November is the official start of the holiday season, although some retailers would like you to think it starts on October 1st… LOL! For most of us, though, it really begins on Thanksgiving. The Thanksgiving holiday in the U.S. takes place on November 24th this year, and it’s the perfect time of year to simply say “thank you” to our clients and friends. Many of you have been with us since the beginning, and we really appreciate that! (IOP Communications, Inc. launched in February 1995 – more than 21 years ago.)
One of our favorite clients for more than 20 years now, Marion Serravalli, Purchasing Manager, Chemicals/Services, for Marcal, A Soundview Paper Company, LLC, recently said, “Working with Mike DeNofa and IOP, we have saved costs. Mike has made my job easier by paying attention to the details. I know we will get a quality finished product that will earn kudos within our company. My internal customers like working with Mike because he gives them ideas and is responsive… Cost savings, an idea person and quality results translate to a win for our company.”
Thank you for the kind words, Marion! We thank YOU for allowing us to provide you with quality printing services and imprinted promotional items throughout the past two decades! And we’d also like to say “thank you” to everyone we’ve had the opportunity to serve since 1995. It’s been a fun ride so far, and we look forward to many more years and decades of serving our clients.
Happy Thanksgiving and a big “THANK YOU” from us at IOP Communications, Inc.!
IOP Communications, Inc.
What time of day do you do your work? According to a recent survey published by CareerBuilder.com, 59% of workers surveyed said they believe the 9-to-5 business workday is “a thing of the past,” and almost half (45%) said they currently complete their work outside of office hours. We’re not surprised – especially since we frequently “burn the midnight oil,” too!
The survey report states, “A typical workday historically involved eight consecutive hours of effort for full-time workers, but today most don’t stop working when the clock hits 5 p.m.” Other interesting survey findings include:
Sales and IT professionals are most likely to answer emails outside of normal business hours.
More than any other age group, 65% of workers who are 45 to 54 years old and 61% of workers who are 55+ agreed that the typical 8-hour workday was a thing of the past.
Today, a “workday” and how we work seem to be all about flexibility. In fact, flexibility is considered a “top trend in modern workforce management” right now. A recent news report from HRdive.com, says, “The Industrial Revolution may have brought about the eight-hour workday, but the technological revolution makes the idea of 9 to 5 obsolete. Employees are responding to emails before bed, taking calls on their commutes and getting tasks done at home – all of which constitute ‘time worked.’”
So, when you’re working late tonight – or early tomorrow morning – there’s a good chance we are too! If you need any type of promotional items or t-shirts for your next event, or printing services for your business operations, reach out to us at IOP Communications at any time. Day or night, you can email us (firstname.lastname@example.org), or give us a shout at 732-758-6280, and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can!
You can help your family, friends, colleagues and customers by helping to spread the word about the importance of early detection of breast cancer. This is a topic everyone puts a heavy focus on every October during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. But the messages we promote in October can be – and should be – talked about all year long. At IOP Communications, we can help you do your part to help spread the word!
National Breast Cancer Month is the collaboration of many different national public service organizations, government agencies, professional medical associations and community organizations. It’s an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease. It’s easy for individuals and businesses, big and small, to get involved. Healthfinder.gov urges everyone, “Make a difference! Spread the word about mammograms and encourage communities, organizations, families, and individuals to get involved.”
Let’s do this together! The National Breast Cancer Awareness Month website says, “While most people are aware of breast cancer, many forget to take the steps to have a plan to detect the disease in its early stages and encourage others to do the same. We have made a lot of progress but still have a long way to go and need your help!” We can assist you and your business in getting involved in this important campaign this year. To your customers and your community, you can give away items imprinted with helpful and supportive messages. For example, give away tote bags, calendars, shower cards, pens, t-shirts and other different types of wearable, useful products that can be imprinted with messages of hope and helpful information.
While October may be a few months away, now’s the time to get started doing your part: Help “spread the word” during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October and throughout the year. We can show you how! Give us a call at 732-758-6280 or email us at email@example.com to get started.