Which PEO Is Right for Your Business? Ask These Questions

Not all Professional Employer Organizations (PEOs) are the same, so how do you know which is the right one for you? Boss Magazine recently addressed the question and came up with several criteria to help you narrow down the list, such as breaking down how you’re billed, reviewing benefits packages, and learning company accreditations, among other things.

(Read the full article from Boss Magazine.)

We have a few other questions you should also ask when considering outsourcing to a PEO.

1. Does the PEO have dedicated representatives for each client account that you can talk to when you have questions or a problem? The answer should be yes — and these people should be experts in their field. When you need an answer, digging through a site’s help section or waiting on hold for the next available representative just doesn’t work.

2. Can you stop by and meet the PEO’s staff members? Our belief is that human resources are best tackled by humans who understand the community they serve. You can find out for certain by stopping in to meet the entire team who will be working on your account.

3. What is the PEO’s own turnover like? It seems like a trick question because it turns the table on the PEO who will also be trying to keep YOUR turnover low. But you want to know that the people with your PEO aren’t here today, gone tomorrow. You want to work with an HR organization that values its own staff as much as you value yours, and that it practices what it preaches.

4. What kinds of technology does the PEO offer to your managers and employees? In today’s workforce, employees want instant access to data and the ability to run reports in a self-service world. Make sure they’re empowered with technology offered by your PEO.

5. What can the PEO do immediately to help address your HR concerns? Ask specific questions about your HR issues to gain insight on how the PEO will service your account. Learn how the PEO plans to immediately step in and make your life as an employer easier.

Partnering with a PEO could be the smartest business decision you make this year. In fact, a 2016 NAPEO study found that small businesses that use a PEO grow faster, have lower rates of employee turnover, and higher rates of business survival than other comparable small businesses. Do your due diligence and you’ll find the right PEO fit for your company’s needs.

To learn more about Stratus.hr, please request a free quote or contact us at sales@stratus.hr.

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Stratus.hr has dedicated reps for each client company. They know the client representatives personally and provide cell numbers to be contacted whenever needed.

Please stop in to meet our Stratus.hr team anytime! Clients are always welcome in the office.

On average, our Stratus.hr representatives have been with the Company for four years, some for more than ten years!

From online paperwork and benefits enrollment, to Tech Center and our mobile app, we quench employees’ thirst for technology in a self-service world.

From the get-go, Stratus.hr provides competitive and affordable benefits; stress-free payroll and benefits administration; workers’ comp coverage and claims management; government compliance for reporting, claims, and audits; advanced online technology; and an HR expert dedicated to your company.

John Farnsworth, Chief Executive Officer

Author John Farnsworth, Chief Executive Officer

John learned at an early age the value of hard work, forming his first company before his 18th birthday. He co-founded Stratus.hr (originally “Innovative Staffing”) in 1999 and has an established reputation for his expertise, work ethic, and love for traveling.

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