USA Today Answers the Question: What is a PEO?

On page 9 of a special Media Planet insert in USA Today, special attention was given to how professional employer organizations can provide strategic HR services, including small business payroll services and benefits administration around healthcare for small businesses – increasingly important today in light of the new healthcare laws.


The PEO arrangement, also commonly called employee leasing, enables you to focus on your core business while the PEO, as the employer of record, handles all the headaches and paperwork of human resources. Studies have also show that dedicated and strategic human resources outsourcing reduces turnover and increases employee satisfaction.


Founded in 1985, Century II is one of the nation’s oldest and Tennessee’s largest Professional Employer Organizations (PEO). Currently, we provide services to approximately 4,000 employees in over 40 states, with one of the highest retention rates in the industry, over 90%. Contact us if you would like to learn more.

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