Professional Employer Organization (PEO)

When you partner with ADP's PEO, you get an easy, cost-effective way to manage HR, payroll, benefits, hiring, and more — including an HR pro committed to your growth.

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Are you a good fit for a PEO?

If you’re looking for a new HR and benefits solution for your business, you may be asking yourself, “Is my business a good fit for a PEO?” Here are some key questions to help you decide if now’s the right time to make the switch:

  • Is finding and retaining the right type of employees a challenge for you?
  • Are you able to provide the benefits that your employees want?
  • Are you overwhelmed with administrative duties across multiple vendors?

If you said yes to any of these questions, ADP TotalSource could be your answer. Talk to a representative today.

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Introducing ADP TotalSource, an all-in-one PEO

ADP's PEO, TotalSource, works with your small or midsized business to provide payroll, HR, benefits, compliance and workers' comp — all under one umbrella. Our IRS-certified, all-in-one PEO delivers dedicated support from an HR pro and intuitive technology, so you can focus on the work that matters most to you.

The knowledge you need — in your corner

With ADP TotalSource, you won't waste time getting "help" from a chatbot. You'll reap the rewards of having a real-life HR business partner — or HRBP — working directly with you, guiding you through the full range of HR issues.

  • One-on-one guidance when you need it
  • Help with day-to-day tasks like compliance questions, addressing turnover, or tricky employee situations
  • Customized plan for your HR goals and strategy

HR solutions that move with you

Our easy-to-use platform and top-rated mobile app allow you to stay on top of payroll and HR tasks wherever you go. No more worrying about a lack of access — you now have the power to quickly manage people and tasks from anywhere.

  • Employee self-service
  • All-in-one platform
  • 24/7 self-service standard reports and drag and drop custom reports
  • Top-rated ADP mobile app

The confidence to handle anything

ADP TotalSource was built to be your single-stop answer for all things HR. It allows you to efficiently solve any HR issue sent your way — and lets you do it all from the comfort of a single platform.

  • Hiring
  • Benefits
  • Payroll
  • Compliance
  • Risk and safety

Choose a trusted partner

There are significant advantages to partnering with a certified PEO like ADP TotalSource:

  • Certified PEOs meet all the rigorous background, financial and reporting requirements set by the IRS
  • This certification ensures financial protections and tax benefits to TotalSource clients that users of non-certified PEOs do not necessarily receive
  • ADP TotalSource helps ensure your federal employment taxes are paid

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A PEO for a Growing Business

Many growing businesses face HR headaches. Adding employees leads to more HR, payroll and compliance tasks. Offering competitive benefits is becoming increasingly challenging. With the world of work and regulations changing fast, overwhelming is an understatement.

That's why growing businesses partner with ADP's PEO, TotalSource. Our IRS-certified, all-in-one PEO takes care of the people side of your business in a cost-effective way.

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The payoff of a PEO

A PEO will help you consolidate services, streamline processes, and reduce some of your risk as an employer — but ADP doesn’t stop there. TotalSource goes above and beyond to look at other critical areas like designing the right benefit strategy, proactive compliance, and addressing employee turnover and productivity. We help you optimize your labor costs by:

  • Highlighting what you should be paying, which plans you should be offering, and why
  • Helping you mitigate your overall risk by being your go-to for compliance
  • Providing you and your team with training and safety advice
  • Helping you understand employee turnover before it becomes costly

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The benefits of a PEO

Companies that use a PEO grow faster, have higher employee satisfaction and experience significant cost savings. Not only that, PEOs handle HR tasks so that companies can focus on their core business activities.



Higher growth compared to non-PEO clients



Lower turnover than non-PEO clients



Annual return on investment (cost savings alone)

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Source: NAPEO 2019: The ROI of using a PEO

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Resources and insights

PEO Benefits Small Business


Benefits of a PEO for small businesses


Why Partnering With a PEO Makes Sound Business Sense


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