✔ We get your team working in Sierra Leone
✔ We handle all your payroll needs
✔ We ensure 100% compliance for your business
Africa HR Solutions offers employer of record services to clients that want to hire employees and operate payroll without first setting up a branch office or subsidiary in Sierra Leone. Your applicants are hired by Africa HR Solutions Sierra Leone Employer of Record (EOR Sierra Leone) in agreement with in-country labor laws and can be on-boarded within days rather than the months it usually takes. The new worker is assigned to work on your staff, working on your company’s behalf just as if he or she was your worker.
As always, we guarantee 100% compliance for your business in Africa.
Sierra Leone is a small country in West Africa which borders the Atlantic Ocean. The population of 8,141,343 live mostly in rural areas; most of which are under the age of 50. English is the official language, but each region has its own language as well.
Fixed-term contracts of up to 12 months are permitted and may be renewed.
It is best practice to put a written employment contract in place in Sierra Leone, in the local language, which spells out the terms of the employee’s compensation, benefits, and termination requirements. An offer letter and employment contract in Sierra Leone should always state the salary and any compensation amounts in Sierra Leonean leone rather than a foreign currency.
The Sierra Leone work week is generally 40 hours. Overtime is paid at an additional 50%; work on rest days is paid at an additional 100%.
In general, employees are entitled to the following paid annual leave:
In general, employees are eligible for at least 5 paid sick days per year.
Female employees are generally entitled to 12 weeks of paid maternity leave.
Sierra Leone has a contributory Social Security scheme. The total minimum contribution by both the employee and employer is 15% of payroll.
The employee and employer contribute 5% and 10% respectively.
Probationary periods of 3 months for executives and one month for non-executives are permitted and may be renewed.
Employees can terminate a contract with 15 days’ written notice, although technicians must provide two months’ notice.
Employers may terminate employees for just cause with written notice as follows:
During the notice period, employees are generally entitled to the equivalent of two paid days off per week to seek alternate employment.
Workers are generally eligible for severance pay for each year of service of 25 to 40% of their average wages over the past 12 months. The percentage is based on length of service and the collective bargaining agreement.
Our employer of record service enables organizations to run payroll in Sierra Leone while Africa HR Solutions takes care of taxation, and compliance management matters are lifted out of their shoulders and passed on ours. As an African Employer of Record professional, we handle labor best practices, statutory and local standard, employee benefits, and employee expenditures, in addition to severance and termination if needed.
We also keep you apprised of changes to local employment legislation in Sierra Leone.
When using our solutions, your new worker is productive even sooner, since he goes through a better hiring experience. You’ll have peace of mind knowing you have a group of dedicated employment experts, backed by years of experience, helping with every on-boarding.
Africa HR Solutions allows you to focus on running efficiently your core business.
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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.
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.