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Our Difference

Taking Hawaii businesses to the next level

“By partnering with simplicityHR, we were able to level up and create a professional human resources framework that’s really helped our company elevate.”

– Meli James, Co-Founder, Mana Up

Our services

Taking Hawaii businesses to the next level

“By partnering with simplicityHR, we were able to level up and create a professional human resources framework that’s really helped our company elevate.”

– Meli James, Co-Founder, Mana Up

Our services

We're Hawaii's premier HR outsourcing company

We’re not your typical Professional Employer Organization (PEO). We’ve been a leader and innovator in the outsourced payroll and HR industry for over 50 years. And we continue to innovate and provide you with unparalleled services, opportunities, and value to help you focus on what really matters.


An Industry Leader

Hawaii’s most experienced and trusted PEO, we were founded in Honolulu in 1969. We have pioneered the state’s human resources outsourcing industry and remain its leader. Our company has been a National Association of Professional Employer Organization (NAPEO) member for 20+ years, and President and CEO Barron Guss is serving his third term on the NAPEO board. Our company has also been accredited by the Employer Services Assurance Corporation (ESAC) since 2000, with Barron serving multiple times on ESAC’s board of directors, contributing over 10 years of service as an industry director to this program. He is widely known as one the foremost experts in the HR outsourcing industry. Under Barron’s leadership, we have built the company to service start-ups and Fortune 500 companies in all sectors and industries.


Locally Owned

Everyone says they’re locally owned, but what does that mean for you? Well, here’s what it means. Since the company was founded in 1969, we’ve had only two owners, Bill Guss and his son, Barron. We are the only 2nd generation, family-owned HR outsourcing company in the state, and we are very proud of this fact, because we are here with you; local people providing local support with local values. We believe in doing what we say we are going to do, honoring the value of a handshake, and putting you FIRST. It’s how we do business, treating all of our clients as our one and only for over 50 years.


Unrivaled Expertise

We have been a leader and innovator in human resources administration since 1969. Our team features 225 seasoned HR professionals–not to mention our President and CEO, Barron Guss, has been a pioneer in the industry, both locally and nationally. And we’ve been named “#1 PEO in America” by the national publication, ProEmp Journal, “Innovative Company of the Year” by Pacific Business News, and recently named Top 10 PEOs of 2020 by Manage HR Magazine. It’s pretty evident; no other company can match our expertise and experience.


World-class Technology

HR Symphony® is designed for the everyday user and developed to best other local and national HR information systems. A comprehensive, easy-to-use human resources information system (HRIS), it gives you 24/7 integrated access to employee information, benefits data, payroll reports, and HR documentation. Plus, it’s customizable to interface and align with a multitude of programs, systems, and software. Employees can log in 24/7 and view their pay history, PTO, sick time, and benefits information. We also have a dedicated local support team who understands you and knows what it’s like to do business in Hawaii. So if you are working late, no problem. We are working when you are.


Unmatched Customer Service

Part of being a local company is that we are with you every step of the way. Our goal is to be part of your company, a department that you can rely on with the same friendly people assisting you each and every day. Our core values, to reach higher, build trust and invest in relationships, are what define us and and have made us a market leader since 1969.


Credibility and Recognition

We’re honored to have been recognized in Hawaii and across the nation for our hard work and dedication to making business simple for all. We earned the titles “#1 PEO in America” by the national publication, ProEmp Journal and “Innovative Company of the Year” by Pacific Business News. Our integrated HR information system, HR Symphony®, was recognized by HR Tech Outlook Magazine as one of the Top 10 Cloud Solutions Provider for 2019. And in 2020, we were named as one of the Top 10 PEOs in the nation by Manage HR Magazine, and Hawaii’s Best HR Outsourcing Services company by the readers of Honolulu Star-Advertiser for the second consecutive year.


Top-notch Education and Training Services

We’re dedicated to helping client companies create safe workplaces and highly successful workforces. We offer everything from monthly HR and safety seminars to customized on-site workshops. We also maintain strategic partnerships with world-class content providers. In short, we provide more in-person training opportunities than any other provider in Hawaii.


Protection and Assurance

When you outsource to us, you can do so with confidence. We’re the only HR outsourcing company in Hawaii to be a founding member of the Employer Services Assurance Corporation (ESAC) and meet all accreditation requirements for ethical conduct, financial stability and regulatory compliance. We’re an active member of the National Association of Professional Employer Organizations (NAPEO) and adhere to their high standards of ethics and professionalism. And we use an independent auditor to validate that our internal controls and processes are suitably designed, documented and operating effectively to meet SOC 1 Type 2 reporting standards.


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(808) 791-4919 or click below to request a quote


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