Entrepreneurs are usually very good at multi-tasking. Entrepreneurs are good at trying to multi-task. Entrepreneurs are good at lying to themselves about their ability to multi-task. When we try to do too much of everything, we end up doing nothing very well. Outsourced HR promises to alleviate most HR headaches that entrepreneurs face, but is this really true?
There are just so many things that take up your time as an entrepreneur. Thinking that you are saving money by taking on too much is just not logical. Especially when it is something as detailed and important as human resources. The road to legal problems is well paved with entrepreneurs who thought they could manage people by themselves, unaware of the implications that come with taking on the responsibility of employing someone.
It’s a logical question, isn’t it? There are plenty of services out there for the small and growing business, all promising to increase their productivity and reduce their costs. If you have been in business for more than 2 years, you have likely spent money on a service that promised this very thing only to find out the only thing you were relieved of was cash.
So what does outsourced HR do to make the life of an entrepreneur better and more manageable? Here are just a few things:
The burden of legal responsibility is removed
Keeping up with law changes is up to the PEO
Payroll taxes are done by someone else
You don’t have to do payroll any more
Guidance on employee management is available
Onboarding and offboarding employees is done by someone else
The headache of benefits management is now gone
That’s just getting started. How would you spend your time if this was all that a PEO would do to help you get to the business of company growth instead of wearing the hat of HR manager? What if we told you they do all this and more?
It is a complete misnomer to think that an Outsourced HR solution will take care of all these functions while you pay for the convenience of their management, not only not saving anything but costing you more for their services. It is true that you will pay administrative fees, count on that. What do you save though is in the employee benefits costs. These savings can be up to 40% less than what an entrepreneur pays for a small group health plan.
If you have felt the pinch of insurance premium hikes in 2017, this might be the thing that helps you get out from the rock that is small business benefits costs and into the light of savings with a PEO. You will save money. That is a given. No fooling.
If you’ve heard this before, trust that with a PEO you are getting the advantage of employee benefits savings. And the administrative fees don’t balance out the savings. Working with a PEO means more money in your account. Period.
The last logical question becomes, “How will I know if I am working with the right one?” That is a great point. With so much choice out there, it is easy to get some anxiety pangs over which one you should be working with. There are over 700 choices. If you are looking to save time on multitasking, this is sure to bite into that and then some.
This is where a PEO broker like PEO Spectrum comes in. We take on the task of getting to know your business and your needs so we can match you with the top 3 PEOs that are able to help you within the budget that you are looking to keep.
Wouldn’t you rather trust experts than your own blind intuition when it comes to an important decision like Outsourced HR? Best part is it won’t cost you a nickel. The only thing you stand to lose is aggravation. Working with a PEO is the most logical thing an entrepreneur can do when it comes to HR management. Hands down.
If you’d like to find out more about how PEOs can help you provide great benefits and payroll management at less than you are paying now, contact us today for a free consultation.
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