A recession may be in our immediate future. Employers in the print, marketing and graphics industries need to think about how they can hire, train and retain workers even as inflation goes up, materials cost more, and companies spend less. People are the best investment over time and will give you resiliency during and after the downturn.
GONE are the days when a company had the luxury of a three-to-five-step interview process, 60 pages of required forms to fill out, 10-panel drug tests, and international criminal background screenings. The labor market is so tight that, in some cases, employers need to make an offer on the spot—likely competing with counter offers already on the table.
If you are in the recruiting business—or any business with employees—you know how different the job market is from just a few years ago. First of all, it is tight. So tight, employers in manufacturing, education, and even government have been experiencing a worker shortage for more than two years now. Of course, commercial printers are no exception.
So you want to hire and retain a talented and enthusiastic workforce while costs are up and workers have more choices than ever before? It’s easier than it sounds. Find out what motivates the people you want to hire, and find a way to give it to them.
Find out what motivates the people you want to hire, and find a way to give it to them. Print is becoming dependent on digital technology. There are more DIY, upload-and-go options for customers. Omni-channel marketing is most successful with the integration of print, online and mobile strategies.
Getting the American people back to work is one of the most talked-about issues in media today. As the demand for goods and services rises, the need for skilled labor has gone up as well, making it a competitive market for employers. The questions remain — why are workers reluctant to return, and how do […]
If you run a commercial print or packaging shop, you need a flexible staffing strategy Commercial printing is known as an industry that offers stable, well-paying jobs with family-focused benefits and a bright future. Yet, ongoing challenges with the global supply chain and a persistent full-time worker shortage have led to instabilities at the shop […]
Job hunters – this summer is undoubtedly going to feel different this year. People are venturing out into the world, masking mandates are easing up, vaccinations are rising, and it seems like recovery is in sight. The other good news on the horizon is that jobs in the printing and packaging industry are becoming more […]
With many print employers ramping up hiring this summer, we thought it would be a great idea to examine the different types of positions available in the print and packaging world. Take a moment to visit the areas of operations that a typical print facility houses and the variety of roles that fall within each […]
WORKPLACE WELLNESS Just as companies began to feel comfortable bringing workers back to full or partial capacity, the Delta variant swooped in to ruin the party. Some companies have halted their plans to return to work, while others are once again making drastic changes to their office configurations. Unlike the first time around, we have a greater […]