Tandem HR is a human resource outsourcing company or Professional Employer Organization (PEO) providing custom HR solutions to businesses of all sizes since 1998.
As the largest privately-held Chicago PEO, we pride ourselves on our ability to customize HR solutions. Tandem HR offers a variety of carve-out options and flexible human resource solutions to fit your business needs. Choose from our Professional Employer Organization (PEO), Administrative Services Organization (ASO) or our HR Only (HRO) business models to bring the most effective HR solutions that will boost productivity and, ultimately, your bottom line.
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We also pride ourselves on our expert service teams. They are knowledgeable, experienced and dedicated to providing professional and friendly service to you and all of your employees. Our high-touch business model gives you direct access to your service team. They conduct onsite onboarding, benefits orientations and much more – all based on your custom solutions to meet your unique needs. Each and every team member has our company values at the forefront of their mind as they service client accounts.
The Tandem Family of Companies
Tandem HR is a proud part of the Tandem Family of Companies.
How did the family begin? Bruce Leon, a Chicago area benefits consultant and insurance agent, founded a full-service insurance agency called Benefits Solutions Group in 1997. Bruce immediately identified a unique need among small and mid-sized businesses for outsourced human resource assistance beyond benefits. Neither a high-touch customer-centric business model nor customizable HR solutions were available from the national PEOs who had a presence in the Chicago area. By 1998, Bruce officially established a Professional Employer Organization (PEO) called Tandem Professional Employer Services.
With two companies working in tandem, business began growing rapidly. Initial growth was attributed to word-of-mouth referrals from satisfied clients and business partners. In 2006, the Tandem Family of Companies welcomed Alliance Workplace Solutions, a division that focuses primarily on voluntary benefits. This gave clients the option to offer affordable employee-paid and owned benefits to supplement benefits packages. In 2008, Tandem PES changed its name to Tandem HR to create more understanding among prospective clients about the services provided by the PEO. In 2011, Workplace Solution EAP joined the Tandem Family of Companies bringing a full-service employee assistance program in-house.
The Tandem Family of Companies currently boasts a staff of over 100 employees, servicing hundreds of thousands of worksite employees nationally with benefits, human resources, and EAP needs.