COVINGTON, Ky. – Human resources and professional employer organization veterans Charlie Vance and Megan O’Brien are launching Current HR to serve the broader Metro Cincinnati market and beyond in conjunction with experienced partners at DBL law firm and Blue & Co. accounting and business consultants.
Led by CEO Vance and COO O’Brien, Current HR will partner with companies to provide a suite of HR outsourcing services that help organizations manage human resources, employee benefits, workers’ compensation, payroll, and regulatory compliance. DBL Law has offices in Northern Kentucky, Cincinnati and Louisville, and Blue & Co. has offices in Kentucky, Ohio and Indiana.
“Basically, we are engaged throughout the life cycle of the employee,” Vance said, “from onboarding to termination and everything in between. We make it easier for our clients to employ their workers, so they can focus on running their business.”
“Our goal is to bring progressive and employee-focused HR solutions to businesses,” O’Brien said. “We will focus on providing exceptional client service, promoting a positive company culture, and creating an environment that is welcoming, transparent, inclusive, and collaborative.”
PEOs are a growing part of the HR industry. According to the National Association of Professional Employer Organizations (NAPEO), there are about 900 PEOs in the United States providing services to 175,000 small and mid-sized businesses employing 3.7 million people. PEOs are a $270 billion industry representing 15 percent of all employers with 10 to 99 employees.
“Current HR intends to be a leader in developing the new way for companies to handle employment matters,” Vance said. “We see real opportunity right here in our backyard, where very few companies are utilizing PEO services today.”
The board of directors of Current HR includes Bob Hoffer and Patrick Hughes of DBL Law and Brad Shaw and Dale Skaggs of Blue & Co.
“With Bob and Patrick at DBL, we saw right away that there could be a lot of synergies between the law firm and a PEO/HR firm. With the PEO managing the day-to-day HR functions for small businesses, keeping the overall legal fees lower for the client by proactively assisting the client in creating a culture and workplace atmosphere that limits liability,” Vance said.
“Similarly, Blue was finding that its clients needed assistance with functions like keeping employee handbooks up to date, drafting job descriptions, maintaining employee records, and ensuring administrative compliance with the nuances of FMLA, ADA, FLSA, and other employment laws,” he said.
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