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What is a PEO?

A Professional Employer Organization (PEO) partners with businesses to help provide administrative support by grouping business together under one tax ID number. The PEO does not control your business’s day-to-day operations, but rather it takes on necessary tasks essential to running a healthy business. When a small business owner is passionate about their craft, it is difficult also to provide top-notch HR, Payroll, and Benefits administration. Some tasks performed by the PEO can support, enhance, or even substitute for unaddressed administrative HR or compliance needs of the business, there by making the business run more efficiently. This frees leadership time to focus on growing the business.

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Aliat PEO & Your Business

By allowing Aliat (PEO) to support your business, you gain back valuable time and money back so that you can focus on doing what you love. Check out our pricing calculator to find out how you can have an entire HR, Payroll, Benefits and Risk Reduction team for as little as the price of buying your employees a cup of coffee.

Now that we have established what PEO’s do in general, let’s take a look at some situations which might point to your business being in need of help from a PEO.

Signs & Symptoms You May Need a PEO

Your Employee Relations issues have escalated.

A minor disagreement between employees is normal now and again, but sometimes the problem can quickly change into something that is out of the hands of the business owner or manager. Things like harassment & abuse complaints, insubordination issues and employee termination should be handled by an HR professional to avoid potential liability to the business owner.

You are spending valuable hours, weekends and nights processing payroll.

Payroll processing can be long and tedious, and often there can be mistakes made when payroll is processed after a long work day or at night. When mistakes are made or payroll is late, it impacts the employee and hurts company morale. By allowing a PEO to help you process your payroll you no longer must miss out on valuable time you could spend focusing on other aspects of business, or perhaps spending time with family and friends.

You have full-time employees that need benefits

Many start-ups will hire one or two employees part-time to begin with. However, when your business grows your employees may become full-time, making them benefits eligible. Benefit eligibility often differs from business-to-business depending on the number of hours classifying an employee as full-time. Benefits administration can be a complicated process and having a professional back-office team will be essential. Partnering with a PEO such as Aliat gives you access to Fortune 500 benefits at small-business costs inaccessible to a broker.

Your employees seem disengaged or unhappy

When you spend time trying to balance every element of running a business, employee dissatisfaction and disengagement can be overlooked. Disengaged employees can cost you money by not returning productivity conducive to their salary. Partnering with a PEO frees up your time so you can focus on your business and employee needs.

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Handling the administrative burden of payroll, HR, worker’s compensation, risk management, employee benefits, and staying up to date with laws and regulations for small businesses is challenging. From navigating a web of regulations to keeping up with industry best practices, no one person can be an expert in everything. Aliat takes on the work that isn’t part of your core business and streamlines your back-office, all while keeping you and your employees protected.

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