A PEO is a Professional Employer Organization, one of the most comprehensive support solutions available for your business. 98% of companies using a PEO would recommend one to a colleague.
When you work with a PEO company, you offload time-consuming responsibilities like HR and payroll administration, quarterly reporting, workers’ compensation claims management, and employee benefit procurement. PEOs are a source of expert advice—providing you a partner in the fast-paced world of business.
PEOs can be defined as a source for expert HR consulting —providing you a partner in the fast-paced world of business. 98% of companies using a PEO would recommend one to a colleague.
A PEO company offers HR services for your business including outsourcing payroll, human resources, employee benefits administration, workers’ compensation, and risk and safety management, including compliance.
The numbers speak for themselves: Businesses that work with a PEO experience 10 to 14 percent lower employee turnover, 7 to 9 percent faster growth, and are 50 percent less likely to go out of business.
To deliver their services, some PEO’s use the co-employment model. In these cases, the PEO company becomes the employer of record of the business’ employees.
The Professional Services Organization will typically handle payroll, taxes, employee benefits and provide human resources guidance, while the business focuses on its own operations and can make important decisions – such as which employees to hire or terminate.
Although PEOs typically involve co-employment, it is possible for a business to hire a PEO for specific services like payroll and benefits administration without entering into a co-employment relationship.
This is sometimes an “ASO” (administrative services only) arrangement. In this scenario, the PEO acts as a service provider rather than a co-employer. Learn more about the differences between ASO vs. PEO.
Although a PEO can offer various HR services to support a business, there are certain tasks that they won’t typically handle. Here are some examples of things a PEO won’t do for your company:
The price of a PEO company varies based on several factors including the number of worksite employees, use of recruiting services, business administration such as policy and procedure revisions, handbook development, performance management, workers’ compensation insurance, claim management services, and payroll administration.
A company looking for payroll only will be charged a lower amount than an organization looking for on-site hazard assessments, job task analysis, applicant tracking, and HR management software.
While any business can benefit from using a PEO, there are some types of businesses that stand to gain even more.
In this section, we’ll take a look at some of these businesses and how they can take advantage of the services PEOs offer.
In conclusion, businesses of all types can benefit from partnering with a PEO. If you’re interested in learning more about PEOs and how they can benefit your business, request a call with VensureHR today.
A PEO can offer your business an abundance of administrative relief, but it’s not always the best solution for every business. There are some considerations to evaluate before choosing the right PEO partner.
Now that you know what a PEO is and how it can help your company, what is the best way to move forward? Plan to interview a potential PEO as you would expect to be interviewed by a potential business investor. Keep federal, state, and local compliance top of mind while navigating the partnership process. The right PEO will be able to support your company as it grows and expands, providing the type and level of support needed to keep your operations moving like a well-oiled machine.
Keep in mind while searching for the right PEO partner that you will be handing over the majority of those demanding but necessary administrative tasks that guide your day-to-day business operations.
Whether you are opening a new business or looking to grow a longstanding company, it’s important to know that you have an expert partner in some of the more complex avenues of your business. A PEO partnership brings incredible value to businesses of all sizes, especially to new businesses without extra funds to hire a seasoned human resource professional, staff accountant, or benefits coordinator.
VensureHR is a proven partner to help keep your costs low while reducing complexity, helping you focus on accelerating your business’s growth. Want to learn more?
PEO stands for Professional Employer Organization. A PEO is a third-party company that provides HR solutions and services to businesses. In some cases, a PEO can act as a co-employer.
A PEO agreement is a legal contract between a PEO and a client company. It outlines the terms of the relationship between the two parties, including the services that the PEO will provide, and the fees. The agreement typically covers areas such as payroll processing, benefits administration, HR compliance, risk management, and other HR-related services.
PEO insurance refers to the insurance coverage provided by a Professional Employer Organization (PEO) to its clients. PEOs typically offer workers' compensation insurance, general liability insurance, and employment practices liability insurance (EPLI) as part of their services. By providing these insurance coverages, PEOs help their client companies manage risk and ensure compliance with insurance requirements.
If you enter a co-employment arrangement with the PEO, your employees will become co-employees of the PEO and your business. This means that while you will still be the primary employer, the PEO will share certain employer responsibilities with you, including managing payroll, benefits, compliance, and more.
Partnering with a PEO will not necessarily have an impact on your company’s culture. If you do want help in this aspect, a PEO can assist you in coming up with strategies that will allow you to shape your company’s culture and create a more positive and supportive work environment for your employees.