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Expertise

Engage Simple Business Solutions: Meeting the Unique Needs of Companies With fewer Than 50 Insured Employees

Engage PEO has a competitive suite of employer group benefit programs tailored to meet the unique and challenging needs of businesses with 10 to 49 employees. Engage Simple Business Solutions provides access to a select portfolio of medical plans that all meet the minimum individual mandate requirements of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Expertise

What You Need to Know About Pre-employment Criminal Background Checks

The use of pre-employment background checks has become commonplace and many companies choose to include these screenings as part of their overall hiring process. For some industries, background checks are not a choice but a necessity because they are required by state or federal law. As a result, employers must be well-versed in the use of background checks to avoid any legal minefields.

In the News

Insurance Brokers, PEOs and Clients: A Win-Win-Win

By Jay Starkman

As published in Insurance Advocate.

In the increasingly complex legislative landscape that small and mid-sized businesses must operate today, partnerships between insurance agencies and PEOs have tremendous potential for success, bringing value to the broker, PEO and, most importantly, the client.

Press Release

Engage PEO CEO Jay Starkman Awarded Gold at National 2015 “Stevie” American Business Awards

Starkman wins top honors for Executive of the Year – Business Services

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. – June 23, 2015 – Engage PEO, a leading professional employer organization providing HR outsourcing solutions to small and mid-sized businesses across the U.S., announced that founder and CEO, Jay Starkman, has been awarded the Gold “Stevie” award in the Executive of the Year category for the 2015 American Business Awards. The honor was given on June 22, during a gala event in Chicago.

In the News

Can You Light Up Your E-Cigarette While Working in a Cubicle?

As more people start using e-cigarettes at work, more employers will be grappling with how to deal with the growing trend of vaping e-cigarettes, whether they should be allowed on the premises and how to address the health concerns of other workers.

The Street spoke to Engage's Dorothy Miraglia-King on the topic.

In the News

Can the Senate Stop Low-Wage Employers From Tying Up Workers With Non-competes?

Currently, non-compete agreements are governed by a patchwork of state-level regulations, some of which are coming under scrutiny. For some companies, the question becomes: Why not make your employees subject to a non-compete agreement?

The Washington Post spoke to Engage CEO, Jay Starkman, on the topic. 

 "These days, companies stick in non-competes for just about every position," Starkman says. "We’re seeing them for low-level tech people, hairdressers, payroll processors...”

Read this news

Press Release

Engage PEO Expands California Team; Melissa Johnson Joins as Vice President of Sales

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. – June 1, 2015 – Engage PEO, a leading professional employer organization providing HR outsourcing solutions to small and mid-sized businesses across the U.S., today announced the addition of Melissa Johnson as vice president of sales for California. She will be based in the San Francisco Bay Area, but will partner with brokers and clients throughout the state and across country.

In the News

For Employers, Affordable Care Act (ACA) Smog Thickens

Engage PEO CEO, Jay Starkman, talks to National Underwriter and LifeHealthPro.com about the Affordable Care Act's (ACA) impact on employers:

The Affordable Care Act 's "play or pay" provisions already apply to employers with 100 or more employees. Employers with 50 to 99 employees are already supposed to be collecting the full-time equivalent (FTE) employee counts they need to comply with the ACA coverage requirements in 2016.

Press Release

Engage PEO CEO Jay Starkman Named Finalist for National 2015 “Stevie” American Business Awards

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. – May 8, 2015 – Engage PEO, a leading professional employer organization providing HR outsourcing solutions to small and mid-sized businesses across the U.S., announced that founder and CEO, Jay Starkman, has been named an Executive of the Year finalist in the 2015 “Stevie” American Business Awards. He will ultimately be a Gold, Silver, or Bronze winner of this national award.

Press Release

Engage PEO Continues Growth of Texas Office; Adds Chuck Cleboski as Vice President of Sales in Houston

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. – May 4, 2015 – Engage PEO, a leading professional employer organization providing HR outsourcing solutions to small and mid-sized businesses across the U.S., today announced the addition of another member of its growing Texas office, Chuck Cleboski who will serve as Vice President of Sales for Houston. Cleboski will build on Engage’s significant growth in the Texas market and focus on establishing strong relationships with insurance agency partners and their clients.

“Business is booming in Texas and it may well be because the state has established one of the best environments in the country for PEOs to do what they do best – help clients take all of their HR and compliance responsibilities off their shoulders,” said Jay Starkman, chief executive officer of Engage. “Chuck fully understands how businesses win when they partner with a PEO. We are very pleased to welcome him to Texas.”

Expertise

Harassment Claims on the Rise in the Workplace

By Jay Starkman and Ryan Hollander

Workplace harassment remains a harsh and unavoidable reality in America. Complaints of harassment cut across all industries and represent about 30 percent of all the charges received by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission every year.

Reported in the Business Journals

Press Release

Engage PEO Grows Texas Team With Addition of Vice President of Sales Todd Cabra

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. – May 4, 2015 – Engage PEO, a leading professional employer organization providing HR outsourcing solutions to small and mid-sized businesses across the U.S., today announced the continued growth of the company’s presence in Texas with the addition of Todd Cabra as vice president of sales for Houston. Cabra will help drive Engage’s sales activities in the Southeast Texas market and continue to build upon the company’s significant relationships with business clients and insurance broker partners throughout the state and nationwide.  

Press Release

Engage PEO Opens Oklahoma City Office and Adds Vice President of Sales Joe Sarvadi

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. – April 27, 2015 – Engage PEO, a leading professional employer organization providing HR outsourcing solutions to small and mid-sized businesses across the U.S., today announced the addition of Joe Sarvadi as Vice President of Sales for Oklahoma City. Sarvadi will be responsible for expanding the company’s presence and sales efforts throughout the state, as well as building relationships with insurance broker partners to continue to bring Engage’s suite of HR and benefits solutions to companies throughout the country.

 

Expertise

What Employers Need to Know About The Supreme Court Decision on Pregnant Workers

By Jay Starkman and Ryan Hollander

The United States Supreme Court recently issued an opinion in Young v. United Parcel Service, Inc. that may create more questions than answers for employers considering how to accommodate pregnant employees in the workplace.

Reported in the Business Journals

Expertise

Medical Marijuana Laws - an Update for Employers

By Jay Starkman and Deby Skawinski

The times — and the laws on marijuana use — are changing, leaving many employers uncertain about the appropriate actions to take in circumstances where medical marijuana is involved.

Reported in the Business Journals

Press Release

Engage PEO Forms Mid-Market Division

Group Created to Address Growing Demand from Large Employers For Strategic HR and Benefits Services

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. – April 20, 2015 – Engage PEO, a leading professional employer organization providing HR outsourcing solutions to small and mid-sized businesses across the U.S., today announced the formation of a new division dedicated to serve the needs of employers with more than 500 employees. The Mid-Market division was created in response to the growing demand from larger employers for HR solutions that can deliver a competitive advantage. The group will service both existing Engage clients and new client prospects.

 

Press Release

Engage PEO Announces New Suite of Streamlined Health Benefit Plan Solutions

The Simple Business Solutions offering is part of a fully integrated system designed to meet the unique needs of companies with fewer than 50 insured employees.

Press Release

Engage PEO Joins Epicomm Discount Program; Offers Association Members Comprehensive HR Services

Alexandria, Va. - April 6, 2015 - Epicomm, the Association for Leaders in Print, Mail, Fulfillment, and Marketing Services, is proud to announce that Engage PEO has joined its Member Advantage Discount Program (MADP) and will provide a full spectrum of human resources, risk management, and payroll services to association members at a 10% discount on Engage administrative fees.

"We are excited to welcome Engage to our Member Advantage Discount Program," says Association Executive Vice President Dean D’Ambrosi. "Engage will enable our members to concentrate on building their businesses without having to worry about managing increasingly complex employee-related issues such as compliance with the Affordable Care Act, as well as workers’ compensation, payroll administration, and unemployment insurance claims." 

In the News

Making the Case for Employee-Covered Fertility Treatments

One in eight women have fertility problems but most employers don't cover treamtent. Is this the next frontier in working parent benefits?

Fast Company magazine speaks to Engage's Dorothy Miraglia-King on the topic of new employee benefit trends, such as in vitro fertilization (IVF).

Expertise

8 common I-9 Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them

By Jay Starkman and Vanessa Matsis-McCready

The I-9 includes three critical sections, and if submitted incorrectly, these sections could cost an employer thousands of dollars in fines.

Reported in the Business Journals

 

We may be an increasingly “paperless” society, but there are still a number of critical forms the government requires of every employer in the U.S.

Press Release

Engage PEO Announces Move to New Corporate Headquarters in Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. – March 19, 2015 – Engage PEO, a leading professional employer organization providing HR outsourcing solutions to small and mid-sized businesses across the U.S., today announced it has relocated its corporate headquarters to the Presidential Circle business center at 4000 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, Florida. With more than triple the space of its prior office, the newly designed headquarters will accommodate Engage’s continued industry-leading growth.

In the News

Healthcare Law Paperwork Costs Small Businesses Thousands

Engage Executive Vice President, Dorothy Miraglia-King, speaks to the Associated Press on the growing number of small businesses mired in paperwork and compliance concerns due to the Affordable Care Act - and how Engage PEO is helping many of them.

In the News

A Better Life for the Boss is Better for Workers, Too

Jay Starkman, CEO of Engage, shares his advise with The Miami Herald on the topic of "Managing Up" - a critical skill in today's workplace.

Press Release

Engage PEO Continues Industry-Leading Growth With Expansion of National Operations Center

Company Prepared to Meet Growing Demand for HR Expertise and Guide Small and Mid-Size Businesses Through New Mandates

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. – March 2, 2015 – Engage PEO, a leading professional employer organization providing HR outsourcing solutions to small and mid-sized businesses across the U.S., announced today that it is expanding its National Operations Center located in St. Petersburg, Florida. The addition will double the size of Engage’s Operations Center to accommodate the company’s rapid growth and enhance the ability of its human resource and technology service teams to meet the needs of Engage’s growing client base.

In the News

How Court Challenges to the Affordable Care Act Could Affect Your Business

By Jay Starkman

If successful, a challenge to the Affordable Care Act could potentially throw the country's medical insurance environment into chaos. Employers and individuals should keep a close watch.

Reported in the Business Journals

 

 

Expertise

Job Offers: Why Rescinding One Can be Risky Business

By Jay Starkman and Deby Skawinski

Although rescinding a job offer is not necessarily illegal, there are risks for an employer to consider.

Reported in the Business Journals

 

Steady progress in the job market means employers are extending more job offers and more candidates are accepting.

In the News

How to Handle an Employee's Offensive Social Media Post

Engage's CEO, Jay Starkman, weighs in on the topic of handling employees and their sometimes not so likeable social media posts.

"While clearly discriminatory posts can be grounds for dismissal, owners still need to be sure they're on solid legal ground," says Jay Starkman, CEO of Engage PEO.

Reported by the Associated Press and the New York Times. Read this news

In the News

How the Affordable Care Act Affects Employee Taxes

By Jay Starkman and Dorothy Miraglia-King

In 2015 and beyond, each person is subject to additional tax reporting under ACA's Individual Shared Responsibility.

Reported in the Business Journals.

 

Blog

How professional employer organizations (PEOs) can help with HR compliance challenges

By Jay Starkman

It is the rare small or mid-size business that has expertise both in its industry segment and in handling the demands of employees. It is a professional employer organization's business to be an expert in all aspects of employment. Reported in the Business Journals

 

Press Release

Engage PEO Adds Alex Pisani As General Counsel & VP of Strategic Development

Addition further enhances executive team for nation’s fastest growing PEO

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. – Jan. 12, 2015 – Engage PEO, a leading professional employer organization providing HR outsourcing solutions to small and mid-sized businesses, today announced the addition of PEO-industry veteran Alex Pisani as general counsel and vice president of strategic development. Pisani is based out of Engage’s Dallas, Texas office

In the News

How Professional Employer Organizations (PEOs) Can Help with HR Compliance Challenges

By Jay Starkman

It is the rare small or mid-size business that has expertise both in its industry segment and in handling the demands of employees. It is a professional employer organization's business to be an expert in all aspects of employment.  Reported in the Business Journals

Press Release

Congress Recognizes Professional Employer Organizations Through Small Business Efficiency Act

Validation and benefits for both business owners and employees working with PEOs.

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. – Dec. 17, 2014 – On Dec. 16, Congress passed the Small Business Efficiency Act providing the first-ever federal statutory recognition of Professional Employer Organizations (PEO). The Act institutes a voluntary certification process for PEOs with the IRS and recognizes the HR outsourcing companies under the federal tax law, creating greater clarity for PEOs to collect and submit taxes on behalf of their clients.

Expertise

What to Keep in Mind for Holiday Parties and Office Closings

By Jay Starkman and Vanessa Matsis McCready

Reported in the Business Journals

With the traditional holiday months come company parties, shifting vacation schedules and office closings. Here are a few guidelines to keep in mind:

Office closings

When making closing decisions, employers must be cognizant of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and state wage and hour laws.

Expertise

Can I Send a Sick Employee Home?

By Jay Starkman and Vanessa Matsis-McCready

Best practice guidelines for managing sick employees in the workplace.

Expertise

Using Social Media to Recruit Employees? Avoid These Pitfalls

By Jay Starkman and Midge Seltzer

Social media continues to play an expanding role in the way new hires are recruited. Two issues in particular make social media use attractive to recruiters: the ability to capture a lot of eyeballs by advertising a job on social networks and the ablity to view a job applicant's social media account(s) during the screening process.

Employers can reap substantial benefits by incorporating social media into their hiring processes, but must ensure it is utilized properly to avert legal pitfalls.

Expertise

Paid Time Off For Voting? Be Sure You Know the Law

By Jay Starkman and Ryan Hollander

Regardless of whether or not it's election season, employers should always make note of voting leave laws, especially since they vary from state to state.

Expertise

What Employers Should Know Now That More States, Cities are "Banning the Box"

By Jay Starkman and Deby Skawinski

Known as “Ban the Box,” these laws remove the criminal history question on a job application and delay the background check until later in the hiring process.

Reported in the Business Journals

 

Expertise

Affordable Care Act: How to classify employees

By Jay Starkman and Dorothy Miraglia-King

Under the Affordable Care Act, the rules for classifying employees, or calculating the number of hours worked is no easy task. To avoid errors and costly penalties, employers must know exactly how to define a full-time employee vs. a part-time worker - and everything in between.

Hours of service = each hour an employee is paid or entitled to be paid for actual hours worked or paid leave (including vacation, holiday, illness, disability, layoff, jury duty, and military leave).

Press Release

Engage PEO Renews Master Medical Benefits Plan with Aetna

Engage Private Exchange results in third consecutive year of lower than trend increases.

Expertise

E-cigarettes and Your Company's Smoking Policy

By Jay Starkman and Ryan Hollander

The rising popularity of e-cigarettes and "vaping" has changed the smoking landscape and continues to be an issue for employers to consider.

Press Release

Engage PEO Expands Its Sales Force with PEO Veteran Melissa Pierson

Newest VP of Sales to Meet Needs of Growing Northeast Market

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. – July 31, 2014 – Engage PEO, a leading professional employer organization providing HR outsourcing solutions to small and mid-sized businesses, has added Melissa Pierson as the company’s Vice President of Sales

Press Release

Engage PEO Promotes Dorothy Miraglia-King to Executive Vice President of Engage Insurance

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. – June 10, 2014 – Dorothy Miraglia-King of Engage PEO, a leading professional employer organization providing HR outsourcing solutions to small and mid-sized businesses, has been promoted to Executive Vice President of Engage Insurance. The announcement was made by Jay Starkman, Engage PEO’s CEO.

Press Release

Education Fund of Miami-Dade Honors Engage PEO CEO with Public School Alumni Achievement Award

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. – May 30, 2014 – Jay Starkman, CEO of Engage PEO, was honored on May 29, 2014 by the Education Fund of Miami-Dade County with the Public School Alumni Achievement Award. Engage PEO is a leading professional employer organization providing HR outsourcing solutions to small and mid-sized businesses.

Press Release

BenefitMall Teams with Engage PEO

(Dallas) May 20, 2014 – BenefitMall®, the leading provider of employee benefit, human resources, and payroll products and services, today announced a partnership with Engage PEO, the trusted small business partner for Professional Employer Organization (PEO) services.

Press Release

Engage PEO Expands Presence into Nevada and Southern California with Addition of Vice President of Sales, Lisa Beavers

St. Petersburg, Fla. – May 1, 2014 – Engage PEO, a leading professional employer organization providing HR outsourcing solutions to small and mid-sized businesses, today announced the addition of Lisa Beavers as vice president of sales for Nevada and Southern California.

Expertise

Understanding New Workplace Diversity Guidelines

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Engage PEO Expands Presence in Northeast United States With Addition of Vice President of Sales Cindy Edwards

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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ESAC Expands Financial Assurance Coverage for Clients of Accredited PEOs

St. Petersburg, Fla. – Jan. 21, 2014 – Effective January 1, 2014, the Employer Services Assurance Corporation’s (ESAC) financial coverage program provided to the clients of accredited PEOs expanded from a total of $11 million to a total of $16 million. As a result, the bond coverage for clients of ESAC-accredited Engage PEO increased accordingly. Engage PEO is a leading professional employer organization providing HR outsourcing solutions to small and mid-sized businesses across the country.

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Sapoznik Insurance and Engage PEO Announce Launch of HR and Benefits Solution Catered to Florida's Small Business

New PEO Offering Helps Business Owners Safely and Cost-Effectively Navigate Through Complicated Healthcare Reform

St. Petersburg, Fla. – December 16, 2013 – Engage PEO, a leading professional employer organization providing HR outsourcing solutions to small and mid-sized businesses, and Sapoznik Insurance, a top South Florida full-service, employee benefits agency, jointly announced the launch of the Sapoznik HR PEO Solution, powered by Engage.

Press Release

Engage PEO Partners with AmTrust, Augmenting National Network of Workers' Compensation Insurance Options for Clients

St. Petersburg, FL – Nov. 1, 2013 – Engage PEO, a leading professional employer organization providing HR outsourcing solutions to small and mid-sized businesses, today announced that it has entered a master policy agreement with operating subsidies of AmTrust Group for the company to be part of Engage PEO’s network of A-rated carriers providing workers’ compensation insurance for its clients across the nation. The new workers’ compensation policy provides Engage clients with an A-rated, 50-state licensed option, creating affordable capacity in a tightening marketplace.

Press Release

NAPEO Study Confirms Small Businesses Using PEO's Grow Faster

October 10, 2013 - The National Association of Professional Employer Organizations (NAPEO) recently released a study that found small businesses using PEOs have a ten percent higher growth rate than businesses that do not use PEOs.

In the News

Is Obamacare Already Doomed?

Reported in Inc.

October 4, 2013 - The site looks pretty, but creating an account is still impossible. Is this a temporary
glitch or something more?  Days into the launch of Obamacare, I still can't create an account. 

In the News

Obesity’s Disease Label Could Spell Trouble for Employers

Reported in Employee Benefit News

EBN spoke to Jay Starkman, CEO of Engage PEO, about the AMA classification of obesity and how it might affect employer decisions

 

The American Medical Association has deemed obesity a disease. AMA board member Patrice Harris, M.D., said in a statement that "recognizing obesity as a disease will help change the way the medical community tackles this complex issue that affects approximately one in three Americans."

Press Release

Engage PEO Continues Its Expansion in Texas with Addition of Senior Level Personnel

August 14, 2013 -  Engage PEO, a leading professional employer organization providing HR outsourcing solutions to small and mid-sized businesses, today announced the addition of David Bisset as vice president of sales for North Texas and Deby Skawinski as assistant general counsel and human resources manager. They are both based in the Dallas/North Texas area.

Press Release

NCCI Study Validates Role PEO's Play in Improving Workers' Compensation Experience

Engage PEO Helps Small and Mid-Size Businesses Improve Clients’ Loss Experience

St. Petersburg, Fla. – July 12, 2013 – The National Council on Compensation Insurance (“NCCI”), the nation's largest provider of workers compensation data and the actuarial rate-making bureau for most states, recently released a study that concluded that Professional Employer Organizations (“PEOs”) have a positive

Press Release

Independent Grocers to Receive Healthcare Reform Guidance, Solutions, and World-Class HR Management

St. Petersburg, Fla. – May 29, 2013 – Engage PEO, a leading professional employment organization providing HR outsourcing solutions to small and mid-sized businesses, and the Grocer Exchange, LLC...

In the News

USA Today: Exec's Cushy Health Care Could Trigger Fines

Employers "should be more concerned about this than anything else" in the law, because many are in violation, and the penalties can be stiff, said Jay Starkman, chief executive of Engage PEO which offers human resources services and advises clients on the health law.

Reported in USA Today

Many executives have long enjoyed perks such as free health care and better health benefits for themselves and their families.

In the News

Bracing for Obamacare, Some Businesses Try PEOs

Reported in Entrepreneur  http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/226492

ESCO Communications, an Indianapolis-based audio/visual equipment installer, has provided health insurance for its 100 employees for more than 40 years, but when CEO Chip Roth was faced with 40 percent price hike on the company's plan last year, he realized he needed to make a change.

Press Release

Engage PEO Continues Its National Expansion by Launching Texas Markets with Strategic Hires

St. Petersburg, Fla. – April 15, 2013 – Engage PEO, a leading professional employer organization providing HR outsourcing solutions to small and mid-sized businesses, today announced its expansion to Texas including the Houston, Austin and San Antonio markets. As part of its investment in the region, Engage has hired two senior sales team members - Heather Middleton joins the company as vice president in Houston and David LeBlanc as vice president in Austin.

In the News

Engage CEO Jay Starkman Discusses Benefits of PEO in this Regulatory Environment

Reported in Managing Your HR

With Obamacare as a one example, small businesses face greater challenges in managing their workforce in coming years. The massive amount of changes going into effect is providing challenges for businesses of all sizes.

Press Release

Engage PEO Continues National Expansion with Addition of Vice President of Sales, Robert Rodriguez

St. Petersburg, Fla. – Dec. 4, 2012 – Engage PEO, a leading professional employer organization providing HR outsourcing solutions to small and mid-sized businesses, today announced the addition of industry veteran Robert Rodriguez as vice president of sales for South Florida. Rodriguez will work with Engage’s unique sales channel of insurance brokers, helping to position Engage’s HR solutions to its clients throughout the U.S. He will join the company’s Fort Lauderdale office.

Press Release

Engage PEO Expands to Northeast US, Names John Cataldo VP of Sales for Region

St. Petersburg, Fla. –November 25, 2012 – Engage PEO, a leading professional employer organization providing HR outsourcing solutions to small and mid-sized businesses, has expanded its presence to the northeast United States and hired John Cataldo as vice president of sales for the region.

Based in New Jersey, Cataldo will expand relationships with local insurance broker partners, building strategic alliances to bring Engage’s suite of HR solutions to businesses in the area, while driving new and innovative strategies for the company’s growth.

Press Release

Engage PEO Partners with Aetna to Provide Robust National Medical Plans

 

St. Petersburg, FL – Oct. 30, 2012 – Engage PEO, a leading professional employer organization providing HR outsourcing solutions to small and mid-sized businesses, today announced that it has entered into an agreement with Aetna to provide Aetna healthcare solutions to its clients and their employees across the nation. The new suite of products and services will be available to Engage PEO clients as of Jan. 1, 2013.

Press Release

Engage PEO Adds Dorothy Miraglia as VP of Engage Insurance

St. Petersburg, Fla. – September 24, 2012 – Engage PEO, a leading professional employer organization providing HR outsourcing solutions to small and mid-sized businesses, today announced the addition of industry veteran Dorothy Miraglia as vice president of Engage Insurance, LLC.  Miraglia will be responsible for designing and implementing Engage’s client benefits offerings.  She will join the company’s Fort Lauderdale office.

Press Release

Engage PEO adds Barbara Ziccardi as VP of Sales for South Florida

Leading PEO expands South Florida presence

St. Petersburg, Fla. – July 1, 2012 – Engage PEO, a leading professional employer organization providing HR outsourcing solutions to small and mid-sized businesses, has expanded its sales organization with the addition of industry veteran Barbara Ziccardi as vice president of sales in South Florida. Ziccardi will join the company’s Fort Lauderdale office.

In the News

Engage CEO Jay Starkman Discusses Employer Impacts of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) has caused much confusion among employers. That's not surprising for the Act encompasses more than a thousand pages. The Act was virtually unreadwhen voted into law. So, employers are still trying hard to know what's in store for their employees...

Press Release

Engage PEO Selects ITCS as Premier Time and Attendance Solution

Time and Attendance Solution Integrates Seamlessly with Engage Payroll and HR Technology

St. Petersburg, FL – April 30, 2012 – Engage PEO, a leading professional employer organization providing HR outsourcing solutions to small and mid-sized businesses, has selected ITCS at its preferred provider of time and attendance solutions.

Press Release

Engage PEO and Sapoznik Insurance Announce Partnership

PEO and Benefits Leaders Join Forces to Bring HR, Benefits and Wellness Solutions to Employers

St. Petersburg, Fla. – April 9, 2012 – Engage PEO, a leading professional employer organization providing HR outsourcing solutions to small and mid-sized businesses, and Sapoznik Insurance, a leading South Florida full-service, employee benefits agency, today jointly announced that Sapoznik Insurance has selected

Press Release

Engage PEO Reports Stellar Sales Growth

Company exceeds sales growth goals by 200 percent within 30 days of launch

St. Petersburg, FL – March 19, 2012 – Engage PEO, a leading professional employer organization providing HR outsourcing solutions to small and mid-sized businesses, today announced that its sales growth for the fourth quarter of 2011 exceeded goals by 200 percent. With hundreds of worksite employees already experiencing Engage’s “Expect More” benefits and service philosophy

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Engage PEO Earns Coveted ESAC Accreditation Designation

Company is First Start-Up PEO to be awarded Accreditation and Provide Financial Assurance to Benefit Clients and Employees

Press Release

Engage PEO Selected by Five Guys Franchisee to Deploy Comprehensive PEO Solution

Latest Win Puts Engage PEO at 200% of Launch Plan Goal

St. Petersburg, FL – December 23, 2011 – Engage PEO, a leading professional employer organization providing HR outsourcing solutions to small and mid-sized businesses, today announced that it has successfully deployed its solutions to ASIC and ASIC Management, a large Five Guys franchisee located in New York and Florida.  Engage will be providing full human resource outsourcing to the franchisee’s approximately 300 employees at 13 locations.

Press Release

Ralph Labarta Named Chief Technology Officer

Appointment solidifies company’s leading technology position

St. Petersburg, FL – December 10, 2011 – Engage PEO announced today the appointment of Ralph Labarta as the company’s chief technology officer.  In his new role, Labarta is responsible for all aspects of the company’s internal and customer-facing technology.

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Former AlphaStaff CEO Starkman Launches Engage PEO

Jay Starkman, who led professional employer organization AlphaStaff to explosive growth, is at it again with a new company in the same field.

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Industry Titans Come Together To Form New PEO – Set To Revolutionize The Industry

ST. PETERSBURG, FL, November 28, 2011 – With over 20 years of combined experience, Jay Starkman, the former CEO of AlphaStaff Group, and Marjorie “Midge” Seltzer, the former President of Modern Business Associates, today announced that they have combined forces to form Engage PEO, a new professional employment organization.  Their goal is nothing short of revolutionizing the entire PEO industry.

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