Stop trying to retain your employees!

That’s right. It’s no longer enough to retain your top employees. Today firms need to focus on creating engaged, satisfied employees. They are more productive and stay with the same company longer than a disengaged employee.

As of April 2013, the printing industry employed around 443,000 people—up by 1,000 workers, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. That’s right, the industry is growing. Companies typically invest a lot of money in new employees, so it’s important that they stick around for a while.

According to a recent study, one of the main factors in job satisfaction is beneficial employee training. According to the National Research Business Institute, 23% of employees leave their current job due to lack of development and training opportunities. But managers know that training can also be expensive, and time consuming. What’s the best way to satisfy the need for added training while eliminating most of the downside?  Well, for more than 41% of Fortune 500 companies, the solution has become e-learning.

Training New Hires

If you want to develop loyal, long-term employees, start from the very beginning. Printing Industries of America’s new virtual workshop portal, the Integrated Learning Center, offers a course developed specifically to educate employees new to the industry.

You may remember the Orientation to the Graphic Arts workshop. As one of the most popular instructor-led workshops, it’s now offered as a virtual course. With 24/7 access, this class provides comprehensive industry information for everyone from press professionals to sales developers.

Learn about:

  • Print production workflow
  • Digital prepress
  • Offset and digital printing
  • Color theory and reproduction
  • Bindery
  • And much more

Currently Orientation to the Graphic Arts is available to members through Printing Industries of America affiliates as part of a subscription package granting access to all courses in the Integrated Learning Center. You can take advantage of this limited-time offer of 25% off the subscription package until June 6, 2014. Get started today. Visit