Professionalism and better security is gained by wearing nametags. It is sometimes hard to get your employees to agree to wearing identification badges though. There is an easier way to convince them to wear their nametags without removing them whenever you aren’t looking. Nametags can sometimes cost money to order and you don’t want your investment to go to waste so it is important to make your employees realize why they should wear them. Click here to read more about retail dress code.
First of all take the time to explain to your employees that you would like to give your clients a professional image of the company and for that reason nametags will make it easier. This is incredibly important if you work with the public. It is much simpler for clients to identify staff members when visiting for the first time. You should also explain to them that badges help clients to identify different roles in your establishment and that if everyone wears the same uniform things could get confusing without clear identification badges. A great example is a hospital where nurses and doctors wear scrubs. It is just better for patients to know who the doctors are. Read more about a professional image at work.
It is important for your staff to know that the badges is great for their own security as your security staff can identify who belongs there and who doesn’t. If no one wore badges it would be hard to identify intruders. It is also important for evacuation procedures. If there is a fire in the building you might be the person that is in charge of health and safety and you would need to be identified by clients and trusted. It will be impossible to trust someone without a nametag. A politician’s campaign staff for example should be easily identified in order to gain more support and to be trusted in the community. Take a look at Philly 3.0 to read up on a group of business leaders in Philadelphia that started a party that is very hands-on with issues in the city. They are taking care of business and will obviously be easily identified at a campaign.
Set up a policy in your business that require your employees to wear nametags and if you still find them without their badges you might want to look at implementing disciplinary procedures. You can also add incentive to wearing nametags for example an additional employee discount. It is your business and you should be the one deciding what the dress code is before anyone can handle clients. Be strict about it if your explanation of the importance does not work. A lot of identity badges are linked to entrance in the building which means your employees would have to have their nametags on hand to enter their place of work on a daily basis. The rules are open for you to write because your business image affects you directly.