Salo Doko, President, and COO
Employees are the most vital cog of any successful organization—small, mid-size, or large. Companies worldwide are going the extra mile to better manage their human resources, as employees become more tech savvy and demand greater digital experiences. However, due to lack of resources, small and mid-size companies often struggle to manage every facet of employment, from recruitment to retention of talent, a prerequisite to deliver organizational performance. With daunting task of staying abreast of the ever-evolving labor laws to protect themselves against expensive and time-consuming lawsuits, sometimes technology takes a backseat. After all, it takes experts to manage the entire HR function efficiently.
The Illinois-based professional employer organization (PEO), Tandem HR, takes center stage with its end-to-end custom HR solutions that help organizations focus on their core competencies without burdening themselves with HR operations. Licensed in all 50 U.S. states, the company manages the entire employee lifecycle for organizations in an outsourced environment through its human resource management system (HRIS), from applicant tracking to onboarding, payroll processing, time and attendance, performance management, e-learning, and reporting. “We not only deliver our technology and compliance solutions, but also offer a team of professionals wrapped around those solutions who help clients at each step,” states SaloDoko, president and COO of Tandem HR.
Salo draws attention to the biggest compliance impediment for organizations—payroll administration, as they must act as tax collectors for the federal, state, and local governments. To that end, Tandem HR’s HRIS platform, integrating a wide variety of time and attendance systems, streamlines the entire payroll processing. The company eliminates all the manual, paper-driven, and time-consuming processes so that payday is a breeze for organizations—completed in a timely and efficient manner. And what’s more, the company also assigns a payroll professional to its clients who processes employees’ time and attendance and payroll deductions accordingly along with tax, enabling the clients to stay compliant seamlessly. “We offer robust payroll reporting on deductions, overheads, and others that clients can review and approve without any hassles,” informs Salo. Payroll is just one aspect of the company’s technology platform that also covers applicant tracking, onboarding, benefits, performance management, retirement savings and much more.
Incorporated in 1998, Tandem HR services many industries including financial services, healthcare professionals, and manufacturers, among others. One example of Tandem HR’s exemplary work is the success story of a healthcare start-up that had acquired five different entities simultaneously. To focus on its core competency, the healthcare start-up outsourced its entire payroll processing to Tandem HR, including time and attendance, tax, job codes, pay codes, and others. Tandem HR implemented its solutions within 30 days, enabling the client to scale with seamless payroll processing. “With our plug and play solution, the client has scaled even faster than they would have done otherwise,” commends Salo.
At a time when many business entities are in dire straits in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, Tandem HR acted with tenacity to accelerate its growth. While other enterprises were furloughing employees, Tandem HR registered a 35 percent growth in terms of worksite employees in 2020. With an exciting last year, Tandem HR is now aiming to consolidate its position with organic as well as inorganic growth. “We are at that juncture in the lifecycle of our business where we are ready for acquisitions and to further our growth even more than last year,” concludes Salo.