A Comprehensive Guide to PEOs and Why Your Business Would Benefit from Using One

Many small businesses are taking advantage of professional employer organizations or PEOs. These organizations are basically a way to outsource human resources for small businesses that do not have the staff or time to take care of HR functions. A PEO assumes most of or all of the aspects of human resources for a business. This includes hiring, payroll, health …

Written By: Staff Scapes

The Most Important Federal Laws That Protect Employees

Several laws mandate clean, safe, and positive work environments for the protection of the average American employee: The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA), and the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA). These laws all work in tandem to provide an opportunity for American citizens to take advantage of benefits, time off to care for …

Written By: Staff Scapes

Boosting Morale Through Employee Wellness

In a 2015 survey by the Society for Human Resource Management, 76 percent of survey respondents currently offer employee wellness programs. Companies that lead this trend came from Silicon Valley, but many employers across the country now offer or plan to offer corporate wellness programs to help boost morale, reduce healthcare burdens to the employer, and to increase work productivity. …

Written By: Jim Thibodeau

4 Changes to the Affordable Care Act

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is seeing a handful of changes this year. Some areas, like the automatic enrollment policy, were simplified for employers. Other line items will be tied to increased penalties. The good news is that there are fewer changes compared to previous years, so it’s easier to keep up with these shifts. Here are the top four …

Written By: Jim Thibodeau

Deciphering Health Insurance Lingo

Health insurance plans can be intricate and often confusing to decide what is important for your plan. There are many options to cater to what you, the employer, would like to make available to your employees. There are 3 major categories to focus on when looking at health insurance plans:

Written By: Heather Champlin

Millennials Eye Retirement

With 53.5 million workers, Millennials just became the largest generation in the US labor force, so retirement is not just a Baby Boomer issue. Millennials are concerned about retirement planning too. As a business owner, there are key behaviors to take into consideration when developing a retirement plan for Millennials. Social Security Concerns Many Millennials expect Social Security to go …

Written By: Jim Thibodeau

Phased Retirement

The scope of retirement is changing for the working world. More and more companies are starting to incorporate “phased retirement” policies in order to make the transition more comfortable for the retiree while retaining skilled and experienced employees. Phased retirement allows full-time employees to move to part-time schedules while beginning to draw retirement benefits. Baby Boomers are living longer, enjoying …

Written By: Jim Thibodeau

The Benefits of Vision Care

Voluntary benefits can increase job satisfaction, reduce expenses, improve productivity and help set you, the employer apart from your other competitors when recruiting key staff for your business.  It also is a primary factor in the decision employees make to stay with their employers when compared to job opportunities that do not offer benefits. Last year we shared with you …

Written By: Eugena Bellamy

PEO Benefits

Making a case for a Professional Employer Organization – PEO It is difficult to change from “the way things have been done.” Here are a few good reasons why it makes sense to talk to a PEO about partnering with, or creating strategies to use a PEO. Consolidation – Reduce the amount of employment related vendors you use, and use …

Written By: Jim Thibodeau

Retention Now Top Benefits Objective

StaffScapes, a regional Colorado PEO, key objective is to help clients increase retention by providing better benefits. A recent MetLife study is now saying the same thing that retnetion is key to decreasing cost for small employers and benefits is key. For the fifth consecutive year, MetLife has surveyed employers and employees across the U.S. and compiled the results in …

Written By: Jim Thibodeau