners and it’s not just about payroll anymore. As employment law evolves, there are always new regulations to keep up with, as well as updates to the familiar ones. Staying on top of those gets especially difficult when you have people working in multiple states.

For instance, bringing on new employees in other states often requires state-specific notifications or the application of state-specific policies. Missing one of those can leave your business open to fines or a lawsuit in the event an employee ends up filing a complaint. These tricky areas (and other HR-related government compliance issues) require a lot of attention. Most small businesses simply don’t have the bandwidth or in-house expertise to dedicate to it.

Competing companies are wooing your employees with amazing benefit packages

When you’re wearing too many hats, another thing that may escape your attention is your awareness of how your benefits package compares to what other employers are offering. Do you know how your benefits stack up against what your competitors are able to provide to your current employees or future job candidates? In other words, can your benefits package compete with the “big guys?”

Employees leave on short notice

If your managers aren’t engaged with employees, they may not always know what your staff needs to do their jobs well. They also may not be in tune with what makes your workforce feel happy and fulfilled. When this happens, eventually even the smartest, most motivated employee will become frustrated and shut down. That’s a recipe for discontentment, which can spread around the office and fuel turnover.

Keeping good employees satisfied requires competitive benefits and compensation, as well as consistent communication and the promise of a bright future at your company. Without these things, your workforce may not feel they have any reason to stay.

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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.



Head of Finance & Business Support

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.



Head of Legal & Compliance

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 Daruty - Africa HR Team


Head of Commercial

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.