How to Decide If a PEO Is Right for Your Business

Once you’ve made the decision to outsource some of your human resources responsibility to an outside vendor, the next big decision is selecting the best vendor to meet your needs.

The reality is that there isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution for every business. Instead, you must evaluate each Professional Employer Organization for not only its quality as a business but its ability to meet your company’s unique needs.

So, let us introduce you to Abel HR, a complete HR solution. Below, we answer the top questions you should ask any HR services company you interview.

Are you a certified PEO?
Abel HR is licensed and registered in the state of New Jersey, but are certified to operate in multiple states across the country. Abel HR takes its responsibility to its clients very seriously and obtained Certified Professional Employer Organization (CPEO) accreditation from the IRS.  We are also an active member of our industry regulatory body, the National Association of Professional Employer Organizations (NAPEO).

What’s your reputation?
We have a stellar reputation, not just in the industry, but also among our clients. We’d be happy to provide you with references or put you in touch with some of our happy clients so that you can ask questions first hand.

What kind of service can I expect?
Abel HR is a family-owned human resources outsourcing solution that has been in business since 1992. When your company signs on with us, you become part of our family and we honor your investment with us by being accessible to you whenever you need us. Pick up the phone and you’ll never hit a phone tree – instead, you’ll talk to one of our experts who can assist with any HR issue. More importantly, we’ll never leave you hanging – we’ll provide verification of the things we said we’d do so you’re never left wondering.

What type of benefits do you offer?
We are very proud of our benefits portfolio and work diligently every year to negotiate the best benefit offerings at the most competitive price. We offer an industry-leading 22 different health insurance plans, five dental plans, and one vision plan through UnitedHealthcare Oxford. In addition, we offer a variety of life insurance options and other perks. The best part? We can offer these benefits at a price that can’t be beat by small business owners and we’ll work with you to customize the best possible plan for your employees.

What kind of HR management system do you offer?
If you’re a total techno-phone, you’re going to love our Human Resources Information System. This user-friendly platform can be completely customized with names, titles, salary histories, performance reviews, company policies and handbooks, benefits administration, training records, disciplinary records, employee attendance, PTO usage and more. If you need any piece of information about an employee, with just a few clicks of your mouse, you can pull it up. Further, you can run detailed reports, analyze trends, and run just about any other type of HR function in mere seconds. It’s secure, fast, and we’re always on hand to help should you need additional guidance.

I know you’ll handle payroll, but am I still on the hook for taxes?
When Abel HR runs your payroll, we handle all aspects of the job. We will serve as a co-employer for all your employees, which means that we will assume all responsibility for managing and reporting your employee’s payroll, taxes and related withholdings. The best part? Our payroll is certified by our accountants, giving you an extra layer of assurance that you are compliant with all federal, state and local payroll and tax laws (and trust us when we say there are a ton!)

What sets Abel HR apart from industry peers?
All the human resource professionals at Abel HR love the industry and continually look for ways to increase the variety of services we can and do offer. What we believe sets us apart is our attention to detail – we’ve really thought about how we can make the life of the average small business owner easier and have taken steps to meet those needs. We offer training in federal, state, and industry topics; have staff on hand that can help you build an employee handbook from scratch; and put safety front and center and have dedicated staff to assess and improve the safety of your workplace. On top of all this, we bring a level of expertise to the PEO experience that instills confidence in our clients and lets them really focus on what matters most: growing their own businesses.

What’s this going to cost?
While we’d love to give you a quote right here and now, the customized nature of our business means that there isn’t one single rate for every business. However, the good news is that a call with one of our experts is the first step to assessing your human resource needs so we can develop a customized employee benefit management service solution that allows you to make the best possible choice for your business and employees. Email or call us at 800-400-1968.