&Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, November 20, 2007--Printing Industries of America/Graphic Arts Technical Foundation (PIA/GATF) proudly announces its 2008 Employee Recognition Calendar for the printing industry.
"Employee recognition comes in many forms, and management professionals agree it is an important component for any thriving company and committed workforce,;quot; says Jim Kyger, HR Director of PIA/GATF. "It doesn't matter if you have a formal or informal employee recognition program—the point is to acknowledge good work by employees."
While some companies have a mix of informal and formal employee recognition programs, they sometimes struggle with the formal part. However, industry acknowledgement can help fill that gap. The PIA/GATF Employee Recognition Program (ERP) allows printers to formally recognize outstanding employees for quality work or years of service.
PIA/GATF's 2008 Employee Recognition Calendar serves as a reference for Human Resource personnel, identifying various positions to celebrate throughout the year. Companies can create their own employee recognition events and use the Employee Recognition Program as its recognition vehicle.
ERP's roots go back to 1950 at PIA/GATF with the Master Printers of America department. Over 50,000 ERP certificates have been awarded at more than 2,500 firms.
For more information and ideas on other ways to recognize employees, visit www.gain.net and search for "employee recognition."
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