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Monday October 10, 2011

Later this month, my local Post Office will be closing.

It’s been an interesting adventure to see our community go through the process of trying to save the local post office, and I think the bigger question is “Can the Post Office be Saved”?
Some of you are asking, what does this have to do with Professional Employer Organization – PEO Services… and my response would be it’s all about change.

Our community was in an uproar, after all our local post office wasn’t on the official list of post offices scheduled to be closed.  The lease on our post office just happen to be expiring, and with all the closings scheduled it was just easy for them to add ours to the list.  It has been a bit frustrating, I have a PO Box at the local post office since carrier delivery just isn’t consistent with the harsh winters, and now I’ll need to find another alternative.

The community rallied, Senator and Congressmen were sent letters to save our post office, we had a town meeting with the post office officials, and that’s when I realized, without massive changes the post office is destine to fail.

Now I’m not blaming the postal service for everything, but they need to change… and it may be too late.

Now to my message as it relates to our prospects, when we find someone who would be a perfect fit for the Human Resource Outsourcing that PEO’s offer, and yet they just don’t take advantage of the offer it can be real frustrating.

We’ve all heard it, and whenever I hear a prospect say “we’re just not ready for a change in how we manage employment” I do I wonder what I missed in communicating the message.  The post office is a classic example of how business changes, in today’s economy it’s constantly changing, changes are coming faster than ever and it’s important to say focused on everything that impacts your business. 

Want a positive change for your business, a quality PEO can help business owners focus on their business, while the PEO handles the administrative side of employment, find a PEO in your area at

By Rod Diekema, Rod is the CEO of LLC and Managing Partner of Michigan based Employee Capital Management LLC a leading Regional PEO serving Michigan and Illinois.  For more information, please visit  or

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