When you need help managing your business’s human resources, choosing the best HR provider is essential. The right HR provider for your organization is one that can stabilize labor costs, attract and retain talent, reduce administrative burdens, and more. Your search for the best HR service provider starts here.
Choosing the best HR service provider can prove to be a difficult task. Some people may think, “What’s the big deal? They all do the same thing, right?”.
Well, not quite.
All PEOs offer different services in different ways. Many PEOs even offer HR services that others do not. Because of the varying levels of services that are offered, choosing the best HR service provider is a task that needs to be approached carefully and armed with the tools necessary to make the right decision. We understand that choosing the best HR service provider for your business isn’t just time consuming: it’s a matter of utmost importance. After all, you’re paying good money and entrusting them with the well–being and management of your employees—you want to be certain you’re choosing the best HR service provider out there. That’s why we’ve created a quick checklist to help support you in the decision–making process.
Our checklist for choosing the best HR service provider is broken into four main categories:
Within each category, we’ve provided features that you can mark as “must have” or “nice to have”, depending on your business’s unique needs. Ultimately, the best HR service provider for your business should offer a balance of what support you need right now, where you’d like to grow in the future as a company, and what you can realistically afford.
It’s important to keep in mind that you don’t always need everything— you only need what’s going to help your business thrive. In some cases, additional services can be costly and unnecessary. For example, you may need help with HR, payroll, and benefits admin, but not help with talent management or recruiting if you already have an in-house recruiter on staff.
The checklist we’ve created is a fantastic free tool for you to use as you shop around for the top HR service providers in your price range, but we know there are a lot of questions that still need to be answered when it comes to choosing the best one.
To supplement the checklist, we’ve also provided answers to six of the most frequently asked questions (FAQs) from business owners that are considering working with a PEO. The questions range from “Does this solution fit my budget?” to “How does a PEO differ from a standard HR provider?”—and everything in between.
There’s a lot to process here, and it’s perfectly okay to have even more questions about choosing the best HR service provider for your company. As experts in the PEO industry, we’re always here as a resource to help answer any difficult questions you might have along the way. Feel free to reach out to us directly or schedule an HR Diagnostic to get all of your questions answered by an expert.
When it comes to choosing the right HR service provider, it’s hard to just compare numbers on a page. Every business is different, and sometimes you need to ask complex questions that a search engine just can’t answer—that’s why we recommend setting up a free HR Diagnostic with one of our HR experts.
This comprehensive assessment gives you the opportunity to ask us those tough questions, identify specific pain points for your company, and get a sense of where you’ll need an HR provider to help out. After the diagnostic, you’ll also receive an overview of some HR solutions tailored to your business to take home or even use as a reference as you shop around.
During your search, keep in mind that your business is unique, and it needs to be treated as such. The company you choose to work with shouldn’t take a cookie cutter approach to serving your business. A good HR provider should cater to your needs, and not the other way around. So, you need to ask, “Would I work with a PEO that uses a one-size-fits-all approach?”
The answer is – you wouldn’t.
That’s why we like to hang our hat on our diagnostic approach to HR. Not only does it allow us to discuss and identify your specific HR needs, but it also allows you to think critically about what matters most in terms of supporting employees and the value that a proactive, responsive partnership brings to the table.
Choosing the best HR service provider for your business can be an arduous process, but armed with this checklist you’ll be ready to make the right decision for your business. If you have any questions, remember that we’re happy to help at any stage of your decision-making process.