You need Payroll & HRIS solutions to increase your efficiency and reduce costly mistakes
with a painless process to get them setup fast and within your budget.
Is Kuzneski Insurance Group the right fit for your Small Business Payroll & HRIS Services?
We're not right for everyone.
Your decision on which advisor to hire will be a big factor in the long term success or failure of your payroll & HRIS systems. Sometimes firms just don't fit well with each other, due to corporate culture differences, size mismatches, or incompatible approaches to process. Since we want to set you up for success, we are providing you with answers to questions that, in our experience, will help you make the right decision for your unique company and situation.
If you haven't already done so, please start by reviewing our "Are We A Fit?" page, that will help you more clearly understand our overall approach to insurance and HR. It covers important general topics like the differences between an advisor and a broker, whether we are a good fit for your company size and corporate culture, and our ability to support you during rapid growth.
Below are our 11 most popular Payroll & HRIS FAQs that outline our approach to payroll & HRIS solutions. The answers should help you decide whether or not we are the right payroll & HRIS advisor for you. Regardless of your decision, please consider us a resource for you now and in the future.
Payroll & HRIS FAQs:
- What types of Payroll & HRIS solutions will you offer us?
- Which providers will be considered for my Payroll & HRIS solutions?
- Will you help us develop a strategy and roadmap for our Payroll & HRIS solutions?
- How much do your Payroll & HRIS solutions cost? Will they fit my budget?
- We are really short on time. Is your process fast and easy for us?
- Do you have the expertise to solve really complicated problems for us?
- Since Payroll & HRIS systems overlap with HR & compliance, can you help us in those areas also?
- Since Payroll & HRIS systems integrate so tightly with employee benefits, can you help us with our benefits also?
- I want to be protected if our Payroll or HRIS systems get hacked, or one of our employees steals from us. Can you also help with my business insurances like cyber liability and employee dishonesty coverage?
- Payroll & HRIS solutions are all new to me. Will you teach me the basics?
- What else should I learn about Payroll & HRIS to stay informed and make better decisions?
Let's get started.
"What types of Payroll & HRIS solutions will you offer us?"
The ones that will remove your administrative "pain" at your stage of growth.
The technological advances in recent years have been mind blowing, and they are impacting the way you administer payroll and HR functions, and how you communicate with your team. We've integrated technology into everything we do, and can setup cloud applications to help you with processes such as:
- onboarding/offboarding employees.
- posting jobs, interviewing candidates and hiring new employees.
- conducting annual open enrollments for your employee benefits plans.
- managing payroll and employee-related information like hours worked and PTO taken.
- communicating more efficiently with your team.
Since "Protecting Our Client's Data" is one of our Fundamentals (#27), be assured we also have advanced cyber security in place, and ongoing training for our team, to keep the bad guys out and your confidential payroll and employee data safe.
If you aren't currently using an integrated all-in-one payroll & HRIS system, you might be experiencing pain with recurring tasks like entering employee deductions for employee benefits into your payroll system. We would strongly urge you to consider an all-in-one system for efficiency and accuracy, and can help you identify one that will meet your needs. We have some great partners who will offer you substantial discounts and enhanced support if you implement their systems in partnership with us.As part of your Strategic Roadmap, we will help you choose the right payroll & HRIS solutions at the right time - so they are within budget and effective for your stage of growth. Here are typical solutions we will consider when working with you to build your Strategic Roadmap:
Standalone Payroll Systems
Takes the hassle out of payroll by calculating the amount you owe your employees, tracking time worked and vacations taken, paying employees electronically or by check, and filing of employment taxes and other deductions.
Benefits Admin and Onboarding Systems
Cloud-based systems that help you with onboarding new hires, benefits administration, time and attendance, PTO, 1095-C reporting, and more.
Applicant Tracking Systems
Enables you to streamline the entire recruiting process including creating job ads and posting to job boards, tracking candidates, managing resume screening, collaborating as a team and reporting on results.
All-in-one Payroll & HRIS Systems
Cloud based systems that combine the functionality of standalone payroll, benefits administration, onboarding, applicant tracking and other HR functionality into one integrated system sharing a common database. Reduces errors and increases efficiency over standalone systems.
"Which providers will be considered for my Payroll & HRIS solutions?"
We have some options for you that are very cool...at least to fellow Payroll & HRIS geeks like us.We have access to dozens of payroll systems, benefit administration apps, and other HRIS providers to consider for you. Check out a few of the ones we use most frequently. If there is a provider that's important to you that isn't on the list, ask us about them. We probably have (or can gain) access to them, or can suggest an alternative that will be as good or better for your situation.
I like what I'm seeing so far!
How do we get started?
Glad to hear we might be a fit! If you're ready to move forward:
"Will you help us develop a strategy and roadmap for our Payroll & HRIS solutions?"
Strategy and roadmaps are built into everything we do.
There's so much for you to think about when you're building your payroll and HRIS systems: "How do all the parts fit together? What had to be done yesterday? What can wait until tomorrow? How will I pay for everything?"
It can be overwhelming at times, and if you're not careful, important things can slip through the cracks!
That's why you need a strategy, and a roadmap to guide you. We will help you:
- develop a customized Strategic Roadmap for your payroll and HRIS systems, that's part of your overall Strategic Roadmap.
- keep everyone on the same page through periodic Strategic Business Reviews.
- monitor alignment between your C-level team members through our C4i/e assessment tool.
- bring a board member/investor perspective to your insurance and HR programs. Check out our leadership team and their experiences.
You'll sleep better at night if you know where you're going and have a roadmap to get there.
"How much do your Payroll & HRIS solutions cost? Will they fit my budget?"
The good news is that some of them are free, so they are very budget friendly! Others vary in cost depending on your unique needs and situation.
After we work with you to develop your Strategic Roadmap, we can help you prioritize the implementation of various solutions like all-in-one payroll & HRIS systems and Applicant Tracking systems. Then we will stage their rollout to keep within your budget. You don't have to do everything all at once!
We also have some great partners who will offer you substantial discounts and enhanced support if you implement their systems in partnership with us.
"We are really short on time. Is your process fast and easy for us?"
We find that most clients have trouble keeping up with us!
Every situation is different, however we are able to move faster than most competitors since we have fine-tuned our processes while working with startups - who tend to want things yesterday, but don't send us their paperwork until tomorrow. But we still love them!
The biggest timing issue is usually around payroll start date, where things like your payroll frequency and time until the next quarter begins can play a role in getting payroll started.
We are Relentless About Improvement (Fundamental #14), so although our process will never be easy-peasy (remember this is the insurance industry), we will make it as painless as possible for you.
"Since Payroll & HRIS systems overlap with HR & compliance, can you help us in those areas also?"
Definitely! We help our clients with HR & compliance challenges every day.
Demand for HR & Compliance support has gone up considerably since the passing of the ACA. Not only do you have to understand all the new rules and regulations (in addition to the older ones, like ERISA), there are fines and penalties if you don't comply. Understanding terms like employer mandate, minimal essential coverage, 1094/1095 reporting, FTEs, ALEs, and E-I-E-I-O (the last one is a joke - say it out loud) are vital for success..
Because there are so many more rules to follow and reports to file, compliance has become a huge burden for most companies. Since many of our clients with under 100 employees don't have a full time dedicated HR professional on staff, they rely on us frequently for support and guidance.
"Do you have the expertise to solve really complicated problems for us?"
Or put another way: "what if I need the capabilities of a large firm at some point?"
We recognize there are times when having the national reach and scale of a large firm can be important, but how do you achieve those without giving up what makes a boutique firm like ours so special?
Our solution was to join a national network of like-minded employee benefit advisors called the TRUE Network of Advisors. We think it's a Win Win Solution for everyone:
What is TRUE Network of Advisors?
Local presence with national scale.
TRUE is an exclusive nationwide group of independent benefit consulting firms. Our membership in TRUE enables Kuzneski Insurance Group and our clients to collaborate with the best minds in the industry to solve the most challenging problems we encounter. TRUE members maintain deep roots in the local community, but have access to all the tools, resources, technology and negotiating strength of a national organization - a win/win!
Member Firm Offices Coast to Coast
Employee Benefit Staff Members
Employer Groups Served
"Since Payroll & HRIS systems integrate so tightly with employee benefits, can you help us with our benefits also?"
It's the only way to make it work for you efficiently and accurately.
New technology is impacting the way employee benefits are administered and communicated. We've integrated technology into most of our processes, and provide cloud applications to help you with common tasks such as onboarding/offboarding employees, and conducting annual open enrollments. It just makes sense to keep your employee benefits with the applications that support them.
If you aren't currently using an integrated all-in-one payroll & HRIS system, you might be experiencing pain with recurring tasks like entering employee deductions for employee benefits into your payroll system. We would strongly urge you to consider an all-in-one system for efficiency and accuracy, and can help you identify one that will meet your needs. We have some great partners who will offer you substantial discounts and enhanced support if you implement their systems in partnership with us.
"I want to be protected if our Payroll or HRIS systems get hacked, or one of our employees steals from us. Can you also help with my business insurances like cyber liability and employee dishonesty coverage?"
That's a big YES...we do it all the time.
By keeping all of your insurances together, it enables us to develop a more comprehensive Strategic Roadmap for you, and also cuts down on the amount of effort it takes for you to keep everyone up to date on changes to your business. For growing companies, that can be a huge time saver!
"Payroll and HRIS solutions are all new to me. Will you teach me the basics?"
Absolutely! It's one of our favorite things to do (seriously).
You are not alone. We have helped hundreds of first time entrepreneurs and others who got stuck learning Payroll & HRIS solutions while on the job. It's like building an airplane while trying to fly it at the same time...not much fun and bound to crash.
If you want to learn the basics and beyond, we are happy to teach you. Just let us know how we can help. In the meantime, take a look at some featured blog posts below to get started.