What is a PEO
Pioneering Professional Employer Services
Professional Employer Organization
The trail to efficient and effective payroll, benefits administration, employee management and regulatory compliance can be challenging, but it can also lean to tremendous opportunities. It all depends on what kind of partner and guide you have at your side.
Payroll Express is a professional employer organization (PEO) that has the experience, industry savvy and moxie to help you foresee, plan for and traverse all the raging rivers, dry watering holes and dangerous passes of the administrative side of your business. We’ve been down the path many times before, so we know what’s coming. And, as a start-from-scratch, pull-yourself-up-by-your-bootstraps business ourselves, we also know what it’s like to face the world from your saddle.
Payroll Express was the first – and is still the only – PEO headquartered in North Dakota. We’re a family owned business that partners with small and mid-sized companies in North Dakota and Minnesota in industries like accounting, construction, and financial consulting.
We’re serious about our clients’ success, and we take great pride in helping business owners like you find your way through unfamiliar terrain. Regulations change, new employees need benefits, payroll is relentless and a million other details seem to eat up your time and energy. We’ll take it all off your shoulders.
We’ve been doing it since 1995, when Darcy founded Payroll Express in her home office. We’ve grown since then and moved into a new building, but we’ve never lost sight of the values that got us here.
It’s a lot like the Old West, when our young nation relied on courageous Pony Express riders for news and information. Later, after telegraph wires spanned the country, these brave riders provided guidance through dangerous territory, leading settlers to a better way of life. Dependability was their watchword, and living up to that promise required a lot of experience, know-how and professional pride: which is exactly what you’ll get with Payroll Express as your employment partner!
We become your co-employer, which means your employees become our employees too. It also means we’re invested, so it’s in our best interest to hire good people and treat them well from the beginning. We take care of everything from direct deposits to garnishments, writing job descriptions to benefits enrollment and disciplinary actions to workplace injury reporting. We deliver payroll on time and process it accurately every time. And we stay on top of the latest in benefits and regulation changes so you’re ready, and safe, whenever something new comes down the line.
We streamline and simplify everything so payroll, benefits administration, employee management and regulatory compliance are no longer a worry. As for you… well, you get back to being the trailblazer who started your business in the first place!
“We just employ people”
“Payroll Express, Inc. is a Professional Employer Organization (PEO) which by it’s description — We employ employees as a profession. We concentrate solely on the “Business of Employment.”
PEOs pool employees from dozens of small companies. We hire them via a process called “Employee Sharing” or as it used to be called “Employee Leasing.”
After signing an agreement with Payroll Express, Inc. (PEI) You, the business owner, and we, (PEI) “Share” your employees. You are the onsite manager, and Payroll Express, Inc. is your offsite ‘Personnel’ or ‘HR’ department.
“Sharing” allows a small group of employees like yours, combined with our other employees from all over the state, to be part of our larger employee group or “pool”. This larger “pool” provides leverage in negotiating benefits, ability to do direct payroll checking deposits, more professional accounting analysis, safety programs and a whole host of other things that a small employer may never undertake because of the time and expense of setting up these programs.”
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