Educating Your Employees about their Benefits

Lawson, Hedley
March 2011
LabTalk;Mar2011, Vol. 39 Issue 04A, p40
Trade Publication
The article suggests ways to implement effective education initiatives for employees of optical laboratories. It states that a laboratory should first determine the extent of benefits awareness of each of its employees and how well they understand the details. The owner/manager can then address the gaps and design an appropriate benefits information campaign. The information on benefits should always be year-round and not just at the eve of enrollment. Workers should be allowed to meet with company representatives or health insurance brokers.


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