ID Supplies Blog

Why custom lanyards don't just have to be a way of identifying staff

Posted by Heath McDonald on 30-Nov-2016 11:00:00

Lanyards have a surprisingly long and varied history that extends back to the military in 15th-century France. However, it wouldn't be until centuries later that the use of lanyards would become commonplace.

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Topics: Custom Lanyards

Great branding? It's all in the detail

Posted by Heath McDonald on 25-Nov-2016 10:30:00

Any business or marketing expert knows that great branding is the key to any business. Great products or services may be at the heart of what you do, but in an ever more competitive market competing for clients, resources, and talent, it is great branding that speaks louder than anything else.

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Topics: Custom Lanyards

Colour psychology for business branding

Posted by Heath McDonald on 23-Nov-2016 14:30:00

In statistics recently released by Colour Five Media, it was revealed that "a products colour influences 60-80% of a customer's purchasing decision." The report also suggested that "colour is the first thing a consumer will notice about your logo." The importance of colours, the meaning behind them and how these are interpreted by consumers is called colour psychology.

Colour is integral to the success of your business branding.

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Topics: Custom Lanyards, branding

5 visitor management benefits you've never thought of

Posted by Heath McDonald on 18-Nov-2016 10:30:00

Many organisations are coming around to the idea that visitor management is not only a good idea - it's crucial. No matter what size company or facility you're running, controlling the flow of people in and out is a must for security, logistics, data tracking, efficiency and more.

But there may be some other important reasons for visitor management that you've never even thought of. Let's go through some of the ones that may surprise and hopefully convince you.

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Topics: Visitor Management

How to create a winning visitor policy for your office

Posted by Heath McDonald on 16-Nov-2016 10:30:00

Visitor management can sometimes seem like a chore but it is extremely important to get it right. First impressions count, and you’ll want your business to make the right impression on any guest visiting your business.

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Topics: Visitor Management

Managing the evacuation process for visitors

Posted by Heath McDonald on 09-Nov-2016 10:30:00

It’s not too difficult to practice evacuation procedures with staff, but what about for those who are visiting?

The visitors coming to your office need to be aware of what to do in the event of an emergency, otherwise their lack of knowledge could potentially cause a hazardous situation. There are a few simple steps you can take to ensure everyone – staff and visitors – are kept safe in the rare case of an emergency, however.

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Topics: Visitor Management

Why your business should upgrade to an electronic visitor management system

Posted by Heath McDonald on 04-Nov-2016 10:30:00

Electronic visitor management systems have multiple benefits, making use of new technologies to provide organisations with complete solutions that range from self-registration, satellite visitor management and online pre-registration. Despite this, 90% of businesses still use a sign-in books for visitor management.

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Topics: Visitor Management

Symptoms of poor visitor management

Posted by Heath McDonald on 02-Nov-2016 10:30:00

Poor visitor management can leave guests feeling dissuaded and can reflect poorly on your brand. However, some business owners aren't even aware when the problem arises, which is concerning, as no-one fixes things they don't know are broken. The symptoms of poor visitor management can be spotted, whether they're subtle to overt. Knowing what these symptoms are and being able to spot them within your business is essential in maintaining a visitor management policy that works.The following are the four most common signs your visitor management system has a problem.

The following are the four most common signs your visitor management system has a problem.

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Topics: Visitor Management

ID cards: Buy a card printer or use a printing service?

Posted by Heath McDonald on 14-Oct-2016 10:30:00

Most organisations eventually realise the necessity of ID cards. Whether used for staff, visitors or anyone else, ID cards are a must for security, visitor management and overall just a great professional look for your brand.

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Topics: card printer

Why you should do your own ID card printing

Posted by Heath McDonald on 12-Oct-2016 10:30:00

If you run any sort of business, company or organisation, it's likely you're coming around to the idea that ID cards are simply necessary.

ID cards can:

  • Distinguish employees from contractors from visitors etc
  • Help with clocking in and out for payroll
  • Restrict access to certain areas for certain people
  • Make your organisation appear more professional
  • Increase security and awareness
  • And much more

Put simply, ID cards are important for any organisation.

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Topics: ID Card Printers