Archive for January, 2014

Part 3 of 3: Ways PEOs Support Golf Course Businesses

January 27th, 2014

payroll processing for golf coursesWelcome to part 3 of 3 in our 3-part series regarding PEO solutions for golf course businesses. Now, let’s conclude by talking about the word most golf course owners can’t stand to hear, let alone work on: administration. Employees of all different job types, payroll, time off requests, taxes, government forms, scheduling, recruiting, compensation evaluation, hiring, disciplining, performance reviews, firing, exit interviews… the list of administrative tasks goes on and on.

The Challenge: 

Due to the diverse types of employees found within a golf course business, the various responsibilities and the various compensation structures, there are an increased number of HR challenges for the business owner. Each worker comes with their own specific list (it’s a long one) of administrative tasks.

Here’s How PEO Advantage Can Help:

PEOs have the ability to take away many of the tasks that may be slowing your business down and costing you a bundle—especially payroll processing.PEO Advantage helps find the perfect PEO for managing and delivering payroll to your employees, in addition to accounting for the necessary Federal, State and Local taxes. The PEO payroll responsibility also includes Social Security, Medicare, Federal Unemployment Tax (FUTA), State Unemployment Insurance (SUI) and any other taxes that are applicable.

Many PEOs have invested hundreds of thousands of dollars into their Payroll and Human Resource Information Systems (HRIS) so that clients can enjoy the benefits of having access to industry leading cloud based systems.  Technological enhanced process efficiency is only one advantage of partnering with a PEO.  Your business will also offset employee liability, outsource payroll & HR and other tasks such as benefits administration which allow your staff to further increase productivity and focus on daily management and growth.  In some cases, PEO clients experience even greater savings by eliminating overstaffed HR departments.  PEO Advantage encourages business owners to redeploy excess employee capacity toward revenue generation.

Here’s a bonus regarding the number of job types you employ at your golf course: PEOs provide professionally written employee handbooks and policies that translate into clear expectations for each position and better job performance!

To learn more about how a PEO can help your golf course with its administration and payroll, contact PEO Advantage at 877-636-9525 and continue your research by downloading the “PEO Advantage “PEO Buyer’s Guide: Don’t Go at it Alone.”

Part 2 of 3: Ways PEOs Support Golf Course Businesses

January 17th, 2014

Health Care for Golf CoursesLast week we discussed workers compensation solutions specific to golf course businesses. This week, we’re talking health care! As we mentioned, golf courses employ individuals across a wide spectrum of job types. Groundskeepers, landscapers, servers, office personnel, event and banquet staff, and more! If you’re a golf course business owner you may very well have a combination of exempt and non-exempt workers.

The Challenge:

Keeping up with specific legislative changes and requirements, particularly surrounding health care and Affordable Care Act, is nothing short of a nightmare. Add in the fact that you don’t have a “uniform” employee type and the health care requirements for each may be very different from one another.

Here’s How PEO Advantage Can Help:

PEO Advantage is busy introducing golf businesses across the country to the PEO relationship. Here’s why the co-employment relationship is such an attractive business model:

Without even factoring in the rules and regulations associated with the Affordable Care Act, there are more than 60 employment-related governmental regulations; compliance alone is a full-time job. PEOs assume much of the liability associated with healthcare regulations and employee management.  Expert help with risk management and compliance protects business owners from costly fines and lawsuits, and with health care and compliance under control businesses can finally concentrate on their core competencies (managing the golf course) and put their growth plans in motion.

In addition to lowering workers compensation costs, they can also lower your health care costs.  With health insurance rates on the rise and the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, businesses are looking for ways to continue offering robust benefits to their employees, but also keep their expenses under control. PEOs bring purchasing power to the table alongside access to Fortune 500 quality health insurance packages and previously unavailable benefits such as 401(k), Section 125 plan and Flexible Spending.

Is your golf course business looking to cut health care costs and ensure a Health Care Reform-compliant workplace in the upcoming year? Call 877-636-9525 to speak with a PEO Advantage representative today.

Part 1 of 3: Ways PEOs Support Golf Course Businesses

January 3rd, 2014

Ways PEOs Support Golf BusinessesAre you a golf course business such as a country club, golf course or golf community? If so, you’re well aware of the everyday struggles your business type faces: expensive workers compensation premiums, managing employees across a wide spectrum of job types (landscapers, office personnel, maintenance, cooks, servers, event planners, etc), upcoming compliance issues regarding health care, the cost of health care, administration of payroll and HR …. And more!

At PEO Advantage, we recognize these struggles specific to the hospitality industry, which is why we’ve introduced a program specific to country clubs, golf courses and golf communities. We invite you to join us for our upcoming 3-part series on golf business-specific solutions, particularly: Workers Comp, Health Care, and Administration.

This week we’re starting off with workers comp…

The Challenge:

Golf businesses have a unique challenge in that they employ individuals across all spectrums; management, office personal, landscaping, restaurant & bar, grounds keeping, maintenance and more. Traditionally, all employees are lumped into a single workers comp code to standardize the cost, but the golf business suffers higher rates than a traditional office scenario, since they do in fact employ a few higher risk positions such as landscapers and groundskeepers.

Here’s How PEO Advantage Can Help:

PEO Advantage’s new program for golf businesses focuses on providing turnkey solutions through the PEO relationship. PEOs offer numerous advantages when it comes to minimizing the cost of workers’ comp. There are no deposits or audits with convenient Pay-As-You-Go policies and clients see an immediate surge in cash flow since their premium is based on actual wages during that exact pay period.

Additionally, PEOs file and track claims, make sure claims are legitimate, manage safety reviews and OSHA compliance, and offload time-consuming documentation and reporting activities.

But, there are 700+ PEO companies across the country – which one can deliver exactly what you need including low rates?  Through a series of more than 200 questions that cover everything from payroll process, compensation structure, work comp claims history and documentation to HR compliance, technology and your three-year growth plan, we’ll identify and prioritize your current and future requirements. Once we have an accurate assessment of your goals and which services you need, we’ll put our industry expertise and 50+ years of business experience to identify the best PEO companies that are licensed in your location and specialize in what you need.

Don’t forget to tune in for part 2 and 3 in the upcoming days. If you need immediate support or have specific questions regarding workers comp, contact PEO Advantage today at 877-636-9525.