Methods for Building Employee Loyalty

The days of lifetime employment at a single company are long gone, so business leaders today need to make an extra effort to retain talent and foster employee loyalty.

Loyal employees are the heart of successful companies. When people feel fulfilled at their jobs, they go above and beyond to help the organization improve. They share expertise, resolve conflicts, suggest improvements, boost morale, help co-workers, conserve resources, and more. “Those behaviors make groups and organizations more effective — sales are better, production loss is lower, everything is better,” says Diane Bergeron, an assistant professor at Case Western’s Weatherhead School of Management in Cleveland.

To become one of those lucky companies, take time to understand what your employees need and provide it for them. “As in any relationship, if you get what you need, you’re more likely to stay,” Bergeron says.

Loyalty is largely inspired by flexibility and individual attention. These four techniques can help you offer that to every employee:

1. Invest more time in the hiring process. Hiring takes a lot of time, but a rigorous process pays off when you find the right person. “Person/organization fit is huge,” Bergeron says. “If you’re selective on the front end, you lose fewer people later.” Well-matched employees are naturally more loyal, so retaining them takes less effort.

As you hire, introduce the candidate to several people on your team, ask them to complete a project or share samples of past work, and screen for personality. “Make sure their values match the values of the organization,” Bergeron adds. A good match will blend naturally with the others on your team, rounding out their skills and fitting in with the overall culture.

2. Make your employees marketable. A good working relationship must be beneficial for both of you, meaning that employees need regular opportunities to enhance their professional skills. Many companies worry about investing too much in employees in case they leave, but you want to do just the opposite. “The more [employees] feel they can leave, the more likely they are to stay,” Bergeron says.

Managers are the most important source of growth and inspiration. “The relationship with the manager is the number one predictor of whether or not someone stays [at a job],” Bergeron says. Make sure your managers are trained to inspire their employees, share their expertise, and offer opportunities for growth.

3. Allow many paths to promotion. Your employees’ needs are ever evolving, so you can help them grow and inspire loyalty by offering opportunities for advancement tailored to their skills and goals. For example, many computer programmers want to move up without shifting into management, so tech companies often offer a choice between a technical or managerial career path.

Go one step further by helping an employee create a new job based on their skill set, or allowing them to rotate between different roles. “If people have the flexibility to tailor their job to their needs, they’re less likely to leave to find what they need,” Bergeron says.

4. Empower employees to make choices. Inspire loyalty by giving employees a sense of freedom and control. “When people feel that they’re trusted, they respond to that,” Bergeron says. You might let employees work from home when needed, make decisions autonomously, or adjust their work schedule to balance family. Those freedoms show confidence and help employees tailor the job to their needs.

“Trust is this basic component of society,” Bergeron says. “Without it, [organizations] cease to function.” Trusting companies have less rigid management, greater creativity, and higher employee satisfaction. They also inspire employees to go above and beyond, making the workplace better for everyone.

BUDGET-SAVING IDEAS FOR 2013

A simple way to improve the bottom line is to reduce office supply spending. In fact, businesses can cut office printing costs by 25 percent or more by making a few simple changes.

According to http://www.Reduce.org, the average office worker can use 10,000 sheets of paper every year. “Considering there are more than 21,000 U.S. and Canadian firms with 500-plus employees, that’s a huge volume of printing,” says Tom McLaughlin, Marketing Director for Cartridge World North America. “There are three ways businesses can immediately reduce their printing costs. Reduce the number of pages printed. Reduce printer ink and toner expenses. Use the right printer.”

With 600 stores in the United States and Canada, Cartridge World is the largest specialty retailer of ink and toner printer cartridges for the home and office. Each Cartridge World store serves hundreds of business customers and can provide cost-saving solutions:

  1. Reduce paper use:
  • Use duplex (two-sided) printing on all “draft” documents
  • Reduce margin areas on each page to print 10 percent more text
  1. Reduce ink/toner printer cartridge cost:
    • Purchase recycled / remanufactured printer cartridges instead of OEM to save 25 percent or more
    • Use high-capacity printer cartridges that provide cheaper per-page printing
  1. Use the right printer:
    • Low-cost printers may cost more in the long run. Confirm what kind of ink or toner cartridges they use first.
    • Check your printing volume. You might save by upgrading or downsizing your equipment

Buy the Right Printer

PC World magazine may say it best, “If you buy a cheap inkjet printer, you’re going to pay a small fortune for the ink to run it (assuming that you use the ink that its manufacturer specially designed for it).” If you buy a $100 inkjet printer and print 10,000 pages per year (40/day), you can use 23 standard ink cartridges per year. At a cost of $20 per cartridge, you’ll pay $475 for black ink alone. In three years, you could pay 15 times the cost of the printer for ink. Plus, you could pay up to three times more if printing in full color.

Selecting the right printer to meet the demands for your office, and confirming the cost of replacement printer cartridges should determine what kind of printer to buy. When buying a color inkjet printer, opt for a printer with four separate color cartridges, not tricolor (three-colors-in-one) cartridges. With tricolor cartridges, as soon as one color is empty, you need to replace the entire cartridge.

“Office managers and executives don’t always realize how much they can save by changing printers and their ink and toner provider,” explained McLaughlin. “If you’re using the wrong printer, it pays to switch ASAP. Plus, if you buy remanufactured printer cartridges, you can easily save another 25 percent or more.”

Cartridge World helps businesses of all sizes save money by selling remanufactured ink and toner printer cartridges. Rather than purchasing brand new cartridges every month, customers can simplyrecycle their empty cartridges at Cartridge World and buy remanufactured cartridges – saving hundreds on their office printing expenses. Cartridge World stores sell printer cartridges for all major brands of office printers – backed with a 100-percent satisfaction guarantee.

Businesses can save even more money by taking advantage of Cartridge World’s free printer program – available at many stores. Business customers may qualify for a free loaner printer if they sign a 12-month service agreement to purchase printer cartridges exclusively from their local Cartridge World store. To participate in the free printer loaner program, call or visit your local Cartridge World store.

“Like most other businesses, we are always looking for ways to cut spending,” said Christina Potenza, an Executive Assistant in Tampa, Fla. The company she works for, ProCare, has participated in Cartridge World’s free printer program for several years.

“We have a huge call center and purchase ink and toner monthly. By using Cartridge World, we’re saving 30 percent off what we would pay for other brands, and they deliver it for free. Plus, as part of the free printer program, they help us with any equipment issues that arise.” Since 2007, she estimates ProCare has saved nearly $13,000 by using Cartridge World cartridges.

If you have questions about what printer is right for your office, what cartridges are best or how to start recycling printer cartridges, contact your local Cartridge World store.

BUDGET-SAVING IDEAS FOR 2013

A simple way to improve the bottom line is to reduce office supply spending. In fact, businesses can cut office printing costs by 25 percent or more by making a few simple changes.

According to http://www.Reduce.org, the average office worker can use 10,000 sheets of paper every year. “Considering there are more than 21,000 U.S. and Canadian firms with 500-plus employees, that’s a huge volume of printing,” says Tom McLaughlin, Marketing Director for Cartridge World North America. “There are three ways businesses can immediately reduce their printing costs. Reduce the number of pages printed. Reduce printer ink and toner expenses. Use the right printer.”

With 600 stores in the United States and Canada, Cartridge World is the largest specialty retailer of ink and toner printer cartridges for the home and office. Each Cartridge World store serves hundreds of business customers and can provide cost-saving solutions:

  1. Reduce paper use:
  • Use duplex (two-sided) printing on all “draft” documents
  • Reduce margin areas on each page to print 10 percent more text
  1. Reduce ink/toner printer cartridge cost:
    • Purchase recycled / remanufactured printer cartridges instead of OEM to save 25 percent or more
    • Use high-capacity printer cartridges that provide cheaper per-page printing
  1. Use the right printer:
    • Low-cost printers may cost more in the long run. Confirm what kind of ink or toner cartridges they use first.
    • Check your printing volume. You might save by upgrading or downsizing your equipment

Buy the Right Printer

PC World magazine may say it best, “If you buy a cheap inkjet printer, you’re going to pay a small fortune for the ink to run it (assuming that you use the ink that its manufacturer specially designed for it).” If you buy a $100 inkjet printer and print 10,000 pages per year (40/day), you can use 23 standard ink cartridges per year. At a cost of $20 per cartridge, you’ll pay $475 for black ink alone. In three years, you could pay 15 times the cost of the printer for ink. Plus, you could pay up to three times more if printing in full color.

Selecting the right printer to meet the demands for your office, and confirming the cost of replacement printer cartridges should determine what kind of printer to buy. When buying a color inkjet printer, opt for a printer with four separate color cartridges, not tricolor (three-colors-in-one) cartridges. With tricolor cartridges, as soon as one color is empty, you need to replace the entire cartridge.

“Office managers and executives don’t always realize how much they can save by changing printers and their ink and toner provider,” explained McLaughlin. “If you’re using the wrong printer, it pays to switch ASAP. Plus, if you buy remanufactured printer cartridges, you can easily save another 25 percent or more.”

Cartridge World helps businesses of all sizes save money by selling remanufactured ink and toner printer cartridges. Rather than purchasing brand new cartridges every month, customers can simplyrecycle their empty cartridges at Cartridge World and buy remanufactured cartridges – saving hundreds on their office printing expenses. Cartridge World stores sell printer cartridges for all major brands of office printers – backed with a 100-percent satisfaction guarantee.

Businesses can save even more money by taking advantage of Cartridge World’s free printer program – available at many stores. Business customers may qualify for a free loaner printer if they sign a 12-month service agreement to purchase printer cartridges exclusively from their local Cartridge World store. To participate in the free printer loaner program, call or visit your local Cartridge World store.

“Like most other businesses, we are always looking for ways to cut spending,” said Christina Potenza, an Executive Assistant in Tampa, Fla. The company she works for, ProCare, has participated in Cartridge World’s free printer program for several years.

“We have a huge call center and purchase ink and toner monthly. By using Cartridge World, we’re saving 30 percent off what we would pay for other brands, and they deliver it for free. Plus, as part of the free printer program, they help us with any equipment issues that arise.” Since 2007, she estimates ProCare has saved nearly $13,000 by using Cartridge World cartridges.

If you have questions about what printer is right for your office, what cartridges are best or how to start recycling printer cartridges, contact your local Cartridge World store.

BUDGET-SAVING IDEAS FOR 2013

A simple way to improve the bottom line is to reduce office supply spending. In fact, businesses can cut office printing costs by 25 percent or more by making a few simple changes.

According to http://www.Reduce.org, the average office worker can use 10,000 sheets of paper every year. “Considering there are more than 21,000 U.S. and Canadian firms with 500-plus employees, that’s a huge volume of printing,” says Tom McLaughlin, Marketing Director for Cartridge World North America. “There are three ways businesses can immediately reduce their printing costs. Reduce the number of pages printed. Reduce printer ink and toner expenses. Use the right printer.”

With 600 stores in the United States and Canada, Cartridge World is the largest specialty retailer of ink and toner printer cartridges for the home and office. Each Cartridge World store serves hundreds of business customers and can provide cost-saving solutions:

  1. Reduce paper use:
  • Use duplex (two-sided) printing on all “draft” documents
  • Reduce margin areas on each page to print 10 percent more text
  1. Reduce ink/toner printer cartridge cost:
    • Purchase recycled / remanufactured printer cartridges instead of OEM to save 25 percent or more
    • Use high-capacity printer cartridges that provide cheaper per-page printing
  1. Use the right printer:
    • Low-cost printers may cost more in the long run. Confirm what kind of ink or toner cartridges they use first.
    • Check your printing volume. You might save by upgrading or downsizing your equipment

Buy the Right Printer

PC World magazine may say it best, “If you buy a cheap inkjet printer, you’re going to pay a small fortune for the ink to run it (assuming that you use the ink that its manufacturer specially designed for it).” If you buy a $100 inkjet printer and print 10,000 pages per year (40/day), you can use 23 standard ink cartridges per year. At a cost of $20 per cartridge, you’ll pay $475 for black ink alone. In three years, you could pay 15 times the cost of the printer for ink. Plus, you could pay up to three times more if printing in full color.

Selecting the right printer to meet the demands for your office, and confirming the cost of replacement printer cartridges should determine what kind of printer to buy. When buying a color inkjet printer, opt for a printer with four separate color cartridges, not tricolor (three-colors-in-one) cartridges. With tricolor cartridges, as soon as one color is empty, you need to replace the entire cartridge.

“Office managers and executives don’t always realize how much they can save by changing printers and their ink and toner provider,” explained McLaughlin. “If you’re using the wrong printer, it pays to switch ASAP. Plus, if you buy remanufactured printer cartridges, you can easily save another 25 percent or more.”

Cartridge World helps businesses of all sizes save money by selling remanufactured ink and toner printer cartridges. Rather than purchasing brand new cartridges every month, customers can simplyrecycle their empty cartridges at Cartridge World and buy remanufactured cartridges – saving hundreds on their office printing expenses. Cartridge World stores sell printer cartridges for all major brands of office printers – backed with a 100-percent satisfaction guarantee.

Businesses can save even more money by taking advantage of Cartridge World’s free printer program – available at many stores. Business customers may qualify for a free loaner printer if they sign a 12-month service agreement to purchase printer cartridges exclusively from their local Cartridge World store. To participate in the free printer loaner program, call or visit your local Cartridge World store.

“Like most other businesses, we are always looking for ways to cut spending,” said Christina Potenza, an Executive Assistant in Tampa, Fla. The company she works for, ProCare, has participated in Cartridge World’s free printer program for several years.

“We have a huge call center and purchase ink and toner monthly. By using Cartridge World, we’re saving 30 percent off what we would pay for other brands, and they deliver it for free. Plus, as part of the free printer program, they help us with any equipment issues that arise.” Since 2007, she estimates ProCare has saved nearly $13,000 by using Cartridge World cartridges.

If you have questions about what printer is right for your office, what cartridges are best or how to start recycling printer cartridges, contact your local Cartridge World store.

THINGS WE ALL CAN DO TO RECYCLE

  • RESUSE
  • Use both sides of your paper before recycling it.
  • Purchase used items when possible instead of buying new ones.
  • Have broken items repaired before buying a new item
  • Sell or donate items instead of throwing them away.
  • Encourage use of non-disposable plates, silverware, and glasses in your school or work cafeteria
  • Send old shoes back to companies like Nike to be reused

THINK GREEN!!!!

THINK GREEN

Facts About the Environmental Impact of Printer Cartridges
It takes about a gallon of oil to make a new laser cartridge.
Almost 8 cartridges are thrown away per second in the United States alone!
In North America alone, over 350 million cartridges per year are discarded in our landfills, and that number increases by 12 percent annually!
Every remanufactured laser cartridge saves nearly 2.5 pounds of metal & plastic waste from being deposited in landfills.
A laser cartridge thrown into landfill can take up to 450 years to decompose. Some components made of industrial grade plastics will take over a thousand years to decompose.
70 percent of used printer cartridges throughout the world are currently being thrown out.
In one year, if the world’s discarded cartridges were stacked end-to-end; they would circle the earth over three times.
We Can Make a Difference!

Every single cartridge saved from a landfill makes a difference. This will not only protect our environment but save consumers thousands of dollars. Now imagine the difference when individuals, then organizations, then cities, then states and then nations start participating! That is Impact with Effect! At Cartridge World we are not only making a difference, we are changing the world!

Did You Know? 
Most printer cartridges can be refilled or remanufactured.
By bringing your used cartridges to Cartridge World, you can help protect our environment, and save substantially compared to the cost of a new cartridge!
Cartridge World is dedicated to saving consumers, businesses, and the planet!

REFILL YOUR INK CARTRIDGES…SAVE MONEY!!!

Inkjet refills are much cheaper than purchasing new inkjet cartridges each time your ink runs out. If you have an inkjet printer and you do a lot of printing whether it is for home or business use you will know that replacing the cartridges can be a costly business. Inkjet refills can help save you a fortune if you get through a lot of ink. Companies that offer inkjet refills and printer ink refills will be able to refill most major brands of cartridges. They will sell printer ink refills to you and recycle your old empty ink cartridges.

This also helps to save the environment as there is much less waste produced if you refill your old cartridges compared to if everybody just threw them away and bought new ones every time. Many companies will sell universal ink that says it will work in any manufacturer’s cartridge but this may not be the best option. Good quality inkjet refills will include a priming tool and these are not commonly available with most generic printer ink refills. Good suppliers will sell inkjet refills that are for specific brands of printer such as HP, Lexmark or Hewlett Packard. Different brands use different ink formulations so good inkjet refills will be created so they are the same ink formulation as the original to produce just as good quality printing results.

Cartridge World Campcreek uses only the best ink and the highest quality of EVERYTHING!!!

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