Unlike other HR outsourcing companies that provide only one or two quality services, a professional employer organization (PEO) offers a far more comprehensive approach to helping you manage your business’s human resources responsibilities. A PEO allows you to transfer the majority of your business’s cumbersome and time-consuming HR tasks to a dedicated team of HR specialists who are available to provide immediate guidance and recommendations for your specific needs.
It’s important to understand that PEOs are not temp firms, staffing agencies or payroll administration companies. Instead, most PEOs offer a comprehensive suite of HR services to their clients –- everything from recruiting services to benefits administration. Sometimes these services are offered as a bundle; sometimes they’re offered a la carte.
A reputable PEO offers a variety of professional HR and business services. Typically, when you join a PEO, it’s an opportunity for you to outsource the bulk of your responsibilities, including:
Government compliance management
Payroll and payroll tax administration
Recruiting and hiring
Policies and best practices
Training and development
As a PEO client, you don’t have to devote your valuable time tracking payroll or negotiating rates with benefit providers. Nor do you have to hire additional staff to manage it for you.