Your company is growing. You need to attract top talent. But when you’re a small- to mid-size business in Augusta, it can be difficult to compete with the large government, service, and manufacturing employers in the area.
A professional employer organization (PEO) can work with your business to craft an affordable, attractive employee benefits package, but that’s not all. You can outsource finance, accounting, human resources, compliance tasks, and more to your PEO partner. That helps you reclaim your time and focus your attention where it pays off most — on your business.
If you’re ready to get started and find the right Augusta PEO company for you, contact NetPEO at (678) 841-7146. We can also answer questions about PEO arrangements in general as well as how they can benefit your Augusta business.
Some companies outsource their human resources tasks by working with a freelancer or contractor. Others harness the power of a PEO partner who can quickly and competently take care of human resources, finance, administrative, benefits, and much more.
PEOs function under a provision called “co-employment.” When you have a co-employer, your PEO partner can operate as the nominal employer of your associates under certain designated circumstances.
As a business owner, you will always have complete control over your company. You’re still in charge and you make all vital business decisions. The co-employment relationship allows your PEO partner to legally and financially take responsibility for certain human resources and benefits management tasks you assign to them.
The co-employment provision often gives business owners pause. Some have concerns they are ceding control of part of the company. However, there are distinctly defined roles in a co-employment relationship.
- You authorize your PEO partner to manage specified duties and tasks. While you choose what to delegate, many companies choose to utilize PEOs for payroll, human resources, benefits, tax withholding, and benefits management. As your employer partner, your PEO partner is legally allowed to handle workers’ compensation claims, unemployment requests, and more.
- As the founder, business owner, and/or Chief Executive Officer, you are and remain the principal employer of all your associates. You also direct the PEO’s priorities and activities. You always retain control over your operations and your employees.
The Benefits of Working with a PEO Company
NetPEO matches you with a PEO partner that best fits the unique needs of your business. You can choose to outsource your entire human resources administration or you can use a more “a la carte” approach and pick and choose to deploy only the specific tasks you need at the moment.
Some of the benefits of working with a PEO company include:
Access to First-Class Benefits
If you were shopping for and administering employee benefits on your own, your choices would be greatly limited by the size of your company as well as your budget. However, when your employees are part of a PEO’s wider “pool” of employees nationwide, you can actually support benefits such as:
- Medical, dental, and vision insurance
- Retirement benefits
- Tuition reimbursement
- An Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Best of all, as a business owner, you will no longer be responsible for the tedious, time-consuming, and exacting task of administering employee benefits.
There is a complicated web of federal, state, and local laws and regulations Augusta businesses must adhere to. From financial filing requirements to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), your PEO partner meets the deadlines and navigates the complexities so you don’t have to. You’ll never have to worry about financial or legal penalties again.
At the end of a long day, the last thing you want to do as a business owner is handle employee payment, tax forms, bookkeeping, and proper reporting. Save yourself the time and headache by outsourcing this task to your PEO partner.
Your employees are happier when payroll is more streamlined and predictable with direct deposit, on-time tax forms, easily accessible pay stubs, and someone always available to answer questions or address issues. You’re happier because you get instant reports to review and don’t have to think about payroll administration beyond the big picture.
From unemployment and workers compensation claims to wrongful termination or discrimination allegations, your PEO partner can manage any and all claims by the book to protect you from liability.
An Experienced, Cost-Effective Human Resources Team
Instead of having to hire a human resources department, or even contract out tasks, your PEO partner can handle everything from recruitment, hiring, and termination to creating employee training materials.
Working with NetPEO
We’re not a PEO, you won’t work with us directly to take care of any of the tasks mentioned above. We are, however, experts at learning about your business and matching you with the ideal PEO partner in our vast, nationwide network of trusted PEOs.
The PEO we match you with will be responsive, flexible, and can expand or contract services based on your evolving business needs. Our solution-oriented partners offer the best service and deliver on their promises, we make sure of that.
Schedule a Free Assessment of Your Augusta Business Needs Today
We’re in the business of helping your business run optimally. Call NetPEO at (678) 841-7146 and we’ll work with you on a free business assessment to learn about your specific needs. Then we’ll provide you with an estimate and a selection of potential PEO partners with expertise in your areas of necessity.