A PEO manages all your HR responsibilities so you can get back to business.


Professional Employer Organization

A Professional Employer Organization (PEO) enables businesses to cost-effectively outsource the management of human resources, employee benefits, payroll and workers’ compensation while focusing on their core competencies to run their business and grow the bottom line.
Businesses today need help managing increasingly complex employee-related matters such as health benefits, workers’ compensation claims, payroll, payroll tax compliance and unemployment insurance claims. A PEO provides services to effectively manage critical human resource responsibilities and employer risks for clients. They deliver these services by establishing relationships with the client’s employees and administering certain employer rights, responsibilities, and risks as agreed with the client. Often times, this is done through a co-employment relationship.
Here are the benefits of using a PEO:
  • Estimated 27.2% return of investment, annually
  • Annual median growth for PEO clients is 40% greater, compared to non-PEO firms
  • HR administrative tasks are taken off your plate, so you can focus more on your bottom line
  • Best-in-class HR technology that creates an efficient and effective people processes
  • Fortune 500-level benefit offerings at an affordable cost, helping to attract and retain A-players
  • Compliance expertise to eliminate fines

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What is co-employment?

The National Association of Professional Employer Organizations (NAPEO) defines co-employment as a contractual allocation and sharing of certain employer responsibilities between the Professional Employer Organization and the client, as outlined in a contractual agreement. This arrangement transfers a significant portion of the risk and liabilities associated with employees to the PEO and allows the client to offer enhanced benefits. A PEO often assumes the responsibilities of payment of wages and employment tax compliance, reporting, collecting and depositing state and federal taxes, and workers’ compensation coverage and management. The PEO may engage with worksite employees regarding specific human resource matters or employment compliance issues, while the client company remains in control of the day-to-day operations and the manufacturing, production and delivery of products or services. Every contractual agreement is unique and developed based on your specific service delivery needs.

Why use a PEO?
  • Access to professional HR services including employee handbooks, policies and procedures, recruiting assistance, background checks, time and attendance systems, performance management, job descriptions and much more
  • Obtain better group benefits packages to attract and retain key talent
  • Enhance compliance with state and federal laws and regulations to avoid fines and lawsuits
  • Improve risk management practices to reduce liabilities
  • Reduce turnover
  • Enhance employee morale
  • Attract better employees
  • Guidance on worksite employee issues
  • Improve efficiencies by saving time and reducing paperwork
  • Simplify claims management for workers’ compensation and unemployment insurance
A Message from NAPEO's President Pat Cleary

For any company considering using a Professional Employer Organization, it's a smart decision - especially for small companies. Our PEO gives us a wide variety of services that enable us to focus on our core competencies rather than tedious paperwork.
Sharon, Business Owner, West Virginia
Using a PEO for our HR needs has increased our efficiency and allowed us to focus on what we need to do to grow as a company.
Darryl, President, Advertising Company, Missouri
Our relationship with our Professional Employer Organization has given us the ability to access their expertise in HR, current labor issues, workers' comp, unemployment insurance, and most of all compliance... Our PEO is a very valuable resource.
Sue, Business Manager, Surgical Center, Ohio

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