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Wednesday November 23, 2011

So anyway, it’s really funny that in one week I’ve had two of the questions that make me laugh come up.  Yesterday’s blog was addressed the question, “Why doesn’t everyone use a PEO?”  So yesterday I started participating in a business owner’s roundtable where we discuss issues that relate to business issues from an ownership perspective. 

So we start going around doing our introductions and after I did my introduction and then went into an explanation of what a Professional Employer Organization does, the individual next to me looks at me and says “Where have you been?”  I need you to help me…. So if you read yesterday’s PEO Blog you know I typically name situations.  I looked at the individual and said, you’re a 10 percenter!

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Tuesday November 22, 2011

Why doesn’t everyone use a PEO?  Every time someone asks me that question it makes me laugh. I’ve gotten to the point where I just say it’s all about the light bulb.

It happened again last week, a new client asked me “Why doesn’t everyone use a PEO – Professional Employer Organization?  I chuckled and said, it’s all about the light bulb.  On the back of my business card I have this message…. “Professional Employer Organizations are simply a better way to manage employment.  If you have employees, we help you consolidate the processes required to manage them… including Human Resources, Workers Compensation, Benefits, Payroll and more.  Our concept shares technology, expertise, and services all while taking advantage of pooled purchasing power.  We create employment practices and benefit offerings designed to attract and retain the best employees.”  That’s it, simple and to the point.

6 Reasons to use a PEO – Professional Employer Organization | PEO Blog

Monday November 21, 2011

If you are like most business owners, you want to maintain control over every aspect of their business. Your intentions are good; they could actually be hindering your company’s growth. According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, owners of small companies spend as much as 25% of their time dealing with employee-related issues. This is REAL TIME and REAL MONEY that would be better spent tending to the moneymaking functions of your business.

Here’s a great idea, in order to better allocate time and resources, many small businesses are choosing to turn over employee-related tasks to a Professional Employer Organization (PEO). A PEO will take the majority of human resources responsibilities off your hands which creates improved efficiencies and streamlines HR functions by:

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Friday November 18, 2011

The PEO.com blog has one primary objective, which is to educate businesses on why utilizing the services of a quality PEO is one of the best decisions a business owner can make.

Part of the process is to attempt to get the members of the Professional Employer Organization Industry to join in our efforts to communicate the message.  It doesn’t matter if you are an owner, payroll processor, customer service representative, sales person, safety engineer….everyone needs to participate in educating the business community as to what a PEO is, and how businesses can benefit from using a quality PEO.

 

Winter Weather Advisory:  How to prepare for weather-related absences | PEO Blog

Thursday November 17, 2011

by Matt Thomas

In addition to slick roads and shovel-related injuries, another hazard lurks in each winter storm. This hazard, however, is easily prevented by having a plan in place.

Businesses need to be careful how they pay their employees on any day, but particularly so when winter weather is involved. For example, did you know you must pay your exempt employees even if no work is performed on a day the business closes due to bad weather?

Outsourcing human resources to a PEO melts away stress because businesses can trust a PEO to update company policies so that employees know what to do when bad weather strikes, whether it’s a blizzard or a hurricane.

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