Survey: 74 Percent of Printers Saw Positive Q1
• 29 percent of respondents indicated that hiring levels will increase—a slight drop from last quarter.
• Health care remains the fastest growing cost component, but decreased sharply to 37 percent from 54 percent. Base pay jumped 11 points to 22 percent.
• Referrals continue to be the most popular way to find employees. Use of online ads is increasing.
Since February 2003, Semper International has provided a quarterly survey offering estimates of trends in the printing industry. To prevent bias, survey questions—both qualitative and quantitative—are designed by Semper corporate partner Cvent. Survey participants include more than 300 small, medium and large printing companies; both clients and prospects of Semper International.
Participants provide data on revenue and hiring, as well as estimated outlooks on future trends. Data is requested from a random sample and are not screened. To preserve confidentiality, individual company information is not part of the tabulation.