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5 Benefits of Co-Employment

5 Benefits of Co-Employment

Professional Employer Organizations (PEOs) allow small and medium-sized businesses to improve productivity and profitability by providing payroll, benefits, and HR services as well as assisting with compliance issues under state and federal law.

What is a PEO?

A PEO is a co-employer and acts as an off-site HR department, providing cost-effective outsourcing of human resource services. The PEO legally co-employs its client’s staff, forming a three-way work relationship among themselves and with the client company and the employees.

What is Co-Employment?

Co-employment lets a PEO and its client share employee responsibilities. Typically, the PEO handles all of the payroll obligations and tax filings, with welfare, health benefits, and retirement benefits being optional services that can be contracted as well. The work-site employer still maintains control of all business decisions and daily operations including the hiring and the firing.

How Can Co-Employment Benefit My Company?

A PEO assists you with the administrative tasks, allowing you to focus on the growth of your company. Other advantages to co-employment with a PEO include:

  • Allowing you to be more competitive with larger companies by giving you access to a network of benefits you otherwise may not be able to get on your own. These benefits can include health, dental, life, 401(k), dependent care, etc.
  • Keeping you informed of regulatory changes that can impact your business.
  • Assisting you with recruiting staff for leadership positions as well as helping you tailor the needs of your organization as your business conditions and employee numbers shift.
  • Managing risk, especially during periods of economic decline when there is an increase in worker’s compensation claims and terminations. PEOs handle these tasks along with other HR functions, so business owners can focus on continuing to build their company.
  • Saving you time and money by getting all of your HR needs met from one source instead of through multiple vendors.

Entering into a co-employment relationship can help boost your business needs, allowing you to get further ahead in today’s competitive marketplace.

If you’re looking to bring high-performance HR practices into your company, partnering with a PEO like Professional Employer Resources Inc. (PER) can help you alleviate some of the administrative burdens that come along with owning a business. For more information on how to begin a co-employment partnership with us, call today at 888-599-4991.


It is great to know that payroll, checks and taxes are in expert hands! The staff at PER are always accessible, professional, courteous, provide personalized service and able to meet all our needs in a very cooperative and friendly manner.

Wanda and Gerald - Owners - Law Firm - Greater Orlando Area

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