Cam Newton Asked for Name Tags and We've Got Them!

Football season is almost here! Some of us non-sports loving folks are moaning and groaning about more sports updates on our various social media accounts, while others are rejoicing and anxiously counting down the days. But for those who don’t necessarily feel like whipping out the tried and true tailgating necessities that come along with football season, you can take comfort in knowing that it may not all be sunshine and roses for the players either, especially when there are often so many new faces and name to recognize and remember!

Whether you have a child who plays football or you just like to watch it on the big screen at home or at your favorite sports bar, there is a lot of preparation that goes into planning the next season as soon as the first one is over.

After the Superbowl and during the off season any number of things can happen to the players on a team, they could get out of shape, get a new coach or a whole new coaching staff, or even worse they could get cut and switch to an entirely new team altogether. But one thing that is for certain during the off season is that every team will acquire new players.

Whether they are fresh out of college, or from another team, the influx of new players can prove to be a bit overwhelming for the rest of the guys that survived the standard off season restructuring.

Teams don’t always just fit together magnetically. Building professional relationships takes time just like building personal relationships. And even though it may seem like these guys are just playing a game, it’s important to keep in mind that this ‘game’ is a multi-billion dollar industry and when there is that much money on the line at all times, making sure your team becomes one cohesive unit becomes an extremely important priority. This isn’t just a matter who you’re going to each lunch with in the break room- this is football.

youth football name tagsAnd while the stakes may not be quite so high for kids today who play the game, making sure that everyone on the team knows each other and builds a relationship with that person should still be a top priority for every player. Teams that work well together tend to win more games and championships. But with so little time before the school year starts a lot of these kids are already behind in building those relationships with their new team members. So what can be done to speed up the process?

What tricks of the trade to the pros practice to help them come together as a team in a short amount of time? Organized team activities, scheduled practices, and a lot of effort seems to be the way it’s done. As an example, veteran Panther’s QB is finally back at practice after and ankle surgery in March and what he came back to was a whole new core of receivers. So what did he do? He asked them to wear name tags. And when you think about it, it may not be such a bad idea – maybe not for the pro’s but the use of name tags could help the younger generations of football stars get acquainted with one another before school starts back up this fall.

We here at Name Tag Wizard, are no strangers to the name tag industry. Having been working to complete thousands of orders every week, and perfecting our craft over time, our name tags can stand up against plenty of rough wear. We make it our business to offer a wide array of name tags for all of your name tag needs no matter what that may be. Maybe that Cam Newton is on to something. Don’t you think you owe it to your upcoming season to give it a try?

Veterinary Name Tags Are Going to the Dogs!

 

With their furry little faces and ability to cheer you up no matter how badly your day has gone, it’s not all that surprising that our pets quickly become our family. So when they get sick, there is no doubt that it can be a terrifying experience. While, like children, they depend on their owners for everything, pets are unable to tell you where it hurts or what’s wrong. It’s the uncertainty and the fear that comes along with a sick pet that will drive you to the animal hospital in the middle of the night.

In those terrifying seconds, minutes, and even hours- you’ll find that it’s the most simple of things that bring you comfort. A warm smile, a shared concern by a complete stranger over your pet, and a veterinary name tag can be far more comforting than one might initially imagine. It might not seem as though something as simple as a veterinary name tag could make much of a difference in your mood, but it can.

In stressful situations like that of a sick or injured pet, a veterinary name tag tells you ‘this is a person who can help’. Unlike the average pet owner who may think they know everything about their pet, veterinarians have gone through extensive training to know just where to apply pressure, what tests to run, and what to test for. While you may think you know everything there is know about your pet, vets are there to tell you just why Miss Priss has been crying for 3 hours straight, or why Buddy has stopped eating.

Veterinary name tags also allow you to connect with your vet, not only are they qualified to help you but they’ve made it their life’s work to help animals as well. Being able to see their name lets you know who to send a thank you card to- it also helps to remind you that you are dealing with an actual person- a fact that is easily forgotten when people become stressed and scared.

At NameTagWizard, we offer an assortment of special name tags just for veterinarians. And because we know that some of your patients may not be the most calm of customers, we’ve added the option of multiple backings for your tag to help avoid rips and tears to your clothes!

Name Tag Wizard Embraces The New Hire Checklist!

 

It’s been a busy month for us here at Nametagwizard! While most manufacturing companies have been forced to lay people off over the past few months and years, our humble store has been lucky enough to survive and then some! This last month in particular we’ve been lucky enough to add 7 new smiling faces to our staff!

But with all these new hires, we knew that we had to get a proper system in place for dealing with all the new changes. In the past, we admit we were a disorganized lot, with random papers being thrown at new hires over the course of their first two weeks, messy parking situations with unhappy neighbors, sporadic training schedules, and delayed uniform and name tag arrivals. It wasn’t a pretty sight.

So the managers got together with our human resources department and came up with a checklist to make the transition from open position to new hire, and jobless to employed as seamlessly as possible. The following is what we discovered works best for us:

1. Basic Paperwork and Forms

So you’ve found your perfect employee. You’ve combed through dozens, if not hundreds, of applications and you have finally managed to find ‘the one’. What now? What do you do next? Lucky for you you’re an HR whiz, and you’ve got a system in place! So as the work day begins and your new hire walks through those doors and is ushered into your office you’ve got a perfectly organized packet all stapled together waiting for them. It includes their application, job description, I-9, optional Direct Deposit form, W-4 for tax purposes, and a sheet set up for basic contact info.

2. Uniform, Name tag, and Parking Decal

parkingGreat! Now that all of those pesky forms are out of the way, we can move on to some other basics like supplying your new hire’s with their new uniform and name tag. Now obviously, we here at NameTagWizard are picky about our tags. For our employee’s we opt to supply them our engraved magnetic name tags. What makes them so great? Our plastic engraved tags consist of the highest quality plastic around. When that plastic is engraved, the results are permanent. The engraving won’t fade over time and you are always left with a bold, professional look.

Why do we decide on the magnetic engraved name tags specifically? We care about or employee’s uniforms! Traditional pin backings on name tags can cause damage to clothes and uniforms over time. They may appear tiny but those small little holes can expand with age. Another added bonus to wearing an engraved magnetic name tag is that in the event your tag gets caught on something, a magnetic backing will not severely damage your clothing. But don’t let this fool you into thinking that these tags will just fall off during the day! Unless you choose to remove it yourself, or some sort of outside pressure is applied-these little name tags aren’t going anywhere!

3. Tour and Introduction To The Team

geeseNext on our new hire checklist is a tour of the facilities! This is always an important part of every new hire check list. This is the point where the new hire can see firsthand all the different departments, not to mention important areas like the conference room, break room, and of course the all important bathroom! At the end of the tour, it’s important to introduce them to those in their own department. You’ll get a good sense of the initial chemistry and they’ll get an opportunity to make a good first impression on their coworkers!

4. Training

trainingGet your new hires moving! Training is a time to learn and gain the essential knowledge that will be needed for them to succeed on a daily basis. And when your employee’s succeed, your overall business does as well. So before you think about ending training early or just bypassing it altogether, remember that without the essentials, your new employee will drown in the pressure, and struggle to succeed.

5. Calendar, Time Sheet Programs, Insurance, and State Notifications and Involvement

Now that your new employee is all set and ready to go, don’t forget to get things in order on your side too! Once they are officially hired, make sure to  include them in emails, get them set up and able to clock-in and out when they come to work, and make sure they are supplied with a company handbook of do’s dont’s and overall policies.  Remember to let your insurance company know that you have a new hire who may be looking to sign up in the near future should they stay a part of your organization! Notifying the state is also a must in order to prevent the abuse of unemployment benefits.

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Reorder! Maintain Consistency At Your Business.

 

As any CEO or businessman or woman will tell you, consistency is key when it comes to being successful. Here at NameTagWizard, it comes as no surprise that we make tons of name tags on an everyday basis; and ultimately, we get a lot of return customers- therefore obviously consistency is crucial for us! But while most places may sell their items in terms of two, three, or even five, with name tags, it isn’t uncommon to sell twenty or more name tags in a single order.

As the economy starts to pick back up, more and more companies are hiring. And along with the new hires comes the constant need for new quality name tags. Here at our factories, we understand the need for buying in bulk, as well as the need to save time. This is why we’ve decided to make it as easy as possible for our customer to buy from us again.

After ordering from us the first time, you will receive a ‘reorder code‘ in your confirmation email below the image of the name tag you ordered.  By providing us with this number, we are able to look up your prior preferences and art work without you having to waste time with options, and uploading files- simply fill out the desired names to be printed on your tag and you’re done!

While we know that it’s our supernaturally speedy turnaround time, and quality products that keep our customers and clients coming back, we like to believe that this added reorder feature doesn’t hurt either. So whether your order is full color printed, engraved, plastic, or aluminum name tag with a swivel clip, traditional pin backing, or a magnetic back option, we’ll have all of your information to ensure top quality results every time. By opting to reorder from us, you’ll be making sure that these new name tag will match your previous for sure- that way you can continue on with your business by presenting a cohesive string of employees from the start.

The Future Is Magnetic!

 

Here at NameTagWizard, we get a lot of questions when it comes to name tags- and rightly so! The Wizard is a wizard after all and he knows his craft inside and out! But that doesn’t stop us from getting tons of the same questions every week.

What is the future of name tags?

What kind of name tag should I buy?

The truth is that whether you buy a metal name tag, a plastic one, one with or without a logo etc..etc.. is entirely up to you! We’re the experts who make the tags what you want them to be, it’s up to you our beloved customers to decide how to best utilize them and to tell us what works best for your business!

We work hard to provide our customers with as many options as we can manage to ensure that you hard working men and women get exactly what you need the first time around!

And as for the question of where the future lies, the answer is clear. Magnetic name tags have made a gigantic splash in recent years in the name tag market and don’t show any real signs of slowing down anytime soon. They may not sound practical but the magnets used are much stronger than the average refrigerator magnet. Guaranteed to attach to your clothing until you remove it; these guys are top of the line tough!

So what really sets the magnetic name tags apart from the rest? They won’t damage your clothing! Over time, traditional pin backings on name tags leave increasingly more visible puncture marks in your favorite blazers, blouses, and other professional attire. Not to mention with traditional pin backings, wearers run the risk of snagging their clothes on something and the name tag ripping a whole in their clothes or uniform. With the use of magnets, neither of these are an issue.

However, with new and emerging technology being announced everyday there’s no crystal ball in the world that can show what the markets will look like in 20 years! But you can rest easy knowing that NameTagWizard will always offer the latest and greatest in products, manufacturing techniques, and only the highest quality materials for our valued customers! The name tag business has held strong for countless decades and with the emergence of non damaging Magnetic name tags, we don’t see the trend disappearing any time soon.

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Why Nurses and Name Badges Are Unstoppable

 

The world can be a scary place. Fully of uncertainty, bad luck, and terrifying twists and turns of events in our everyday lives. During the course of a standard 24 hrs, thousands are admitted into hospitals across the countries. Sometimes it can be for something as basic as a routine checkup, or as exciting as a baby being born, other times it could be as scary as a multiple car pileup on a highway somewhere, or a sudden debilitating pain that you can’t explain. Regardless of the reason, hospital and doctor’s office visits can be stressful. And while yes, doctors are on call 24/7 and come and go throughout the night, it is the nurses that often find themselves doing the heavy lifting when it comes to actually interacting with patients and their families.

Often overlooked, under appreciated, and undervalued, these men and women work tirelessly to ensure the safety and comfort of their charges and comfort those around them. While the actions of nurses can provide peace of mind to their patients, a warm smile and name badge can bring comfort to the families. What? A name badge? It may sound odd but it’s true!

Name badges for nurses can provide not only a level of comfort with patients and families but also a sense of security. A name badge says “Hi, I am qualified to look after you or your loved one- I am here to help and do my best to ensure your safety.” Nurse’s often don’t receive enough credit for all that they do. A name badge gives patients and families the ability to put a name with the face and thank them either in person, or by card at a later date. Studies show that when a person thanks someone and uses their name, is result has a much greater effect on the individual on the receiving end and tends to mean a great deal more.

Don’t hesitate to thank these hard working men and women who often work the same hours as doctors, and only receive a fraction of the pay and recognition.

The Name Tag Wizard Speaks!

 

So who exactly is the Name Tag Wizard?

Well given his recent makeover, he’s feeling better than ever and feels that it’s time to introduce himself to the world. So without further ado, I give you The Wizard!

Greetings and Salutations, my dear people!

aflac-tagMy  associates have been spouting the limitless virtues of this internet for decades now and have insisted I learn its magical ways. Given my age of 512 yrs, this may take some time-but seeing as how I am a wizard and therefore possess magical capabilities, I foresee no substantial problems. However, this crystal ball I’ve used the past few centuries has gotten quite cloudy as of late, and may need recharging- leave it to Merlin who  bestowed upon me this ancient heap of rock in the early 1700′s to give me something that needs charging.

zona-tagAnyway. While my name has been lost in time, you may simply call me “The Wizard”. I have no catchy title like Gandalf, who last I heard was ‘getting his tan on’ (so they say in this odd age of flawed grammar and utter disregard for the beauty of the vernacular) I believe somewhere in Barbados. By the way, he ‘ditched’ the beard centuries ago in an attempt to blend in so people would stop coming to him for every little thing- personally I think he’s going through the 1,000 crisis that effects us wizards from time to time, but let’s just keep that between us.

nurse-name-tagIt really has been too long since I have ‘caught up’ with my old friends and fellow wizard colleagues of the magical realms- but I’ve been ever so busy! You see, though I am everywhere and have friends in high places, I am not famous. I’m not in movies, I have not played a crucial role in the Arthurian legend, and I do not have a lightning bolt on my forehead, nor have I bestowed lightning bolts on anyone’s forehead. But I am magical! Over the course of the past 50 years, I’ve been navigating the treacherous wiles of the business world and even though so many have benefited from my wondrous skills, alas I need an ‘online’ presence.

smiley-face-tagSo what exactly is it that I do? Why, I create name tags of course- as well as an assortment of other name related office trinkets! All of my name tags are conjured and constructed out of the very best of materials that even Oz himself couldn’t pull out of his bag! Perhaps that wasn’t the best example, but I gather you understand the general idea.

I’ve made friends with countless other businesses who insist on coming to me for all of their name tag needs. From what I understand some of these businesses are a fairly popular among the people- Coca-Cola, Aflac, Firehouse Subs, Hess are just a few I can mention. Please visit me at my ‘online’ store- my employees have spent hours on it ensuring you do not encounter any problems. Should you like, they’ve recently created a page where you can see what they look like and get to know them- I don’t know where my picture is because I’m really the one with the wand who slaves day and night and…..oh wait! There I am on the front page! Oh those marvelous workers of mine- how sweet of them to think of me! I should conjure them up something delicious as a thank you!

Now if only I could figure out how to ‘post’ this……

The Prestige of Desk Name Plates

 

Nothing communicates that you are someone of importance more than a custom Desk Name Plate with your name etched across the front. They may be slightly more pricey than name tags, but far more classy and a sure sign of importance and status if done in the right style for your position and profession.

Shiny and proud, desk name plates are the perfect addition to anyone’s desk no matter if they are a proud and successful CEO, or even a trusted and valued secretary. Here at Nametagwizard.com we offer a fine selection of quality custom desk name plates for you to browse and choose from. We showcase various styles and designs to ensure a perfect fit between you and your new desk accessory regardless of you or your employee’s position.

We know you and your employees work hard all day, so any notice of appreciation or notice of a job well done is always welcomed. Included in our many desk plate options, is the ability to include your company logo as well as your title or the title of the recipient.

At Nametagwizard.com we work hard to make the designing and ordering process for these custom name plates as quick and painless as possible for our customers. To order, simply select the style and design that you wish to purchase followed by what information you would like featured on the plate, submit to us your order, and leave the rest to us! With us you never need to worry about minimum orders! Life is hectic enough, so we work hard to ship your products fast so you can start enjoying the effects of your purchase as soon as possible!

The Importance of Name Tags!

 

Here at Nametagwizard.com we naturally get a lot of questions about name tags :

“What kind of name tag should I get?”

“What different types of name tags are there?”

“Will my logo show up on this background?”

“Which option is the most affordable?”

“Why exactly is a name tag important?”

That last one is a doozie for us, and as you can imagine, we decided to explain it to our faithful and loyal customer’s blog style! And the truth is- Well, how many times have you found yourself wandering around a store, looking for someone to ask a question who actually works there?

Well there you go.

Name tags let your customers know just who they can ask for help, a suggestion, or just information in general.

And while customers may seldom use an employee’s name when speaking to them about a particular issue or product, the presence of a name tag reminds them that they are speaking to a real person and not a corporate drone or cut-out. Because of this, customers are more inclined to treat your employee’s with the courtesy and respect that they deserve.

And in the event that the actions or attitude of an employee leaves a customer feeling flustered and frustrated, a name tag will allow them to put a name with the face when they go to complain about their experience. After this takes place a supervisor can sit down with the employee to discuss what went wrong and then take whatever appropriate action necessary to fix the issue and make sure that it doesn’t happen again in the future.

And let’s not forget one of the most positive outcomes from wearing a name tag- the valuable sense of togetherness and of belonging to a team. Let’s face it, a happy team is a successful team, and a successful team is able to function together as one cohesive unit sure to inspire more smiles and positive experiences with customers than an unsuccessful one. Name tags help build this bond between your team members and also serve to help them to remember that they are not alone.

With all of this being said, it’s no wonder why and how name tags have proven to stand the test of time where even the most mundane everyday objects are getting new technological face-lifts. It’s safe to assume that name tags will still be here for quite some time and hopefully so will we!

The Comfort Custom Name Badges Can Bring!

 

Hospitals are busy places. Hundreds of complete strangers all converge on one building throughout any given day, most of the time under unsettling circumstances. In situations like those sometimes a smile can do wonders. Not to mention that when one is faced with so much uncertainty even the most basic of knowledge can be a comfort. Even something as simple as name badges can make a person who just sees chaos, find some sense of structure, clarity, and control.

And out of everyone present in a hospital, it is the nurses who see the most of the patients, therefore it is them who absolutely require the name badges themselves. Constantly looking after their patients, ultimately name badges just save time and remind their charges that they have someone looking after them- someone who has made it their career to care. The doctors come and go, but nurses stay on and continue to care for their charges long after the doctor has gone home for the night.

One of the main duties of a nurse is to provide comfort, to doctors, to patients, and to the patient’s family members. Hospital patients are in a strange place and often scared. Let’s face it, being alone, away from home, and in need of medical assistance would be enough to scare anyone! Patients tend to be more at ease when they know who their nurses are and as an added bonus, proper identification makes it easier for family members to track down the right person.

Even if the patient doesn’t know what’s wrong with them, the least they can do is know the name of the nurse looking after them.

Proper medical name badges help these nurses form valuable professional relationships with patients. And when a patient is finally released, the memory of the nurse’s name will remain, some patient’s go on to send their nurse’s thank you cards for delivering comfort in a most uncomfortable time.

But truly wonderful nurses don’t let the idea of receiving a thank you card drive them to deliver the best service they possibly can- they do that anyway! A nurse’s job is to provide care and comfort no matter what the situation, and it all starts with a smiling face and a name.