4 ways to help employees understand benefits
Online videos are a simple, quick way to help explain complicated matters.
As a human resources director, it’s important to educate your employees about the current benefits that are offered to them. One way that we recommend
doing this is by producing Total Compensation Statements.
However, how can an employer know if its employees truly understand their benefits?
Here are four ways to conduct that research:
Creating and distributing employee surveys by email and
online channels can be an effective way to receive feedback. By posing questions regarding your employee’s awareness and knowledge of their current
benefit plans and options, you’ll be able to improve future decisions.
Online video presentations:
Online video continues to grow in importance when it comes to HR communications. Not only can a video presentation highlight key factors regarding your
employee benefits plan, but it can also incorporate interactive quiz-like features. This can ensure that your message is truly reaching employees.
Developing the framework and content for a company intranet or online portal certainly requires an up-front investment. But to truly maximize its value, employers should use it to engage with their
employees as well. One way to do this is by linking to surveys and forms that allow them to gauge an employee’s knowledge of benefit programs and plans
Internal focus group:
Face-to-face meetings with employees certainly can prove to be beneficial in terms of understanding their thoughts regarding their benefits. However,
many factors (resources, number of employees, location of employees) may make sitting with each individual impossible. Thus, creating a focus group
that is made up of employees with varying criteria (job titles, tenure, plan participation, etc.) may help to gauge the general understanding inside
your company of the benefits offered.
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