Professional Employer Organization

Know when to go with a PEO.

Professional Employer Organization

Professional Employer Organizations (PEOs) provide integrated, outsourced human resource services. Is it time to look into a PEO for your business or organization? Highstreet can help you find out and if needed place your HR with a trusted PEO or find out if your current PEO arrangement is optimal.

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Professional Employer Organization

PEO use is on the rise in many industries.

More and more businesses and organizations are discovering that outsourcing HR helps them provide better services to their employees while allowing leaders to focus on other priorities.

81%
of businesses

who do not currently use a PEO are interested in using one in the future.


NAPEO (2023)

42%
of HR decision-makers

between the ages of 25-34 reported using a PEO in 2022.

US Chamber of Commerce (2023)

A PEO can make HR much easier.

A PEO can help you outsource tasks such as:

Benefit plan administration

Benefit plan administration to review and manage employee benefits plans.

Payroll management

Payroll management, as well as sick leave and vacation.

Workers’ compensation administration

Workers’ compensation administration for when an employee is injured on the job.

Workers’ compensation administration

Compliance to ensure you meet all national, state, and contractual regulations.

A PEO can also take care of:

  • Risk and safety audits and training
  • Human resource support
  • Performance management
  • Recruiting and hiring
  • Employee training and engagement

Frequently asked questions about PEOs.

PEOs are the most effective way for small and mid-sized companies that do not have dedicated HR departments to outsource employer services such as payroll, benefit plan administration and workers’ compensation. Your Highstreet agent can help you review your HR needs and recommend if a PEO is right for you. If you already have a PEO, your Highstreet agent can also help you evaluate if your current arrangement puts you in the best possible position.

The PEO, and your business or organization, form a co-employment relationship. This means that you both share certain employer responsibilities. The PEO is usually responsible for processing payroll, including managing payroll taxes. The PEO also typically maintains workers’ compensation coverage, administers your employee benefits and provides you with guidance on human resources issues. You still make your own decisions about hiring employees as well as layoffs and terminations. Your Highstreet agent can explain the details.