Dayrise Residential is a multi-family housing and operations company in Houston. About a year ago, we decided we needed a complete overhaul on our HR, payroll and benefits. We were nervous about transitioning out of the PEO model, and one of our vendors recommended Achilles Group as a human resources partner. We set up a half-day meeting with Achilles Group to learn how they could help us, and they came back with a proposal later that afternoon! Gary, our CFO, said it was exactly what we needed, and we had an active contract with Achilles only 30 days later.
Achilles Group hit the ground running. They started with drafting formal offer letters for all of our employees, which was around 475 people. They assisted us with i-9 compliance, overhauled our employee handbook, and restructured, updated, and formalized our policies. They also helped us grow our team and hire new employees. Essentially, they assessed everything we had in place and provided precisely what we were missing.
What has been most impressive about Achilles Group is their response time and how quickly they jump on projects to get them started and completed with no lag time at all. Whether we need guidance on policies or sensitive employee issues, the Achilles team is always available to us and is consistently proactive in helping us get ahead. Achilles Group is very collaborative as a team. They have become an extension of our team and a shoulder to lean on in times of need. Their outside perspective points out our blind spots and helps us fill in the gaps. They ask questions that challenge us, such as: Why do you do things that way? Is it working? Have you ever considered changing that? Try this and see if it works better.
Coming out of the PEO model, we have made such strides as a company, and we couldn’t have done it without Achilles Group. We are very happy with the processes and updated policies they have put in place for us, and they continue to play an important role as we grow our brand, mission, vision, and values. To anyone on the fence about working with Achilles Group, we highly recommend you reach out to them as quickly as possible. The value they bring is incomparable to anything we have ever seen, and we simply cannot say enough positive things about them as a company.