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How to Facilitate In-House and Outsourced HR Staff Working Together

If you contract out to a Professional Employer Organization (PEO) partner, or are considering doing so, how can your organization ensure that your in-house staff and outside HR partner work together seamlessly? Here are three best practices to employ. Communicate. Communication is key to any successful relationship. Very often, businesses outsource transactional HR tasks specifically[…]

15 Ways Brokers and Benefits Consultants Help Employers

According to MetLife’s 15th Annual (2017) U.S. Employee Benefit Trends Study, brokers and benefit consultants play an unsung role in helping employers navigate employee benefits. That’s because employers tend to overestimate how clear and helpful their communications about benefits actually are. For example, while 74% of employers agree that “the company’s benefits communications effectively educate[…]

HR Risk Management Part 1: The HR Risks That Need to Be Managed

Risk is intrinsic to business (and life). Even if you closed your business down today, you wouldn’t totally escape the risks; your former risks would simply morph into new ones. At heart, a risk is anything that can go wrong, and many businesses underestimate their HR-related risks. According to consultancy group EY: “HR risks continue[…]

Emerging Skills FAQ

What are emerging skills? The world of work is in constant flux. As technology evolves and new trends develop, employers in all industries can find that their continued success relies on new and emerging skillsets. For example, Uber and other ride-sharing services may not have “killed” the traditional taxi market – despite steep falls in[…]

What HR Functions Can You Outsource?

Human resources (HR) refers to far more than just one function. Your HR people handle a huge array of tasks and duties; that’s partly why HR can easily overwhelm small teams. Fortunately, it’s possible to outsource only individual pieces of your HR needs, when appropriate. Here are the most common HR functions that you can[…]

How Much Time Do You Spend on Administrative, Non-Core Tasks?

How much time do you spend on non-core tasks? The answer is too much. Running a small business (and especially starting one) is becoming increasingly laborious. Nearly two-thirds of small business owners work more than 40 hours a week (and one-third work more than 50), according to the 2017 Bank of America Small Business Owner[…]

Tips for Transitioning into a PEO Relationship

So, you’ve decided to hire a Professional Employer Organization to help handle the employer side of your business. You’re not alone; the PEO industry has boomed over the last decade, and no wonder. PEO clients grow faster than average, have lower employee turnover than average, are more likely to be profitable, and have double the[…]

10 Reasons Companies Partner with a PEO

Outsourcing HR is the only way to get the employer out of the employer business. That enables them to get back to business instead of idling on staffing issues; it also means they can eliminate liabilities in terms of payroll taxes etc. as the Professional Employer Organization (PEO) partner becomes the employer of record. Here[…]

How Using a PEO Benefits Your Employees

We write regularly about the impact of utilizing a Professional Employer Organization (PEO) on employers, detailing the ways a PEO can generate cost savings, business advantages, and peace of mind for business owners. But what about the impact of a PEO on workers? How does a PEO partnership work? First, let’s define the relationships here.[…]