PEO Network

June 05, 2009 16:11 ET

PEO Network Launches Census 2009 Project With IDC

RALEIGH, NC--(Marketwire - June 5, 2009) - PEO Network has launched its 4th Census initiative for Professional Employer Organizations (PEOs).

"The previous PEO Census projects helped dispel many myths about the PEO industry," said Carrie Aaron, president of PEO Network. "This time, IDC will assist in compiling data and determine trends based on 10-year look back."

Aaron has over 26 years of PEO industry experience and founded PEO Network in 1995. PEO Network will conduct the project via an electronic survey available at

Lisa Rowan, who is program manager of HR and talent management services research at IDC, will work hand-in-hand with PEO Network analyzing the results of this year's census. In her capacity at IDC, Rowan provides expert analysis focused on both the business services addressing HR and talent-related process issues and possesses over 18 years of HR industry experience.

PEO Network conducts the Census project every 3 years, which provides critical data and benchmarks for the industry. PEOs are a sector of the Human Resources Outsourcing (HRO) industry serving small to mid-sized companies. "The 2000 Census took nine months to complete and the 2003 Census was six months in the making. I've learned to keep up with the project on a weekly basis and plan to finish by September," Aaron said.

PEO Network is a consulting firm to the HR Outsourcing industry. To learn about the Census methodology and look at past Census Results, visit

IDC is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology, telecommunications, and consumer technology markets. IDC helps IT professionals, business executives, and the investment community make fact-based decisions on technology purchases and business strategy. Learn more at

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Carrie Aaron
    PEO Network
    (888) 888-7366