Professional Employer Organizations (PEOs) offer many solutions that improve workers’ experiences from technology driven solutions to health benefits and more. When workers have good experiences with their employer, they have better employee engagement; leading to higher retention rates and increased productivity.
What is an engaged employee?
Employee engagement measures the level of enthusiasm and dedication a worker feels toward their job. Employee engagement is often directly linked to a company’s success because engaged employees are much more likely to stick around long-term and be more productive.
Blue collar workers from truck drivers to warehouse staff to construction workers are working-class people who perform skilled or unskilled manual labor. They do hands-on work in exchange for an honest living to support their families. Like all workers, blue collar workers need to be engaged at work if employers want them to give their best effort.
Blue collar workers are in high demand and employers who neglect their blue-collar employees will have a hard time recruiting and retaining them.
How Payroll with Makai HR Can Help Employee Engagement
Makai HR provides many services to small businesses through HR outsourcing, allowing them to offer benefits to their employees that they could not otherwise afford. Makai HR’s payroll services alone provide great support for businesses and conveniences for all types of employees that can help keep them loyal. Here are some of the benefits that Makai HR’s employee partners can except from payroll services:
1. Accurate wages
There is nothing worse for employees than being paid the wrong wages. Whether employees are paid by check, Visa paycard, or direct deposit, they expect their full wages to be paid and on time. Workers depend on their paycheck to cover their expenses during that pay period and when wages are short, they may become very stressed while waiting for a correction. Makai HR provides payroll services that ensure correct payroll calculations so that employees are not short money on payday. Employees who are paid accurately and on time feel taken care of, which contributes to loyalty and engagement.
For workers without checking accounts who don’t want to deal with the inconvenience of depositing a check, Makai HR offers free Visa paycards. Paycards give workers without the option to open a checking account the same benefits as those who have a bank account. Each employee’s paycard is automatically loaded with payroll every pay period, which means employees have easy, instant access to their pay. Paycards are not credit cards, which means no credit check is necessary and there will never be interest charged on purchases.
3. Direct deposit
For workers who have a checking account, direct deposit is a great option. Employers can offer their workers direct deposit when they partner with Makai HR.
4. Paper checks
Sometimes the best option is a good, old-fashioned paper check and Makai HR is happy to provide checks to workers.
5. Easy to use time and labor solutions to log time
One of the biggest advantages to partnering with Makai HR are the paperless solutions, including a variety of clocking options to fit your company’s timekeeping needs. Options include a mobile clock app, web clock, hardware time clock, and telephone.
Need to improve employee engagement? We can help you with that! When you partner with Makai HR you can get on with the business you are trying to grow while we take care of your employee needs from payroll to taxes, health insurance/benefits and worker’s compensation. You also gain peace of mind that you are compliant with all of Hawaii’s employer laws (if you’ve ever looked you know that the list is very long and changes happen). When choosing a PEO to partner with, there are many things to consider including cost, services, and technology solutions.
With the cost of doing business in Hawaii at record highs, we know how important it is to keep labor costs in line with revenue. Our plans are priced competitively and include value-added services like time-in/time-out systems. Our three tiers of PEO service plans are tailored to the size of your business and specific needs. We offer a 100% paperless solution which means that your employees can manage their needs through a computer, tablet, or phone. We can truly improve your employees’ work benefits while freeing you up to run your business.
What are you waiting for? Companies that partner with a PEO benefit from 7-9% faster growth, 10-14% lower employee turnover; and they are 50% less likely to go out of business. Contact us today to get started!