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NAPL Inaugural Human Resources Management Conference Slated for Nov. 30 - Dec. 2, 2005, in Suburban Milwaukee

Press release from the issuing company

PARAMUS, N.J., SEPTEMBER 20, 2005 — Today’s graphic communications companies are faced with a host of human resources challenges: Recruiting and retaining the “best and the brightest” personnel to support their evolving customer-focused business models; controlling rapidly escalating health care costs; and effectively competing economy-wide for qualified people with the new skills sets needed for a range of value-added services. To help companies address these and other critical human resources challenges, NAPL (www.napl.org) and co-sponsor Printing Industries of Wisconsin (PIW) are hosting the first NAPL Human Resources Management Conference, on Nov. 30 – Dec. 2, 2005, in Pewaukee, Wis. (suburban Milwaukee). “Developing and effectively managing a top-notch workforce has never been more important to the success of a graphic communications company,” noted Joseph P. Truncale, NAPL president and chief executive officer. “In recognition of that, NAPL has called on the leading experts in the field to share their insights and knowledge in the industry’s most comprehensive conference devoted exclusively to Human Resources.” A must-attend event for anyone charged with human resources responsibilities at a graphic communications company, the conference offers a comprehensive program with sessions ranging from effective performance appraisals to government regulations and diversity issues. Among the highlights: •A keynote presentation by NAPL’s Truncale on The Importance of People. An organizational leader who understands that the success of any company depends largely on having a satisfied, productive workforce, Truncale will share his strategies for creating a work environment in which employees feel valued and appreciated by their organizations. •Recruiting & Hiring: Best Practices. In this informative session, attendees will learn the best way to avoid costly hiring mistakes and recruit and hire employees with the skills and attributes that will move their companies forward. •Navigating the Company Highway: FAQs About Policies and Procedures. PIA/GATF Human Relations Director Jim Kyger will show attendees how to ensure that their organization’s company manual is read and understood by all employees. •Benefiting Your People. PIA/GATF’s Kyger will lead a panel of printers in an exploration of the advantages and costs of a full range of traditional and soft benefits. •Developing Your Bench Strength. Participants will learn how to ensure their company’s ongoing success with strategies to identify and develop future leaders. •There’s an HMO Hiding in Your Closet. A panel of experts guides attendees through the various health plan options and new employee insurance benefits policies with an eye toward maximizing employee satisfaction while controlling costs. •A Train the Trainer session hosted by Jim Clark, director of Customer & Business Services for McNaughton & Gunn and past president of the Association for Graphic Arts Training (AGAT), highlights the most effective ways for company managers and supervisors to train their teams. All attendees receive a free bonus DVD of the presentation to use as a training tool. For more information on the Conference, visit www.napl.org/events or call Susan Reif, NAPL senior director, Professional Development, at (800) 642-6275, ext. 1350. Register online at www.napl.org/events/ or call (800) 642-6275, Option 4. For NAPL and PIW members, registration for the NAPL Human Resources Management Conference is $675 for the first registrant and $575 each for additional registrant from the same location (non-members: $775 for first registrant, $675 each additional registrant).