The shop local movement is alive and strong in Indiana. Knowing where the products they buy come from and being able to call upon an actual person when a problem arises is important to consumers these days. The same is true for businesses, particularly when they are outsourcing critical services like payroll or health insurance. Contracting with a local PEO, or professional employer organization, ensures you have a partner that understands your unique needs, and is readily available to assist you when situations arise.
The Benefits of a Local PEO
Experts in Local Compliance – When it comes to payroll, health insurance, worker’s compensation and the like, each state has its own procedures and regulations that must be followed to stay in compliance. Local PEOs like WorkSmart Systems are experts in their geographical arenas. This knowledgebase allows them to be more effective in ensuring their clients complete the requirements. The increasing negative impact of non-compliance on businesses and their employees means it is critical to have an informed partner on your side.
In-Person OnBoarding – Guiding your employees through understanding your group health insurance plan and answering their individual questions should not be done by conference call or webinar. Face-to-face group and individual meetings allow for in-depth conversation and information sharing. National PEOs are not inclined to fly in a representative to personally conduct these critical onboarding sessions, leaving room for confusion and frustration among you and your employees.
Greater Flexibility and Better Customer Service – Local PEOs understand the unique traits of the state in which they work, and tailor their offerings to address those specifications. For example, WorkSmart crafted their payroll, HR services, and group health plans with Hoosiers in mind rather than forcing their clients into a national cookie-cutter model. And, by assigning a local account manager to each of the employment partners, they are able to better address the specific needs of each business and their employees.
Fortunately, in Indiana, there is no need to go outside of your own state to manage the critical administration services of your business. With Hoosier-based PEOs like WorkSmart Systems available, your interests will be served by local experts committed to your shared community. Let us know if you have questions about PEOs and the services they offer. Send us an email, or give us a call at 317.663.4138.