Posts: Industry Intelligence
Semper Workforce Solutions has released the results of the 2022 third quarter survey of the printing and packaging industries. The report’s headline, Economic Shifts Impact Confidence Going into Q4, hints at how interesting the next few months will be.
Consider the person in the position when redefining a role at work If you didn’t notice the post-pandemic shift in the workplace, you probably retired during it. For the rest of us, it’s anything but business as usual. There are worker shortages across many industries, and gainfully employed people may still be working from home. […]
October 23, 2022 — Semper Workforce Solutions launches the 2022 Q3 survey of printing and packaging companies – a look-back of the quarter’s high level financial data, recruitment strategies, and general state-of-the-business. The quarterly survey invites employers to participate, and all submissions are held confidential. The Semper Team’s final analysis is shared in the quarterly […]
Printing has a long history of apprenticeship programs from the earliest days of the craft. From the craftsman’s guild halls of ancient Rome to today’s journeyman and master printers, from Ben Franklin’s printing enterprises to the union halls of just a few decades ago—the printing industry knows how to grow its own.
September 29, 2022 — Semper Workforce Solutions is pleased to announce the results of the 2022 second quarter survey of printing and packaging companies, including: commercial printing, packaging, display and large format graphics, apparel and decorating, and others. The quarterly survey provides insights to how the industry is doing as a whole and how respondents […]
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.