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Staff One HR Among First PEOs to Receive CPEO Designation from IRS

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DALLAS, TEXAS – (July 13, 2017) – Staff One HR, a Dallas-based HR managed services company with an ESAC-accredited PEO service offering, is among the first to earn Certified Professional Employer Organization (CPEO) status from the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

The CPEO program originated through the Small Business Efficiency Act (SBEA) as a voluntary IRS certification program for PEOs. CPEO certification assures clients of the financial wellbeing of the PEO, as well as providing tax advantages and more protection for business owners.  Previously, PEO clients risked double taxation when joining or leaving a PEO relationship midyear. Under the SBEA, a CPEO is treated as a “successor employer” for purposes of Social Security/Medicare and federal unemployment taxes, eliminating the need to restart FICA and FUTA wage bases.

“Achieving CPEO certification is one more thing that sets us apart,” said Staff One HR CEO Mark Sinatra.  “Staff One HR is one of the few PEOs in the country that hold both the ESAC accreditation and CPEO certification. We are committed to maintaining only the highest operational standards, for the benefit of our clients, our team members, and our stakeholders.”

In addition to the newly achieved CPEO designation, Staff One HR has held accreditation from the Employer Services Assurance Corporation, (ESAC) since 1999. Both ESAC and CPEO programs are voluntary, and participating PEOs must meet stringent requirements regarding tax status, experience, background, financial reporting, bonding, and more, in order to achieve and maintain certification.

“Our clients can rest assured that we are doing the right things the right way,” explained Sinatra.  “Not only do we require individual certifications from our client-facing team members, but we as an organization hold ourselves to the highest standards in the industry.”

About Staff One HR

Staff One HR is an HR managed services company providing PEO, ASO and recruiting services.  Based in Dallas with clients in 44 states, Staff One HR earned a spot on the 2015 and 2016 Inc. 5000 and has been in business since 1988.  Staff One HR provides HR consulting and compliance, employee benefits, workers’ compensation/safety, and payroll/tax administration for clients across the country.  Staff One HR has earned the Employer Services Assurance Corporation (ESAC) and Certification Institute accreditation, the highest level of accreditation in the PEO industry.

Developing a Marketing Culture

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Amy HerveyOriginally published in PEO Insider, May/June 2017

Marketing is not rocket science, but it does have a lot of moving parts and the potential to make your company look unprofessional, inconsistent, or just plain confusing if it’s not done well. It takes a long time to create, promote, and establish your logo, tagline, and “voice,” so it’s wise to invest in protecting these items as part of your company’s image and communications.

As one of the most easily recognized logos on the planet, the Nike “Swoosh” is a textbook example of successful brand identity. Originally founded as Blue Ribbon Sports (BRS) in 1964, the company became Nike in May of 1971. Since then, the “Just Do It” tagline and the Swoosh logo have graced countless athletic items and are among the most-recognized—and best-protected—brand properties in the world.

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Robust economy hits home run for Staff One HR

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By Bill Hethcock, Staff Writer, Dallas Business Journal

As companies grow, there comes a time when they need to figure out how to better handle their human resources function. That’s where full-service human resources outsourcing company Staff One HR comes in.

As companies grow, there comes a time when they need to figure out how to better handle their human resources function. That’s where full-service human resources outsourcing company Staff One HR comes in.

The Dallas-based firm has seen annual growth in the 20 percent to 30 percent range in each of the last three years by helping companies reduce employee turnover, eliminate liability, and reinvest their time and focus in their core business so they can outpace the competition, CEO Mark Sinatra told the Dallas Business Journal in an interview. Continue reading “Robust economy hits home run for Staff One HR”

Inc. Magazine Unveils 35th Annual List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies–the Inc. 5000

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For the 2nd Time, Staff One HR Appears on the Inc. 5000 list, Ranking No. 3,552 with Three-Year Sales Growth of 89%

NEW YORK, Aug. 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Inc. magazine today ranked Staff One HR No. 3,552 on its 35th annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment— its independent small businesses. Companies such as Microsoft, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees of the Inc. 5000. Continue reading “Inc. Magazine Unveils 35th Annual List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies–the Inc. 5000”

PEO Marketing Strategies for a Variety of Markets

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Amy HerveyWhile some PEOs operate in a limited geographic area, others serve clients and worksite employees across the nation. Universally, we strive to build our client base through various forms of marketing.

While its components have changed dramatically over the last 30 years, at its most basic, marketing is simply the way you communicate information about your company and its services. Most marketing efforts can be categorized as branding or lead generation, but in reality, everything you do affects your company’s brand. From the color and style of your company logo to the design of your website, and from the proposals you present to the appearance and style of the people delivering them, every single aspect either strengthens your brand or chips away at it. Continue reading “PEO Marketing Strategies for a Variety of Markets”

5 Tips for Leading Your Team Through a Crisis

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What do you tell the team when you lose your biggest client?  Try these tips.

Like most entrepreneurs, I have certainly experienced my share of ups and downs.  When bad stuff happens the hardest part for me as the leader is putting aside personal fears, anger and frustration to help get the team back on track to success. No one understands this more than Mark Sinatra, the founder and CEO of 2015 Inc. 5000 company Staff One HR, a professional employer organization (PEO) based in Dallas. Continue reading “5 Tips for Leading Your Team Through a Crisis”

2016 HR Goals Need To Be Set Before Year End

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As the end of the year approaches, business leaders are busy hitting those last few annual and Q4 goals. As if the end of a quarter weren’t enough to think about, leaders also are trying to set goals for 2016 and formulate plans to achieve them.

According to Mark Sinatra, the CEO of Staff One, “when you’re in charge of the course your business takes, it’s important to devote time to big picture ideas that will propel your company forward, not get bogged down with compliance issues and human resources headaches.”
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