What We Do
At Avitus Group, our success is in our relationships, and our mission is to help business owners thrive. Our experienced team of professionals helps simplify operations and strengthen foundations to help our clients grow. Avitus Group feels like an in-house team. With expertise in a number of areas and complex operations, we are dedicated to becoming part of a business owner’s toolkit – allowing them time to focus on what they love – their business.
Our offerings are integrated and multidisciplinary, and for every unique business, we develop unique solutions. With a team of professionals fluent in a wide array of services including co-employment, payroll, tax, safety and risk, IT, recruiting, insurance, HR, corporate training and benefits, our team helps business owners handle the details.
Our clients’ business needs are dynamic, and so are we.
Giving back to our communities is an important part of our company. We take part in many local events and charities and pursue opportunities to make our home a better place. We also take time to work and volunteer in our communities and grow personally and professionally.
Be part of a team that inspires people to be more creative, do better work and concentrate on the things that they love. In addition to a competitive salary, we offer health, dental and vision, Flexible Spending Accounts, PTO, a Wellness Program and more.
We invest in our people at Avitus Group. Our employees can take degree classes, explore career paths through lateral moves and more. While our professional business services help customers grow, our development programs help employees do the same.
"Joining Avitus Group is one of the best decisions I’ve made! Avitus Group’s size and nurturing culture affords our team members more opportunity to expand and grow their skill sets. We have taken the services we provided under Layer 3 to a whole new level. We’ve become a bigger work family!”
– John Horton, Director of Technology Sales
"Avitus Group provides our employees an opportunity for growth through our Career Ladder program as well as tools for personal and professional development. We have a world class leadership team that is supportive and encouraging while holding us accountable.”
– Dee Hudson, Director of Operations
"Personally, what comes to mind is when I think of Avitus Group is stability, compassion and growth. Not only does the company provide all three to our members, it provides it to their employees as well. There are just some things that you can’t put a price on!”
– Shayna Ring, Member Development Associate
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