Big Ideas From 2016: Our Most Popular Articles

Big Ideas from 2016Small business owners need to stay up-to-date on a broad range of HR topics including compliance, tax filing, and administration. Many of our readers are interested not only in understanding more about these challenges, but also in selecting the best resources to help navigate and manage their HR department.

Our most popular articles in 2016 dealt with understanding the differences between the types of services offered and defining specific compliance issues and terms.

PEO, ASO, or HRO: Which Solution Is Right for You?

Different approaches to outsourcing carry different benefits and ramifications for your business, so it’s important to understand what various providers can (and cannot) do for you. In this post, we take a look at three of the most common types of HR outsourcing providers: PEO, ASO, and HRO.

The #1 Reason to Go With a PEO

We asked our vendors what clients say is the #1 reason they choose to partner with a PEO, and the resounding response was vendor management. Vendor management can represent a killer burden for small and growing businesses. In an effort to minimize overhead and make more data driven decisions, small business owners need a way to manage their many vendors faster and more efficiently. And that’s where a PEO comes in.

WOTC: What It Is, Why It Works, and How It Can Save You Money

What if there was a tax credit that could save you $250,000 every year? And what if applying for that tax credit took only a few minutes of your time? Good news—there is, and it’s called the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC). Chances are you’re already hiring employees who meet the requirements for the credit. In this post, we’ talk about what the provisions of the law are, why you should consider applying, and how you can save thousands of dollars every year without a huge time investment.

Why Choose Small Business HR Outsourcing Over DIY Platforms?

Innovations in cloud technology have created a whole new buffet of DIY software platforms designed for small businesses. The appeal is that they make it easy for business owners to take care of administrative HR tasks all in one integrated, user-friendly platform. But there’s more to running a business than that. And that’s why you need a PEO.

Looking for a PEO to help grow your business in 2017? Check out our PEO matching tool and get a customized provider short list based on your business requirements.