In the piece, “Outsourced Marketing, Part 1: The Market,” blogger and CEO of Kinesis, Shawn Busse, writes that “the concept of outsourcing is nothing new. While many think of ‘outsourcing’ as sending jobs overseas, modern outsourcing is much more sophisticated.” Busse continues to note that these outsourcing businesses often provide greater service at a lower expense. Busse provides examples of outsourced IT, Virtual Receptionists and Human Resources.
Category Archives: Professional Employer Organization
Paula Restrepo, in a piece for MyCentralJersey.com, writes that many entrepreneurs are looking to outsource their human resources. They are becoming part of a PEO, or “professional employer organization,” to obtain benefits typically unavailable to their companies. There are many benefits that PEO can offer; Restrepo writes that PEOs can help startups and growing businesses
A recent article by Shane Loftus published in Utah Business Magazine, “Choosing a Qualified PEO for Your Business,” brings up the concept that employees are arguably an organization’s most valuable resource. He points out that in order to continue to develop the organization’s culture and HR systems & processes, hiring a professional employer organization (PEO) can be a a great way to deliver proactive HR systems and produce measurable results for an organization.
In an article by incbeat.com, they highlight the specific benefits to a business owner when they use a professional employer organization (PEO) for their growing business. More specifically, they point out that business owners and key personnel can focus on the important tasks in the business that contribute to revenue and growth rather than spend their valuable time building an HR infrastructure. Simply put, a PEO can free up a business owner from dealing with the HR side of the business.
In a recent article by Smart Business, Richard Hicks explains how a Professional Employer Organization (PEO) can help small businesses with the employer functions of running a business. Here is an excerpt from the article:
Originally published in the Eastern Pennsylvania Business Journal on October 3, 2011
Hiring and managing good employees for your small business can be a burden. That’s why many entrepreneurs are turning to professional employer organizations to handle the complex, time-consuming administrative tasks of human resource management.
Let a professional employer organization handle employee-related services such as HR and payroll.
By: Doresa Banning, WomenEntreprenuer
Xenium’s own President, Anne Donovan was recently quoted in the Portland Business Journal after being asked about the current economy and how it has impacted the outsourcing industry.
Excerpt from the PBJ:
Having staved off the worst of the recession, local PEOs are looking forward to a gradual recovery.
New joint employer coverage regulation changes the way PEOs and their clients will be treated under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Prior to the new rules effective January 16, 2009, clients and administrative employers, such as Professional Employer Organizations (PEO), were considered joint employers for purposes of determining coverage under the federal leave law. This joint employer status required that employers use the aggregate employee number of their administrative employer (in this case, the PEO). Because Xenium has an aggregate employee number much higher than the threshold for FMLA coverage (minimum of 50 employees in the U.S.), our smaller PEO clients were also required to comply with the federal law and offer protected leave to eligible employees.
If you use Xenium’s Integrated services, you know that you are saving quite a bit by allowing us to turnkey all of your company’s human resources needs and functions. Turns out that you are part of a very fast-growing approach to human resources management across the country. According to our friends at the National Association of Professional Employer Organizations, gross revenues for the PEO industry increased in 2007 to $61 billion, a 15 percent jump from 2006.