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This entry was posted on September 29, 2010.
Many companies are instituting a name badge policy in order to increase their security measures and make it easy to identify employees. This has increased the need for badge holders in order to properly display the employee?s identification cards. While many different style and models can be purchased, there are some things to think about before making a commitment to buy.
Obviously the amount of money that has been allotted for this expenditure is something that you will want to consider. Many times, the price tag is indicative of the material that the holders are made of -- which may or may not be necessary. That is to say, if the item will only be used indoors, a softer, conference badge holder may be just fine. However, for a more demanding environment, a harder covering-- such as rigid plastic may be just the ticket. This item will hold up in outdoor weather and in a busy factory setting. Of course, with the added protection comes a bit of a price hike to cover the cost of manufacturing. For more upscale companies, a leather or even metal material may be the option desired, because it will fit in with their corporate policy.
It helps to know what kind of usage the badge will experience in the typical work day to know what style is the right fit. Those employees who work in an office setting can safely use a less expensive plastic model that will hold their id card just fine. If the associates are primarily in a manufacturing environment, the casing needs to be of a harder substance such as rigid plastic. There are also occasions when the badge itself has to be used to enter buildings, so the ID holder should allow easy access for this kind of use. This may use some kind of extraction system, as long as the device can allow an employee a quick way of exposing the magnetic swipe portion of the badge.
The higher end models would fit in perfectly with an upscale setting, such as corporate legal offices or financial departments. They are highly attractive and very durable, able to withstand a number of years of abuse without showing the kind of wear that would seem likely. But obviously these would carry a much higher price tag when electing this kind of covering.
It is not always easy to find something of quality with a matching price, but the guidelines presented above should at least put you in the right direction.