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Identify your Employees’ Awesomeness

by Kelli 4. March 2015 16:38
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In America, the #1 reason most people leave their jobs is because they don’t feel appreciated. With Employee Appreciation Day coming up this Friday the 6th, there’s still time to plan something fun that will let your employees know you appreciate them.

Try one of these simple IDville ideas:

•    Use a badge printer to create incentive cards that you can reward your employees with. Some examples would be a card that says “Leave 30 Minutes Early on the Day of your Choosing,” “One Free Casual Day,” etc.
•    Create a safety awareness program by rewarding all employees who wear their badges daily.
•    Design a custom lanyard that says, “We appreciate you.” or “My Boss Thinks I’m Extra Awesome.”
•    Small companies can reprint employee badges with fun new titles for the day or week “Purveyor of Potlucks,” “Queen of Sales,” “Master of getting things done!” “Ms. Indispensable,” “Chief FUN Officer,” etc.
•    Host a “security” meeting to remind employees why proper identification is critical to your business’s overall success. All employees use their name badge to enter into a drawing for a prize.

Think of recognition programs as an investment, not an expense. With even a little bit of recognition, employee engagement has been shown to increase by 60%!

Of course, our parent company, Baudville features a wide variety of gifts perfect for celebrations like Employee Appreciation Day! And there’s still some time to show the love to your team this week. Have fun!

Protect K_ _ S. "ID" is key

by Kelli 25. February 2015 15:38
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It’s a busy time for our education tradeshows at IDville. Jason just got back from the National Association of Secondary School Principals tradeshow, and in the coming month, we have four more education tradeshows to attend!


Education World® notes that ID badges are a great way to enhance school security in their recent article, Badge, Please? Schools Turn to IDs to Enhance Security. ID badges are an effective and simple way to make sure everyone on campus belongs there. With everyone wearing ID badges, it is easy to identify who is official from a safe distance. They’re a great tool for campus access and control. With recent school violence, it’s better to play it safe!


Some school officials are apprehensive about the idea of staff ID badges. They don’t want their school to become a cold, institutionalized place. To make badges warm and friendly, try putting your school emblem on them and create your own design! Fancy them up with a fun lanyard or badge reel to add some personality!


Requiring badges for teachers and students is a great way to ensure security for the kids, and what could be more important? To learn more about simple solutions for your identification needs, contact one of our system specialists at 1.866.438.4553, shop online at http://www.idville.com, or find us at any of these tradeshows.

New Trends in Secure Identification

by Kelli 20. February 2015 08:20
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Technology is creating more flexibility and new capability for the secure identity marketplace.  Dr. Selva Sevaratnam, senior vice president and chief technology officer with HID Global, said, “Whether it’s moving campus IDs onto smartphones, or centralizing all identity management for protecting doors, data and cloud-based applications, or securing electronic medical prescriptions and ATM transactions, we will see the transformation of our customers’ experience using secure identities during the coming year, and beyond.” 

8 Trends that will affect the secure identity market in 2015:

  1. Increased interoperablilty of ID cards- being used for secure print authentication, access to buildings, and more

  2. Adoption of new credential form factors

  3. New ways to open entrance systems and new forms of building access

  4. Advances in how to manage and protect identities

  5. Using biometrics to help transform security from a barrier to a guardrail

  6. Transitioning from the magnetic stripe and proximity cards to contactless smart cards in the Education sector

  7. New building, patient, and medication security in the healthcare sector

  8. Heightened building and data security and the move beyond passwords in the business sector

 

*Source of information was the RFID article “6 Trends Around Identification Technology in 2015.”  To read more visit http://www.rfidworld.ca/6-technology-trends-around-identificantion-technology-in-2015/2224


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Lanyards are our Love Language

by Kelli 13. February 2015 10:30
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Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and there is no better way to be festive than by wearing IDville’s Heart Fashion Badge Reel with Sparkles or our Fun Hearts Fashion Retractable Lanyard.  If this lanyard doesn’t satisfy you, design your own custom lanyard with our Custom Lanyard Wizard! Save 10% on custom lanyards today! 

These ID card accessories are great gifts in the workplace and are sure to create an atmosphere of love.

It’s the little things!

Roses are red,
Violets are blue,
Shop at IDville,
We’re here to help you!

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A Valentine’s Day Game Your Students Will Love!

by Kelli 11. February 2015 15:26
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In light of the quickly-arriving Valentine’s Day, we at IDville wanted to share a game that your students are guaranteed to love! 

The rules are as follows: Each student will start off with their nametag or ID badge placed over their heart. Outside of class time, girls are not allowed to talk to boys, and boys are not allowed to talk to girls. The first member of the opposite sex that you accidentally talk to gets to claim your nametag and wear it for the rest of the day. For easy badge clipping, check out our ID Badge Clips! The object of the game is to end up with the most nametags by the end of the day. Your students will love it!

Necessary Supplies: Your students can wear their plastic ID cards, or check out our high-quality Paper Badges for the occasion!  

If your students don’t already have plastic ID cards, consider investing in one of our ID Systems for a safer educational experience. Even if you don’t own an ID Maker® printer, we have affordable supplies for all major ID card printer brands. Just visit our Printer Supplies Locator or contact our friendly staff today at 1.866.438.4553 and we’ll make sure we get you just what you need. 

Roses are red,
Violets are blue, 
Shop at IDville
We’re here to help you!

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Make the right system decision!

by Kelli 16. October 2014 08:38
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Are you interested in either our ID Maker® ID card printer or Visitor Express: School Edition® systems but are hesitant to make a purchase without seeing how the software looks and works? At IDville we offer free demos of both systems at a time that works for you. This way you can feel comfortable that you’re buying a system that is easy to learn and easy to use. 

Our Systems Specialists are available five days a week to answer any questions you may have about identification at your organization. They’ll also be more than happy to schedule a free demo of our identification systems with you. Our main goal at IDville is to ensure that customers get a system that will work great for their organization’s needs. Give us a call today with any questions or for your free demo at 1.866.438.4553! 

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Happy Customer Service Week!

by Kelli 9. October 2014 16:11
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We’re in the throes of Customer Service Week here at Baudville, Inc. and it’s been a blast so far! From a week full of games and treats to massages and dressing casual all week, the team members here are feeling very relaxed and rejuvenated. 

Remembering to show your team that you appreciate the work that they put in day after day with a bonus week of fun and relaxation (mixed in among the work, of course) is the perfect way to restore their company loyalty and renew their desire to help the business succeed. Not to mention it’s just plain fun! 

Even if it’s just a small gift, a casual day or any other little bonus you can give to your customer service team, it will do wonders for company morale! Of course, Baudville features a wide variety of gifts perfect for celebrations like Customer Service Week! And there’s still some time to show your appreciation for your team this week! Have fun! 

Sound like something you’d like to be a part of?! Our Baudville Brands are always hiring! Check out our latest career opportunities

Baudville Brands take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge!

by Kelli 18. September 2014 08:09
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The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge made its way around Baudville the last couple of weeks. It started with the Baudville creative team and ended with IDville and the entire Operations department. The teams were all eager to participate and raise awareness about ALS and to help in the fight to find a cure.  

In support of ALS research employees also donated funds to the ALS Association. Baudville quadrupled their donations to make a total donation of over $5,000 for this great cause. All of Baudville is excited to share its support and lend a hand to the ALS Association in their short- and long-term goals for ALS research. To see the videos of our teams completing the ice bucket challenge and to check out our other charitable contributions, visit Baudville’s Helping Hand


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Making badge wear FUN!

by Kelli 14. August 2014 08:52
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While ID badge accessories are a great solution to getting your team or students to wear their ID badges each day, sometimes that’s still not enough. We’re going to give you some fun ideas to help encourage people to wear their ID badges each and every day!

Create a “Gotcha” game where on certain days management or teaching staff will hand out small prizes for those people “caught” wearing the ID badges. The main object is to not tell students or staff when these days or times will be so that they’ll always want to have their badge, just in case! 

Hold a simple raffle where each person wearing their ID badge on a certain day gets their name put into a drawing for a prize of your choosing. As a bonus, each eligible day when people are wearing their badge gets them an extra raffle ticket for the final drawing. Again, don’t let people know which days they’ll be given raffle tickets. 

Turn ID badges into a sort of “pass” for certain areas of the building or certain activities that will be happening. Make ID badges required for entry or participation so that it encourages everyone to wear their badge for the day. 

Simply acknowledging those students and staff with a kind word that are wearing their ID badges may go further than you think as well. Let those who are playing by the rules know that you appreciate their little added effort by telling them “good job” or “thank you”. 

Getting your students or your team members to wear their ID badges on a daily basis doesn’t have to be a daily struggle. Get creative and make wearing ID badges fun!

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IDville...Your One-Stop ID Shop!

by Kelli 28. July 2014 13:18
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Simplicity is one of IDville’s main objectives for our customers. As a one-stop-shop for all of your identification needs, we strive to make ordering ID badge systems and supplies as easy as possible. We offer complete one-box systems for ID badge printing, accessories to protect and wear your badge in style, visitor management systems and tons of other products that any company will find useful for successful and safe operation. 

If you need help deciding which ID badge system is right for your organization, feel free to request your FREE system information pack or contact an IDville System Specialist at 1.866.438.4553. Looking for ID badge accessories but not quite sure which are best for your company? We send out free samples of our accessories so you can make the best decision. As always, we look forward to being your trusted identification resource! 

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