Posts: Thought Leadership
Setting boundaries with your staff—and encouraging them to set boundaries at work—is the key to a happy, productive workplace. Managers aren’t born–they’re made. A lack of training can make it tough to assert boundaries if someone in a leadership role hasn’t had the opportunity to learn and put these skills into practice.
The Semper Workforce Solutions quarterly survey of printing and packaging companies opens today. The Q4 2022 employer survey—9 simple questions—takes less than 5 minutes to complete, and the results help managers and owners in our industry prepare for the future.
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. […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
The past year for most industries has undoubtedly been a roller coaster when it comes to hiring, and the print and packaging industry is feeling the pinch. Things are sure to get a bit hairier as we enter the coveted holiday season. Talent is scarce due to many factors, including workers switching industries, moving away, […]
HERE’S HOW. Professional press operators and technicians are at the top of their game. The downside – soon, they’ll be out of the game. The workforce in print and publishing is one of the most expert because it’s one of the fastest aging, with 36% of printing employees at or nearing retirement age. Beyond retiring, […]