For electricians, running a business can be a daunting task. Not only does it require extensive technical knowledge, but also the ability to manage administrative tasks, such as human resources.  

 

Professional employer organizations (PEOs) provide specialized services to help electrical contractors, like yourself, better manage their businesses and handle HR responsibilities.  

 

Scroll down to discover how from our HR professionals at Vested HR.  

 

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The Benefits of PEOs 

 

For electrical contractors, partnering with a Professional Employer Organization (PEO) can provide valuable HR resources and services. Especially since your team is all rarely in the same place.  

 

A PEO is an organization that specializes in human resource management for businesses, providing services such as: 

 

 

For electrical contractors who don’t have the resources (or time) to create their own HR department, partnering with a PEO can be especially helpful. 

 

How Does a PEO Arrangement Work?  

 

Electricians often rely on independent subcontractors to help them complete large projects or when additional help is needed for short-term jobs.  

 

Working with a PEO allows them to outsource the onboarding process of new employees or subcontractors while still maintaining control.  

 

The electrician retains ultimate authority over all personnel decisions including: 

 

  • Hiring 
  • Termination 
  • Training 
  • Scheduling 

 

The unique relationship between a PEO and  

a business is known as “co-employment.” 

 

In a nutshell, the PEO becomes the employer of record for tax purposes and is responsible for all HR-related tasks, such as providing benefits and processing payroll. To be clear: you still own the business; we just help give better support and benefits.  

 

Workers’ Compensation Advantages  

 

Worker’s compensation insurance is often the largest cost associated with running a business, so it is not surprising that many electricians turn to PEOs to lower their costs.  

 

PEOs can negotiate competitive programs with insurers, often  

saving employers 40% off the state rates for workers’ compensation.  

 

In addition to drastically reducing their rates, electricians also lean on PEOs to ensure that their employees are properly classified under the correct workers’ comp codes to avoid audits.  

 

Read More > When is the Right Time to Hire a PEO? 

 

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Power Up Your Electrical Business with Vested HR  

 

The advantages of PEO services for electrical businesses are many. Not only can electrical contractors save money and time, but they can get access to the latest technology in payroll, employee benefits, and risk management. With this in mind, our team at Vested HR is an invaluable resource for any electrician looking to power up their operations. 

 

We’re in(Vested) in your growth! Our experienced HR team is ready to help your electrical business shine. We have experience nationwide; request a comprehensive business evaluation today!