What is a PEO?
Who We Are, What We Do, Why We Do it, and How It All Benefits You!
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Who We Are
So just what is a PEO? Seeing the need for a layer of protection between the hardworking business owners of Pensacola and the increasingly complex and tedious legal environments people were forced to navigate through everyday, Wayne Brown was inspired to start a PEO in early 2000. Total Employee Leasing (TEL, pronounced “tell”) was lauched to take the majority of administrative burdens placed on an organization and handle them in a way that not only freed business owners time, but also enhanced the organizations performance, employee engagement, and bottom-line. His goal was to give small and medium-sized local businesses the same buying power and influence as large national corporations, and the peace of mind to know they are safely in compliance through his PEO.
Wayne’s vision not only paved the way in Pensacola for businesses to rethink how they dealt with complex payroll administration, tax compliance, workers’ compensation claims, human resources, unemployment, and employee benefits, but it quickly spread throughout the Gulf Coast. Today, TEL now serves hundreds of clients and thousands of employees throughout the Southeast. With an active and growing 14-state footprint, TEL has professional solutions to handle almost every type of business or non-profit organization, and the experience to do it better than anyone else at a fraction of the cost!
Ellyson Industrial Park, 1940
TEL’s National Footprint Today
Actively serving in Blue
Ready to serve in Grey
Meet the Team
Every successful organization understands that people, not merely its products and services, make a company great. TEL is no exception. From our corporate office in sunny Pensacola, Florida, to our satellite offices located throughout the USA, our warm and competent staff will keep the gears of your business shifting smoothly. Our corporate team represents top talent from a wide variety of industries, and works tirelessly with a committed group of partners throughout the Gulf Coast to provide our customers with the highest level of service, value, integrity, and trust everyday.
United with the mission to provide each and every customer with a level of service and care that not only meets their expectations, but exceeds them, TEL strives to add value and benefit to every one of our clients in a way that not only positively effects their bottom line, but their personal happiness as well.
So if you wondered what made TEL Staffing & HR such a great company to be part of, here’s our secret: “Only hire and retain the finest, most hardworking, and sincerely honest individuals”. That way, as our client, you can rest assured and know that your business is safe with us and in the hands of the most qualified and dependable team in the industry today.
Founder & President
Wayne is a lifelong resident of Pensacola, Florida, and sits on various boards throughout Escambia County. Before founding TEL, Wayne was an integral part of Instrument Control Service (ICS), a family-owned business started by Wayne’s father, Willard Brown, in 1967. Together, Wayne and Willard grew ICS’s annual sales to over $70 million annually before selling the company to General Electric in 1997. With a background in engineering, risk management, project management, and sales, Wayne founded TEL Staffing & HR in 2000, determined to develop a corporate service that would meet the needs of companies across the nation.
Chief Financial Officer
Darlene Chavers is a thirty-year veteran of finance and operations, with extensive management experience in state and federal regulations compliance. Her processing expertise extends to workers’ compensation audits, tax inquiries and payroll processing, and she holds a CPL with the Florida DBPR. She has been with TEL Staffing & HR since its inception, and is an integral part of daily operations. Darlene’s Christian values are an essential part of her life. She served on the finance committee for her church and is a strong supporter of Bethany Christian Services, Open Doors, Big Oak Children’s Ranch, and World Vision. Darlene enjoys gardening and spending time outdoors.
Director of Human Resources
David has a Master’s Degree in Public Administration with a concentration in Human Resources Management and Organizational Development from the University of West Florida. He has nearly 20 years of experience in Human Resources Management including employment law, employee relations, worker’s compensation, compensation and benefits and employee and leadership training. David has served on boards in several communities and continues to seek opportunities to serve. As one of TEL’s strategic partners, David takes great pride in providing business owners with the HR expertise needed to support successful commerce in an era of rapid corporate change.
Originally from Mobile, Alabama, Wendy has lived in the Pensacola area since grade school, graduating from Gulf Breeze High School where she went to state competition with her school and won third place in the field of accounting. With a passion for number crunching, Wendy went on to pursue a degree in accounting at Auburn University at Montgomery, finishing her education at Pensacola State College with an Associate Degree in Accounting. Wendy brings sixteen years of corporate accounting experience to the table, and is a registered notary public in the state of Florida.
A native of Pensacola, Florida, Shawn oversees the TEL Staffing & HR Risk Management department. Since coming on board in 2007, Shawn has helped business owners across the nation reduce the number of workplace injuries incurred in their facilities, resulting in a significant reduction in workers’ compensation claims. Shawn’s professional expertise has saved corporations hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Memberships & Affiliations
Just some of the fine organizations that TEL Staffing & HR is proud to be members of or affiliates with. To learn more about any of these fantastic groups, please feel free to visit their website by simply clicking on their company logo.
Business Network International
Christian Business Men’s Connection
Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association
National Association of Home Builders
Greater Pensacola Chamber
Home Builders Association of West Florida
“Being honest and living your life with integrity are the keys to maintaining customer loyalty and providing quality services. We have developed a team of professionals that are more than employees—our employees are like family. We not only work together, but share life experiences- knowledge that helps us learn and grow.”
– Wayne Brown, Founder & President
What We Do
Together with our strategic partners, TEL Staffing & HR provides hard working business owners like yourself with the very best in human resources solutions, risk management, workers compensation insurance, payroll services, tax administration, time clock and attendance solutions, health insurance, supplemental insurances, 401k’s, 403b’s, professional staffing, and so much more. By partnering with TEL, companies have the resources of a Fortune 500 company at their fingertips, but the budget of a small business.
Let TEL Staffing & HR handle all of your paperwork, employee issues, and governmental red tape so you and your team can focus on what you do best- the income producing side of your business. The Math is Simple: You + TEL = Success!
Just some of the fine organizations that TEL Staffing & HR proudly supports and partners with throughout the year to positively impact the people of our community. Click on any of the logos to visit their website and learn more.
American Cancer Society
American Red Cross
Bethany Christian Services
Capstone Adaptive Learning & Therapy Centers
Convoy of Hope
Disabled American Veterans
Hope Center for Teens
Independence for the Blind
Loaves and Fishes Soup Kitchen
New Horizons of Northwest Florida
Ronald McDonald House Charities
Safe Harbor Women's Shelter
Included in Most Plans:
To learn about the incredible solutions and benefits that may be included in your PEO, ASO, HR, or Staffing plan, click on the business segment below that you are interested in. For a comprehensive list of all of the benefits and services included in your custom plan, please visit TELStaffing.com/MyPlan or speak with your account manager today.
“Over the past 25 years in business, we’ve been with 5 different PEO’s. For the past 8 years though we have been with TEL. Hands down they have not only been the most attentive and competent group we’ve worked with, but they literally saved us hundreds of thousands of dollars. We’re with TEL for life!”
– Bobby M., Real Estate Broker
Why We Do It
Purpose & Philosophy
At TEL Staffing & HR, our purpose is simple: To honor God in all that we do.
Our philosophy to achieve this is simple too:
- Always do the right thing, because it is the right thing despite popular opinion or perceived outcome.
- Treat every one of our customers as we want to be treated as we work tirelessly to exceed their expectations.
- Give back substantially to the community in order to make a positive difference in people’s lives.
Together with friends like you, TEL Staffing & HR has been able to fulfill our purpose by following this philosophy. And we look forward to continuing in this tradition of excellence along side of you in the years to come!
Vision & Mission
Our vision for the next five (5) years is to double the number of clients that we service throughout the Southeast. Understanding that this is a large and aggressive goal, we have been building our core infrastructure and team for the last 20 years to handle the massive growth without sacrificing a moment of service to our clients. With a recent $500,000 software upgrade and company-wide conversion, TEL Staffing & HR is poised to support our clients with the most up-to-date Payroll, Tax, HR, Benefits, and Staffing solutions today, and for years to come!
TEL Staffing & HR exists to provide our customers, employees and partners with a level of professional service and care that continually exceeds their expectations, contributes to their happiness, and adds value and benefit to their lives in a way that positively affects their bottom line.
Plan the Work.
Work the Plan!
Helping Clients. Helping Communities.
Committed to America’s “Backbone”
Though TEL continues to experience remarkable growth, our heartbeat remains the same as it was at our inception. We believe that the hard-working American business owner is the backbone of the American economy. Thus, TEL’s commitment to the success and longevity of those who stimulate our economy, bring jobs to our cities and towns, and leave a better future for our children is unwavering.
Successful Businesses = A Better World
We know the more most people make, the more they give. With that in mind, TEL strives to help our clients become as profitable as possible because we understand that the more profit an organization makes, the more it can afford to pay its people. Having seen firsthand the impact of better pay and richer benefits to employees, it is exciting to see how they become more productive, happier, and more generous themselves. That’s why we are so passionate about not just being another “payroll” company, but a real partner that works loyally by your side in business. TEL believes that the more we help you reach your goals, minimize your expenses, and maximize your profitability, the better the world ultimately becomes. So by striving to help our clients, it really does help our communities around the globe.
Our Promise to You:
We promise to provide you and your team with quality customer service, honest and accurate communications, as well as consistent and dependable results. We pledge to deliver a level of service and integrity that not only meets your expectations, but exceeds them.
– TEL Staffing & HR
Now that you’ve learned a little about who we are, what we do, and why we do it, check out the important part:
How It All Benefits You!
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