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Employee Manager

Spend less time worrying about compliance, payroll and paperwork and more time growing your business.


What is a peo?

CognosHR can serve your company’s human resources (HR) needs in many different ways. Our Professional Employer Organization (PEO) model is geared for small to mid-size companies interested in a cost effective, comprehensive HR solution that helps them manage everything from daily HR tasks to risk mitigation and policy development.

For companies with aggressive growth goals, we enable safer, more efficient company growth: think of us as your strategic partner and HR back office that helps get you to the next level.


Under the PEO model, the client and CognosHR enter into a services agreement that allows CognosHR to contractually assume certain employer-related responsibilities and risk on our clients' behalf.

It also allows us to aggregate our client’s employees to leverage group buying power and economies of scale. This is helpful when dealing with insurance carriers, technology providers and other employee benefits providers.

We started with Cognos when we were 6 now we’re over 150 employees and counting. The CognosHR team has been invaluable during our times of hyper-growth and instrumental in our understanding of employment laws as we’ve expanded across the United States. They understand the needs of a start-up and bring needed expertise around payroll, medical benefits, 401(k) retirement plans and HR management. Their team is completely accessible and know business does not just happen from 9-5, Monday through Friday. With CognosHR, truly feel like I have an HR partner.
— Director of HR, Snapsheet

Under the PEO model, we provide service in four key HR areas:

HR infrastructure, expertise and support

  • Experienced HR professionals assigned to your account

  • On-site help with interviews, trainings, mediations, etc

  • HR Information Management and Reporting tools

  • Online reporting, employee self-service

Group benefit plans, Administration & reporting

  • Group Medical, Dental and Vision plans

  • Affordable Care Act (ACA) guidance and compliance

  • Long and Short Term Disability insurance

  • 401k Plan with Roth option

  • Section 125 FSA Plan

  • Benefit claims administration

  • On-line open enrollment

  • Benefits consulting

Payroll administration & compliance

  • State and Federal payroll filings

  • Employment Practices Liability Insurance (EPLI)

  • ACA compliance

  • State and Federal Unemployment Insurance

  • Workers' Compensation insurance

risk management

  • Handbooks

  • Policy development

  • Compliance with various State & Federal statutes

  • Education and trainings