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How Employers Can Help New Hires Save for Retirement

How Employers Can Help New Hires Save for Retirement

Not all employer-sponsored defined contribution retirement savings plans are created equal—some employer practices and plan designs are more successful than others in helping new hires accumulate a robust retirement nest egg. We reviewed numerous studies conducted by researchers affiliated with the Financial Literacy Center, and have identified ten powerful—and often relatively easy—ways to increase financial literacy among newly hired employees, enhance their ability and willingness to participate in and contribute to retirement plan accounts, and improve their overall financial well-being. The guidance offered in this report is based on information derived from studies of real people in real situations and examination of how their behavior is affected by workplace policies and practices.

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