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Benefits Communication: Does One-Size-Fit-All?
Unformatted Document Text:  Benefits Communication 6 of fifth to eight grade. It is obvious that employees who cannot read or comprehend benefits packages cannot make informed decisions. In addition to being important regarding the quality of decision making, the understanding of benefits has been linked to benefits satisfaction. Dreher, Ash, & Bretz (1988) showed that employees who had an accurate view of their coverage were more satisfied with their benefits packages than employees who have an inaccurate view. They found that employees who receive precise, accurate information on their coverage are more satisfied than those who receive no relevant information. Thus, employees’ comprehension of benefits is very important for organizations. The field of benefits communication needs to examine how organizations can make the material they provide clearer. Researchers should also explore factors that may influence the employees’ perceptions of benefits communication. There may be certain factors that play a part in how much employees understand. For example, the maturity of an employee may contribute to how much they understand. If it is the first time an employee is exposed to flexible benefits, it is more complicated for them than if it’s the 5 th or 10 th time they go through a benefits orientation. Involvement and Benefits The level to which employees are involved with benefits may also affect their perception of benefits communication. If fact some findings indicate that involvement can help in the design of strategic communication plans regarding benefits communication. Danehower, Celuch, & Lust (1994) suggested that for employees more highly involved with benefits issues, the use of more complex messages is advocated and the use of print media is recommended. On the other hand, employees less involved with benefits, the use of simplified messages and the use of additional information channels beyond print are advocated. Similar to these recommendations,

Authors: Picherit-Duthler, Gaelle. and Freitag, Alan.
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Benefits Communication 6
of fifth to eight grade. It is obvious that employees who cannot read or comprehend benefits
packages cannot make informed decisions. In addition to being important regarding the quality
of decision making, the understanding of benefits has been linked to benefits satisfaction.
Dreher, Ash, & Bretz (1988) showed that employees who had an accurate view of their coverage
were more satisfied with their benefits packages than employees who have an inaccurate view.
They found that employees who receive precise, accurate information on their coverage are more
satisfied than those who receive no relevant information.
Thus, employees’ comprehension of benefits is very important for organizations. The
field of benefits communication needs to examine how organizations can make the material they
provide clearer. Researchers should also explore factors that may influence the employees’
perceptions of benefits communication. There may be certain factors that play a part in how
much employees understand. For example, the maturity of an employee may contribute to how
much they understand. If it is the first time an employee is exposed to flexible benefits, it is
more complicated for them than if it’s the 5
th
or 10
th
time they go through a benefits orientation.
Involvement and Benefits
The level to which employees are involved with benefits may also affect their perception
of benefits communication. If fact some findings indicate that involvement can help in the
design of strategic communication plans regarding benefits communication. Danehower, Celuch,
& Lust (1994) suggested that for employees more highly involved with benefits issues, the use of
more complex messages is advocated and the use of print media is recommended. On the other
hand, employees less involved with benefits, the use of simplified messages and the use of
additional information channels beyond print are advocated. Similar to these recommendations,


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