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What HR managers told us: Do your employees get orientation on benefits?

We asked 297 HR managers whether they held orientation sessions to educate new employees about their benefits. Here’s how the managers responded.

Yes: 85%

No: 15%

Many of those who responded said they felt that an orientation session was a good investment of time because informed employees are less likely to walk into the HR office later with questions about their benefits.

A lot of HR managers said their companies had developed intranets to communicate benefits info; most of those with intranets still said they held orientation sessions, and introduced new hires to the company intranet as part of the orientation.

Some HR managers said they also held benefits “refresher courses” for veteran employees, highlighting changes in benefit packages, particularly the more complicated ones, such as FSAs..

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