Professional Employer Organization (PEO)

Real savings. Increased efficiency. Greater peace of mind. Find out how you can benefit from a co-employment relationship with a PEO.

98% of PEO clients would recommend a PEO to a small or midsized business colleague

Source: PEOs: Good for Businesses and Their Employees, National Association of Professional Employer Organizations, September 2017.

See how PEO benefits add up

Save time and money, protect your business, move forward with confidence and offer employees access to Fortune 500®-caliber benefits. With a PEO from ADP®, your business gets dedicated guidance and all-in-one technology to help you manage your HR, talent, benefits and risks, and achieve concrete results.

Read on to learn of the benefits of working with a PEO through a co-employment arrangement, or get answers to the question "What is a PEO?".

Why partner with a PEO?

More for your money

Most companies that invest in a PEO find savings, although where they find it may fluctuate from year to year. Many discover that they can offer a richer overall benefits package than they could afford to offer on their own — and at a competitive price.

Companies who invest in a PEO may also find that they uncover savings when they:

  • Access benefit packages including health care and 401(k)
  • Improve turnover
  • Reduce workplace injuries and employees missing work
  • Avoid costly compliance missteps
  • Avoid an employee lawsuit

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Better benefits attract better talent

A PEO lets you offer a richer, more complete benefits package than you could likely provide on your own — everything from medical, dental, vision and life insurance; commuter benefits; long- and short-term disability; 401(k) plans and more.

What’s the payoff? Better benefits can help you:

  • Attract and retain employees
  • Compete with larger companies for talent
  • Position yourself as an employer of choice
  • Support the varied benefits needs of your diverse workforce

With a PEO, you don’t have to be the benefits point person. ADP communicates directly with your employees leading up to annual benefits enrollment to help educate your staff about their available choices. Your employees enroll online or by phone, and they speak directly with ADP when they have policy questions, life changes or need to report an incident.

Minimize the risks

ADP can help significantly reduce the risks of being an employer.

Lower your legal liability

By following our guidance and processes, you may be covered by our legal defense benefit if an employee sues your company. ADP TotalSource® is the only PEO to offer this benefit.

We know compliance so you can rest easy

Compliance is a central component of our PEO. Along with our systems and processes, our team of experts knows the latest HR compliance rules and regulations.

Create a safer workplace

A risk and safety consultant will collaborate with and advise you on your worksite-safety program, training and claims, and help with compliance for your specific industry. This can help to:

  • Minimize workers' compensation claims, legal liabilities and risk
  • Minimize employee injuries and employees missing work
  • Reduce fines and penalties
  • Uncover workplace-injury trends

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One less thing to worry about

A PEO can mean greater efficiency. You focus on managing and growing your business. We'll be your advisor on how to handle HR, payroll, benefits, compliance and talent.

We also partner with our clients to tackle today's talent topics, such as:

  • Growing your staff to successfully support your business model
  • Hiring the right people for your company
  • Understanding turnover and how to fix it for your company
  • Developing your staff for next career steps
  • Handling employee issues, harassment claims and much more

“I view the relationship [with ADP] as a partnership more than just a customer-supplier relationship. ... It can be a simple issue like updating a policy all the way to complex issues ... we have extra help out there that can help us navigate issues as we grow.”

—Arlyn Small, Senior VP Human Resources

Who we work with

Join the growing community of businesses leveraging ADP’s powerful technology, expertise and insight.

Cimquest 1-49 Employees Manufacturing Bedminster, NJ

4C Foods Corp 50-999 Employees Manufacturing Brooklyn, NY

Nina Footwear 50-999 Employees Retail New York, NY

KidPik Corp. 1-49 Employees Retail New York, NY

Safe Homes of Orange County 1-49 Employees Nonprofit Newburgh, NY

Grand Street Medical Associates 50-999 Employees Health Care Kingston, NY

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Decades of experience = peace of mind

Businesses partner with ADP for unmatched experience, deep insights and cutting-edge technology. They stay because of the peace of mind they’ve found with the partner who has their back.

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Awards and recognition

Top 100 Best Software

ADP TotalSource® | 2021-2022

Certified PEO*

ADP TotalSource® | 2018-present

Top 100 Highest Satisfaction

ADP TotalSource® | 2021-2022

Award for Innovation in Customer Service - Other Service Industries

ADP Outsourcing | 2022

Contact Center of the Year (Over 100 Seats) - Other Service Industries

ADP Outsourcing | 2022

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