Most large organizations have a full HR department – payroll specialists, benefit administrators, workers’ compensation experts, etc. As a small business, hiring 4 or more employees to handle your employee administration needs is not a realistic option. Even hiring one or two additional staff members can be costly and there’s always the chance one is out sick or even worse, quits without a replacement trained. But even with just a small number of employees, there is still a need for payroll, benefit administration, workers’ compensation, and unemployment management.
Partnering with BEST eliminates the need for an internal HR department. We can handle all of your employee administration needs: from payroll and benefits, payroll tax filings, and workers’ compensation and unemployment claim management. Our team gets to know you and your business and our goal is to let you focus on growing your business.
By partnering with BEST, you can:
Increase productivity: allow your administrative employees and managers to focus on the operations of your business and use their time to improve your bottom line.
Keep workers’ compensation and unemployment costs low: we work with you to establish procedures to assist in limiting your workers’ compensation and unemployment liability.
Increase retention and decrease turnover: Take advantage of our economies of scale to provide your employees excellent benefit packages such as medical, dental, 401k, flexible spending accounts, life, long term disability, etc. that the larger competitors in your industry can provide to their employees.
Implement employee policies to keep you in compliance with federal, state, and local labor laws: Employees have access to our regularly updated employee handbook and we’ll work with you to create policies specific to your work site such as paid time off, holiday pay, attendance, and any other policies appropriate for your business or industry.
Receive guidance for employee discipline and terminations: Your HR contact at BEST can discuss your current employee situation and make sure your disciplinary actions and terminations are in compliance with all employment laws and help you avoid potential liability in the future in the form of an unemployment claim and/or lawsuit.
Not worry about updates to employment laws: We stay on top of rapidly changing employment laws and notify you of any changes relevant to your business. Many small business owners are not aware of the number of employment laws that affect their business and employees assuming that these regulations do not apply to small businesses – that is not always the case!
In addition, companies of all sizes experience:
An assigned representative as your main point of contact who can answer your questions or direct you to the person who can answer your question. We are not a call center – you work with the same representative (or small group of representatives) every time you call BEST.
Multiple means of communication: we are available to you in person or via phone, fax, email, or live chat. It’s never an issue to reach our representatives during business hours.
Available access to hundreds of online and in person training courses in various content areas.
Increased participation in retirement plans: PEOs have been proven to double the employee participation in an employer sponsored retirement plan.
Reduced employee turnover: PEO services have proven to decrease turnover by up to 33%.