Case Study: A Collaborative Transition from PEO to Customized HR

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Building HR Agility

Our client had a great relationship with their Professional Employer Organization (PEO). But as our client’s workforce grew across state lines, their PEO wasn’t able to grow with them. They needed to transition their pay and benefits in-house, and it was paramount that the transition was seamless for employees. That’s when they turned to HR Collaborative.

Key Initiatives

With our client’s goals in mind, we worked hand-in-hand with their PEO and benefits broker over six months, completing the transition anxiety free and on schedule.

Seamless Transition

We worked quickly to swap pay systems and benefits, ensuring that employee experience was unaffected. We managed the change each step of the way.

Reward Packages

We established their first-ever compensation philosophy and used it as the foundation for new compensation packages and pay structure, ensuring that they remained competitive, not just for new employees, but their long-tenured staff too.

Minimal Impact

Initially, the CFO took on the payroll function. But they were quickly bogged down in the day-to-day. We helped transition that work to one of our fractional payroll specialists. The CFO regained valuable hours in their work week, freeing them to focus on their area of expertise.

Who They Are

Our client is a West Michigan Healthcare and Office Supplier specializing in group purchasing. They wanted HR that could match the complexity of their growing business.




40+ Employees


West Michigan


6 Months

Proven Results and Driven Change

Our client is now running HR in house, retaining HR Collaborative’s services for continued strategic guidance and HR project support. With our expertise, they remain competitive and proactive, providing benefits to retain and attract new talent, all while maintaining compliance across state boundaries. They can grow without limit and hire the people they need.

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