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February 1, 2017
Dear Member, here is your weekly e-flash!



REGISTER NOW! PRESIDENT’S CONFERENCE EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 3RD

The President’s Conference Early-bird discount expires on Friday, February 3rd! Don’t miss out on the opportunity to save tons of money! In addition to the early-bird discount, PIASC members in good standing will receive a $200 grant from your association to attend this fabulous program.

The President’s Conference offers an exceptional lineup of leadership, finance, sales, operations, and human resources experts ready to discuss the important issues facing our industry today and it all happens here, in Long Beach, March 12-15th. PIASC members are encouraged to take advantage of this unique educational opportunity as well as network with your peers from other states.

IT PAYS TO BELONG TO PIASC! TAKE A LOOK AT YOUR SAVINGS!

PIASC members with multiple registrations (2 or more) from the same company also receive $200.00 group discount per registrant. To receive this incredible discount, contact Socorro Garcia at 323.728.9500, ext. 229. Time is of the essence. Register today!

WELCOME TO 20/20 RECEPTION
On Saturday, March 11th Rob and Amy Miller (Castle Press) will be hosting a welcome reception for PIASC members attending the Presidents Conference at the home of Blake Rea and Leslie Groene at 17451 Suffolk Lane in Huntington Beach from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM. For those staying at the Hilton Long Beach, a bus will pick you up at 4:00 PM and then return you to the hotel. Call Socorro Garcia at Ext. 229 to let her know you’re coming!

 













 
SURVEY FINDS 28% OF EMPLOYERS DON'T CONDUCT BACKGROUND CHECKS

Despite the high cost attributable to bad hires, a CareerBuilder survey finds that 28% of employers don’t conduct background checks on new hires. The survey found 72% of employers run background checks on all new employees before they are hired. The survey placed the average cost of one bad hire at nearly $17,000. Employers that do background checks analyze for the following aspects: criminal background (82%), confirm employment (62%), confirm identity (60%) confirm education (50%), check for illegal drug use (44%), check licensing (38%), and check credit (29%). Among employers reporting that they had made a bad hire, 37% said it was because the candidate lied about qualifications. The most common ways employers said a bad hire affected their business in the last year were less productivity, compromised quality of work, lower employee morale, and time associated with recruiting and training another worker.

Members… please remember that Employer’s Choice Online can save you 20% on background checks on both standard and managerial option packages. Find out more>>

 

POST OSHA FORM 300A

Today is February 1st and OSHA requires that employers post from February 1 to April 30, 2015 a summary of the job- related injuries and illnesses that occurred last year. Employers are only required to post the Summary (OSHA Form 300A), not the OSHA 300 Log. 

Those employers with 10 or fewer employees are normally exempt from federal OSHA injury and illness recordkeeping and posting requirements. 

The summary must list the total numbers of job-related injuries and illnesses that occurred in 2015 and were logged on the OSHA 300 form. Employment information about annual average number of employees and total hours worked during the calendar year is also required. 

Companies with no recordable injuries or illnesses in 2015 must post the form with zeros on the total line. All establishment summaries must be certified by a company executive. 

You can download the forms from here

If you have any questions, contact Gerry Bonetto at 323.728.9500, ext. 248.

 

DO YOU FEAR OR HATE PROSPECTING?

Join sales guru Leslie Groene and be prepared to build a relationship with new prospects. Leslie’s presentation includes many ‘touch points’ and prospecting tools. She will discuss the timelines that work as well as objection resolution. At this seminar, you will learn (or remember) how to approach new contacts with confidence and with a plan that helps them accomplish their objectives.

Key Takeaways:

  • How to get prospects to engage with you
  • Using marketing tools to gain trust
  • Overcoming objections in this challenging market
  • Creating long term prospecting strategies

When: February 15, 2017, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm. Where: Coaching Center of Orange County, 1231 E. Dyer Road, Suite 215, Santa Ana, CA 92705. Members Investment: $35/per member $60/non-member. Lunch is included.

 

PRINT NEWSPAPERS REACH MORE READERS THAN THEIR DIGITAL COUNTERPARTS

A new study added to the Choose Print Research Archives, “Reality Check: Multiplatform newspaper readership in the United States, 2007 – 2015,” looked at 51 major newspapers. What they found is that the supposedly dying print product reaches far more readers than the supposedly promising digital product!

Check it out and share it with your friends and family!

 

NEW DOJ REGULATIONS

As you know, every new hire in the U.S. is required to complete Form I-9 to verify eligibility to work in the country. As of January 18, Department of Justice regulations make it discriminatory to treat workers differently when asking for verification documents to complete the form, even if those requests are well intentioned. The best way to protect member companies from discrimination claims is to provide the list of acceptable verification documents to every new employee (or employees who are updating I-9 information).

Members should not offer to help employees determine which documents are easier or more available to them to use as verification. By relying on the list to speak for itself, members will be safe from discrimination claims.

Source: PIA Quick Takes

 

ASK THE TECHNICAL EXPERTS!

One of the benefits of membership is the technical expertise provided by Printing Industries of America. Our technical experts from the Center for Technology and Research discuss common production problems and issues. The PIA’s Center for Technology and Research, also helps members with environmental, health, and safety concerns: consulting, and on-site technical assistance. Here’s the type of questions for which you can get answers:

Q. Is it true that papers with higher moisture content are stronger?

A. Higher moisture content does improve fiber-to-fiber bonding. This will increase burst, surface, and tensile strength and make the paper more pliable and less brittle, improving folding characteristics. Paper with low moisture content from manufacturing or excessive IR dryer heat is a candidate to crack during folding operations.

For this and many other questions and answers, stay tuned and read e-Flash regularly.

Source: PIA National

 

e-Quote

No one needs a smile as much as a person who fails to give one.
~Unknown

 

 

 

MEMBER DISCOUNT OF THE MONTH

 

PRINTING INDUSTRIES CREDIT UNION

 

EDUCATIONAL AND NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES

Cocktails and Conversations
February 9th | 5:30pm
Karl Strauss Brewing Company, 2390 E. Orangewood Ave., #100, Anaheim, CA 92806

February 16th | 5:30pm
Pour Haus Wine Bar, 1820 Industrial St., Los Angeles, CA 90021

Lunch with Leslie
February 15th | 11:30am PST | $35/members lunch included
Coaching Center of Orange County, 1231 E. Dyer Road, Suite 215, Santa Ana, CA  92705

CALL FOR ENTRIES: 2017 Print Excellence Deadline
February 17th | 4:00pm PST
PIASC Office, 5800 S. Eastern Ave #400, Los Angeles, CA

2017 President's Conference
March 12th-15th
Hilton Long Beach, Long Beach, CA

2017 Graphics Night
Sponsorship Opportunities
April 7th | 5:30pm-midnight PST
Pacific Palms Resort, Industry Hills

 

WEBINARS

Get Ready for Agile Learning and Development
February 8th | 9:00am PST | FREE

Tips & Tricks for Microsoft Outlook 2016
February 8th | 10:00am PST | FREE

Getting Started with Microsoft PowerPoint 2016 (Beginner)
February 22nd | 10:00am PST | FREE

3 Keys to Successful Program Management
March 8th | 9:00am PST | FREE

How to Inspire and Energize Your People Every Day
June 14th | 9:00am PST | FREE

 

Contact

Ara Izquierdo
5800 S. Eastern Avenue, Suite 400 Los Angeles, CA 90040
(323) 728-9500