Have you ever used a lanyard or an ID card? It is possible that you have used the second, but surprisingly, many people don’t like to use them at all. These people don’t know what the advantages they offer in our lives are. If you are one of them, or are in a hurry and want to educate others on the matter, with this article, we will help you out!
What are lanyards?
Lanyards are any cord that is used to hold ID cards and other identification mechanisms to the neck of the person wearing them. These cords are not only used to hold the cards; they often tend to include other information printed directly on them. This information is often something related directly to the ID card itself. It can be the name of the company the wearer works in, the name of the event or even a specific department inside a larger facility or headquarter.
They are often seen with a very identifiable color scheme, be it bright colors for outdoors activities or very contrasting color for activities done in places that depend heavily on artificial lighting. Lanyards are the first step in the identification process done by others when looking for help, supervision or advice from specific personnel. Lanyards can also be used to hold keys or to ensure someone is safe when an accident happens using machinery or entering a dangerous area inside a facility where accidents can happen, for example, a factory or any industrial facility with large machinery in them.
What are ID cards?
ID cards are the main accessory of an active employee or host. They work in favor of easing communication. Their use is aimed to ensure that the people that approach or experiences interaction with an employee can easily identify them.
An effectively designed ID card will contain the following:
-The company’s name in big letters on top of the body of the card. This can include the company’s logo or even the motto. The important thing is that it is clear that this ID corresponds to the company and the activities performed on its facilities
-The name of the employee or ID card wearer: the name of this person should always be written using a legible font type with a considerable amount of contrast about the background color of the card itself. Misspellings and other accidents should be corrected soon, and the employee should receive a new ID card afterward, nobody should have to wear their misspelled name on their chest, never, even during one time events. This can cause the wearer discomfort, awkwardness treating others and discomfort with their employer or the activities assigned to them.
What use do we have for them?
ID cards are used to ease communication because of thanks to them:
-People around the wearer can know a lot about them and know who to ask their questions.
-People around the wearer can know the age of them.
-It is even possible that, if preferred, people surrounding the wearer can know what to expect from this person.
ID cards are used all around the world for a variety of reasons, but mostly to ease communication.
In the context of one-off events, ID cards can ease the interaction between the hungry assistants with little to no time and make their worthwhile time be used efficiently.
Who can benefit from their use?
Employees and employers alike can benefit from them in various manners:
-Employees can be easily spotted or identified by employers and or visitors.
-If the employee does something memorable, if their boss is around, they can be the first to notice their name and remember them for further reference.
What can you learn about ID cards and lanyards?
ID cards and lanyards are not hard to use every day. It can be difficult to know who to ask during an event or facility visit, but ID cards and lanyards can ease this experience. The people that go to such events can be in a real hurry, but they always have to rely on their ID cards and those of others.