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The Positive PEO Benefits for Human Resources Management

In 2017, the positive PEO benefits for human resources management are becoming clearer to many small and midsize business owners. By working with a professional employer organization to improve HR services, companies gain access to better health, retirement and workers’ compensation benefits for their employees. Teaming with a PEO in a co-employment relationship allows employers to obtain greater control of their companies. Business owners can focus on doing the actual work of their companies instead of worrying about internal HR tasks that ultimately do not drive their bottom line.

Positive PEO Benefits = A Company’s Success

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Effective Human Resources = Success

After all, you did not start your company to provide HR services to your employees. No entrepreneur ever began a business to hire people and provide them with effective benefits administration and a great retirement package. Although such benefits administration and positive employee services help improve a company’s ability to recruit the very best talent in an industry, such an outcome was never the original goal. In truth, the original goal was, has been, and continues to be the business of your business. The very essence of positive PEO benefits is to allow a company to renew their focus on this original goal.

As a professional employer organization, Total HR Management has seen how long-term positive PEO benefits play out in our client companies. By outsourcing the headaches and bureaucratic challenges, our client companies have thrived. Free from the bureaucratic labyrinth of being trapped in the internal policies and external requirements of their business, they found the freedom to do what they do best. Such freedom should never be undervalued. It is the beating heart of business success.

A PEO Partnership That Works

Beyond outsourcing the HR-related services, a professional employer organization forms a partnership with client companies. By operating with a co-employment arrangement, the PEO takes on the annoying burdens of running a business in the modern world. Without question, businesses maintain control over their employees under this partnership. What changes is that the PEO shares the risk and liability while focusing on compliance and regulatory issues. Also, a professional employer organization often becomes a client company’s payroll provider as well by handling the administration of payroll and benefits.

For a co-employment arrangement to work fully, there needs to be a true partnership between a client company and a PEO services provider. Although many companies resist such a partnership, the positive PEO benefits greatly outweigh and transcend their initial concerns. Companies that partner with a PEO almost always experience lower group insurance costs and workers’ compensation discounts. Also, a lower state unemployment insurance (SUI) rate is accessed as well. Such a rate is available to client companies because their employees are listed under the PEO’s federal ID number for payroll purposes.

Across the board, there is an undeniable bonus for small and midsize companies when they partner with a PEO. By becoming part of the greater employee pool that consists of the totality of all the PEO’s client companies and their employees, small and midsize businesses access much greater negotiating power. Suddenly, available benefits packages and additional HR service options are comparable with what is being offered at a Fortune 500 company. The co-employment relationship opens the door to lasting PEO benefits.

Total HR Management and PEO Benefits

What is so great is that such PEO benefits are more than just overcoming the bureaucratic headaches of the HR needs of any modern company. When combined with the power of the employee pool offered by a professional employer organization, PEO benefits save both time and money. PEO providers can help you understand the PEO benefits by doing an HR audit for your company and examining the specifics of what your business needs.

As a professional employer organization, Total HR Management believes in offering a tailored package of PRO service options.  If you want to know more about how working with a professional employer organization can help your company, the HR managers at Total HR Management can help. Please contact us today by calling (800) 975-5128 today to access the PEO benefits and HR services your company needs.


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Total HR Management Recognized As ESAC Accredited Professional Employer Organization At NAPEO Conference

In Phoenix at the NAPEO conference, Total HR Management was officially recognized as an ESAC accredited PEO. Cana Tighe, the COO of Total HR Management and the head of the New York office, proudly accepted the award. The recognition by NAPEO is an affirmation of the quality performance that Total HR Management supplies as a human resources outsourcing services provider.

ESAC Accreditation for Total HR Management

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Cana Tighe Accepts ESAC Accreditation for Total HR

Responding to the needs of its membership, the National Association of Professional Employer Organizations instituted a strategic plan to promote the financial, operational, and ethical performance practices sought by consumer and regulators. The Employer Services Assurance Corporation (ESAC) is similar to the assurances offered by FDIC for the banking industry. ESAC accreditation includes $15 million in surety bond coverage as financial assurance for clients and employees of accredited PEOs.

It is important to note that less than 10% of PEOs receive this accreditation. Total HR Management works hard to provide our clients with the highest quality in professional employer organization services. By achieving ESAC accreditation, the hard work for clients by Total HR Management is being recognized.

Professional Employer Organization Excellence

By verifying compliance with important industry practices and ensuring financial responsibility ESAC accreditation increase a PEO’s credibility, attracts more distinguishing clients, and dramatically increase client retention. An independent non-profit corporation, the Employer Services Assurance Corporation is managed by a board of directors that includes PEO industry attorneys, CPAs, and independent directors representing over 100 years of combined PEO industry regulatory experience. ESAC has been building trust for the PEO industry since 1995.

NAPEO endorses and strongly supports ESAC efforts to promote professional practices that address financial, operational, and ethical performance sought by PEO customers. A broad based Industry Advisory Council developed ESAC standards. Total HR Management is honored to have been recognized as an ESAC accredited professional employer organization. The accreditation is given only to the very best professional employer organizations that reflect the high standards of the ESAC.

Total HR Management = Reliable Business Success

As the Chief Executive Officer of Total HR Management and the head of the Southern California office, James Harwood attended the NAPEO conference in Arizona as well. He watched from the sidelines as Cana Tighe, the Chief Operating Officer of Total HR and his sister, accepted the award for the company. Like a supportive family that comes through for their clients, Total HR Management has developed a proven track record of providing the very best in professional employer organization services for companies across the country.

Leave Of Absence Management And The Ongoing Success Of Your Company

It’s a major mistake for your company to be absent minded when it comes to leave of absence management. For a multitude of reasons that include effective human resources administration, employee job security, liability mitigation and managerial consistency, professional leave of absence management is essential. Whether the leave of absence is caused by child birth, employee or family illness, a sabbatical or professional education, how your company responds and handles the leave is critically important to your company.

Leave of Absence Management

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The Challenge of Leave of Absence Management

According to the 2015 Guardian Absence Management Activity Index and Study, released in February in conjunction with summary infographics, employers feel an increasing necessity in 2015 to address and overcome absence management obstacles.

The simple truth is that while companies have taken small steps in the right direction in relation to their absence management efforts, there is still a long way to go.

According to a recent study in by the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM), employers admitted that they still:

  1. Have trouble interpreting federal and state leave laws.
  2. Find it difficult to ensure employees will be able to perform their essential duties effectively when they return to work.
  3. Lack the staff resources to manage leave of absences without causing potential disruption to their everyday business. 

SHRM Leave of Absence Management Recommendations

The SHRM study also lays out a road map for employers looking to establish effective leave of absence management programs to address such problems. The recommendations include the following:

  1. A written return-to-work policy & help in facilitating an employees’ return to work.
  2. Guidelines for the duration of disability based on diagnosis.
  3. Reports on disability usage patterns, disability claimant status, and disability cost to the company as a whole.
  4. A Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) audit, including usage patterns, claimant status, and FMLA information distribution.
  5. Access to an employee assistance program, a disease management program, and a wellness program.

Most employers find that employee engagement is by far the top problem when it comes to managing leave of absence programs. Such employee engagement can be addressed with interactive online learning modules and company meetings. Given the linkage between employee engagement and productivity, HR issues like leave of absence management need to be clear. Total HR Management can help with this process by improving employee handbooks and setting up protocols within a client company to address such challenges.

Employee Absence & A Compromised Workplace

According to Mike Estep, head of group life, disability and supplemental health product development at Guardian, “It’s imperative for companies to understand the importance of employee absences and how they can significantly compromise workplace productivity and diminish the bottom line. Employers of any size can no longer afford to view absence management as optional.”

As a professional employer organization, Total HR Management can provide your company with the expertise needed to address these challenges. If you are looking for an effective leave of absence management resource that provides hands-on expertise, it is time for your company to schedule an HR Audit with Total HR Management. Such challenges do not have to be navigated on your own. The HR managers at Total HR Management have years of experience and the resulting expertise to help your company address a myriad of HR challenges, including leave of absence management, quickly and effectively.

3 Keys To HR Outsourcing Success For Your Company

If you manage a large to mid-sized company that is looking for HR outsourcing success, Total HR Management wants to help you make the decision. Organizations often choose HR outsourcing options in order to reduce costs and minimize risks. Since the HR management options tend to be outside the organizations’ business expertise, HR outsourcing can deliver given expertise at a very reasonable cost.

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HR Outsourcing Success

Unlike certain limited online variations of the HR outsourcing model, Total HR Management combines online access and functionality with a traditional brick & mortar business. As the testimonials on our website will express, our HR managers are always a phone call away. In addition, they often spend time on-site with our client companies both when problems arise, and when new updates need to be instituted.

When choosing an HR outsourcing company to work with, there are key factors that can contribute to HR outsourcing success.

3 Keys that should be highlighted:


Key #1 – Alignment with the Organization’s Strategy:

The HR outsourcing options must align with your organization’s overall strategy. If the need to outsource does not align with an organization’s strategic planning, it will not be seen as a valuable solution. Total HR Management focuses on learning about the culture and the business of your organization before offering an HR outsourcing package. Since we don’t believe in the one-size fits all mentality, we tailor our HR outsourcing options to meet the needs of your organization.

Key #2 – Effective Integration of HR Outsourcing Services:

Once a tailored HR outsourcing package is chosen, we make sure to provide the client company contacts with a good understanding of the proposed services and how they will work. Our HR managers are experts at helping to train client companies in taking full advantage of the new options, quickly and smoothly. Our goal is to help your company’s executives focus on the business of your business while gaining freedom from working in the bureaucracy of your business. From EPLI coverage to payroll processing, benefits administration to recruitment & selection, we will explain to your team how we will help and accomplish what is needed.

Key #3 – Track Record of Ongoing Monitoring:

As stated earlier, if you read the testimonials of Total HR’s client companies, time and time again you will hear from successful executives and business owners how grateful they are for the responsiveness of Total HR’s staff. By constantly monitoring our services we always make our client companies a priority, we help to prevent problems before they happen. When it comes to our services for our clients, we believe in prevention first.

If an unexpected problem does arise that needs to be addressed, your company’s HR Manager will respond quickly and effectively. If an outside vendor is needed to address the problem, our list of experts from lawyers to information technology experts is first-rate. We only work with vendors that we have personal experience with, and that we know to have the highest ratings. Addressing the needs and challenges of our clients is always our top priority.

Learn More About HR Outsourcing Success

To learn more about what Total HR Management can do for your company to achieve HR outsourcing success, please contact us today for a consultation. By learning about your business, we will be able to offer a tailored package of HR services to directly address your the needs of your organization. After all, the greater goal of our HR services is to save our clients the two most precious resources for any business: money and time.

Five Reasons Why HR Outsourcing Makes Sense For Your Company

There are definitive reasons why HR outsourcing is chosen by so many small to mid-sized companies in today’s business environment. Rather than hear why Total HR Management believes your company should embrace the HR outsourcing PEO model, it makes sense to hear it from other business owners. After all, their business concerns and the challenges they have faced within their companies are a decent reflection of your own.

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HR Outsourcing & Your Company

Helping Your Company

The Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) conducted a survey of hundreds of companies about human resources management and HR outsourcing. You will see that what they discovered makes a lot of sense. Total HR Management want the opportunity to convince your executive team that HR outsourcing can save your company time and money.

Below are the five top reasons that companies outsource their human resources to a company like Total HR Management.

5 Principal Reasons To Choose HR Outsourcing

  1. 26% of companies outsource to save money, and this makes a lot of sense as well. What company doesn’t want to cut costs and increase profits by taking on a service that works?
  2. 23% of companies outsource to focus on strategy and business planning. Total HR Management helps our clients work on their business and not get lost in the administrative tasks of their business. Isn’t working on your business and for your clients the actual process that increases your profit margin?
  3. 22% of companies outsource to ensure compliance issues are covered. Since it is increasingly risky to not meet both state and federal requirements when it comes to compliance challenges across the board, outsourcing this risk is a smart choice that can help you avoid costly business headaches in the future.
  4. 18% of companies outsource to improve accuracy with payroll processing and benefits administration. By having a professional employer organization handle these HR functions, you no longer need to worry about all those distracting details.
  5. 18% of companies outsource due to a lack of experience in-house and a reluctance to pay the salary of a full-time HR manager. If you know your weaknesses, then you can optimize your strengths. Total HR Management knows you are the best at running your business. A big part of running a business is knowing when to hand off tasks that get in the way of the business of that business. Why allow the bureaucratic work, where you lack a necessary expertise, to consume tons of time.

HR Outsourcing Makes Sense

As a professional employer organization and human resources outsourcing company, Total HR Management’s number one goal is to help our clients succeed. You need to avoid compliance issues, and we help accomplish that objective. You need to keep your employees happy and productive, and we provide the benefits administration and clear employee handbooks to make that a reality. You need to make sure your company is safe from lawsuits, and we help by providing the protection of EPLI administration.

Total HR Management Can Help

When you need help, we are a phone call away. Your dedicated HR manager will learn about your business, listen to your concerns and address your company’s needs. Such a high-level of service is why so many are embracing HR outsourcing in the 21st century. Please contact Total HR Management today to learn why a PEO or HR outsourcing makes sense for your company.

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