Having abundant natural resources and exporting agricultural products, Ghana continues to show growth. Despite being faced with the Covid-19 pandemic, the Alleviation and Revitalisation of Enterprises Support (CARES) program has helped to boost business confidence and household revenue. The country’s economic and agricultural transformation is paving the way for many developments, including HR outsourcing opportunities to attract the right talent to help develop Ghana.
At Africa HR Solutions, we have a team of specialists who are accessible to help any organisation looking for an employment outsourcing strategy when moving to Ghana. We are your Ghana HR outsourcing partner that manage all your HR scenarios, from Professional Employer Organisation (PEO), Employer of Record, payroll, and other ancillary services, even if you do not hold a legal entity in the country yet.
Population: 29.8 mn
Gross Domestic Product (GDP): $72.35 bn
GDP Growth: 6.3%
Foreign Direct Investment (% of GDP): 4.6%
Unemployment Rate: 6.7 %
Currency: Ghanaian cedi
Ghana experienced a recession for the first time in 38 years, faced with the spillover effects of the Covid-19 pandemic that affected the country’s second and third quarters of 2020. After the ending of lockdown, the economy and business perspectives improved, whereby some sectors such as agriculture, manufacturing, and tradable services recorded strong recoveries. To minimise the impact of the pandemic on households and businesses, Ghana leveraged the Coronavirus Alleviation Plan (CAP) and the medium-term COVID-19 Alleviation and Revitalisation of Enterprises Support (CARES) program.
Ghana is located between Cote d’Ivoire and Togo and borders the Gulf of Guinea
Ghana is rich in natural resources namely gold, timber, industrial diamonds, bauxite, manganese, fish, rubber, hydropower petroleum, silver, salt, and limestone
Ghana is the largest producer of gold in Africa and the 8th largest producer of gold in the world
The country’s major agricultural products are cocoa, shea nuts, rice, coffee, cassava, peanuts, corn, timber, and bananas
The ‘Kente’ cloth originates from Ghana
Lake Volta found in Ghana is the largest reservoir in the world
The national dish is ‘Fufu’ – a starchy side dish, accompanied by diverse stews and sauce-based recipes.
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Employees are entitled to vacation, sick and parental leaves. A written employment agreement is compulsory in Ghana, which has to outline all fundamental details related to the recruit. As regards to taxation, employers pay 13% of salaries to social security whereas employees contribute 5.5%. Basic health services are offered to all employees. As far as termination is concerned, workers who are employed on a weekly basis have seven days’ notice, those with an agreement of fewer than three years have two weeks’ notice and those with long-term contracts are entitled to one month’s notice. However, if an agreement has an “at-will” clause, then no notice is required.
Partnering with Africa HR Solutions will enable to focus more on your business strategy with peace of mind, while our in-country experts manage your employment outsourcing initiatives including devising a compensation package that attract the brightest talent.
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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.
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.
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 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.