Top 3 Benefits of PEO for businesses with over 50 employees in Africa

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PEO Solutions for Businesses with 50-plus employees

Depending on your local laws, companies with 50 or more employees are often subject to regulations they did not have to deal with before reaching that mark. Once you reach that milestone, additional requirements come in play, especially regulations concerning health care.

While many businesses might be tempted to setup a fully staffed HR department in this situation, the reality is that this may lower your productivity. More pain points are to be expected as your organization’s chart bulks up and more resources need to be allocated to properly perform the newly setup functions.

One of the easiest ways to get past all the hassles when getting past your 50-employee mark is having a professional employer organization (peo) by your side. Here are the top 4 reasons why this could be a healthier alternative for your growing business.

Cost and resource management

When considering the cost of a PEO service for over 50 employees, you may get the impression that at the same cost you may be able to hire a senior-level HR professional. When taking into account the huge amount of time this will require to actually get things up and running, things can however look discouraging. How long will it take to develop a framework? How long will it really take to put up a  proper infrastructure? How about the cost of setting everything up correctly? And the development cost year after year as your business expands?

As a business owner, all these questions are often frustrating. Using a PEO, on the other hand, instantly gives you access to a team of HR professionals. For example, Africa HR Solutions brings in a team with diverse backgrounds, with expertise in different countries across Africa, and who are available to answer questions for you and your employees. This is especially helpful, since different countries across Africa have different regulations and laws.

A professional employer organization can help you get around repetitive HR tasks that may be taking a good portion of your time every single month. Payroll, benefits management and employer taxes are among the different services you can expect a PEO take off your work load. This enables you and your team to focus on key activities, such as revenue generation.

Enhanced service matching your growth

Over time, as your business grows, so does your partnership with your PEO. On the long run, the strengthened partnership with your PEO will feel like they are actually your HR department, since they will already be used to your special requests and your expectations.

The more you work together, the better will be the strategies in place to tackle HR obstacles that may want to creep in the way. Based on your previous work together, a PEO will often make recommendations on how to enhance your business from an HR perspective. These insights are mostly possible due to the fact that they know what your requirements and expectations are and trying to match it up to changing employment laws.

Building and growing a successful business always comes with a number of risks. With the help of a reputable PEO company by your side, these risks can be minimized, and most obstacles may be overcome, even without your direct input.

Tailored and scalable solutions

Most reputable PEO services offer scalable solutions that can easily adapt to your company’s needs as you grow over time. Even better, even if in the future you feel that you need to downsize your workforce for whatever reason, a PEO can help you do it as well.

One of the best aspects of a PEO service is that ability to offer a tailor-made solution. You may have special requests, or you may not need a ‘whole’ package and only need some of the services offered, and that’s totally fine. Most of the time, you will have the occasion to build up a package that fully fits your needs.

That’s why it’s wise to choose your PEO carefully and consider those that offer scalable products and services. This will allow the PEO to serve your business throughout its life cycle, greatly improving your odds of long-term success.

Final Thoughts

Getting the services of the right PEO company will definitely contribute to increased productivity and efficiency. A good professional employer organization will also help your company keep up with changing trends, employment regulations and labor laws. This is a plus, since the PEO will help you avoid costly claims or legal consequences associated with not being up to date, while remaining in total control of your business.

With the available facilities a PEO can offer, there is no reason to leave your company open to any HR-related compliance issue.

If you are venturing in Africa, you especially must take the best precautionary measures to ensure bullet-proof compliance.

Contact us and let us talk about your expansion in the African continent.

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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.