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Top 5 Reasons to Have a PEO Handle Your Benefits

Harbor America - Dec 4, 2018 7:00:00 AM

As the owner of a rapidly growing business, you may find that it's hard to keep up with everything yourself. From the daily operations to your Human Resources management, it can be a lot to handle. And, since your expertise is in the business operations, you may not have the specific expertise necessary for your HR and benefits management efforts to truly thrive. That's where a Professional Employer Organization, or PEO, can help. Here's a look at the top five reasons why you should work with a PEO for managing your benefits and related HR tasks.

Topics: PEO- Save Time and Money- Human Resources- HR- HR Tips- Benefits

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4 Huge Signs Your Business Could Really Benefit from Partnering with a PEO

Harbor America - Nov 13, 2018 7:00:00 AM

Do you run a small or mid-sized business? Do you get frustrated with all you must accomplish each day? Maybe you're wondering if you should hire a PEO but aren't quite sure. Simply put, a PEO (Professional Employer Organization) is a company that provides outsourced services to employers. These PEO services include Human Resources, payroll, employee benefits, workers' compensation, employee recruitment, and more.

Topics: PEO- Save Time and Money- Human Resources- HR- HR Tips- Tips for Small Business Owners- Streamlined Operations- Workplace Culture

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Office Ergonomics 101

Harbor America - Sep 10, 2018 7:00:00 AM

If you run a small business, you may be familiar with the term ergonomic workstations but have wondered what it meant. Simply put, ergonomics pertains to how a workplace environment is designed so that it benefits its workers as well as supports their limitations.

The main goal of office ergonomics is to ensure a workplace is as safe and comfortable as possible. This way, employees are less likely to be fatigued or distressed, besides not be injured. Here are some basic guidelines for improving a workstation, along with other considerations.

Topics: PEO- Human Resources- HR- Safety Plan

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Hiring Seasonal Workers During Peak Construction Seasons

Harbor America - Aug 21, 2018 7:00:00 AM

Depending on your market, your seasonal peaks for construction may vary. Your workforce availability may be different in your area as well. However, there are a few constants in the construction industry every company can agree upon. One such common ground aspect of the business is the need for additional workers during seasonal upticks. Today, we're highlighting four tips for hiring those seasonal and temporary construction workers.

Topics: PEO- Construction- Save Time and Money- tips for construction business owners- HR- Hiring- Employee Onboarding

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5 Ways to Streamline Business Operations in 2018

Harbor America - Mar 6, 2018 9:30:00 AM

If you're like many small business owners, you may be inclined to take on too much responsibility and make things more complicated than they should be. As a result, valuable time is wasted and you're less productive. Confident small business people realize the key to being successful is found in using their time wisely. Here are five ways you can streamline business operations in 2018 in order to save serious time, make more money and meet more of your goals.  

Topics: PEO- Save Time and Money- HR Tips- Tips for Small Business Owners

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Guidelines for Hiring the Best Construction Employees

Harbor America - Feb 27, 2018 7:00:00 AM

If you're a construction owner searching for new employees, you know there's a problem when it comes to finding qualified workers. As it's becoming more challenging to attract good employees to the construction industry, employers need to find ways to draw the most capable and experienced people to their companies. Here are some basic guidelines for hiring the best construction employees:

Topics: Employee Retention- PEO- Construction- HR- HR Tips- Hiring

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Important HR Tips for Small Business Owners

Harbor America - Feb 13, 2018 9:30:00 AM

Running a small business involves managing many responsibilities at once. One of the main tasks of a small business manager is finding the right employees as well as managing a staff. These tasks fall under HR (Human Resource) management. If you run a small or mid-size business, you need to have exceptional HR skills. HR management covers several important functions in a company, such as employee recruitment, onboarding, and management, resolving interpersonal conflicts, legal and regulatory compliance, and benefits administration. Here are seven HR tips for business owners, along with some thoughts on the importance of hiring a PEO:

Topics: PEO- HR Tips

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Habits of Successful Construction Business Owners

Harbor America - Feb 6, 2018 7:00:00 AM

If you own a construction business, you know the various demands and problems that can occur as well as how competitive the construction industry can be. To succeed as a construction business owner, you need to develop certain habits. Here are six habits of successful construction business owners, along with why it's a good idea to hire a PEO (Professional Employer Organization):

Topics: PEO- Construction- Compliance- tips for construction business owners- HR

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Outsource HR and Get Back in the Driver's Seat

Heather Lowery - Jan 23, 2018 7:00:00 AM

A Human Resources worker requires constant education and workforce development if you want them to stay up-to-date on employment law. For most small businesses, keeping up with the latest changes is both time-consuming and expensive. However, failure to follow federal and local laws can really cost you.

Topics: PEO- Compliance- Save Time and Money- Human Resources- HR

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Tips for Reducing Construction Staff Absenteeism

Heather Lowery - Jan 16, 2018 7:00:00 AM

When employees miss work, companies pay: in the mining and construction industries alone, the annual cost of lost productivity because of absenteeism is $1.3 billion. If you're doing the math about what portion of that came from your company, it's time to start reducing your own construction staff absenteeism.

Topics: Employee Retention- PEO- Construction- HR

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