For many reasons, there is currently a labor shortage. If you’re a business owner, looking to hire, how do you get the message to potential hires? There are many strategies. Several that we can help with are detailed below.
now hiring signs
A series of yard signs placed near your place of business can be effective. Especially if you use several of them. People become curious by the visual repetition. Now Hiring signs are even more effective if your place of business is near a busy road.
I see Now Hiring Signs all the time while I’m driving. I think these signs can be VERY EFFECTIVE if you include a QR code on them. Giving potential hires the opportunity to simply snap a pic of your info is so much more efficient than hoping they’ll be able to find a scrap of paper and pen and write down your phone number while driving by!!
An Employee Referral program is very effective! Employees are incentivized to refer their friends or relatives. We have design cards where employers offer $100, $250, and even $500 to current employees for a hired referral. One thing to note: you must put conditions in place to make a referral program succeed. For example, many companies require that a referred new hire must stay employed for a certain amount of time before the referring employee is paid. Also, skilled positions often have a higher referral bonus associated with them.
HOW CAN ALLEGRA HELP with your Now Hiring needs?
Graphics: We can design eye catching, practical signs/banners/and referral cards
Printing: We can print signs, cards, banners
Fulfillment: We can warehouse/send your hiring collateral anywhere in the US
Right now one of the most important issues facing employers is attracting and retaining employees. On the employee retention front, we did a job this week for a large employer of manufacturing jobs.
The Human Resources Manager at one of their locations is doing creative things to make sure that the current employees feel appreciated. For example, she has initiated a program at her facility where the managers are tasked with recognizing employees and their outstanding contributions to the plant.
She had us create a set of thank you cards with appreciative messages on the outside, a promise of a reward on the inside, and room for a hand written note.
Here are the phrases that we incorporated into a card design. The card ‘look’ was based on the elements of their corporate image.
Here is an article about techniques for employee retention. Not only does it reinforce the idea of employee encouragement and recognition, it also offers some other retention ideas.
Do you need a quick print job done in Atlanta? Let us help you! Often times we can turn an emergency print job around in a day. Some examples of rush print jobs we can do are: business cards, brochures, sell sheets, marketing materials, booklets, forms and even lopes. We can help with the design of the pieces, or we can handle the rush printing. Either way, there is not a ‘rush charge’ involved with our work.
Call us for help with your rush print jobs in Atlanta! or Email us for a rush print job in Atlanta!
Most prescriptions are handled electronically from the doctor to the pharmacy. However sometimes a doctor or caregiver needs to write a prescription. They need prescription pads. Believe it or not, there are many restrictions on preparing and selling prescription pads. For example, prescription pads must be printed on non-copiable paper. Also, purchase of the prescription paper is limited only to printers. Paper suppliers are responsible for determining if the paper purchaser is legitimate. And it goes on.
Here is an example of a recent project that we did for an OB/GYN practice.
It is so important to understand the mechanics of printing when designing for print
Our main specialty when engaging in design work at Allegra Print Atlanta is designing for print projects. There are many things to consider when designing a job. Color, balance, font, design elements, message…the list goes on. All of these considerations are important when designing anything. However, there are many ‘mechanics’ that have to be considered when designing for print. If a designer doesn’t know about these ‘mechanics’, the piece must often be re-worked to make it ‘print-ready’. This re-working can be costly. Therefore, it makes the most sense to choose a graphic designer who can design for print.
What are these mechanics? Everything from creating a ‘bleed’ (making sure that the color goes ‘beyond’ the final size of the work), to understanding the limitations of each piece of equipment that must be included in the production process. Another important piece of knowledge is the understanding of paper stock, availability, thickness, and potential results.
Sometimes, if a designer doesn’t understand these considerations, they can come up with output that impossible to produce in an affordable manner. Booklets and invitations are particularly tricky if there isn’t any ‘mechanical’ consideration given.
In our experience owning a print production facility, it seems like the fly-by-night quickie and inexpensive designers that you can find on project posting sites don’t have any understanding of print mechanics. Often times, their ‘designs’ are almost worthless. Therefore, when considering a print project, please think about partnering with an experienced design for print graphic designer.
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Call us when you need envelopes printed. We can print your corporate or organization’s logo on envelopes! We do a ton of envelope printing Atlanta! Allegra is one of a dwindling number of printers in the city who still actually owns the correct equipment to print envelopes.
We can print all sizes of envelopes:
Ten Window Envelopes
9 x 12 Envelopes
10 x 13 Envelopes
Wallet Flap Envelopes
Email us when you need a large or small run of custom printed envelopes.
This is a picture of us: Becky and Cam Roy. We’ve been married married for 34 years, and have owned Allegra Print Atlanta for half that time! Allegra offers printing services Atlanta. Use our expertise in your next project!
What kind of printing services?
You name it! We can do it!!
Printing Services Atlanta: Postcards, Brochures, Presentation Folders, Checks, Carbonless Forms including 2 part forms, 3 part forms, 4 part forms…, Media Guides, Booklets, Program Books, Business Cards, Postcards, Flyers,
One easy way to get your customers to remember you is be giving them custom printed notepads with your information on them. A notepad is such a useful give- away because people see them and use them every single day! These are also useful give-aways to potential customers. Again for the same reason. People will use a notepad even day. And if they’re using a notepad with your information printed on them, you will be top of mind when they need you!
The design possibilites are endless. But it always useful to include your logo and contact information on your custom printed notepads. Above is an example of from the desk of style notepads.
In general, the more notepads you print, the cheaper the unit cost becomes. We can print notepads in any size you’d like. The most common sizes are 8.5″ x 11″, 4.25″ x 5.5″, and 5.5″ x 8.5″.
A SUPER easy way to make your company or organization look very professional is to use custom PowerPoint slides for your presentations. While Microsoft offers a great variety of slides, these selections are available to everyone! Most people have seen these slide selections. Over, and over, and over. Differentiate yourself with a custom PowerPoint slide.
The examples below show a recent custom PowerPoint template I prepared for a start-up. This company has two divisions, and is also a re-seller for another manufacturer.
The custom PowerPoint templates for this project have a similar look to keep a cohesive theme. But each slide uses the colors found in their respective logos.
This project was inexpensive for the customer, but so useful. With most of their sales calls now on Zoom, the custom PowerPoint slides gave them a very professional image.
You should think about this for your organization. Contact us if you want to start a customPowerPoint template project!