No Introduction Needed for Name Tags

From titles to names and pictures, name tags need no introduction.

classic name tags provide an introduction to those around youThe primary advantage of wearing a name tag is that it is an automatic introduction. No matter where they are worn, name tags instantly provide your credentials to those around you. They put you on a first name basis with everyone.

And, this advantage is perfectly demonstrated when it comes to business ethics. Name tags help your customers remember who you are. From a sales position to a waitress at the local diner, wearing a name tag gives that immediate recognition to anyone.

Here are other ways that name tags are your first introduction.

Uniforms and Branding

name tags provide not only an introduction but also security for any businessBy incorporating a name tag, from a simple Speedy Badge to a custom engraved logo, any uniform will stand out. And, each name tag will help with company branding. Sometimes just a specific color uniform shirt and pants don’t quite accomplish the job. Top off your company uniform with a name tag branded with your logo and company colors.

Then, each name tag will do the talking rather than keep customers guessing who works at your business. Using name tags, employees quickly identify those who work for the company. And this leads to our next point: security.

Security and Accountability

There it is again. We’re always mentioning security. Name tags are a simple way to control who comes in and out of your business. Make them mandatory. Both employees and visitors should wear them.

By giving employees name tags, you are providing security for your office or store. And, who doesn’t want a secure business? With a simple branding logo, employees are easily identified by customers and other employees. No one will ever have to guess at who their co-workers are again.

Providing name tags for all employees and visitors proves over and over that accountability is a necessity. Identifying those around your company will help with determining where problems are. They also help with making people take better responsibility for their surroundings.

Finally, remember that name tags are the best way to identify and give a first introduction to your company. From branding to security, name tags sure are helpful.

Gaining Our Wings with Donations

All angels have wings, right?

Coller Industries loves giving back to our community. It’s what helps define our business standards and practices. And, without these donations, we know we wouldn’t be complete. And this contribution goes to a fantastic corporation who knows the exact definition of helping and is helping us to get our wings.

The Arc of King County

donations to the arc of king county to that people can get their wingsFormed in 1936, The Arc of King County is a group of parents raising children with intellectual and developmental disabilities came together to advocate for their children’s rights to live, learn, work and play in the community. From these grassroots origins, the first parents of The Arc fought for their children’s rights to access housing, education, employment, and community resources such as transportation.

Their goal is to further the civil rights movement for all persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities to thrive as equal, valued, and active members of the community.

Brianne Roberson, Office Coordinator at The Arc of King County, summarizes by saying, “We offer supported living, homelessness prevention and civic engagement to promote and protect the rights of people with IDD.”

Donations are part of who we are.

donations, mighty badges and helping people get their wingsFrom engraved logos to printable inserts, one of our most popular products is our Mighty Badges. Due to the versatility of these name badges, our customers keep coming back for them time and time again. The Arc is no different. Coller Industries provided Standard Mighty Badges with a white back plate for The Arc. Mighty Badges with logos make the process effortless. Now all they have to do is print out the easy-to-use inserts and assemble the badges.

“The name badges allow us to be easily identified and help our clients learn our names,” said Roberson. The Arc is using these tags during their Wings for Autism event.

Wings for Autism is back!

Wings for Autism is a program that is designed to alleviate some of the stress that families who have a child with autism spectrum disorders experience when traveling by air. It provides families an opportunity to practice entering an airport, obtain boarding passes, go through security, and board a plane.

The program also gives airport professionals an opportunity to interact and deliver their services in a structured, learning environment.

The next Wings for Autism event is March 3, 2018, at Seattle Tacoma International Airport.

How To Improve Visitor Security

Improving company security and efficiency are constant business goals.

And, using personal identification is a great way to tackle these goals!

using personal identification for visitor control and securityWhen was the last time you didn’t recognize someone in your workplace? Wouldn’t it help to have a way to label everyone who walks in the front door? Whether you work at a school, an office complex or the neighborhood medical clinic, security is always an issue.

While having personal identification for employees is a standard concept, often people find it challenging to make visitors wear name tags or other identifiers. Most schools now have easy access to printable sticky name badges, but many offices don’t have that availability. Reusable name badges are quickly becoming a necessity in these situations.

Speedy badges are great for visitors and increasing your company's securityWhether it’s a Speedy Badge or something a bit more temporary, identification is a must when dealing with security. So, try these three tips to make it a joy to wear a name tag in your office.

Use colors and logos to liven up your visitor name badges.

Sometimes, names just aren’t enough. Each name badge should have a way to identify that the visitor, or employee for that matter, belongs at your workplace. Business runs more smoothly when using company branding. So, don’t forget that when using temporary name tags to include a company logo.

Logo only badges increase security and are a great way to use resuable name badgesAnd, to make it a bit more fun, play around with different colors for different types of visitors. Maybe your school class is going on a field trip. Use one color for teachers and another for a parent volunteer. Use a third color for students so that they stand out from everyone else. And with both plastic and metal choices for logo name tags, the color doesn’t have to be limited to variations on your logo.

Brand your visitors like you brand your employees.

In many office environments, visitors are asked to check in or provide credentials for security measures. And using visitor identification will increase your building’s security. While it is important that visitors are easily recognized, they shouldn’t feel like they don’t belong. So, take your logo one step farther. Help your visitors to feel like they belong a bit better by incorporating your company branding into their name badges as well as the employee badges.

By providing visitors with name badges, your company or corporation will be able to welcome each visitor and help them feel a little better placed. Knowing is half the battle, right? And name tags always help in identifying who is in your building at any given time. Which, in turn, increases your security.

Badge Holders can Benefit Your Company

Make quality badge holders work for you!

From company security and finances to work relationships and camaraderie, you may find that badge holders are perfect for any company or corporation.

four ways to benefit your business with badge holdersDiscovering new ways to help your business thrive is a constant process. And finding simple ways to make that process easier is a great way to start. Enter badge holders! While they may be simple items, they are worth looking in to. And utilizing them will help your business in many ways.

Here are four ways a plastic badge holder can benefit your business.

Easy Accessibility

Your staff will quickly find their credentials or proximity cards when putting them in a badge holder. They won’t have to dig into their pockets or empty their purses. Clocking in and out is a much faster process for each work shift. Employees are also less likely to lose security items that are attached to their clothes or hanging around their necks. And nothing lost means that the company does not have to pay to replace them.

Interpersonal Relationships

Whether pinned to an employee’s chest or attached to a lanyard, badge holders with personal identification allow co-workers to get to know each other. They learn each others’ names, what job they have and which department in which they work. This knowledge fosters work relationships and camaraderie. It can also help new employees get to know their colleagues faster and feel more comfortable in their position.

Save Money

Is your company looking at name tags and thinking that they just won’t work? Or do you just have too high of a turn-over to invest in something so permanent? A badge holder may be just what you need!

Badge holders are typically lightweight and easy to use. They also come in many different sizes to meet all of your needs. And, to make these personal identification tools even better, use the printable inserts that go with them. Just print a new name and title for every employee, thus making turn-over an easier adjustment. And it will keep costs down.

Increase Security

increase your company security with badge holdersEmployee identification typically includes names, job titles and sometimes a photo. When everyone wears this information in something like a badge holder, security personnel can see who is permitted access to the building. And this can decrease theft, impersonation and unauthorized visits.

Don’t forget your lanyards!

brand and secure your company with badge holders and lanyardsA strong, durable lanyard goes hand-in-hand with a badge holder. When using these tools together, make sure to have both sides of the badge holder contain the same information that when it swings on the lanyard, credentials and other vital information remains visible.

 

Tips provided by guest author CreelaBelle Howard, content writer at Coller Industries.

Emblema Nomenpenia (NTDS)

Fact or Fiction

Is Emblema Nomenpenia, Name Tag Deficiency Syndrome (NTDS) real?

“Over a half of a million people suffer every year from Emblema Nomenpenia, more commonly known as Name Tag Deficiency Syndrome (NTDS),” said Scott Ginsberg, The Name Tag Guy.

The first thing to do is to check for any of the symptoms.

This first thing to know is that Emblema Nomenpenia impacts everyone.

curing Emblema Nomenpenia, Name Tag Deficiency Syndrome (NTDS) with name tagsYou may experience localized font shrinkage, inflammation of the company logo, noticeable eye irritation due to cluttered texts, the absence of upper-chest name tag placement and mild conversational uncertainty and frustration.

Other symptoms may include adhesive residue. Holes in the same spot on all of your shirts. Weird looks from other people as if they can’t see where your name tag is. Fidgeting with a lanyard to make sure your credentials are visible. And the list goes on.

Second, beware of the possible side effects.

Beware of sudden, severe attacks of name-forgetting. There is also a possibility of networking anxiety and unapproachable behavior. You may experience missed opportunities to make new friends or business contacts. And it may even cause feelings of annoyance due to the inability to say hello to a new member or employee whose name you can’t read because their name tag is turned backward.

Other side effects of NTDS can include embarrassment from a poorly located or illegible name badge. Awkward gazes at your figure from others. And not being recognized for who you are.

The last thing to do is to remain calm; you can fix this!

“This debilitating condition has run rampant through the American business community for many decades, experts say, although only recently has it been classified,” explained Ginsberg.

Kris Hay, the Communications Coordinator at the University of Puget Sound, offers her advice:

curing Emblema Nomenpenia, Name Tag Deficiency Syndrome (NTDS) with name tags“When it comes to networking, a name tag is a necessity. Anonymity is not to your advantage in these situations. Appropriately worn, a legible name tag helps people remember your name and then quickly move on to exchanging information with you.”

Don’t Panic!

While NTDS is an entirely made-up disease, the side effects are real! So, this disease is easily treatable and completely curable.

The Cure: Wearing your name tag correctly

Set yourself apart from those around you and become more approachable by wearing a name tag. Many companies use name tags on a daily basis to help customers and consumers identify employees and staff. The primary usage of wearing a name tag is to provide a distinguishing feature to the wearer.

It’s all about friendliness and identity. By branding and personalizing yourself with a name tag, you are helping those around you to remember who you are.

So, find your solution to Emblema Nomenpenia (NTDS) at nametag.com today! We have every possible solution to this illness. From blank name tags and name badges to customized name tags with a logo, we are your one-stop shop for all personal identification needs!