For an unprecedented fifth year, Communicorp has earned the coveted designation “Best of the Best” in the 2006 Best Workplace in the Americas competition presented by the Printing Industry of the Americas and Graphic Arts Technical Foundation PIA/GATF). Headquartered in Sewickley, Pennsylvania, PIA/GATF is the world’s largest graphic arts trade association, representing an industry with more than 1.2 million employees and with more than 12,000 member companies.
The “Best of the Best” award goes to the organization found to actively demonstrate a caring work environment in which the personal goals and ambitions of employees are acknowledged. The selection process includes a panel of highly respected U.S. and Canadian human resource professionals who have extensive experience within the graphic arts industry, and who evaluate participating organizations on their human relations practices according to specific criteria.
James Woodall, President and CEO of Communicorp, spoke for the company: “Being recognized as a Best of the Best Workplace by our peers within the graphic arts industry for our efforts to employ outstanding human relations practices for the 5th consecutive year speaks volumes about our dedication to our employees and response to their needs as individuals. We are humbled by this award and accept the challenge to continue the development of innovative programs to recognize and reward our team members in the coming years.”
Michael Makin, President and CEO of PIA/GATF, stated that “the Best of the Best are those companies that recognize success is generated in many ways, and most importantly, through their employees. This outstanding achievement is testimony to the exemplary practices of Communicorp, Inc. At this level, the competition is quite fierce and, due to their commitment, Communicorp has achieved an outstanding milestone.” He further stated that the judges found Communicorp’s “human relations practices and their application on a day-to-day basis to be among the best in the country.”