AYS Employee Leasing originally began as an arm of At Your Service Temporary Employment Agency in Vero Beach, Florida in 1987. Clients asking for the convenience of one-time billing for the full human resource administration of their entire workforce rather than just their temporary hires was all it took. AYS was born and our client base began to grow. Employee Leasing was in its infancy at the time and what was an industry that was born through insurance need found a new home under the Human Resource umbrella. Owner Deborah Segal innovated the industry by spearheading the human resource arm of the National Association of Professional Employer Organizations (NAPEO) which is the industry’s main collective voice. Instead of just offering insurance programs at large group prices to small business owners, AYS Employee Leasing was able to provide sound advice when it came to employment issues. This angle helped increase a client’s efficiency as an employer by taking a major burden off of a business owner who started their own endeavor to perfect a product and/or service and not to singularly administrate employees.
Early on, in Florida, Employee Leasing companies were not licensed in the State. As that changed, AYS Employee Leasing was easily able to comply and was one of the State’s initial PEO’s (Professional Employer Organizations). The industry took a publicity hit from the poor decision making of other Employee Leasing companies, and that is when the industry decided to revamp its image and rebrand as “PEO’s.” Since that point, AYS Employee Leasing continued to serve its client-base with unparalleled customer service. Deborah Segal was soon appointed by the Governor to the Department of Business and Professional Regulation’s Board of Employee Leasing which oversaw all government regulation of Employee Leasing companies in the State.
In 2007, AYS Employee Leasing decided to make a move to integrate with another PEO provider to take the company to the next level. Leadership was not successful in making the transition over to the new business model and AYS Employee Leasing decided to move in a different direction.
The leadership of AYS Employee Leasing stayed relevant within the industry during the company’s brief hiatus. Deborah Segal continued to serve on the DBPR Board for Employee Leasing for a short while at the request of the board, and General Manager/ VP of Operations Andrew Segal continued to broker and consult in the PEO and Temporary Employment industry.
This past October the Segal’s decided it was time to enter back into the PEO industry full time. As a brokerage, Andrew Segal was able to gain insights as to how other PEO’s were operating and found new, out-of-the-box solutions to streamline numerous processes that would greatly reduce overhead. This actually meant INCREASING customer service and quality of work at LOWER administrative fees to our clients. In today’s climate, many PEO’s and payroll companies are reducing their fees in lieu of quality and charging extra for services normally included. It is similar to the airline industry where ticket prices have dropped, but you have to pay for your carry-on or for a seat assignment. AYS Employee Leasing still offers full-services at a lower but “full-fare” price!
And how is that working for us? So far, so good!