Payroll and other HR responsibilities are tedious and they take up your valuable time; time with which you could be using to grow your business and generate revenue. We can all agree upon that, now what are your options after you decide you want to outsource? The answer is it really comes down to three different paths you can choose from. Those include having your payroll completed through an accounting service, the large, nationwide “name brand” employee leasing companies, and more community based companies like AYS Employee Leasing. So what makes all these companies different if they are capable of completing the same task?
Accountants offer an array of services from bookkeeping, doing taxes, setting up QuickBooks and many others in between; including payroll. Specific to payroll services, they tend to offer to prepare the payroll, prepare W-2s and W-3s, prepare 1099s, federal and state payroll tax filings,prepare accounting for worker’s compensation audits, and the same for unemployment claims. This sounds great until you think about the possibility of them being focussed on payroll only services over the several hundred aspects of the IRS tax code and tax preparation that they advertise for all of their clients. If I’m trusting someone to make sure my hardworking employees get paid, I want to know for sure they are experts and are 100% focused on my company and its needs. This leads to another question, how much time are they devoting to my payroll if they are completing the multitude of services they offer for others? My company is my priority and it should be my payroll services priority as well. Accounts are fully capable of answering questions about money and taxes, but what about Human Resources (HR) related questions? Payroll is a function of HR, yet I wouldn’t want my accountant to be handling my workers compensation, it’s just not their expertise. They also take on zero percent of the liability that goes into HR tasks that need to be completed, as if they will help, but from a safe distance.
If you decide you want more support from your payroll service, you might decide to look into one of the larger, more well-known payroll services, even one that you might have seen a television commercial. They offer payroll services for small and large businesses, online payroll, tax services, HR services, HR compliance, Insurance, hiring, and also retirement planning. With their large nationwide staff, they are able to recruit those who are experts in all these fields where they offer services. Brand name items usually appeal to consumers because of the level of security it gives them. You know they have been around and probably know a large group of people that use them. Now with that said, just because they are a large, well known company, does that ensure you are getting the best service? It’s quite the contrary. Calling for customer service is a hassle because you don’t know who or where the person you’re speaking to is and they don’t know who you are. You are a case number to them and they will have someone out to deal with your issue in 8-10 business days if you are lucky. Also typical with larger payroll companies is for their services, they take a percentage of the payroll they are entering. Say you decide to hire someone, give another a raise, or if your business is just generating more revenue and you’re able to pay yourself more, these companies punish you for being successful. They are going to get paid more by typing in a larger number. Also every little thing is extra, whether it is x amount of dollars per paycheck or delivery fees of paychecks. You work hard for your money and don’t deserve to be nickeled and dimed by these larger companies because you don’t feel as if you have another safe option.
AYS Employee Leasing and Payroll Services are able to solve these problems. We are payroll specific and our highly qualified staff will be able to answer all your questions regarding anything having to deal with HR. Our availability is unmatched as we are within your community and know and care for each of our clients. You could have a problem that morning and have it fixed by us before lunch, and our phones are always on us so we rarely miss your call. You will also always know who you are talking too, it won’t be some secretary getting paid minimum wage in a headquarters that forgets that they put you on hold. We not only thoroughly handle your payroll, but take full liability off of the business owner from supplying workers compensation, hiring and firing employees, fighting unemployment claims for you, supplying and creating different safety handbooks, and any other Human Resource feat you need accomplishing. We also give each of our clients the ability for face to face contact as we live in the community we serve giving our clients the ability to know who is handling their payroll and that it is safe and secure in our hands. The best part is that of all of this is that these services are all included for one low flat rate fee. So with AYS, we want you to be successful. Get the best service for less.