5 signs you should outsource your HR operations in Africa

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Wearing many hats goes hand-in-hand with starting your own business, but as a business owner, you know firsthand the frustration that comes with spending too much time on activities that don’t grow your business. In fact, business owners can spend up to 40 percent of their day engaged in activities like payroll, human resource management and benefits. While you may think keeping your HR tasks in-house is more appealing, partnering up with a Professional Employer Organization (PEO) can make your operations much easier. A PEO is an effective solution that provides you and your employees with best-in-class HR expertise, services, technology and benefits.

Here are five signs it’s time to outsource your HR operations in Africa to a PEO.

  • Your business is booming. A growing business leads to growing administrative tasks. By outsourcing your HR to a PEO, you can get back to activities that will help your business maintain its growth rate. As another benefit, businesses that partner with a PEO tend to grow 7-9 percent faster according the National Association of Professional Employer Associations.
  • You’re having trouble keeping up with employment laws. Knowing the vast amount of state and federal compliance laws can be a full-time job itself, especially with regular changes being passed. PEOs are trained and experienced in these compliance laws.
  • You need to contain costs. If your business has outgrown its current system, but you don’t have the financial resources or time to build an internal HR department, you may feel stuck. Especially with some estimates around $200,000 to start in-house HR. A PEO brings a wide range of HR expertise plus you’ll save 21 percent on HR administration costs.
  • You’re struggling to attract talent. Recruiting is more difficult today than in previous years and it is especially difficult for small businesses. One way to be competitive when it comes to recruiting and retaining top talent is to offer leading industry employee benefits. Partnering with a PEO enables you to provide attractive, comprehensive benefit packages.
  • You’re experiencing poor employee engagement. Larger corporations invest significant resources into their employees’ overall experience. This can be difficult for smaller business lacking the resources or knowledge. A PEO can help by offering competitive benefits, implementing HR technology, offering trainings and giving employees access to knowledgeable HR consultants. This boosts engagement, creates a desirable culture and reduces turnover. In fact, when small businesses partner with a PEO, they experience 10-14 percent lower turnover rates!

How can Africa HR Solutions help

Africa HR Solutions offers a full range of reliable HR services in Africa to facilitate your workforce management on the African continent:

  • Hire people on the African continent without a registered entity
  • Complete payroll rundown and management
  • Central point of contact for all your queries
  • Guaranteed compliance to local laws
  • Professional indemnity and employer liability

As always, Africa HR Solutions guarantees 100% compliance for your business operations in Africa

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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.