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A Decade Of Partnership Grew PWC From 3 To 340

A Decade of Partnership Grew PWC from 3 to 340

 PWC Hawaii Corporation has grown from a small team of three into a thriving business with 340 employees in just under 50 years. The growth was made possible in part because PWC decided to remove one of their biggest headaches by contracting with an HR outsourcing company in Hawaii to effectively manage their workforce. PWC was founded in 1973 by three people who secured a contract washing windows for the Sheraton Maui Hotel at Kaanapali. At that time, the acronym stood for Pacific Window Cleaning. Business thrived over the ensuing decades, and the company was eventually redubbed the People Who Clean. It’s an apt moniker for an outfit that provides services including carpet cleaning, metal restoration, janitorial services, and drapery cleaning. “You name it, we clean it,” says company president and owner Ron Gess. Finding an HR outsourcing company…

Simply Business: PPP Loans And Forgiveness

Simply Business: PPP Loans and Forgiveness

ALTRES CEO, Barron Guss, continues the conversation with T. Mark Spain, District Director for the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Hawaii-Pacific Islands office, and Arnold Martines, Executive Vice President and Chief Banking Officer of Central Pacific Bank, to discuss ongoing Paycheck Protection Program loans in Hawaii and forgiveness of past PPP loans.
Simply Business: Unpacking The American Rescue Plan

Simply Business: Unpacking the American Rescue Plan

ALTRES CEO Barron Guss sat down with District Director for the U.S. SBA Hawaii-Pacific Islands office, T. Mark Spain and Arnold Martines, Executive Vice President & Chief Banking Officer of Central Pacific Bank. Together they discussed what the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan means for Hawaii businesses.
How To End 2020 HR Strong

How to End 2020 HR Strong

Key strategic human resources tasks Hawaii business owners should be sure to address to be more effective in the coming year.
Success Story: St. Louis School

Success Story: St. Louis School

When Saint Louis School’s, Dr. Glenn Medeiros stepped up to the challenge of President after serving as Head of School, he looked to engage a team of professionals to help meet the challenge of supporting faculty and staff while balancing the needs of students and parents. Their business operations turned to simplicityHR by ALTRES, Hawaii’s trusted leader in payroll and HR outsourcing, to boost their administration roster and allow staff to focus on educating the young men of Kalaepōhaku. While simplicityHR experts are the personal touch behind the partnership, the backbone of the HR administration ecosystem is HR Symphony® an integrated, cloud-based technology that brings together all HR functions into a customized platform for Saint Louis School. HR Symphony® not only supports payroll processing, the software assists with recruiting and hiring, benefits administration, employee management, and business intelligence. “When it comes to expertise, simplicityHR has been wonderful! Their team of HR experts are just a phone call away and working behind the scenes to support us daily,” said Dr. Medeiros. “This partnership allows me to prioritize and…

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