Badges are one of the most common accessories in offices and schools. It used often as an identification card or entry card for most facilities in the workplace and academic institutions. And everyone can relate to the inconvenient experience of carrying a badge card around and having to take it out every so often, whether from a wallet or inside the pocket.
Then came badge reels and the manner to which everyone uses badge card changed. Badge reels are a plastic housing with a retractable cord inside that connects to a badge holder. It often has either a belt clip or spring clip to keep it secure in an individual’s clothing. These badge reels have provided a more convenient and secure way for people to carry around ID badges.
Badge reels are most popularly known for their benefits as ID card and Pass card holders, but there are other ways badge reels can be used in the office. Here are some of the other corporate uses of badge reels:
As a promotional material
Badge reels, having a blank canvass on its plastic housing, are perfect items for promotional purposes. Any company can easily print their brand logos onto the housing and give reel badges away either as door gifts in their corporate events or give-aways to customers and potential clients. This has been proven to be an effective way to increase brand awareness and reach towards a potential market population.
Badge reels will prove to be a useful in the office, and giving those away as a promotional material to corporate employees where it will most probably be used will increase your company and brand’s exposure ten-fold, as these people tend to wear badge reels even outside the office.
As a quick way to identify departments
In huge offices and companies, it’s sometimes hard to keep track of what department anyone is working. This can easily be addressed with the use of badge reels as ID badge or entry badge holders. Using color-coded badge reels for each department in the company makes for an easy way to distinguish one department from another, and identify immediately what team a certain colleague is connected to. This will eventually promote camaraderie among employees, especially those from different departments, as it breaks down this communication wall between colleagues to a certain extent.
A piece of fashion accessory
Working in a corporate setting means having to wear appropriate corporate outfit, leaving little room to express one’s ideas, sentiments, and beliefs. Oftentimes, this can be achieved by wearing pieces of accessories that represent one’s personality, like watches or pieces of jewelries. Thankfully, the flexibility of badge reels in terms of prints and design offer a way for corporate employees to express their personality and identity inside the office. Using a custom-print badge reel for use in the office can serve as personal accessories for expression.
Ideal badge holders for couriers and messengers
Each company will have a courier or a messenger employed, regularly going in and out of the office building for various work-related tasks. Badge reels are perfect office accessories for employees like these as it allows them to keep their ID badge always visible for security. The retractable feature also provides convenience as they need to regularly swipe their entry badges whenever they go in and out of the workplace.