Invest in the Best
In the past, printers regarded employees as a cost of doing business. Costs that do not affect the value of core products or services are certainly a place where you can economize. By contrast, employees are an investment. An investment is an expenditure for the purpose of producing income, and it affects the value of your product. Investments are judged by their potential return, and have the capability of increasing profits more than the initial financial outlay.
Vested employees generate high-productivity per dollar spent through their competence, positive attitude, energy, initiative, and sense of responsibility. Not only are bad employees far less productive, but they can also generate unwanted costs and delays through mistakes, negligence, or apathy. Bad employees also tend to reduce the productivity of others, because everyone around them must take up their slack.
Good employees become effective team players, who are respectful and pleasant to be around and communicate well. They exhibit personal integrity and encourage others, and can gain their confidence, trust, and respect. As managers, they foster an open work environment, where they spark creativity and empower other employees to contribute more to the business.