To Theme Or Not To Theme

ACCESSORIZING ID CARDS

That is the question, with a simple answer: having a theme is always better. A single message makes for a stronger presentation and adds sophistication to any event or celebration. IDville has the tools to make your next event memorable, or outfit your staff with an assortment of everyday themed accessories to build employee morale.

BETTER SAFE THAN SORRY

Even though National Safety Month comes only once a year in June, safety is a year-long issue. Each year six million American workers suffer non-fatal workplace injuries costing U.S. businesses more than $125 billion. Simple steps ward off potential hazards, but it’s surprising how often these precautions are ignored.

Here’s a snapshot of ways to address safety in your workplace:

    MEET ON IT – Don’t wait for an incident to review standard safety procedures. Plan a meeting once a month as a refresher for all employees, not just for those in a production capacity or who work with machinery. Plenty of risks exist in any environment. Add props, skits, or handouts to emphasize your points, and have prizes for impromptu quizzes reviewing the information you covered. Hand out Safety First themed badge reels and lanyards as a daily, wearable reminder that safety is important.

    POST IT – Knowledge is power. Make safety information readily available for all employees. Use an employee intranet site to get the word out about safety issues.

    CHECK IT – Perform unscheduled safety checks. Make sure all equipment is working properly and all regular maintenance is performed. Look for hazards in your hallways such as damaged flooring or carpet that can easily be tripped over, especially on a staircase. Have fully-stocked first aid kits available and be sure employees know where they are located. Designate a first responders team before incidents happen, and make sure that team is properly trained for emergencies by knowing how to administer CPR or implement an emergency plan.

    Use lanyards with a breakaway feature in the event the lanyard gets hooked on something, or someone. The lanyard quickly snaps in two to avoid injury. This feature is especially handy in schools, hospitals, and manufacturing environments.

    MONITOR IT – Employees function at a higher level when they feel safe and comfortable. Part of that security comes from knowing that building access is not a free-for-all. Register your visitors and use an IDville exclusive log-in system to not only identify, but also record all daily visitor activity.

    Use your photo ID card system to design and print unique visitor badges on demand. The software can also be used to generate activity reports to give you details of ID activity.

RECOGNIZE VOLUNTEERS FREQUENTLY, AND REPEAT

Volunteers give their time and talents without compensation. It’s important to recognize that gift as often as you can. The next time you have an event where you’ll need volunteers to direct traffic, greet guests, or set up behind the scenes, use bold volunteer lanyards and badges to distinguish them.

Use badge reels to further distinguish and thank volunteers for a job well done. Choose from several themes including: Making the Difference or Essential Piece. Use a themed lanyard for easy badge display.

EMPLOYEE APPRECIATION AND TEAM BUILDING

You don’t need a reason to recognize every day. Employees who feel appreciated perform better and have fewer issues with absenteeism. Give employees a daily reminder of their worth to your organization with a themed badge reel or lanyard, so they can wear their ID badge in style. Let them know they make a difference or are a key player in the department. Hand out badge holders with a lapel pin display so employees can proudly show pins they receive for achievements and milestones.

Celebrating patriotism is not reserved for the Fourth of July or Memorial Day. Use American flag badge reels and lanyards at your company picnic to show your pride, or hand them out as a way to honor service men and women in your workplace.

Medical staffs save lives every day. Our mended heart badge reel and scrubs retractable lanyard show how much we depend on doctors, nurses, and EMTs to care for us when we can’t do it for ourselves.

I theme, you theme, we all theme! IDville makes it simple to choose a theme for your next event or celebration. Or any time you want to recognize the people at your organization who make a difference.

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