Human Resources, Inc.
Accredited by ESAC
...the Gold Standard for the PEO Industry
Human Resources, Inc. (and its affiliated companies) is accredited by ESAC. ESAC accreditation is the PEO industry's "gold standard" for verifying PEO financial reliability and compliance with important industry ethical, financial and operational best practices.

Originally accredited on 9/10/2006, Human Resources, Inc. is currently in good standing and is a participant in ESAC’s Client Assurance Program.*

*In order for a client of this PEO to be covered by the Client Assurance Program’s surety bonds held by ESAC's Employer Services Trust, the client must have executed a written service contract with this PEO and have been issued a Client Participation Certificate by the PEO or by ESAC. You may contact your PEO or click here to access a link to your certificate.
Human Resources, Inc. Human Resources, Inc., (HRI) is a professional employer organization (PEO) focused on creating efficiencies for our clients, allowing them more time and resources to spend on perfecting their businesses. HRI began operations as one of the nation's top human resources companies in 1997. It is a Florida-based HR consultant company doing business in multiple states. A second human resources company office has been added in Georgia.

We provide complete payroll service and Workers Compensation insurance to our PEO clients. Our clients submit payroll information to us using one of three methods: 1) our online system, 2) through e-mail, and 3) facsimile. The Web-based online system also allows clients to view detailed payroll reports, payroll stubs, and W-2s. Our clients may also choose from an array of health insurance options and our 401(k) retirement plan.

Our staff of HR consultants in Florida and Georgia includes professionals with the following qualifications: Certified Public Accountant, American Payroll Association, and the Society for Human Resource Management. HRI maintains certification in best practices for Workers Compensation from the Certification Institute and is one of only 32 PEOs accredited by the Employer Services Assurance Corporation (ESAC). The ESAC accreditation speaks to our financial strength and integrity and sets us apart from most of our competitors. Our human resource company is a member of the National Association of Professional Employer Organizations (NAPEO).

Our staff of HR consultants in Florida and Georgia offers our Best Practices Training Modules to all of our clients. Our modules include: 1) best hiring practices, 2) best evaluation practices, 3) best termination practices, and 4) preventing harassment. We also can customize modules for individual clients.

After graduating from the Emory MBA program, our president and CEO, Scott Buchanan, spent 20 years with the Big Four accounting firm of Deloitte and Touche. Before joining HRI, Mr. Buchanan served as a Director of the Employee Benefits Tax Consulting Group of Deloitte and Touche. He is a member of the AICPA and the Government Affairs Committee of NAPEO. He currently chairs the Unemployment Insurance task force for NAPEO.

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Affiliated Companies

Human Resources Management, Inc.
HR Specialists, Inc.
Design HR, Inc.
Human Resources International, Inc.
Suncoast Payroll Services, Inc.
Advanced Workplace Solutions, Inc.
Flint River Payroll, Inc.

About ESAC

The Employer Services Assurance Corporation (ESAC) is an independent, non-profit accreditation and financial assurance entity that has served the PEO industry since 1995. ESAC accreditation provides assurance of a PEO's reliability and ongoing compliance with important financial, operational and ethical industry standards and government regulations.

Additionally, similar to the FDIC for banks, ESAC accreditation provides PEO clients and their employees (as well as taxing authorities and insurers) with financial assurance backed by millions of dollars of surety bonds to cover important PEO employer fiduciary responsibilities.

Verifying a PEO's ongoing reliability is as simple as clicking the ESAC "click to verify" logo on the PEO's website or asking for a copy of its current accreditation certificate. ESAC accreditation represents the "gold standard" for reliability in the PEO industry!

Why Accreditation is Important

  • Proven Reliability - ESAC accreditation is the only practical way to be sure on an ongoing basis that a PEO is financially reliable, is in compliance with regulatory requirements and is meeting important industry operational, financial and ethical standards. ESAC accreditation is the gold standard for reliability in the PEO industry!
  • Financial Assurance - Similar to the FDIC for banks, ESAC accreditation provides millions of dollars of bonding to back key employer responsibilities of accredited PEOs. This assurance provides protection for PEO clients, worksite employees, insurers and taxing authorities.
  • Peace of Mind - Making ESAC accreditation a primary criteria in your PEO selection saves significant time and resources in your due diligence process. And ESAC's verification of each accredited PEO's ongoing reliability and adherence to important financial, ethical and operational industry standards provides peace of mind knowing that your service provider has achieved and is in compliance with the PEO industry's gold standard!

ESAC's Credibility

  • ESAC has been accrediting PEOs since 1995 without a single financial default by an accredited firm.
  • Accredited PEOs serve clients representing over half of the total PEO industry service volume. PEO clients value the peace of mind and assurances obtained by doing business with a PEO that has achieved the industry gold standard!
  • ESAC's Board of Directors includes distinguished independent directors (including several CPAs and attorneys) representing over 100 years of combined regulatory compliance experience.
  • ESAC is licensed or approved as an employer services assurance organization by 18 states with several other states considering approval at this time.
  • ESAC's financial, operational and ethical standards are continually reviewed and updated to maintain the program's ability to verify the reliability of accredited PEOs and provide independently verifiable evidence of that reliability to clients, worksite employers, insurers and regulators.
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