PEOs offer to their clients and worksite employees the services and expertise of a personnel department within a large corporation.
Few, if any, small businesses can afford a full-time staff consisting of an accountant, a human resource professional, a lawyer, a risk manager, a benefits manager, and a manager of information services. Professional employer organizations offer this expertise to their clients.
By providing these services, professional employer organizations enable their clients to concentrate on their business without the challenges and distractions associated with the “business of employment.” As a result, PEOs enhance the profitability of their client companies. Further, costs related to monitoring of, and compliance with, employment laws are reduced, as are the often significant costs of failure to comply with such laws.