Workforce PEO and Employer of Record

Establish a local presence compliantly in any African country and hire top talent – without setting up a local entity

Hire Anywhere in Africa, without setting up a local entity

Do you want to expand your business across Africa? Or hire top talent in Africa? With our Workforce PEO and Employer of Record solution, we will make the process effortless and compliant with local tax and labour laws.
We help you recruit and hire employees compliantly across Africa and onboard your workforce within 48hours.

Why choose our Workforce PEO & Employer of Record?​

With our Workforce PEO & Employer of Record solution, you can employ new staff, or commence operations in any African country, in just 48 hours. Workforce Africa handles recruitment, payroll and compliance, letting you focus on growing your core business in Africa.

Set up an
African Workforce

With entities spread across the globe, you can now partner with just one service provider when expanding into multiple African countries.

Guarantee Compliant
Employee Benefits

We provide a competitive range of benefits to your employees, in compliance with local requirements and in line with global standards.

“Boots on Ground”
Legal & HR Team

We have “boots on ground” to help you navigate the unfamiliar African terrain with respect to employee acquisition, contract management, benefits administration, financial expertise and Compliance with relevant local and tax laws

Establish your team in
48 Hours

We help you hire and onboard local professionals within 48 hours, instead of taking weeks and months to set up a legal entity

Comparison of Expansion Models

Domestic PEO solutions aid local expansion within a country. On the other hand, a global PEO supports businesses in hiring and managing employees across different countries, without having to set up local entities in those countries. There are also firms that only provide international payroll support without providing employment services as global PEOs would.
In selecting the most suitable solution for your business, it is imperative to understand who will be responsible for managing employee onboarding and overall employment risks

Comparison between Client Managed Expansion Vs. Solution managed by:

Domestic PEOs
International Payroll
Workforce Africa – Workforce PEO & EOR Solution
Employment Risks management
Equally Shared between both parties
Client is 100% responsible for managing the employment risk
Employment risk completely managed by Workforce Africa

Compliance management –
Tax & Payroll processing

Completely managed by
the Domestic PEO

Completely managed by the International Payroll provider

Completely managed by
Workforce Africa

Client’s Effort

Up to 65%

Up to 80%

Not more than 10%

Cost of incorporation

Completely borne
by the Client

Client is required to set up
a foreign entity

No need to set up
a foreign entity

Coverage

Wherever the Client has
a registered entity

Multinational – where the Client has a subsidiary

Across Africa

Comparison between Client Managed Expansion Vs. Solution managed by:

Employment
Risks management

Domestic PEOs

Equally Shared between
both parties

International Payroll

Client is 100% responsible for managing the employment risk

Workforce Africa –
Workforce PEO & EOR Solution

Employment risk completely managed by Workforce Africa

Compliance management –
Tax & Payroll processing

Domestic PEOs

Completely managed by
the Domestic PEO

International Payroll

Completely managed by the International Payroll provider

Workforce Africa –
Workforce PEO & EOR Solution

Completely managed by
Workforce Africa

Client’s Effort

Domestic PEOs

Up to 65%

International Payroll

Up to 80%

Workforce Africa –
Workforce PEO & EOR Solution

Not more than 10%

Cost of incorporation

Domestic PEOs

Completely borne
by the Client

International Payroll

Client is required to set up
a foreign entity

Workforce Africa –
Workforce PEO & EOR Solution

No need to set up
a foreign entity

Cost of incorporation

Domestic PEOs

Completely borne
by the Client

International Payroll

Client is required to set up
a foreign entity

Workforce Africa –
Workforce PEO & EOR Solution

No need to set up
a foreign entity

Coverage

Domestic PEOs

Wherever the Client has
a registered entity

International Payroll

Multinational – where the Client has a subsidiary

Workforce Africa –
Workforce PEO & EOR Solution

Across Africa

Expand your business across Africa

Global
Coverage

190

countries

Standardized
Procedures

Standardized invoicing, single operational cycle for any number of countries

Speed
 

72

hours onboarding

Experienced
Partner

On the market since 2011 300 Projects fulfilled

100%
Compliance

Fully compliant solutions for borh locals and expats

Price
flexibility

Unique business model flexible pricing based on employees number, both expats and locals

Expand your business across Africa

Global
Coverage

190

countries

Standardized
Procedures

Standardized invoicing, single operational cycle for any number of countries

Speed

72

hours onboarding

Experienced
Partner

On the market since 2011 300 Projects fulfilled

100%
Compliance

Fully compliant solutions for borh locals and expats

Price
flexibility

Unique business model flexible pricing based on employees number, both expats and locals

Expand your business across Africa

I want to expand my business in:

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. Workforce Africa will onboard your candidates (including expats) and issue them compliant employment contracts. Workforce Africa therefore becomes the Employer of Record for your expat foreign employees.

Yes. We can source top and quality talent for your operations in any African country. You however get to choose the best fit talent for the role​

An organisation may outsource the payroll function for its foreign subsidiary. This however does not relieve it of its compliance duties. With an Employer of record (such as Workforce Africa) on the other hand, the Employer of Record is responsible for payroll and other compliance requirements​

Absolutely. In our experience, switching from a local legal entity, to a PEO/ Employer of Record, saves you cost and lets you focus on more strategic activities.​

Yes. As the Employer of Record. Workforce Africa withholds all payroll taxes monthly and administers relevant employee benefits (such as insurance and pension contributions) in compliance with all applicable laws.​

Yes. Workforce Africa only becomes the Employer of Record that is responsible for employment compliance management. However, the Client on a daily basis oversees the operational activities of the employees​

Workforce Africa, as the employer, is responsible for staff salary payment, benefits administration and taxes withholding. The Client is billed once in a month for all these payments and the PEO’s management fee​

The major difference between PEOs and staff leasing is in the relationship between the Staff and the Client. With a PEO, there is an ongoing relationship between the Staff and the client company. The PEO becomes the Employer of record. In Staff leasing, the employee is leased to the client company, usually on a temporary basis. The Staff’s relationship with the staffing company is usually ongoing.​