Today’s business world has become a flurry of inconsistencies. Employees are constantly seeking career changes or the next and better job. Companies are becoming more focused on numbers, which means more and more employees are getting changed out for the next person who’s willing to take their place and do their job better. That’s not to mention industries that typically have high turnover to begin with, such as restaurants and call centers.
With all this inconsistency and the… Continue
Added by Mickey Arledge on March 14, 2010 at 10:31am —
Sorority life is often encompassed in a vast array of traditions. There are recruitment and orientation meetings, pledging sessions, social events, academic events, and community service events. Between keeping up on academics, assisting the community, and helping new members adjust to sorority life, the members of the Greek organizations have even more on their plate than the typical student. The sorority world can create a busy life and the last thing anyone needs to worry about is forgetting… Continue
Added by Mickey Arledge on February 25, 2010 at 7:02pm —
Many companies don't put a lot of thought into their name tags: it is enough that their employees have a name badge that states their name and the name of the company. Well, they couldn't be more wrong. Name tags
are a great way to brand your company in the minds of your customers.
Name-tags.net offers a wide variety of styles, shapes, and types of name badges that can be customized to fit your exact needs. They have a seemingly endless array of name… Continue
Added by Mickey Arledge on February 11, 2010 at 7:37pm —
Back in the good ol’ days your job defined who you were and, as a result, people settled in at one place and stayed there until retirement; hardly ever switching companies and never changing careers. In today’s business world, however, with more people focused on personal satisfaction than ever before, an employee will leave a job quickly for another one that offers higher pay or a better promotion. A mother or father will willingly go back to school for a new career if it means a better job to… Continue
Added by Mickey Arledge on December 30, 2009 at 7:49pm —
Have you ever sported a typical pin-based name tag on any kind of regular basis? Of course you have! Most everyone has had to wear one of these at one time or another and so we’re all familiar with the way they tear up your clothes, riddling them with small puncture holes that eventually become bigger and bigger tears. In a very short space of time, clothes that were once nice become perforated with holes that fray and multiply until that nice blazer of yours looks worn and old.
Added by Mickey Arledge on December 18, 2009 at 5:34pm —
There was a time when the name badges used in most organizations or businesses were nothing more than a simple engraving with a person’s name and title. There was nothing special about them and they all looked the same, no matter what company or organization you belonged to. Today, however, name badges are taking leaps and bounds forward and the vast majority of organizations are using photo identification or imprinting their badges with color, and are using their logo as another key identifier… Continue
Added by Mickey Arledge on November 30, 2009 at 6:16pm —
The topic on everybody’s minds nowadays is security. Whether you’re an employee for a major firm or a student at small-town high school, people everywhere can understand the necessity of photo identification badges. Photo name tags
are, by far, the simplest method of identity verification and have been incorporated into our everyday lives. If you go to the airport, they check your ID; you use your credit card and they check your ID. So it’s understandable that picture name tags… Continue
Added by Mickey Arledge on November 29, 2009 at 3:26pm —
Everyone who uses name tags knows there can be problems with wearing them. Pin-backed name tags can poke holes in your best shirt and can rip fabric if they get caught on something. Magnetic name tags are great and easy to use, but if you happen to lose the magnetic back portion of the tag, you can't wear the name badge anymore. So, it is no surprise that people are always looking for new ways to display their name tags. Lanyards fit the bill nicely.
The lanyard is a type… Continue
Added by Mickey Arledge on October 30, 2009 at 11:22am —
It is a tough economy out there and most companies are trying to find ways to cut costs until they can bounce back out of the recession. So, it just makes sense to try to use something in the office in several different ways in order to get the maximum for your corporate dollar. One of the best ways to be frugal without looking like you've been pinching pennies is to use reusable name tags.
- If your company has a high staff turnover rate (maybe you are in the restaurant industry,…
Added by Mickey Arledge on October 17, 2009 at 10:19am —
Have you ever gone to a party or a convention where you were introduced to twenty different people within the space of a half hour? Everyone has gone through this and experienced that dreaded moment when we were called upon to remember someone’s name and couldn’t.
As a result, anyone who’s ever attended any kind of social event or convention can appreciate the importance of name tags.
Not only do they effectively introduce everyone in attendance, but name badges relieve the… Continue
Added by Mickey Arledge on September 28, 2009 at 7:01pm —
The recession of 2008-2009 is still hanging around. Although economists are telling us that the recession is over and that the economy is in recovery, many companies are finding their sales figures still reflect the difficult time we are just coming out of and don't necessarily show them that the good times are coming back quite yet. So, one of the things companies must do in a bad economy is tighten their belt. They start to look for ways to save money and they shop for bargains just like the… Continue
Added by Mickey Arledge on September 23, 2009 at 7:07pm —
Do you Tweet? If you don't, you are fast becoming a "dinosaur"! In the summer of 2008, USA Today reported that the number of people using Twitter jumped by more than 2 million users in just over a year. The social networking site was started as a way for people to keep up with each other, but it has quickly taken on a life of its own. Tech-savvy companies now use Twitter to get feedback from customers, to post news flashes, and to become a resource for clients. You are limited to messages… Continue
Added by Mickey Arledge on August 31, 2009 at 6:33pm —
It's the time of year when college students across the country pack up their suntan lotion and head back to school to start cracking the books and one of the things many students look forward to is joining a sorority or fraternity during their college years. These sororities and fraternities abound on college campuses across the nation. The "clubs" give students a bonding experience and provide emotional support and friendship, as well as leadership skills, and they help the community by… Continue
Added by Mickey Arledge on August 24, 2009 at 6:44pm —
Conventions are a fact of life for businesses, nonprofits, and social organizations. In addition to valuable opportunities for training and learning about the industry, one of the most important benefits of attending convenient is networking. However, in order for social interaction to be smooth and easy, it’s important for attendees to be able to identify each other and remember their names. Name tags are an excellent tool for fulfilling these needs.
Depending on the conference there… Continue
Added by Mickey Arledge on July 30, 2009 at 7:31pm —
What do customer service businesses, social organizations, conventions, and religious groups have in common? Though it probably wasn’t your first guess, all of these organizations strongly benefit from the use of name tags.
In any context where unfamiliar people meet, feelings of intimidation and discomfort often arise. However, when everyone wears name tags, it becomes easier to approach one another and start conversations. In a customer service setting, employees wearing name tags… Continue
Added by Mickey Arledge on July 17, 2009 at 4:09pm —
The development of the internet and the proliferation of broadband access is revolutionizing how humans live in ways we are only just beginning to experience. Social networking technology is one of the innovations that have captured the minds of tens of millions of people around the world. Among social networking sites, Twitter is a common site people use to communicate with their friends, customers, and business associates. Users periodically update their status in a 140 character text based… Continue
Added by Mickey Arledge on June 29, 2009 at 6:30pm —
Employees are the primary representation of a business in the minds of its customers. An employee’s dress, attitude, mannerisms, and behavior strongly play on a customer’s opinion of the employer. While a professionally dressed, courteous, articulate, and helpful employee can win a customer’s loyalty, an unprofessional looking, rude, and incompetent employee can lose a customer for life. A smart manager would do well to consider every aspect of an employee’s presentation and search for ways to… Continue
Added by Mickey Arledge on June 23, 2009 at 5:21pm —
Who says name tags have to be boring? Who says name badges have to be the same day in and day out, year after year? Maybe they could be spiced up a little and brought into the 21st century? Well, they have! The newest nametags out there are the digital name tags!
We're all used to the standard version of a name tag - the plastic or metal name badge that can be plain or can carry the company logo. These name tags have been engraved either digitally or by etching the… Continue
Added by Mickey Arledge on May 14, 2009 at 7:13pm —
Name badges are a great way to get people thinking about your business. We tend to slap them on our clothing as an after-thought and without paying much attention to them, but wearing a name badge can make the difference between gaining a new customer and losing one to the competition.
Usually we think of namebadges in plain (and often boring) terms. They are rectangular, they can be plastic or metal, they state your name and possibly bear the company… Continue
Added by Mickey Arledge on April 27, 2009 at 7:40pm —
Name tags are a small and often overlooked business "accessory" but, on a subconscious level, they say a lot about a company:
- Sophisticated metal nametags tell the world that your business is on the cutting edge. They make the company look sharp and they tell people the company is "high end".
- Plastic name tags tell everyone that your business is dependable. They can be made in various colors so they'll match uniforms or company colors. And plastic…
Added by Mickey Arledge on April 14, 2009 at 8:12pm —