When you utilize HR Help Desk Services at TPS Group, you gain access to the knowledge and experience of an entire team rather than one or more individuals.

Our team of HR Consultants has experience in a broad spectrum of industries and small and large size organizations. Our experience includes both for-profit and non-profit and extends to all areas of benefits, compensation, staff development and training, policy administration and much more. When you utilize our HR Services, you gain access to the knowledge and experience of our entire team. 

"Answers All Of My Questions In A Clear Manner"

"Answers All Of My Questions In A Clear Manner"

Our case administrator, Susan, has been absolutely wonderful and is a joy to work with. She is very knowledgeable, patient, answers all of my questions in a clear manner, and is professional.

- Kathy Townsend

They are a pleasure to work with and we highly recommend their services.

They are a pleasure to work with and we highly recommend their services.

For many years we’ve relied on TPS Group’s extensive knowledge and industry expertise to keep us in compliance with state and federal regulations as well as changes in the law. Their attention to detail is just what we need to keep our business operations running smoothly. They are a pleasure to work with and we highly recommend their services.

- Dan Neal

TPS filled in the gaps within our small HR department

Working with Kim and her talented team helped us fill in the gaps within our small HR department. I strongly recommend TPS for HR tasks that don’t warrant hiring a full-time team. Thanks again Kim!

- Jake F

Dependable, experienced, and professional

Dependable, experienced, and professional

Dependable, experienced, and professional, our TPS Group recruiter was an invaluable resource, helping us locate and vet quality talent.

- Tyler R. Vunk

Human Resource Services Services

Employee Handbooks & Policy Development

Employee Handbooks & Policy Development

Our Employee Handbooks are customized based on your company size, practices, needs, and company culture and designed for compliance with State and Federal regulations.

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HR Best Practices Assessment

HR Best Practices Assessment

Our HR Best Practices Assessment is a comprehensive review of your business’ current policies, procedures, and practices.

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Training Workshops

Training Workshops

TPS Group offers a broad spectrum of HR training services for organizations of all sizes.

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Performance Management Plans

Performance Management Plans

TPS understands that managing employees is a time-consuming and draining supervisory requirement. Through our experience with a broad spectrum of organizations, we further understand that performance requirements and standards vary greatly from organization to organization. Performance standards required in one organization may be different or not important to another.

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HR Compensation Analysis and Benchmarking

HR Compensation Analysis and Benchmarking

For most organizations, compensation and benefits are its largest expense. TPS utilizes an analytical approach to obtaining and evaluating jobs and benchmarking compensation.

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HR Department Startups

HR Department Startups

We will act as your in-house HR department until which time you need to hire either a part time or full time HR Professional, which we can train for you.

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Hiring & Recruiting

Hiring & Recruiting

TPS Group can assist you in determining needs, recruiting, conducting background checks, interviewing and on-boarding.

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Outsourced HR Help Desk

Outsourced HR Help Desk

Our team of HR Consultants has experience in a broad spectrum of industries and small and large size organizations.

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Human Resource Services Resources

Maine Department of Labor (Maine DOL)

Maine Department of Labor (Maine DOL)

  • State employment laws
  • State independent contractor rules
  • Unemployment
  • Workers’ compensation
  • Safety training & compliance assistance
U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)

U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)

  • Federal wage and hour law
  • Exempt and non-exempt employee status
  • Compliance assistance
  • Independent contractor rules for DOL
Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

  • Federal tax laws, rules and forms
  • Businesses and individuals
  • Independent contractor rules for IRS

Human Resource Services Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What topics are typically covered at a HR (Human Resources) training workshop?

A: 

A training workshop is usually provided in an individual or group setting.

Topics covered typically relate to Human Resources and Workforce Management. Many Human Resources Consultants offer an extensive catalog of on-site or off-site training topics conducted by our Consultants and affiliates.  

Topics covered at a HR Training Workshop should include, but are not limited to:

  • Harassment
  • Ethics
  • Performance Management
  • Effective Interviewing 
  • Supervisory Training
  • Leadership Training
  • Effective Communication
  • Change Management
  • Employment Law
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Helping Employee's Grow
  • Effective Job Descriptions

Human Resource Services Articles

What Keeps Plan Sponsors Up at Night?

What Keeps Plan Sponsors Up at Night?

Plan sponsors have a lot on their plates. At the 2019 National Association of Plan Advisors (NAPA) Summit, a panel of plan sponsors expressed their chief ...

Did You Know You Are a Fiduciary?

Did You Know You Are a Fiduciary?

When it comes to the topic of fiduciary responsibilities for qualified retirement plans, there are three things we know really well: Plan sponsors like ...

401(k) Plans: A Win-Win for Employers and Employees

401(k) Plans: A Win-Win for Employers and Employees

If you’re an employer and don’t offer a 401(k) plan, you could be missing out on key benefits for you and your business. First, offering a 401(k) helps ...

The Loan They Never Take May Make All the Difference

The Loan They Never Take May Make All the Difference

IRS rules provide for participant loans and hardship withdrawals from 401(k) and other plans. They’re not required, but rather left to the discretion of ...

It’s a Juggling Act: How to Save for Retirement and Still Pay Your Bills

It’s a Juggling Act: How to Save for Retirement and Still Pay Your Bills

When you’re in your twenties and thirties, retirement seems like a long way off. Steve and Kim, both Millennials with a new house, two cars, and a baby ...

Auto Enrollment and Auto-Escalation

Auto Enrollment and Auto-Escalation

When we think about the important goals we've reached in our lives, like graduating from college or achieving a career milestone, the journey likely took ...

Dangers of not using accurate data  for compensation benchmarking

Dangers of not using accurate data for compensation benchmarking

When it comes to compensation, “benchmarking” has become one of the hottest terms around. Accurate compensation benchmarking helps organizations maintain ...

Plan Fiduciary Services and Why They Matter

Plan Fiduciary Services and Why They Matter

3(16) Fiduciary Service and Why You Should Care People who exercise control and authority over the management of a retirement plan's assets are fiduciaries. ...

Recordkeeper/Administrator Renews Certification To Industry Best Practices

Recordkeeper/Administrator Renews Certification To Industry Best Practices

PITTSBURGH, 05/14/2019– CEFEX, Centre for Fiduciary Excellence, LLC, has renewed the certification of TPS Group, headquartered in North Haven, CT as adhering ...

Should You Refinance Your Student Loans?

Should You Refinance Your Student Loans?

If you’re struggling to pay down your student loans, you’re not alone. About 44.7 million Americans carry student loan debt, with an average monthly payment ...

When to Set Sail with Safe Harbor

When to Set Sail with Safe Harbor

When to Set Sail with Safe Harbor You already know that a 401(k) is a very popular retirement plan and, like other plan designs, it allows your employees ...

Social Media in the Workplace: Productivity Killer or Boost?

Social Media in the Workplace: Productivity Killer or Boost?

Is checking your Facebook feed, tweeting to friends or posting a vacation photo on Instagram while you’re at work a violation of your employer’s social ...

Financial Wellness Is Essential to Saving for Retirement

Financial Wellness Is Essential to Saving for Retirement

Financial Wellness – It’s Essential to Saving for Retirement Introducing a workplace retirement plan can be a compelling way for emplyees to take control ...

Defined Benefit Plans are Alive and Well

Defined Benefit Plans are Alive and Well

Defined Benefit Plans are Alive and Well For the most part, the news about Defined Benefit plans lately has not been particularly good. Whether a big ...

The Cost of Aging: Are You Ready?

The Cost of Aging: Are You Ready?

Forty-five years old, married with two teens, and employed full-time, Shannon struggled to care for her aging parents as their health deteriorated. Her ...

Cash Balance Plans Allow Six Figure Annual Contributions

Cash Balance Plans Allow Six Figure Annual Contributions

Cash Balance Plans Allow Six Figure Contributions Most people can contribute to their 401(k) without worrying about exceeding the annual contribution ...

To Roth or Not to Roth

To Roth or Not to Roth

To Roth or Not to Roth A compelling feature of a 401(k) plan has always been the opportunity to contribute money from your current income on a pre-tax ...

Steps To Take To Protect Your Investments

Steps To Take To Protect Your Investments

Retirement accounts have become an attractive target for cyber-thieves, and fraudulent activity is on the rise nationally. Here are important steps to ...

Gen Z in the Workplace: Are Companies Ready?

Gen Z in the Workplace: Are Companies Ready?

Young adults of Generation Z, defined as the cohort of people born from 1997 on, are entering the workforce and will change the rule book just as the Millennials ...

The Vanishing Employee: “Ghosting” at Work

The Vanishing Employee: “Ghosting” at Work

It’s a new, startling labor trend in one of the strongest job markets in 19 years: “ghosting.” Once a term used primarily in the dating world to describe ...

The Sobering Facts about Health Care Costs in Retirement

The Sobering Facts about Health Care Costs in Retirement

Unless you are one of the lucky few with a lifetime medical plan paid for by your employer, health care costs are one of the largest expenses in retirement ...

Should You Borrow from Your 401(k) Account?

Should You Borrow from Your 401(k) Account?

Eric’s landlord was raising the rent again, and this time Eric decided he was ready to move out and buy his own house. After meeting with a loan officer ...

Are You Taking Advantage of Your Employer’s Matching Contribution?

Are You Taking Advantage of Your Employer’s Matching Contribution?

Many employees don’t contribute enough to their 401(k) to take full advantage of their employer’s matching contribution. Are you one of them? Maybe you ...

"Hot Topics in HR" Complimentary Seminar

"Hot Topics in HR" Complimentary Seminar

Don't Miss This Opportunity!  "Hot Topics in HR" Complimentary Seminar November 13, 2018 You are invited to a complimentary seminar and brunch buffet ...

TPS Group Now Offers 3(16) Plan Administration

TPS Group Now Offers 3(16) Plan Administration

With TPS 3(16) Service, LLC as the 3(16) fiduciary, employers can rest easy knowing that all plan decisions are made in the best interest of the participants. Does ...

Managing Re-Hires

Managing Re-Hires

Publication: Solutions in a Flash Volume/Issue: October 2018 Managing Re-Hires Aaron R. Moody As we approach Halloween, let’s take a look at a real ...

Salary Deferral Deposits: Avoiding Fiduciary Violations

Salary Deferral Deposits: Avoiding Fiduciary Violations

For the 401(k) fiduciary, the importance of timely salary deferral deposits cannot be overstated. An employer that fails to remit employee contributions ...

Cybersecurity Threats and Retirement Plans

Cybersecurity Threats and Retirement Plans

Are you at risk of a cyber-attack? The answer to that question is yes. Millions of credit card numbers and other forms of personal information are stolen ...

Davis-Bacon Prevailing Wage Plans: Key Points for Employers

Davis-Bacon Prevailing Wage Plans: Key Points for Employers

The Davis-Bacon Act is a federal prevailing wage law governed by the Department of Labor that applies to contractors and subcontractors who perform work ...

Boost Retirement Savings with a HSA

Boost Retirement Savings with a HSA

Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) offer significant tax advantages and can be an effective way to cover health care costs in retirement. By law, HSAs are ...

Maximizing Social Security Income

Maximizing Social Security Income

Bill and Sue, a married couple seeking advice from their financial advisor, felt that they were in a quandary. At age 62, Bill wanted to retire within ...

How Cash Balance Plans are Redefining the Retirement Savings Industry

How Cash Balance Plans are Redefining the Retirement Savings Industry

Although the traditional annuity defined pension plan has mostly gone the way of the rotary phone, cash balance plans are growing in popularity, especially ...

Are Millennials Saving for Retirement?

Are Millennials Saving for Retirement?

Samantha, age 27, is a special education teacher in her third year of teaching. She and her fiancé have just bought their first home and are planning their ...

CEFEX Certification: The 'Gold Standard' in TPA Validation

CEFEX Certification: The 'Gold Standard' in TPA Validation

Advisors and plan sponsors benchmark plan fees, nvestments and other services that can be provided  by a record keeping platform, but rarely have I encountered ...

Sexual Harassment Training: Is Your Company in Compliance?

Sexual Harassment Training: Is Your Company in Compliance?

The recent spate of sexual harassment accusations in Hollywood and in companies all over the country should serve as a reminder to employers about their ...

4 Great Reasons Why Even Small Businesses Need HR Services

4 Great Reasons Why Even Small Businesses Need HR Services

For most businesses, their workforce is not only their biggest asset but their largest expense. No matter how small or large the business, strategic management ...

Fiduciary Responsibilities

Fiduciary Responsibilities

Key Facts Employers Need to Know Employers who offer 401(k) Profit Sharing Plans must meet standards of conduct and practice under ERISA, but misconceptions ...

Organizational Pressure Points

Organizational Pressure Points

Why you should consider utilizing qualified HR Consultants to manage your organizational pressure points! Are you concerned with the direction your company ...

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