PEOs Are Not All Created Equal. Choose Wisely.

So you’ve decided to hire a professional employer organization, or PEO, to perform critical human resources functions for your small business, limiting your legal liability and leveraging economies of scale to improve your benefits package.

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How Low Unemployment Negatively Affects Employers

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Low unemployment is typically thought of as a positive sign for the economy. That said, for employers, too much of a good thing (low unemployment) has been causing negative effects. 

Since January 2017, 4.6 million U.S. jobs have been added to...

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4 Ways Smaller Businesses Can Make Benefits More Affordable

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When small and mid-sized businesses offer comprehensive benefits, the investment pays back dividends in employee satisfaction, reduced turnover, recruiting effectiveness and a healthier team.

Although smaller businesses generally understand the...

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How HR Tech Can Improve Your Business’ Open Enrollment Experience

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The uses of technology seem to be endless. And with the focus increasingly being placed on the user experience, helping to create a seamless, positive experience, more and more small and medium-sized businesses have turned to HR technology to...

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Axcet HR Solutions: Who We Are and What We Do

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Since 1988, we’ve been setting the standard in human resources services in the Kansas City area, helping local business owners successfully grow their companies. As a Professional Employer Organization (PEO), we provide a cost-effective option...

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Ask the Payroll Expert: How Long to Keep Payroll Records

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Whether you own a two-employee business or have grown to a team of 15, recordkeeping is a must. But having accurate payroll records is only part of the process — business owners must keep them in a secure place and for varying amounts of time to...

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Why Exit Interviews Are Worth It

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Employers know turnover is bad for business, but they may not realize the extent of the problem. According to Employee Benefit News, companies spend 33 percent of a departing employee’s annual salary to hire a replacement. That same figure – 33...

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IRS Releases Electronic Guide to Help Business Owners Navigate Tax Law Changes

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The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) wants small business owners and self-employed individuals to understand how the recent tax law changes may have impacted their bottom line. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) was passed in December 2017, and made...

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Celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Kansas City

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This weekend, everything will be shamrocks, leprechauns, and corned beef and cabbage as Kansas City celebrates the Irish with it’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The parade, in its 47th year, will be held this Sunday, March 17, beginning at 11...

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FLSA Basics: A Toolkit for Employers

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Minimum wage and overtime pay standards have been around for decades – since the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) of 1938. Besides setting compensation standards, this federal statute regulates the employment of minors and mandates the kinds of...

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