If you need expert HR or payroll help, want to make sure your business is complying with labor laws and regulations, or want to provide employee benefits, a PEO (professional employer organization) will help your company.
Texas companies know how to get business done and done well. On top of that, it’s a great time for economic growth in the state, with the state’s lack of red tape and support for business allowing for small business owners to expand at a rate rarely found elsewhere in the country.
And with a PEO, your company can get a boost and keep you and your managers’ minds focused on the tasks at hand and away from HR paperwork.
Yet which PEO service should you choose? Every business is different, and Texas itself has a unique business environment. We’re going to walk you through our recommendations, and then you can choose the best option for your company.
Are you looking for more information on PEOs? If so, you’ll want to read our article on the subject here.
The largest private PEO service provider, and an accredited service that works with over 8000 companies. It also happens to be one of the most inexpensive PEO services we reviewed. While costs will vary from business to business, you’ll likely pay less with Oasis. It uses a co-employment model and you’ll find everything running just as could hope for.
It is also the best option if you are in a specialized industry so common to Texas, perhaps related to construction or one with many safety regulations. Whatever it is, its likely Oasis has the support for you, and they offer safety training programs for employees. Risk-management by Oasis is among the best in the industry.
We recommend Oasis if:
- You are a startup company looking for a PEO service.
- You run a business with industry-specific regulations.
- You want a relatively inexpensive, customizable service.
A small but competitive PEO solution, CoAdvantage has the resources and expertise to operate in every state (including Texas) and provide competitive insurance and benefits. It may not have some specialized resources for regionally regulated industries, but most businesses will find what they need.
What sets CoAdvantage apart from other services are its tools to keep track of performance metrics. Are you looking to make data-driven decisions regarding your employees? CoAdvantage is the PEO service for you.
We recommend CoAdvantage if:
- You would excellent performance metric data to make better personnel decisions.
- You want a generally strong and reliable service for your company.
- You are looking for a customized yet efficient service package.
Both IRS and ESAC certified, EngagePEO works for those Texas companies that want to work with the best minds and experts in labor law and HR available. They operate in every state and to prove the point that they’re one of the best, they’ve committed to employing staff that double as employment lawyers.
Simply put, they aren’t going to miss anything when handling your payroll and HR work for you. They also have all of the general PEO options you’re looking for, and anyone looking for the full suite of options will find their company satisfied.
We recommend EngagePEO if:
- Your company has more than ten employees and you’d like expert employment law professionals on your side, so you can handle any problem, even those unique to Texas.
- You want to have access to more training options, online or hands-on, than you’d get with other PEOs.
- Want to be completely assured in the quality of service you’ll receive.
While it’s based in Florida, Alphastaff will be able to help you in Texas through a distinctly personalized approach and two decade’s worth of experience. If you’re looking to experiment with options and get the PEO provider that’s just right for your company, you won’t that kind of attention elsewhere.
Of course, you’ll find all the usual PEO offerings. Benefits, payroll management, and support as necessary are all part of the deal. Businesses with specialized regulations might want to look for a different option, but Alphastaff can help you if your business is in the health care industry.
We recommend Alphastaff if:
- You want a customized, personalized approach to your HR outsourcing.
- You know precisely what you want from a PEO service.
- Your business is in the health care industry.
TriNet is a titan in the industry, with three decades of experience and over 15,000 clients under its name. It isn’t the cheapest option available, but it certainly is one of the most comprehensive. Texas businesses needn’t worry, considering how TriNet operates in all 50 states and would certainly be able to support your business’ individual needs.
It is accredited by the IRS and the Employer Services Insurance Corporation, proving its reliability and guaranteeing quality payroll and HR work. Employees will be extremely pleased with the benefit options, including a variety of health and dental plans, life insurance, 401(k) options, and additional rewards.
We recommend TriNet if:
- You want your employees to have access to a good online portal and a variety of benefits.
- You are looking for a premium service with great negotiating power.
- You have remote employees outside of Texas to manage.
If your business is in Texas, you are going to want to use a PEO service that knows how to operate expertly in the Lone Star State. We’ve got you covered. Try out one of the services above based on what would work best for you.
Have you already tried out a PEO for your Texas business and have an opinion? Have any questions about one of the above services? Please leave a comment below and let us know your thoughts!
FAQ’s – PEO Companies In Texas
How much does a Texas PEO cost ? – Texas PEO’s cost anywhere between $1,000 and $2,000 per employee per year.