Located in West Africa, and bordered by Guinea and Liberia, Sierra Leone is a country that thrives on agriculture, construction, iron ore production and exports. The country is forecasting increase in investments in several other sectors such as crops, livestock and fisheries.
The country continues to face development challenges but is working with the World Bank and other development partners to fight poverty, ensure economic diversification, human capital acceleration, resilience, and competitiveness.
Organisations that expand their operations to Sierra Leone are faced with challenges to understand the local culture, norms and laws to establish their employment outsourcing initiatives. This is where Africa HR Solutions assist clients with their HR outsourcing strategy by crafting a tailored and comprehensive service, including Professional Employer Organisation (PEO), Employer of Record, payroll outsourcing among others, to fulfil all the business objectives in line with the organisation’s Sierra Leone HR outsourcing plans.
Population: 7.7 mn
Gross Domestic Product (GDP): $3.87 bn
GDP Growth: 3.7%
Foreign Direct Investment (% of GDP): 15.0%
Unemployment Rate: 4.3 %
Currency: Sierra Leonean leone
Bordered by Guinea and Liberia, Sierra Leone is known as one of the poorest countries in the world. The country is reliant on the export of agricultural (palm oil, shrimp, dried fish) and mineral goods (diamonds, iron ore, and rutile), whereby the agricultural sector contributes to over 60% of GDP but is not competitive enough in the export market. The energy and transport industries are mostly controlled by the state. Sierra Leone imports mostly technology, petroleum products and food products. Macroeconomically, Sierra Leone is very much volatile, as the country’s diversification strategy is low and remains highly reliant on world market prices for minerals.
Sierra Leon’s weather is either wet or dry
The country is pretty small, with a total land area of 27,699 square miles
The country has 4 wildlife reserves, comprising of diverse wild animals and birds
Stews are very important in the country’s cuisine, with cassava leaves known as Sierra Leone’s national dish
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In Sierra Leone, employees work 40 hours a week. They are entitled to vacation, sick and parental leaves. Probation periods usually last up to 6 months. Fixed-term agreements can last up to 12 months and are renewable. Agreements should be in a written format, detailing all information about the employee – wage, compensation, benefits, and termination requirements. All information about wages or compensation should be mentioned in the local currency, Sierra Leonean leone. Establishing an office in Sierra Leone can be a challenge and Africa HR Solutions is the go-to partner to help you with your HR outsourcing tasks, devise an attractive benefits scheme to attract the best talent to your organisation.
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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.