From significant cost-savings, increased productivity to lower compliance risks, there are many ways a PEO can benefit your business. But what about the employees? How can partnering with a PEO help your employees?
According to a recent NAPEO study, employees working in businesses that use a PEO reported their employer:
- Demonstrated a commitment to employees
- Implemented good hiring practices
- Established good HR policies and practices
- Provided attractive training and development opportunities
Employees also reported significantly higher scores related to their satisfaction and confidence in management, including:
- Higher levels of employee engagement
- Intention to stay with their employer until retirement
- Trust that the employer is taking the right steps to be competitive
- Confidence in the employer’s approach to growing the company
How a PEO Helps Employees
According to the same study, recruitment, retention, and overall employee well-being are top concerns for business owners over concerns for generating revenue and profit growth. A PEO gives businesses a competitive edge to attract and keep employees. Here are a few ways:
Access to Better Health Plans & Benefit Packages. By partnering with a PEO, employers can offer top-rated health insurance plans and enterprise-level benefit packages similar to those offered at large corporations. This is because of a PEO’s ability to group employees of small businesses into one pool to negotiate better packages at lower rates.
Accurate and on-time paychecks. A PEO provides the assurance that paychecks are accurate and delivered on time.
Simplified Conflict Resolution Process. A PEO can provide assistance on how to handle difficult workplace issues.
Safer Work Environment. PEOs help navigate the ever-changing regulatory environment and provide some protection from compliance risks that other small and mid-sized companies face alone. On-site risk management services and guidance on compliance training opportunities help to create a safer workplace.
Easier Access to Human Resources. Working with a PEO is similar to having a dedicated HR department. Employees have access to a wealth of knowledge and resources, along with support from a team of HR experts. The arrangement makes it easier to onboard new hires and facilitate tasks, such as the approval of paid time off.
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Taking Care of Employees Takes Care of Business
When employees feel they are being taken care of, they are productive and committed to your success. PEOs boost employee satisfaction and engagement by helping employers demonstrate a commitment to their employees. For employees, the result is a better work-life balance, stronger trust, and a more positive workplace.
As an IRS-Certified PEO, Propel HR continues to seek innovative solutions to help our clients take care of their employees, as well as their bottom line. To learn more, download our free E-guide, The Small Business Guide to Choosing the Right PEO.