Employee Retention and the Design, Print and Packing industry.

Employee Retention

We’ve just come through a major recession, where employee mobility was low, and employers could pick and choose from a huge talent pool when – and if – any positions opened up within their firms. Employees were ‘stuck’ in many ways – stuck in the same role with no promotion or advancement opportunities as most companies were in survival mode; … Read More

Knowing What Not To Do: Why Strategy is Important to Irish SMEs

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Knowing What Not To Do: Why Strategy is Important to Irish SMEs All businesses large and small have goals, either explicit in a mission statement, or implicit in the minds of the management and the focus of teams. Often the vision or goals are to do with how the company envisages business developing or growing to new markets; maximising sales … Read More

Excellent guide from the Data Protection Commission

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into force on the 25th May 2018, replacing the existing data protection framework under the EU Data Protection Directive. The office of the Data Protection Commissioner (DPC) is aware that the increased obligations that the GDPR places on companies might cause some anxieties for business planners. This document is the first in a series that … Read More

GDPR and the Design, Print and Packing Industry

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From changing opt-ins and sign-ups to deciding if you are a data controller or data protector, here are some tips for design, print and packing firms to get on top of the incoming data protection regulation. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a European Union directive that will come into force in May 2018, and it will impact on … Read More

Designer Spotlight – Divine Design

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If you have ever cracked open an Irish home and interiors magazine you have undoubtedly been treated to the subtle pairings of textiles and colours that typify the distinctive style of Divine Design. This award-winning interior design studio divides its attention between commercial and residential clients, applying a rigorous consultation and research process to address the needs of any given project. The … Read More

Stock is dead, long live stock

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Not every project has the budget or timeframe to fly out to the Antartic (or even down the road to Athlone) to get a perfect shot for that flier or landing page. That’s when creative types turn to outside vendors for some help. Enter the humble stock photo. It used to be true that most imagery of this type had … Read More

Company Spotlight – Innovative Print Solutions

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We put a lot of trust in those printers we choose to fulfil our printing needs. That need for trust is further elevated when we are dealing with confidential client lists or sensitive information. Innovative Print Solutions, a member of the Coldridge Group, has built a solid reputation on its unique ability to deliver very specific products and services for those jobs … Read More

“It’s normal to feel this way”

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September 19th might not hold any special place in your memories of the past year, but for the residents of Mexico City, it brought destruction and chaos from which the city is continuing to recover. The 7.1 magnitude earthquake that struck the region collapsed buildings, cut power lines and took the lives of over 300 citizens. In the aftermath the … Read More

FESPA 2018

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With the end of the year approaching it is time to look ahead to what is coming in 2018 for print and packaging professionals. One of the big dates for 2018 has to be FESPA in Berlin, Germany. The Federation of European Screen Printing Associations will host over 700 vendors next year for four days from May 15 – 18. The … Read More