Cato Connect is an online web portal for newly hired employees to the Cato Corporation which includes new hires to the following stores, It’s Fashion, It’s Fashion Metro, and Versona Accessories. Newly hired Associates at any of these stores will need to visit Cato Connect to establish their company benefits and begin completing orientation.
The first stage of orientation is the Onboarding Lobby. At the bottom of Cato Connect there is a link to Onboarding Lobby where Associates will enter their Lobby Pass Code that they should’ve received from Human Resources which will provide them access to Onboarding paperwork. After completing all the necessary forms available in Onboarding employees will be able to tackle the next step in orientation.
The next step in orientation is to elect company benefits. Before actually electing benefits new hires will need to register with Cato Connect for access to all company benefit forms. The registration process only consists of entering in your Lawson Payroll Number, last 4 of your social, date of birth, and creating a password. Once this information has been established new hires can access Cato Connect and begin completing benefit forms.
There is an option to elect or waive benefit coverage and for additional guidance new hires can refer to the Benefits Guide video. It is imperative that a decision about electing benefits or waiving them is made during orientation otherwise you won’t be able to make any changes until the next annual open enrollment period.