What a PEO Can Do for You

What PEO can do for you


If you are a business owner, chances are you’ve probably encountered a professional employer organization, also known as a PEO. You have probably heard things like a PEO can help your business expand and operate more efficiently on the international scale. But, what does a PEO do? Well, a PEO offers human resource assistance to firms. They usually offer services that vary from hiring to payroll to compliance monitoring. You may be thinking, “Well, I have been managing all of those just fine on my own.” However, as you read further we will discuss what a PEO can do for you that just might change your mind.


Make Hiring Easier and Lower Associated Costs

When hiring for your company, seek the most talented people. This can be extremely tricky and time consuming. When you are seeking to hire internationally, it becomes even more difficult, especially when you take into consideration that you may not be aware of all the rules regarding employment legislation in the country or jurisdiction you’re hiring. When this happens, it turns hiring into an even longer process. More time spent hiring equals more money lost.


A PEO can help by streamlining the hiring process and lowering the overall costs. Due to their experience, PEO’s have a higher knowledge or hiring practices in a variety of markets throughout the country. This makes them extremely resourceful when searching for the right person for the job.


Protect Your Business From Risk

Working with a PEO will also improve your company’s risk management. Your in-house Human Resources team is extremely talented, we don’t doubt it. But, when it comes to operations outside of the United States, like in Canada, they may not know the laws and regulations. This can lead to a business breaking a rule without even knowing and then being penalized for it later. Unfortunately, it happens all the time, especially with payroll.


Allow You to Save More on Benefits

A lot of PEOs offer benefits and administration services for clients. By partnering with a PEO, it actually saves you money on the benefits you provide and allows you to offer better benefits to employees. Let’s say your business has 50-100 employees that you manage and offer benefits to. A PEO has thousands. Therefore, they are purchasing insurance and other benefits for a significant amount of people than your business is, which usually allows them to receive a preferential rate.



Do you have additional questions regarding PEOs and how they may be beneficial to your business? Contact the team at Coastal Human Resources. We serve as a full-service human resources department for small and medium-sized businesses which provide compliance screening as well as background checks. Visit www.Coastal-HR.com or give us a call at 251-478-7444. We’re here to help ensure that all your human resources needs are met.