Alternative HRO Options – ASO, PEO
Posted on 02.19.2020
If your business does not utilize a Human Resources Outsourcing (HRO) group like Achilles Group for HR services, you may have decided to hire a Professional Employer Organization (PEO) or Administrative Services Only (ASO) model.
With a PEO, employers are able to bundle payroll, employee benefits, basic HR administration, and worker’s compensation together with one provider. However, your employees become employees of the PEO, and thus the PEO assumes limited liability for employment and compliance risks. Your company is forced to adopt the PEO’s policies and practices with little opportunity for customization. As your business grows and your needs become more complex, a PEO is not designed to handle the greater strategic HR challenges your organization will inevitably encounter. They may offer HR advice as part of their bundle, but in most cases, it is not their core competency.
An ASO is an arrangement where an employer has “carved out” certain aspects of their PEO bundle, opting to obtain either benefits or payroll services through an alternate provider while still having the PEO handle basic employee administration.
At Achilles Group, we are aware that most organizations have a need for multiple levels of HR skill sets that are not commonly found in one person. Finding that ideal mix of expertise or making the investment in multiple HR people can be overwhelming for most companies. Our Fractional HR concept provides our clients with the ideal mix of expertise without making the investment in multiple HR people.
We also provide greater depth and breadth of HR knowledge and best practices than a PEO, ASO, and the ordinary HRO. With our Professionally Human approach, we get to know your culture and unique personality so we can tailor solutions to fit perfectly into your environment. We are not just a hotline service, answering your questions and handling your issues over the phone. We are people talking to people, providing proactive, reactive, strategic, and tactical assistance the moment you need it.