As a company grows, so does its overall need for good human resource management. Businesses today need help managing increasingly complex employee-related matters such as wage and hour laws, employee benefits, workers' compensation insurance, and payroll.
Without proper management of all these aspects of HR, business owners can find themselves fire-fighting problems as they arise, which can be overwhelming and time-consuming. All of this can distract from the core business. This is where a professional employer organization (PEO) can step in.
What does a PEO do?
A PEO becomes a co-employer with its client company to relieve owners of many of the tasks and responsibilities of being an employer. The PEO becomes the legal employer of record for the company, which transfers liability to the PEO for certain areas of responsibility. The business owners and managers remain the on-site employer, and they control the management of employees. The PEO takes care of the back-office tasks, essentially becoming an outsourced payroll and HR department. This outsourced team can serve as a complete HR department, or supplement a business’ own HR team.
What can a PEO do for you?
Because PEO’s co-employ with many clients, they can offer access to top employee benefits and commercial insurance affordably. PEO’s administer benefits plans and unemployment claims for clients at no additional charge. FrankCrum is a PEO that owns its own workers’ compensation insurance carrier, so we can offer coverage to clients affordably, and allow them to pay the insurance premium over time with each payroll cycle. PEO’s also offer expert advice and support to mitigate risk and liability on the job so businesses can avoid costly accidents.
It can often be difficult for a company to stay on top of the latest changes in state and federal HR laws. A PEO constantly stays abreast of these changing regulations, saving clients both time and effort. PEO clients can reach out to the PEO’s expert human resources consultants at any time for advice on a wide range of HR topics.
If your company wants to control costs, expand, attract and retain great employees, and mitigate the risks associated with being an employer, which ultimately results in greater profitability, then consider partnering with a PEO.