A Professional Employer Organization, or PEO, is a business model that helps small to mid-sized businesses manage the everyday HR needs that smaller businesses struggle to handle alone, such as paying employees, filing payroll taxes, providing health insurance (and other benefits), getting workers’ compensation coverage, developing employee policies, managing employee issues, and more.
Employee Benefits Articles
Do good relationships drive success? Architects have many tools available as practitioners, but often cannot hear each other. How can we learn to truly and honestly exchange ideas and information with others?
If you’ve worked hard, been successful and gained the trust of your superiors, you may at some point in your career receive an invitation to become a principal in your firm. While it may seem like evidence of your overall success, there are upsides and downsides to an ownership role and you should thoroughly understand […]
Until you are left reeling from the untimely death of a loved one, you may not fully understand or appreciate the importance of life insurance and the critical role it can play during that difficult time. Your children, spouse or significant other, parents or other family members, are the ones whose futures you want to […]
If you’re invited to become a principal in your firm, do you know what that requires? A recent study on internal ownership transition sheds light on how architecture firms are handling the ownership succession process when founding principals near the end of their tenure. If you’re tapped to become a principal in your firm, this […]
For most architects, the idea that one could become disabled due to an illness or injury seems pretty remote. No matter how many times one may say, “It will never happen to me,” there’s no getting around the fact that it does happen—everyday—to people just like you. So what should you know about disability insurance?
Healthcare reform is a topic that continues to dominate the news. This article provides background on the current situation, what the AIA Trust now offers to AIA members and its future plans.
Emerging professionals work hard—you apply yourself to everything you do. You thrive by embracing the changes you know life brings. Yet starting your career is only the first step toward achieving financial stability—since all of life’s events cannot be predicted. As you start your future, how do you protect your income?
Most employers provide some employee benefits for their employees. The question is which benefits do they provide and is it sufficient coverage for you and your family? Will your employee benefits cover the financial disruption a disability or illness could cause? It is important to know the answers as you prepare to review and update […]
A new year is an excellent time to consider how you’re doing financially and set goals for the year ahead. Pursuing your goals may be easier when you focus on one specific priority each month. This calendar of ideas will stimulate your thinking about dollars-and-cents objectives.