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What is a Professional Employer Organization? StaffScapes is a premier Professional Employer Organization (PEO) serving small to mid-sized companies in the Denver area and across Colorado since 1996. A PEO is essentially an outsource human relations (HR) services company that serves as the employer of record for a client. That means that the company’s employees and any or all of …

5 Key Tips To Avoid Hiring The Wrong Employee

As a business owner, you know how important it is to hire the best employee for your business.  Someone who is a good fit with your company culture, someone who is great at the job they have been hired for and someone that you hope will stay on your payroll for some time.  But how do you know for sure …

2011 Mileage Reimbursement Rates and Additional information

On December 3, 2010, the Internal Revenue Service issued the 2011 optional standard mileage rates to calculate deductible costs of operating an automobile for business purposes. Beginning January 1, 2011 the standard mileage for the use of a car will be:• 51 cents per miles for business miles driven• 19 cents per miles driven for medical or moving purposes• 14 …

Unemployment Claims

Jobless Claims still on the rise, exceeding expectations The US is paying benefits to nearly five million people, who do not have jobs. Unemployed workers who are receiving benefits came to an all time high reaching up to five million at the beginning of February. Jobless claims linger well above the projections of 600,000 from the Federal Reserve. Marking the …

Flexible Spending Accounts

As the end of 2008 is getting closer, StaffScapes, Inc. wants to remind its FSA participates to use all of the funds available in their FSA accounts. Some of the expenses that are eligible to be reimbursed under qualified Flexible Spending Accounts are: -Deductible & Co-pays -Contacts/glasses and eye exams -Prescriptions co-pays -Dental treatments -Over-the-counter medications -and many more! Please …

Exit Now for a better 2009

PEOs providing certainty in rough economic times. With the recent uncertainty in the stock market, banks selling one after another and business struggling with increasing cost. It is tougher than ever for small and medium sized business to control cost. By partnering with a PEO you are joining many other business to take advantage of one workers compensation policy, unemployment account and …

Social Security Changes for 2009

The Social Security Administration announces some new changes for the upcoming year. The SSA announced today at a press release that beginning in January 2009 monthly Social Security benefits for 55 million American will increase by 5.8%. This Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA) is the largest increase since 1982. Another significant change for 2009 is that the maximum amount of earnings subject to …

PEO Brokers

StaffScapes, a regional Professional Employer Organization (PEO), is expanding its business model. Are you a PEO Broker or insurance agent looking to place business with a PEO or an insurance agent looking to keep your client from going to a PEO? StaffScapes is your solution for Colorado and the Rocky Mountain area. StaffScapes is a Denver PEO covering all of …

PEOs The way to go for small companies

Controlling cost and optimizing resources with a PEO. Is your business generating a small profit? Are human resources and benefits eating away at that profit? Insurance benefits are the one area that is increasing the most over the past few years.  Professional Employer Organizations remove the burden of employment and help small companies get a handle on ever increasing employee …