Why You Should Always Wear an Employee Name Tag

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Walmart was the primary business to need all its employees to wear nametags. (There’s a surprise!) Sam Walton created this initiative because he wanted his customers to “get to understand the people they bought from.”

But the worth of employee nametags spans far beyond going to know people, it’s all about being approachable. So whether you’re employed in retail, hospitality, food service or sales, to wear a nametag is to get on stage. To get on stage is to be able to serve your customers. And to be able to serve your customers is to try to to your job effectively.

Here are several ways nametags will help your employees maintain an accessible, comfortable business environment.

Accessibility

I have a nasty habit of putting an excessive amount of sauce on, well…everything. Recently, after I wolfed down a Tobasco covered bite of my cheeseburger, i noticed that I desperately needed a refill of drinking water to regain feeling in my lips. My server walked right by, but unfortunately I did not get his attention because I didn’t know his name. Why? You guessed it: he wasn’t wearing a nametag! No water for me! Fortunately I chugged down my date’s iced tea .

Tip # 1: A nametag makes it easier for patrons to realize the eye of an employee from whom they have service. Without it, the purchasers will either find somebody else to assist them, or won’t get what they have .

Comfort

Imagine you walk into a store. You browse the aisles for a couple of minutes and choose that you want to talk with a sales associate. You shop around , see a couple of people, but nobody appears to be an employee. After wrongfully asking and embarrassing a couple of strangers who don’t actually work there, you get frustrated and leave the shop . As you walk out the door, you complain, “Darn it! Doesn’t anybody work here?!¨

Tip # 2: the foremost important rule out retail is to “make a lover in thirty seconds.” The quickest and surest thanks to do that is to tell and remind customers of your employees’ names. This promotes self-disclosure and creates comfort within the conversation. And once you put your customers comfortable , the sales process are going to be more personable.

Synergy

Have you ever started a replacement job and didn’t know everyone’s name until the third month? Or what about the organization for whom you’ve contributed ten years and still do not know the name of that curly haired girl from the second floor? Let’s face it: people are terrible with names. it is the single context of human memory most apt to be forgotten.

Tip # 3: Especially for organizations with many employees, nametags for your teammates will only ease their pain and contribute to a synergized workplace.

Ambassadors

Another invaluable advantage of nametags is that they’re going to transform your employees into ambassadors. it’ll make them walk their talk. Ask people that add land , they wear nametags every day! Some agents even wear two nametags: one on their shirt and another magnetized to the side of their car! Now, silly as that appears , remember this: everyone will know that Shirley may be a representative for Gundaker.

Tip #4: A nametag immediately identifies an employee as an envoy of the corporate . As such, it keeps her in charge of her behavior while she wears it and promotes good word of mouth for the business.

Branding

Your nametag is simply like your company’s billboard. Except it’s free and other people will actually check out it for quite four seconds. So, when customers or clients work together with your employees, they’re going to be exposed to your logo, colors and brand identity. As a result your nametag turns into an efficient medium for free of charge advertising.

Tip #5: A neat nametag will constantly keep your company’s brand, logo and company culture within the minds of your customers and prospects. Because it isn’t who you recognize , it’s who knows you.

Fun

Nametags are fun. Kids like them. Adults like them. They promote friendliness within the workplace and foster a way of community. and other people want to spend their money in places, on items and with folks that are welcoming and approachable. Next time you walk into Borders, take a better check out one among the employees’ nametags. Often times their lanyards will have stickers or pictures of their favorite books on them.

Tip #6: Employees who wear fun, memorable nametags also will show the purchasers that their business is fun and memorable.

Tag, you’re it!

Do you want to maximise the approachability of your employees?

Do you want your customers to feel comfortable?

Does your business value synergy among its employees?

Will free promotion, both personal and graphical help promote your business?

LET ME ASK YA THIS…
In what store are you able to NEVER seem to seek out a nametag-wearing employee?

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