Stephen Cilley shares his story and the inspiration for Ataraxis in a podcast interview, None of My Business. Also available on Apple Podcasts.
In 2008, an insurance adjusting company in Boise, Idaho was growing rapidly and had plans to expand into multiple states. Just like many small companies, the owners were juggling HR and payroll responsibilities while trying to find time to grow their business. They knew they needed help and didn’t want to hire staff to handle it internally. Despite searching more than a year, they only found do-it-yourself software, incomplete services, and PEOs who only wanted to advise instead of do the work. They were looking for one partner who could provide a complete HR, Payroll and Employer administration solution. Knowing that other business owners were facing the same challenge, they embraced their vision and created Ataraxis.
Ataraxis means “the absence of mental stress or anxiety.” This is exactly what our founders pictured when they created our company and chose the name Ataraxis. We believe business clients should enjoy the benefit of having experts handle all aspects of HR administration without the management, risk and stress that comes with doing it themselves.
Over the years, Ataraxis has grown into a Professional Employer Organization (PEO) with worksite employees in close to 40 states. We partner with small to large-sized companies across multiple industries, helping each of them be successful. As we continue to grow, one thing remains the same – our mission to elevate businesses for the benefit of all.