Why we are giving free life insurance to our EOR clients

Life Insurance Unisure Africa HR Solutions

Yes, that’s right: we ARE offering FREE life insurance to our EOR clients.

And when we say free, we mean free: our clients do not have to contribute even one symbolic dollar to enjoy this benefit. Besides, there’s no limit to the number of employees this benefit covers – it extends to all eligible workers, across all the 45+ African countries we are active in.

When we say we are giving free life insurance to our EOR clients’ workers – there is no catch.

Our life insurance offering is underwritten by the Unisure Group, a renowned international provider of health and life insurance solutions. Their vision emphasizes the importance of strong company values in driving employee excellence and fostering a conducive business environment. This vision resonates closely with Africa HR Solutions’ mission to support our clients and their workforce across Africa.

But why make such an offering in the first place?

1. To fulfil our promise to our clients

At Africa HR Solutions, our promise to our clients is this: to offer excellent services, and to keep on improving on them so they remain excellent throughout the years, even as technology evolves and the market changes.

So, this offer was really part of a more profound motive – it is a renewal of our commitment to our clients, and an effort to better understand their struggles.

Why free life insurance in Africa?

For a long time, we have asked ourselves this question: how can we best serve our clients beyond what we offer now?

What can we offer them that they don’t already have – and that will help them further their business interests in Africa?

How can we best show our support?

We understand that new challenges crop up every day, and that organizations – from Fortune 500 companies to SMEs and NGOs – all face uncertainty and volatility while operating on the African continent.

Because there is so much else that our clients do not hold sway over, we realized that reinforcing those factors and strengths that they do control could help make a difference.

 A healthy workforce is one of those strengths. Once an employee feels secure and supported, their productivity will rise, and the company will grow with it. A benefit like life insurance can help employees feel reassured as they evolve within their workplaces, at the same time boosting loyalty to the company.

2. We understand the need for improved protection in Africa

Workers, especially those in manual labor roles, need the extra reassurance and protection that a life insurance can provide. When companies offer life insurance, workers feel cared for, and potential hires are incentivized to apply for positions at the company instead of rival organizations.

In fields like oil and gas, agriculture, and mining among others, the risk to workers is greater – which is why the protection deserves to be commensurate. In these cases, a life insurance cover is the appropriate benefit to reassure and encourage workers.

3. For your talents in Africa

For over 14 years, we have been operating in Africa, supporting NGOs and businesses enabling important development in Africa. Our contribution to the continent’s development came through our clients’ achievements and growth, but we also wanted to contribute more directly to the wellbeing of workers in Africa – which is why we are offering this free life insurance benefit as well.

Are you a client looking to implement this benefit?

Please get in touch with your Key Account Manager or give us a call to learn more about this exclusive offer and how it can benefit your organization.

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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.