Life Sciences

Dan Bell, CFO

Bell Biosystems

Challenge

Managing health and safety.

Solution

TriNet's risk assessment group helped ensure they were in compliance with health and safety laws.

We like to describe TriNet as our HR solution and we like to call them our mentors - people who help us with our HR processes, our accounting, payroll, and all the reporting and compliance required for our business.

Most people have a family member or close one who is suffering from a debilitating disease such as cancer. What I like about working with our scientists is they're really a dedicated team that's focused on solving these problems and bringing products to market that can actually help cure these diseases. At Bell Biosystems, we're pioneering the use of synthetic organelles to accelerate product development in fields like oncology and regenerative medicine.

What's challenging about managing HR is really time. With anything, if you put enough time towards it, you can focus and you can do it well. But time is money, so being able to focus on our product development and not being bogged down by HR processes and big compliance is really critical for us.

We researched the possibility of doing the HR processes on our own, and what we found was that it's just really time-consuming and would be problematic for our business. For our organization, we're under ten people, and we really needed to find an HR solution that was both sustainable and suitable for our business. We like to describe TriNet as our HR solution, and we like to call them our mentors, people who help us with our HR processes, our accounting, our payroll, and all the reporting and compliance required for our business.

Another challenge for our business is managing all the health and safety because we're a research and development company, and utilizing TriNet's risk assessment group helped us make sure that we were in compliance with local health and safety laws.

All of us here believe in a world where the fight against debilitating diseases is being won and not lost, and that the environment is getting better and not worse. So we partnered with TriNet to help us get started. Over the past year, we've been working with them to help our business grow. In ten years, we want to see the use of synthetic organelles as being widespread in fields like agriculture, and energy, and also used in the clinic to help fighting disease. And I think the team that we have now can help us get there.