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PIA releases updated employee recognition calendar

Press release from the issuing company

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, - Printing Industries of America announces its 2011 Employee Recognition Calendar for the printing industry.

"Employee recognition comes in many forms, and management professionals agree it is an important component for creating and maintaining a thriving company and committed workforce," says Jim Kyger, Assistant Vice President of HR for Printing Industries of America. "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. Printing Industries' Employee Recognition Program (ERP) allows printers to formally recognize outstanding employees for quality work or years of service.

Printing Industries' 2011 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 Printing Industries of America with the Master Printers of America department. More than 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.printing.org/erp.

2011 Employee Recognition Calendar

January 16–22:
Press Operators, Assistants and Helpers Week (in conjunction with Printing Week)

February 27–March 2:
Prepress Week (anniversary of the introduction of the first PostScript Laser Printer, the Apple LaserWriter.)

April 24–30:
Administrative Professionals Week (In conjunction with Administrative Professionals Day)

May 2–8:
Shipping/Receiving/Drivers Week (National Transportation Week)

July 24–30:
Mailers Week (in conjunction with anniversary of the creation of the U.S. Postal Service on July 26, 1775)

October 2–8:
Customer Service Representatives Week (Customer Service Week)
Bindery Week (anniversary of the first patented folder by Cyrus Chambers, Jr., October 7, 1856)


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