How good of an employer is your Employer of Record?

Africa HR Solutions Employer of Choice

How good of an employer is your Employer of Record…to their *own* employees?

Africa HR Solutions has won the Employer of Choice Mauritius 2023 – something we are incredibly proud of, and which matters beyond the superficiality of an award…

Still, you may think that this has nothing to do with you. After all, as long as they fulfil all their obligations to you as a client, why should your EOR’s internal state of affairs matter to you? To each their own, surely?

And yet, in more ways than one, an EOR’s ability to provide efficient EOR services hinges on them being a good employer to their employees in the first place. Think of it this way: would you trust a mechanic whose own car was badly maintained? Would you work with a bankrupt financial advisor?

How an EOR runs their own business impacts you as a client in many ways:

1. EORs lead by example

How can an EOR be a good “employer” to your employees if they aren’t good ones to their own?

It’s simple logic: EORs lead by example. It is up to them to practice what they preach and offer: timely payroll, commitment to fair treatment and proof of that, 100% compliance, medical insurance administration, good employee retention rates for the industry. How well an EOR maintains its internal HR operations is a good indication of their own ability as an EOR provider. After all, it is up to them to set a positive precedent for clients, who are often lost during expansion procedures, to follow.

This also applies to special conditions which clients want to implement in their own structures. For instance, if a client wants to allow workers to work remotely, having an EOR who already does this internally is proof of their ability to offer the same to the client’s employees under an EOR structure.

PCA Awards employer of choice

2. Happy EOR employees means better client service

It’s simple mathematics: happy EOR employees means better service for your company. Imagine if your EOR’s employees – the very people who keep your HR functions running in a foreign country – are overworked, tired, and demotivated. It is clear that service quality will decline accordingly. EORs that know how to keep their internal teams happy will be more productive and offer a more responsive – not to mention more pleasant service.

When employees are healthy and happy, mistakes are less likely to happen as well.

3. Long-term business relationships with your EOR

EORs conduct business on a basis of trust and reliability. EORs that treat their employees well and retain them as a result can provide greater client relationships, not just now, but further down the line as well. These partnerships, beyond durability, will be made in a spirit of transparency and openness.

4. Attracting and retaining top talent to put at your service

When an EOR has a good employer reputation, they naturally attract top talent. Talent that will, naturally, help you grow your own business seamlessly.

How Africa HR Solutions supports its employees

We believe that charity starts at home, which is why we extend many of the benefits and perks we offer as an EOR to our own employees. This means comprehensive medical benefits paid for by the company, free life insurance, allowances, as well as remote working and work flexibility, among other things. We also invest in our team members, offering training and upskilling opportunities to help them reach their goals.

Choose an EOR that leads by example

Africa HR Solutions is your 100% safe and trusted African EOR in Africa. We are trusted by African organisations and international ones to ensure that their employees are well taken care of in over 45+ African countries. Let us extend the same level of care to your employees, while taking on several other vital responsibilities, such as payroll, tax remittance and more.

Get in touch with us now to find out how our EOR solutions can best solve your issues when expanding into Africa.

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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.