FAQs about Professional Employer Organizations

Will I lose control over my business?

A PEO allows you to focus on your core business by working as your HR department and managing specific tasks such as wages, taxes, HR support, benefits administration, compliance burdens, and more. Partnering with a PEO means you can continue to control the direction of your company and your employees; while having the confidence that all of your HR needs are being met.

How can my small business benefit from a PEO?

PEO is a Professional Employers Organization. DecisionHR was specifically designed to meet the needs of small businesses such as yours that don’t have the time, staff or experience to sift through government regulations, handle unemployment claims, manage safety training, process payroll and handle tax deposits and deductions. It’s a lot of work. It eats up your time and is likely preventing you from moving your organization to the next level.

Will I lose the power to decide who gets hired and fired?

Your company still makes the decision when it comes to who gets hired and who gets fired. Our HR Specialists provide your managers with the expertise of the appropriate process in cases of discipline or disputes. They will learn about properly documenting the process from start to finish to cover your company’s liability. Management will feel empowered by knowing they are making the correct decision for any given scenario as it relates to labor laws because of our guidance.

Will my staff be considered temps?

A PEO is NOT the same as a temporary employment or a staffing company.

In a co-employment relationship with a PEO, your company continues to employ your employees along with the PEO. The PEO shares a co-employer relationship with your company. In short, your company manages the day to day operation, with full direction and control, while the PEO takes on the fiduciary responsibility and a significant portion of the liability.

How do I know if I can afford a PEO?

Employer Services typically save a small business 15-20% because you are outsourcing at a fraction of the cost of hiring someone outright. Typical costs are a small percentage of your payroll, and the real savings is in time and effort.

What do I need to provide to get a quote?

Please contact us with any question at any time by calling 1.888.828.5511 or emailing us at sales@decisionhr.com. However, in order for DecisionHR to provide you with an accurate cost analysis, we will need the following:

Are you currently in process with a P.E.O?


  • Last 2 P.E.O. invoices including the payroll register reports
  • Last 3-5 years of Workers’ Compensation Loss Runs reports


  • Last 2 payroll register reports
  • Quarterly State Unemployment Tax Report (UTC-6)
  • Copy of the first 3 pages of Workers’ Compensation Insurance
  • Last 3-5 years of Workers’ Compensation Loss Runs reports