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Learn from the Best Workplaces in the Americas and PIA/GATFPress

Press release from the issuing company

Pittsburgh, PA, December 13, 2007 - Printing Industries of America/Graphic Arts Technical Foundation (PIA/GATF) proudly announces the release of its latest book, Best Practices of the 2006 Best Workplaces in the Americas (BWA). This book contains a variety of human resource, benefits, and safety practices from the winners of the 2006 Best Workplace in the Americas awards.
Printers across the country consistently rank recruiting and retaining qualified employees as one of their key challenges. Although the problem may seem daunting, the answer is really simple: maintain a successful workforce by providing them a superior workplace. The Best Workplace judges evaluated firms based on the following eight criteria:
- Management practices
- Work environment
- Training and development opportunities
- Recognition and rewards
- Workplace health and safety
- Health and wellness
- Financial security
- Work-life balance
Judges noted various innovative and effective programs and the companies agreed to have their home-grown program published. This book compiles the innovative and effective programs that the 2006 award winners in the “Best Workplace” and “Best of the Best” categories agreed to share with other companies.
“This sharing of knowledge is just one more example of the value of PIA/GATF membership,” notes Jim Kyger, PIA/GATF’s HR Director and BWA administrator. “The best practices contained in this new publication will be a great source of ideas for other firms in stepping up their HR, benefits and safety programs. Given the competitive nature of recruiting and retaining skilled workers in the industry today, this resource will pay dividends for years to come for those who use it,” says Kyger.
Best Practices of the 2006 Best Workplaces in the Americas (Item No. 1827) is available for $160; PIA/GATF members pay just $80. In addition to this new title, all of PIA/GATFPress’s nearly 200 publications are available online at www.gain.net, or by phone (toll-free 866-855-4283), fax (301-393-2555), or mail (200 Deer Run Road, Sewickley, PA 15143).