Blog Posts - Human Relations

  • 06/10/2014

    From solid management practices to financial security to work-life balance, there are considerable elements that go into creating a successful, profitable workplace environment. Although each company is different, the industry’s Best Workplaces do share distinctive commonalities.

    The parallels allow these companies to recruit and retain qualified workers—people who are more satisfied with their jobs and, therefore, more productive and efficient. Greater efficiency leads to increased profitability and a greater competitive edge. 

    What if you could get behind the scenes and see what these leading companies are doing? How competitive are their wages and benefits? How do they handle health care issues? What employee training methods do they use...

  • 04/04/2014

    Today, many companies employ more diverse workforces. Do you have the up-to-date Form I-9 to prove that every employee in your firm is identified and verified to work in the U.S.?

    If not, your company could face serious fines. HR professionals and business owners may know that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has recently stepped up employer audits, and two printing firms have already been targeted this year. Luckily, the firms received advance notice from ICE about the audit and contacted Printing Industries’ Human Relations Department for help.   

    Every day many companies are receiving an audit notification, or Notice of Inspection (NOI), from the ICE. When you receive this notice, you have only three days to produce the Forms I-9.

    If you are unsure if your firm is prepared for ICE, read on!

    Avoiding...

  • 01/14/2014

    Why is employee recognition important? It’s one of the most powerful recruiting and retaining tool. The Department of Labor reports that a reason why 64% of employees leave their job is because they are not recognized. So if you want to know the true measure of a company, simply count its number of satisfied employees!

    More graphic arts companies of all sizes are learning the value of putting their people first. When firms recognize employees for their achievements, their employees:

    • Develop a clearer understanding of company goals.
    • Are more engaged, productive, and motivated.
    • Stay longer with their company.

    Are you struggling to come up with new ideas for employee incentives, or trying to get your incentive program up and running? We’ve put together this list of 10 inspiring ways to reward your employees that are low cost and...

  • 04/15/2013

    We rely on a lot of business products in our industry: papers, inks, presses, computers, and lots of material elements! But one component supersedes technologies—great employees.

    The best companies in the industry recognize their importance with devoted Human Relations Managers investing in their employees, hiring and retaining skilled professionals who, according to countless studies, perform better and stay longer with their company. Every day hard-working people are adding greater value to their organizations. They are the faces and personalities behind the products, contributing their skills and passion for their work.

    These are the companies who enter the Best Workplaces in the Americas competition from Printing Industries of America.

    Here are some winning examples of sound HR practices:

    “Communication meetings are held on a monthly basis by the Senior Management Team. The plant is...

  • 10/02/2012

    The facts are clear: employees are happier and more financially secure when their company is truly invested in them. Is your workplace invested in its employees? It’s time to find out!

    If you have a great workplace, now is the time to showcase what you have done for your employees by entering the 2012 Best Workplace in the Americas Program. Please send your entry through a traceable means.

    Visit www.printing.org/bwa to download the entry form. You will need:

    • A brief summary statement—highlighting why your company is a Best Workplace
    • Employee Handbook (required)
    • Supporting Materials (optional)—anything that you think would help the judges understand your HR policies and practices. Items may include, but are not limited to:...
  • 05/03/2011

    We created a few Premier Print Awards videos to better showcase the effect that the competition can have on business. In the video below, we have past winners from Jostens and Hoechstetter discussing what winning a Benny Award means to them and how it has impacted their business.  Enjoy the video and if you have any questions about the Premier Print Awards ask them in the comments and we'll be more than happy to answer them.