Issue Preview: The Guide, Year-End Reviews, and Hiring Differently Abled Employees

Here's a preview of what you can find in GRAPHICS PRO December

In the December issue of GRAPHICS PRO, set to mail on Nov. 28 and hit a screen near you on Nov. 29, you’ll find The Guide — the most comprehensive list of verified suppliers in the custom graphics industry. Plus, don’t miss topics from print and graphics professionals on the importance of year-end reviews, why you should hire differently abled employees, and making shop moves during inflation.

Year-End Review

Aaron Montgomery, Our Success Group

  • “As we come to the close of another year, it is gratifying and helpful for future success to carve out some time to reflect, look back, and honestly answer questions about the previous 12 months.”
  • “The best way to improve your business is to measure it from a starting line and see what happened and why.”
  • “To grow, we sometimes have to look to others who have done something similar or study those that have mastered success. I have noticed that successful people (or companies) have similar traits we can all master.”

Hiring Differently Abled Employees

Kristine Shreve, Kristine Shreve Consulting

  • “Enlarging the pool of people a company can employ and considers employable makes good sense these days, but there are some things to consider when figuring out how to make people with physical or mental challenges comfortable and productive.”
  • “The main goal of any DEI program should be to make everyone feel a part of the workplace and comfortable within that space. The best way to do that is to ask people what they need to do their work in the most efficient way possible and how you can help them perform at their highest level.”
  • “In the end, the thing a company needs most if it is going to successfully employ disabled people is the willingness to try, to think outside the box about what a good employee looks like or how they work, and the ability to listen.”

Making Shop Moves During Inflation

Howard Potter, A&P Master Images

  • “Inflation, as we know, has been on the rise over the past three to five years, and depending on where your company is, you can feel it more than others.”
  • “You always want to look at your finances first. Make sure you have your hardcore numbers and that they are up to date, along with figuring out your cash flow to keep you ahead of any curve.”
  • “Always treat your company like a game of chess and think three to six moves ahead, and never be afraid to pivot.”

Find these articles and much more in GRAPHICS PRO December.

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Marie Fennema

Marie Fennema is the editor of the GRAPHICS PRO Today, covering news and guidance in apparel decoration, awards and engraving, and sign and digital printing.

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