Once a business reaches a certain size, it needs a human resources team to keep up. Payroll, benefits, compliance issues, recruiting, and administrative functions cannot be handled by owners alone, nor should they be. HR tasks require specialized knowledge.
Instead of hiring an HR team, you can hire a PEO to handle these tasks for you. With the help of our Pennsylvania PEO brokers, we can connect you with qualified PEOs that know your industry and the challenges facing a business of your size and growth rate.
What Is a PEO?
A PEO is a professional employment organization. These companies provide all the services and solutions of an HR staff so that owners can focus on their core business. It moves all that overhead off your plate and onto a team you can trust.
Plus, hiring a PEO can make your company far more attractive to talent. PEOs can help you access better health insurance, 401(K), dental insurance, life insurance, and other benefits that are too expensive for your company alone.
A PEO can help manage dozens of different businesses, and they can pool that labor together when they approach benefit providers to get a better rate. It’s a really great deal, but not all PEOs are created equal.
Why Should I Use a PEO Broker in Pennsylvania?
Each PEO will have its own way of doing business. The job of a PEO broker in Pennsylvania is to sift through the options to find the small list of PEOs that best fit your current needs. You’re not limited to just the ones in your city or state!
We begin by talking with you about your current HR needs and your projections for growth in the future. Then we go through our network of hundreds of PEOs across the country to find the ones that fit. This is a free service to you!
By working with one broker, you can avoid the hassle of talking with several PEOs at once. They’ll all try to get your attention. Let us handle the salespeople and you focus on choosing the best PEO for your needs.
How Does the PEO Agreement Work?
When you work with a PEO, you work under a co-employment agreement. You agree to allow them to access data about your company and employees, and then they use that data to perform HR tasks and advise you on the best options to improve your work force.
If you’re not used to working with an HR team, there can be a learning curve while you learn about compliance issues you may have missed or offering a new benefit. That’s why our team checks in with you to ensure that the partnership is going smoothly.
We will not leave you hanging if it turns out you cannot work with the PEO you selected. Let us know what the problem is and we’ll see if we can fix it, or if not, find you a PEO that better suits your style of doing business.
How Do I Decide Between the Options?
Besides working with your Pennsylvania PEO broker, there are things you can do to choose a reliable and trustworthy PEO company. First, see if the PEO is a member of the National Association of Professional Employer Organizations (NAPEO.)
If they are there, ask them for a copy of their service agreement and read through the fine print. Talk with your broker about anything you don’t understand so you can clearly know what you’d be getting into. Be sure to ask if they take a percentage of payroll or a flat fee for services.
You can also look at our PEO FAQ and learn about unethical practices, like scooping. Ask them about how they prevent things like that from happening at their company. Naturally, if you discover unethical things with a PEO we recommend, let us know so we can investigate.
Our Pennsylvania PEO Brokers Negotiate for You
Finally, by working with a broker, you get the advantage of our bargaining power. We can help you get lower fees all around, including setup fees, by gathering quotes, understanding your true needs, and negotiating with the companies in our network.
Unfortunately, a trap many new businesses fall into is accepting everything a PEO offers when they may not need it. This brings huge fees and unnecessary hassle. Let NetPEO’s Pennsylvania brokers handle it for you instead.
Call Our PEO Brokers in Pennsylvania Today
NetPEO is ready to help you make the jump to working with a PEO organization that’s best for your business. Remember, our service is free to you! We have a nationwide network of PEOs we can draw on, not just ones in Pennsylvania.
Call one of our PEO brokers in Pennsylvania or use our contact form to set up an appointment today. We’re ready to help you take your business to the next level.