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What is a PEO and How Does it Work?

A Professional Employer Organization, or PEO, is a human resources provider that bundles payroll, employee benefits, basic HR administration, and worker’s compensation services together. Though this type of offer might sound convenient, many businesses don’t realize what they are giving up when they hire PEO companies. Upon entering a contract with a PEO, your employees become their employees, allowing them to assume limited liability for employment and compliance risks, forcing your company to ...

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Alternative HRO Options - ASO, PEO

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 complian...

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What Does A PEO Cost?

A Professional Employer Organization (PEO) allows employers to bundle payroll, employee benefits, basic HR administration, and worker’s compensation together with one provider.  These organizations typically charge by per employee per month (PEPM), or a percentage of total payroll.With bundled services, it may seem like you are getting a lot for your money. However, in most cases, HR services and advice is not a core competency for PEO providers, nor is it a revenue-generator. They offer it beca...

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What Is A PEO in HR?

What is the difference between a PEO, ASO and HRO? There are many HR options available to the marketplace these days, and while that creates great competition and choice, it also creates a great deal of confusion. We’ll explain the differences between each of these models of human resources outsourcing. WHAT IS A PEO? A PEO is a Professional Employer Organization. Employers are able to bundle payroll, employee benefits, basic HR administration, and Worker’s Compensation together with one provide...

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