Benefits Beyond Pay: What Employees Gain from EOR Relationships

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How will your employees feel about being employed through an EOR?

The truth is that misconceptions about EORs exist, and that employees may have some fear of the unknown about working for you, as a company, through an EOR in Africa. But once you take a good look at these fears, you quickly realise that they can easily be dispelled. In this article, we cover all the benefits your employees stand to gain from working through an EOR and discuss common misconceptions surrounding employment through an EOR.

Access to global jobs

As an organisation, you may not realise this, but when you expand to African countries through an EOR, you simultaneously create jobs for local African workers – offering opportunities they may not otherwise have had in their own countries. As such, EORs can provide openings and opportunities for local workers, offering professional experiences in roles, industries, or in companies that locals could not access within Africa. For example, workers may find that they are able to specialise in a branch of a technology they would not have had access to otherwise, thanks to your expansion on the continent. On a larger scale, this helps attenuate the brain drain issues many African countries face, which slow down growth.

Career development & growth prospects

As a company expanding to Africa, your employer duties – which include onboarding, payroll processing, tax calculation and remittance to the correct authorities at the right time, keeping abreast of regulatory updates that impact your workers, ensuring compliance at all times, employee benefits administration (pension contributions, leave management, offboarding and more) – will take a good chunk of your time and resources if you do not outsource them.

Outsourcing these duties through an EOR unlocks more time, attention, and resources to focus on what really matters: your employees, their skills, and how both can grow to better support your business activities. EORs help you free up the time you need to better train your workers, and to individually focus on their qualities, areas of improvement and more.

For your workers, this means more opportunities for growth, responsibility-taking, and upskilling within the workplace.

Access to world-class employee benefits

Because Employers of Record (EOR) work with several clients, they can often negotiate better health and life insurance packages for your workers – typically offering wider coverage (with dental plans or superior in-patient benefits for example) for lower prices. In this way, employees can benefit from world-class employee benefits in Africa itself.

As an organisation, this can also help you extend the same benefits to your employees wherever they are in the world, creating a fairer workplace and facilitating the implementation of your group policies in Africa.

This has the added benefit of allowing free movement to your employees across different locations in the world. Since there won’t be an adjustment to be made in terms of employee benefits, sending employees on mid to long-term overseas mission will not require you to spend more to align with group policies overseas.

Thank to this, your African employees’ may also see their chances of going on overseas missions increase.

Africa HR Solutions’ expansive health insurance packages

As a full-service Africa-focused EOR, Africa HR Solutions offers a wide range of benefits to its clients’ and to their workers. Among those are extensive health insurance benefits. Together with internationally renowned insurer Unisure, Africa HR Solutions offers internationally regulated, internationally transferable and customisable health insurance plans to better suit each individual’s needs and each employer’s budget.

FREE life insurance cover for ALL your eligible EOR employees

Africa HR Solutions offers FREE life insurance valued at $20,000 to all its clients’ eligible employees. This insurance cover applies to our EOR clients’ employees, and requires minimal documentation, and NO underwriting. An employee who is also a cancer patient for instance, would still be eligible for this life insurance (subject to a few minimal conditions such as the age range).

Full employment rights respect

EORs like Africa HR Solutions take compliance seriously. As a company managing your own HR and payroll, it is all-too easy to make mistakes at times, or to have new regulations slip from under your radar. Unfortunately, compliance errors – especially when they concern labour laws – are unforgiving and your company risks getting fined, sued, or have its reputation damaged.

Africa HR Solutions ensures that you don’t have to run such risks thanks to our diligent team members always on the lookout for new regulations. Our local presence and understanding of formal and informal local rules make it so that your employees will not fear for their rights even in less frequently occurring scenarios like paternity leave requests, for instance.

Africa HR Solutions is your gateway to Africa, and to a healthy relationship between your employees and your EOR provider.

Find out more about our EOR offer, and how your employees in Africa can receive FREE life insurance through Africa HR Solutions.

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GRANT GERAGHTY - Africa HR Team

GRANT GERAGHTY

HEAD OF CLIENT RELATIONSHIP

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 Africa HR Team

KEVINA TAKOORDYAL

HEAD OF OPERATIONS

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 PACKIRY POULLE​

VILOSHNA PACKIRY POULLE

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.

MARK DU PREEZ​

MARK DU PREEZ

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

ALEX DARUTY

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.