Best Practices

Starting a PEO? Great You’ve Come to the Right Place 

From the laundromat down the street to the convenience store on the corner to the cellphone repair shop in the mall, small businesses comprise 99.9% of the companies in this country and employ almost 62 million workers. Not every small-business owner can go from a one-person company to a behemoth organization that employs 1.5 million...Read more

How to Help Tame the ‘Dragon’ Through Performance Management

September is Global Company Culture Month. Or at least it apparently has been for the past few years. OK, we haven’t heard of it either.  Sure, there’s a day and a month for just about everything nowadays, from National Clean Your Desk Day to Appreciate a Dragon Day, but we believe focusing on workplace culture...Read more

'Multiball’ Activated: Why Using Multiple Time & Attendance Vendors Is a Must

If you’ve ever played a game of pinball and triggered the multiball feature, you know how exhilarating it can be. But keeping all the balls in play takes patience, timing, quick fingers and perhaps a little luck.   It shouldn’t be that way with Time & Attendance.  For Time & Attendance software, being able to offer...Read more

Regulatory Update: I-9 Changes Coming Aug. 1, 2023

The long-awaited I-9 changes are finally here. There’s a lot to unpack, but we’ve got you covered.  On July 21, 2023, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security released details of two major, I-9 changes impacting all employers across the country. First, DHS announced permanent rules for remotely inspecting employee I-9 documents. Second, it announced the...Read more

4 Ways PEOs Can Maintain Profitability Even in an Uncertain Economy

Typing “Are we” into Google generated the response we were looking for off the bat: “Are we in a recession?”  Oh, Google, you know us too well. Recession, of course, depends on how you define it,” but many economists say we are not currently in a recession. Still, not to sound alarmist, some believe we...Read more

Improving Engagement Is the True X Factor of Performance Management

In 1960, Douglas McGregor, an MIT Sloan School of Management professor, published his theory on management and motivation for employees. He split companies’ management styles into two camps: Theory X and Theory Y. Theory X was the belief that employees need to be strictly controlled because they are inclined not to do any work if...Read more

Why Flexibility and Empathy Should Drive Your Workplace Benefits Strategy

Our research at Guardian has found that there’s been a recent evolution in the way many organizations work, with more telecommuting, flexible schedules and adjusted operating models in place. While many of these changes were initiated because of the pandemic, many are here to stay because of ongoing workplace trends and a monumental shift in...Read more

The ‘Physics’ Behind How Trion Solutions ‘Supercharges’ SMBs

When looking over Trion Solutions’ website, something jumps out at you in the About section. It says, “You don’t have to reinvent the wheel to achieve more with human resources.” It’s a simple concept but one that countless small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) have grappled with over the years. What’s the best way to manage...Read more

Racking Up Cybersecurity Knowledge With Rackspace’s Gary Alterson

As we head deeper into 2023, cybersecurity will continue to be top of mind for companies, especially since 82% of chief information officers (CIOs) believe their supply chains are vulnerable to cyberattacks and 6 out of 10 small businesses go out of business following a cyberattack.Read more

Building a More Cybersecure World in 2023 and Beyond

Improving cybersecurity is vital to protecting PEOs and the small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) that make up the lion’s share of companies.Read more

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