We welcome you to review the following white papers published by the National Association of Professional Employer Organizations (NAPEO), which have been carefully researched and crafted by industry leadership.


PEO’s: Fueling Small Business Growth

The ability for a company to survive and profit increasingly hinges on the degree to which it can manage its employees more effectively than its competitors can manage theirs. With their extensive array of HR services and employee benefits, PEO’s are uniquely positioned and have significant potential to help businesses better meet their challenges in the face of today’s demanding economic conditions. This study explores the evidence to determine how PEO clients are faring relative to other companies in the economy.


PEOs: Keeping Turnover Low and Survival High

Businesses that use PEOs are approximately 50% less likely to fail from one year to the next when compared to similar companies in the population as a whole.


An Economic Analysis: The PEO Industry Footprint

The current size of the PEO industry is calculated between $136 and $156 billion, as measured in gross revenues (which includes clients’ payrolls as well as the fees charged to clients). PEOs provide services to between 2.7 and 3.4 million worksite employees for 156,000 to 180,000 clients, and employ between 21,000 and 27,000 internal employees. We estimate there are between 780 and 980 PEOs currently operating in the United States. This white paper summarizes the key statistics that emerged from this industry analysis.