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Tuesday October 04, 2011

I’m laughing to myself, thinking that a big share of my readers won’t know what a “While You Were Out” message was ever used for, for those individuals let’s just refer to them as “Paper Voicemail”.  Back in the old days prior to voicemail and email, and when people still used the telephone as a business communication tool, when you didn’t answer the phone, someone actually took a message for you and wrote it on one of those pink notes. 

Well, today’s message is that have changed since the days when everyone used those “While You Were Out” message pads. 

I love the Professional Employer Organization – PEO Industry, Human Resource Outsourcing has so much to offer the business community, but how do we communicate that message.  Well my sick sense of humor wants me to buy a bunch of the While You Were Out message pads – and fill them out for a bunch of business owners with the following message:  While you were out, the business world has changed.  We have a better solution for managing employment, including HR, Workers Compensation, Benefits, Payroll and more.  Call me so we can connect…Rod


I may try that at some level just for fun… but my greater message of the day is we need to all work towards building better messaging about our industry, the PEO Industry has so much to offer, look at how your communicating, in today’s world we’ve replaced those pink message pads with email, instant messaging, LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, blogging and more. 

Every week, every PEO in this country should be putting out a blog about how using a PEO can benefit business… there is so much to talk about,  get started today become a PEO Industry Expert Blogger, submit your blogs or blog ideas to, follow us on twitter at peodotcom.!/PEOdotcom

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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