SOURCE: HRAnswerLink

November 08, 2005 12:00 ET

HRAnswerLink Offers HR Services to U-Haul Independent Dealers

FREMONT, CA and SCOTTSDALE, AZ -- (MARKET WIRE) -- November 8, 2005 -- HRAnswerLink, Inc. and Dealer Benefits Network LLC have signed an exclusive agreement to offer an array of strategic human resources services to the more than 15,000 U-Haul Dealers across the United States, the two companies announced today.

Dealer Benefits Network, broker of record for benefit and insurance programs for U-Haul Independent Dealers, will represent HRAnswerLink to U-Haul Dealers in all 50 states. HRAnswerLink provides subscription-based human resources solutions for small to mid-sized businesses nationwide.

"U-Haul Dealers, like most small business owners, work hard to succeed in our fast-paced, competitive marketplace," according to Layton Baker, U-Haul International Vice President, Dealer/Affiliate Operations Support. "Many of our Dealers face important employee-relations questions and have asked for help finding an effective, low-cost, HR resource to turn to when needed. Our Dealers understand that if HR questions are ignored or not addressed properly, they could be costly to their day-to-day operations, so they appreciate the 24/7 HR Support Center we now provide for Dealers, operated by HRAnswerLink. With HRAnswerLink, one of the nation's leading HR resources for small businesses, our Dealers have an excellent low-cost option that lets them quickly tap into HR pros for expertise and solutions."

"Small businesses like U-Haul Dealers need access to sound, real-time HR assistance without the expense of hiring HR staff," said Al Benson, Principal of Dealer Benefits Network and Program Manager for the company's U-Haul Dealer Benefits Program. "HRAnswerLink is dedicated to providing reliable HR services for small businesses nationwide. With its expertise and credentials, we believe that HRAnswerLink is a good fit for us and for U-Haul Dealers throughout the country."

"We are pleased to add U-Haul to our growing list of franchises, associations and chambers of commerce across the country," said Dennis Abraham, President and CEO of HRAnswerLink. "We work hard to give business owners the access to key HR resources and professionals they need, at a price they can easily afford. We applaud those organizations that recognize the business-critical value of HR and take the strategic steps to make an impact with this type of commitment."

U-Haul Independent Dealers can now access the following HRAnswerLink services:

--  The ability to phone or email HR professionals and get expert
    responses to specific questions.
--  Customizable employee handbook, hailed as one of the best on the web.
--  Summaries of employment laws from the federal government and all 50
    states. Complete, up to date, easy to read and understand.
--  Customized and standard HR forms, job descriptions and letters to help
    U-Haul Dealers do necessary paperwork quickly and easily.
--  Database of more than 2,500 FAQs on a wide variety of HR relations
    issues as well as Q&As from the online Ask the HR Pro discussions.
--  Updated information and articles on management issues and regulatory
    changes.
--  HR-related training materials and other resources (such as state-
    required posters) available at a discount.
--  Complete dictionary of HR terms.
    
About Dealer Benefits Network

Dealer Benefits Network LLC is a leading resource for affordable health insurance and other important employee benefits for U-Haul Independent Dealers and other small business owners, franchisees and their employees and family members. For more information, call 888-551-9801, email contactus@dealerbenefits.org or visit the website at www.dealerbenefits.org.

About HRAnswerLink

HRAnswerLink, Inc., a strategic human resources service for small to mid-sized businesses, integrates online resources with personalized assistance to help organizations get the information needed to make sound HR decisions. With corporate offices in Fremont, California, and facilities in Chicago and Duval, Washington, HRAnswerLink provides its subscription-based services to businesses through its network of affiliates, including associations, chambers, franchises, insurance and payroll companies, HR consultants and independent business people. For more information, call 877-882-2237 and ask for Dennis Abraham (ext. 201) or Steven Yee (ext. 205), email info@hranswerlink.com or go online to www.hranswerlink.com.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    For HRAnswerLink
    Kay Paumier
    Communications Plus
    510/656-8512
    Email Contact

    For Dealer Benefits Network
    Al Benson
    480/551-9801
    Email Contact