HR Questions & HR Answers

Frequently Asked Questions

Professional Employer Organization Questions

Q: What is a Professional Employer Organization (PEO)?
A: The Professional Employer Organization (PEO) model gives small and medium-sized companies access to best practice advice and an economy of scale for fundamental services such as human resources, payroll, employee benefits, 401(k), flexible spending accounts/Section 125, workers’ compensation insurance and more.
Q: What services does Xenium offer in the PEO model?

A: Human resource consultation and best practice advice, management training, human resource administration (new hire orientation, benefits enrollment, job description review, performance evaluations, etc), payroll, employment tax administration, benefits administration, flexible spending accounts/Section 125 management, group health insurance, 401(k) program and administration, workers’ compensation insurance and safety programs, Employment Practices Liability Insurance (EPLI), unemployment management,  Employee Assistance Program, and the LifeBalance program.

Q: What size of company is the right size for Xenium's PEO model?

A: Small to mid-sized businesses.

Q: Does Xenium offer a time-keeping system to clients?

A: Yes. Xenium offers a wide range of SwipeClock options.

Q: In the PEO model, who is my point of contact for payroll and HR needs?

A: Xenium provides a dedicated HR Business Partner and Payroll Specialist on your team.

Administrative Services Organization Questions

Q: What is an Administrative Services Organization (ASO)?

A: An Administrative Services Organization (ASO), enables businesses to cost-effectively outsource the management of the human resource and payroll functions for small to mid-sized businesses. ASO differs from the PEO program (see above) in that ASO clients maintain their own group benefit programs.

Q: Does Xenium offer TPA services?

A: Yes. Xenium provides TPA services for S125, HRA and COBRA Administration.

Training Questions

Q: What options are available for supervisor and management training?

A: Xenium hosts monthly workshops available to clients and guests. Registration for workshops and “hot topic” sessions are all available online. Xenium also offers customized on-site training.

Q: Will Xenium train my employees on-site?

A: Yes. Xenium can deliver customized training to meet the needs of any business.

General Questions

Q: Is Xenium locally owned in Oregon?

Yes. Xenium is locally owned in Tualatin, Oregon by Bill Stoller, who leads the Stoller Group of companies.

Q: How does Xenium charge for its services?

A: For the PEO and ASO models, clients incur a one-time set up fee for implementation and are charged a per employee management fee for ongoing administration.

HR consulting services and training packages depend upon the scope of the project and range in pricing structure from an hourly consulting fee, to a per project fee or monthly retainer.

Q: How is Xenium different from other HR service companies?

A: Xenium thinks like an employer. We not only give best practice advice, we will help you implement it. We combine our deep level of HR experience with our flexible hands-on style in order to build customized solutions for each client.

Q: Does Xenium offer HR consulting as a stand-alone service?

A: Yes. Xenium offers full HR consulting services on an hourly consultative basis, per project or on a monthly retainer.