Author name: Paul Niehaus

With a long career in the marketing, advertising, and branding industry, Paul now leans into creative approaches and targeted communications for a broad range of digital channels. Currently, his efforts are focused on content development for the Guidepoint PEO knowledge base and helping small and medium-sized business owners and HR leadership navigate the PEO landscape.

The Risks of Co-Employment: How Employers Can Protect Themselves When Using a PEO

The use of professional employer organizations (PEOs) has grown rapidly in recent years, with over 150,000 U.S. businesses now relying on PEOs for payroll, benefits, workers’ compensation, and HR services. However, many companies don’t fully understand the risks of partnering with a PEO. Without taking proper precautions, employers can end up facing major liability issues, financial […]

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The Monthly Retainer PEO Model for Small and Medium Businesses

Human resources can be a real chore for the owner of a small to medium-sized business (SMB). From payroll and benefits administration to compliance and recruiting, HR eats up time and effort that you’d rather be using to grow your business. That’s where a Professional Employer Organization (PEO) can help. As an HR outsourcing firm,

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The Hourly Rate PEO Model for Small and Medium Businesses

When you run a company, you know how complex and time-consuming human resources administration can be. From managing payroll and benefits to overseeing compliance and workplace policies, HR tasks demand extensive effort. Yet they’re vital for operating a successful, legally sound business. Rather than tackle this alone, many small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) partner with

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The Per-Employee Flat Fee PEO Model for Small and Medium Businesses

If you own and operate a small to medium-sized business (SMB), you know how time-consuming human resources functions can be. From payroll and benefits administration to compliance and risk management, HR tasks eat up resources you’d rather devote to growing your company. By outsourcing key HR responsibilities to a Professional Employer Organization (PEO), you can

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The Payroll Percentage PEO Model for Small and Medium Businesses

Running a small to medium-sized business (SMB) is tough. As an owner, you have to think about growing your company while trying to manage day-to-day operations. One area that takes substantial time yet often gets overlooked is human resources (HR). Handling payroll, benefits, compliance, and other HR tasks pulls your attention away from revenue-generating activities.

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Choosing the Right PEO Partner for Your Business

As a business owner, you know that human resources functions like payroll, benefits management, and compliance can be frustratingly time-consuming and expensive. More and more companies are turning to Professional Employer Organizations (PEOs) to handle these critical but burdensome tasks. But not all PEOs are created equal. How do you find the right partner for

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The HR Solution for Overworked Business Owners: How Partnering with a PEO Saves Time and Money

We know that small business owners often have more jobs than they’d like. You’re the visionary, the boss, the accountant, the marketer — and often, the HR manager. You thrive on variety, but one duty surely frustrates you: managing your employees’ HR and benefits needs. Between enrollment paperwork, payroll, compliance, and other administrative tasks, HR

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Emerging HR Tech Integrations and Their Impact on PEO Partnerships

The human resources role is constantly evolving, with new technologies poised to streamline processes and create efficiencies. For business owners frustrated by the time, effort, and costs of HR administration, Professional Employer Organizations (PEOs) have emerged as an attractive option. However, rather than being an all-or-nothing proposition, PEO services can now integrate with existing HR

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