In this day and age, it's important to know who is in your building and why they are there. With this, it's important to have your employees and visitors wear an ID badge. Here are a few tips for implementing an ID badge policy.
- Understand that there is going to be resistance from folks who prefer not to wear an ID badge.
Explain that it is for their protection and safety. Remember, it starts at the top; make sure that your organizational leaders also follow the policy.
- Explain acceptable and unacceptable ways to wear your badges.
Provide an "either-or” choice – either lanyards or badge clips, magnetic wallet holders or arm band holders, etc.
- Build brand recognition with customized items like lanyards and badge reels.
Nothing instills a sense of pride and belonging quite like a custom badge reel or lanyard with your company name and logo.
- Remember: safety first. It should always be a top priority, no matter what size your company is!
Make sure that your policy takes into account all roles within the organization so that the badge accessory does not interfere with your employee's jobs or put their safety in jeopardy.
By implementing or at least considering these points will make the creation of a company-wide badge policy easier. When everyone knows why having an ID badge policy in place, the chances of them adopting the new process are much better.
If you have additional questions about starting an ID card policy at your organization or if you have questions about badge accessories in general, call an ID Professional today at (800) 321-4405. We're here to help!