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SALARY PAYMENT IN Various currencies
CONTRACT LANGUAGE English, French, Portuguese, Swahili, Arabic, Portuguese, Hausa and other languages depending on the country
PAYROLL TAX 4.5-19%
PAYROLL CYCLE Generally monthly
TIME TO HIRE 24 hours
With Horizons, international companies can easily hire staff in Africa while ensuring full compliance with local labor and tax regulations. The Africa EOR solution offered by Horizons allows for the hiring of a team or teams from anywhere in Africa, without the need to establish a local subsidiary or entity.
By opting for an Africa EOR solution, businesses can save both time and money while ensuring compliance with local laws.
With the Horizons EOR solution, global enterprises can easily hire employees in Africa, without the significant cost of establishing a local subsidiary.
Horizons enables your company to hire and onboard your team anywhere in Africa, in as little as 24 hours.
Experts in Africa labor and tax laws ensure you are fully compliant with applicable laws in all African jurisdictions.
Horizons ensures salaries or wages are paid in accordance with your preferred pay period. The Horizons EOR platform simplifies income tax withholding and expense administration to make payroll seamless.
Guarantee that all employees throughout Africa are welcomed onboard with a compliant contract and all necessary formalities.
Horizons ensures that employment remains compliant and deals with any legal and compliance issues as they arise.
With an Africa EOR solution, you save up to 85 percent of the total cost of hiring throughout Africa.
An Africa EOR provides an efficient and cost-effective solution for businesses seeking to expand into African markets without establishing a legal entity, while ensuring compliance with local employment regulations.
An Africa EOR is defined as the formal, legal, employer of staff based in Africa. Through an Africa EOR solution, the EOR company becomes responsible for employment tax and labor law compliance, while employees remain under the day-to-day supervision of the international client company.
This means that the EOR manages all aspects of recruitment, contract drafting, onboarding, payroll, benefits administration, tax withholding, and compliance.
As the EOR becomes the legal employer of staff in Africa, it is also referred to as an Africa Employer of Record solution.
An Africa EOR is a regional EOR that caters to multiple countries, rather than a national EOR that operates within a single country. Additionally, it is common for an Africa EOR to be a Global EOR, which operates across the globe.
An Africa EOR can hire employees for you in any region of Africa. When deciding where you need to engage in Africa, it is worth considering some of the differences, economically, between the different regions of Africa:
There are several potential benefits in engaging an Africa EOR:
The advantages of engaging an Africa EOR include:
However, it is important to note that the benefits of an Africa EOR will vary based on the specific services they offer and the requirements of each business.
Africa EORs offer various forms of assistance to businesses, such as:
The process followed by an Africa EOR may vary slightly, but typically encompasses the following steps:
Strategic Consultation — the Africa EOR and the client company engage in a strategic discussion on the optimal approach for expanding into or hiring in Africa. Depending on the circumstances, the Africa EOR company may recommend an EOR solution, or advise on local company incorporation.
Engagement Agreement — The Africa EOR and the client company enter into a detailed agreement outlining the precise scope of services to be provided. While a comprehensive Africa Employer of Record solution is often the norm, in some cases, a narrower recruitment or payroll solution may be more appropriate.
Talent Acquisition — the Africa EOR identifies suitable talent for the client organization in the specific African location where it seeks to expand. The client company is consulted throughout the process and retains the final say on hiring decisions.
Onboarding — all newly hired staff receive locally compliant employment contracts, and their payroll and tax information is obtained to ensure they are fully prepared to start working and receive payment.
Payroll Processing — the Africa EOR processes employee payroll on a regular basis, as specified in the employment contract.
Ongoing HR and Employment Compliance — The Africa EOR addresses any employment-related issues, including disputes, as they arise.
Contract Renewal/Termination — The Africa EOR oversees contract renewals for employees as and when required and manages the process of termination or dismissal if requested by the client organization.
Africa Employer of Record (EOR) solutions make it easy to hire employees in Africa, quickly, and in full compliance with local laws and regulations. For more information get in contact with us for a no-obligation consultation with an Africa hiring expert.
No. The precise services offered by an Africa EOR will depend on the country of hire. For example, in the case of South Africa, there are stringent regulations applying to EORs that provide employees on a temporary basis. According to Section 198A of the Labour Relations Act 1995, unless certain exemptions and provisions apply (such as earning below a specified threshold), an individual who is supplied by a “temporary employment service” for a duration exceeding three months is considered a permanent employee of the client company.
There are some hiring practices in Africa which can be distinct from those in other regions, owing to differences in employment law, traditions, and employee preferences.
For instance, performance-related incentives are prevalent among African employees, as are generous fringe benefits, including access to company-owned vehicles and cash allowances. Consequently, in Africa, there can be a notable gap between an employee’s salary or wages and their overall compensation package.
An Africa Employer of Record solution means an EOR company becomes the legal employer of employees in an African location. An Africa PEO solution often refers to a broader arrangement which may involve an EOR solution, but may involve other payroll and HR services (e.g., visa support and recruitment).