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Stop Playing “Payroll Ping-Pong”

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Has your business been bouncing from payroll company to payroll company? If so, you may have discovered by now that short-term gains don’t equal long-term stability. That’s when you have to ask yourself what matters more to your company’s success — always paying the lowest rate or having a solid, stable relationship with an HR provider that knows your company’s needs inside-out?

If you want a cheaper pricing scenario than your current payroll company offers, chances are you can either find it right now or you won’t have to wait very long for one to come around. There’s always someone out there with a cheaper base rate or a fabulous introductory offer looking for new clients–but don’t be fooled by companies that imbed hidden charges elsewhere.

Companies that feel they are getting genuine value from their vendor relationships don’t hop from vendor to vendor. A satisfied customer stays put. Business owners who keep running after the best deal on a payroll pricing scenario should plant their feet for a minute and ask themselves what long-term value they’re building for their company.

This value becomes especially apparent if the business owner considers going with a PEO, or Professional Employer Organization. A PEO offers far more comprehensive aid than a simple payroll company — it can handle complex taxation, benefits and compliance issues as well as payroll, offering you expert advice on all aspects of your company’s HR needs while taking the day-to-day administration of those needs completely off your to-do list. When you have a PEO running your HR office for you behind the scenes, you gain hugely because you’re working closely with a company that will help you grow and evolve for years to come.

So stop playing Ping-Pong. Choose a partner, not just another provider.

Dan Hettrich is the director of sales at Acadia HR located in Austin, Texas. He can be reached at or 512-745-2985.

Written by Dan Hettrich

December 17, 2010 at 4:51 am

Posted in Uncategorized

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