Archive for August, 2013

3 Ways to Maximize Your Relationship with a PEO

August 22nd, 2013

3 Ways to Maximize Your Relationship with a PEOIf you already work with a PEO, you‘ve likely observed the general advantages: saving money, improving productivity and profitability, reducing risk, attracting and retaining top employees, more time to focus on growth and more!

But, there are a few smaller advantages to working with a PEO that aren’t as well-known. Here are 3 more ways you can really maximize the co-employment relationship, if you haven’t already!

1.  Added Perks for Your Employees: Many PEOs have added perks in addition to traditional benefits. These may include access to credit union membership, exclusive employee discounts and reduced rates on travel, entertainment and services. Be sure to ask your PEO about the perks of their purchasing power.

2.  Employee Handbooks: For HR managers and business owners alike, compiling an employee handbook is one of the most dreadful and tedious tasks. We bet your employee handbook hasn’t been updated in year…. has it? A PEO will tailor a customized handbook for your business to discuss benefits eligibility, paid time off, maternity leave, workplace attire, and more! Handbooks provide prevention and protection from legal liabilities, provide tangible guidelines for your employees, minimize employer/employee misunderstandings and provide comprehensive answers to frequently asked questions.

3.  Training: Because PEOs place a strong emphasis on workplace safety, OSHA, and compliance, you may have already had them on site to conduct some safety training. However, PEOs offer various types of training including but not limited to performance management training, team building training and interview and termination training—all educational opportunities that can improve the workplace. Why not take advantage?

To learn more about the many benefits associated with PEOs, contact PEO Advantage today.

Can International Employees Be Co-Employed Under My Current PEO Contract?

August 5th, 2013

conceptBusiness is booming and you’re expanding overseas… But wait a minute, how will you manage new international employees? If partnered with a PEO through the co-employment relationship, to date you’ve enjoyed offloading the time consuming HR tasks (not to mention some of the liability) associated with employee management, payroll, health insurance, workers compensation, and more.

But, now you face a bigger challenge: expanding into an international workforce. Does your PEO operate overseas? Who will help ensure that your business continues to minimize costs and maximize efficiencies?

Not all PEOs provide dedicated and knowledgeable global HR specialists. If your current PEO does not provide international employee management services, you may feel stuck between a rock and a hard place. How will you expand?

Relax. International PEO options exist and you don’t have to put your business on hold to find them!  With PEO Advantage, you will get customized side by side PEO comparisons, backed by the facts and expert advice you need.

Through our trusted network of vendors, we currently have international HR management administration solutions to include employment verification, record keeping, employee contract management, relations management, pre-employment background and drug screening, international benefits, compliance, and assistance with operational policy.

And, contrary to common misapprehensions, you CAN easily begin a new PEO contract at any time throughout the year versus waiting until January of next year.

Expanding overseas? Call and speak to a PEO expert today at 877-636-9525.