Recovery Center Finds a One-of-a-Kind Partner in Stratus
"When you look at all the expenses you have in running a business, this doesn’t even feel like one.”
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I feel they’re an advocate for our organization. Their whole approach is to serve and make my job easier. It’s an honest company and their intention is to help.”
Stratus HR: Customizable human resources at your service
Every business has their area of expertise. Those things they’re very good at. Those things they love to do. Those things that get their employees excited to come to work every day.
That said, chances are figuring out 401K plans and tracking payroll are not why executives and entrepreneurs get up in the morning. However, it is the reason many companies are turning to Stratus HR to manage their human resource needs.
Drew works for one such company.
Stratus does HR, you do what you do best
Drew is the Executive Director at a residential addiction and rehabilitation facility in the Western United States. Having Stratus HR handle the employee part of the business allows Drew and his colleagues to place all their focus on their patients.
“Working with mental health and substance abuse disorders is amazing work,” said Drew. “But it can be stressful at times. With Stratus, I don’t have any added stress when it comes to HR. And there isn’t any stress from this aspect of the business for our employees which is huge.
“I can trust in Stratus that their people are doing the right things for the right reasons. I feel they’re an advocate for our organization. Their whole approach is to serve and make my job easier. It’s an honest company and their intention is to help."
The benefits of working with Stratus HR
Stratus HR provides customizable HR solutions to help businesses with their human resource responsibilities
No matter the size of the company or the industry, Stratus helps manage the employee lifecycle from hire to retire.
For Drew’s company, Stratus has helped with everything from onboarding and payroll to benefits packages and record keeping.
“People often get into social work for the good that they can do rather than the money they can make,” continued Drew. “So if we can offer an attractive compensation package, it’s so much better.
“Not only did Stratus help us select vision, dental and life insurance programs, they helped us get lower rates, which was awesome. They even guided us through a 401k implementation. The entire package has extra meaning for our staff, too.
“That’s because about 85 percent of our employees are in drug or alcohol recovery. As addicts, career and benefits were not even on their radar. But being able to help others recover—as well as provide for their own sense of security—goes a long way in increasing their self-worth.”
Stratus: all things HR
In addition to the big picture items such as health and benefits packages, Stratus eases the administrative burden by assisting companies with whatever HR needs they have
“It seems like every day Stratus is helping us with something,” added Drew. “They’ve streamlined onboarding for new employees and set up alerts when our staff gets close to going into overtime. That alone has saved us 40 hours of OT per pay period. Our directors love it because we’re able to easily see where our budget and payroll stand.”
With Stratus, Drew is able to easily upgrade an employee from part- to full-time and sign off on any merit increases. His company is now able to get W2s out by the end of January which he will tell you was impossible before. There’s further cause for celebration because Stratus even reminds him of his employees’ birthdays
Less stress, less confusion
Stratus prides itself in being an all-encompassing resource for HR needs. All done with a human touch. Drew agrees.
“One of the best things about Stratus is that it doesn’t even feel like we’re paying an HR company,” concluded Drew. “When you look at all the expenses you have in running a business, this doesn’t even feel like one. The people at Stratus are respectful. They care.
“Let me give you one last example. A former employee was applying for a loan, so the lender requested copies of a few months of her previous checks. I went into her paycheck history, clicked on the checks, and sent a password-protected email. It took me all of three minutes.
“The functionality of Stratus is that simple. And I really enjoy simplicity. There’s less stress and less confusion on the job which makes my life easier. That’s what Stratus does.”