Employee Engagement & Summer Parties

Help your employees this summer work on their relationships with their coworkers, supervisors and other staff. Keeping everyone at your business engaged with each other and your customers and clients can sometimes be a struggle. But, by working on your employee engagement this summer, you will see your business improve.

Employee Engagement: DEFINED

The level of employee engagement in your workplace has a lot to do with how your employees relate to one another. Set up opportunities for them to connect on things outside of work and foster personal relationships. You don’t have to go far or break the bank to do so — plan an on-site happy hour, game night or potluck dinner. Make sure to provide some variety in your events to promote inclusivity.

Employee engagement is defined as the degree to which employees are motivated by, passionate about and invested in the work they do. Engagement also indicates the individual’s commitment to the company and their emotional connection to the people they work with.

Workforce engagement is often misunderstood to be synonymous with job satisfaction. Though the two concepts are related, employee engagement is vastly more complicated as it is influenced by a variety of factors including location, culture and individual characteristics. These factors are variable and prone to fluctuate over time, which is why measuring employee engagement is crucial to staying up to date with your staff’s needs.

Ribbon Tools for Employee Engagement

Badge ribbons are the perfect tool to get your employees engaged, especially during summer events. With many different colors to choose from, and you can add any text and small graphics, these ribbons are incredibly versatile. Use them to inform your employees about your next event. Or, use them for event games, fun summer-themed titles and so much more.

No matter what your event is, you can make these ribbons work for you! Whether it’s an employee-only event or a summer get-together that your business is sponsoring, badge ribbons can do most of the work for you. Include messages of dates, times and locations for each of your events. Use them to help employees and customers stay engaged with your business.

You can also use custom top ribbons as awards, reminders and souvenirs at your next company summer event. These ribbons are just as versatile as badge ribbons but a bit fancier. Sometimes the best way to keep your employees continually engaged is a simple reminder of the fun they can have with your company. Summer events are the perfect reminder. So, create unique yet engaging ribbons to give to your event guests to remind them of how much fun they had celebrating.

Other Badge Ribbon Tips

  • Add fun, creative titles to engage employees during any event.
  • Create fun sayings to let event guests know how to play party games.
  • Give badge ribbons as awards or positive reminders about the fun everyone had.
  • Use bright colors and fun graphics to express your business mantra.

No matter what you decide to do for your summer business fun, don’t forget the ribbons!

Read more about badge ribbons here:

Horizontal badge ribbons from Personalized Ribbons with custom imprinted titles for summer business events to encourage employee engagement.

Your Business & the Merits of Badge Ribbons

Regardless of the event planned, badge ribbons are the perfect accessory. From simple decorations and place settings to helping organize event staff, these identification tools help every business. Use colorful badge ribbons to label the buffet or use them to coordinate different aspects of your next company meeting. Or choose a color that best suits your elected charity for fundraising efforts.

Networking and Meeting New People

Titles are a typical thing to see imprinted on badge ribbons. However, use your imagination and come up with fun things to add to these promotional ribbons. They don’t always have to be professional. Add silly things that will make them memorable such as Coffee Fiend or Here For The Food. Let attendees pick out something that describes their personality so others at a conference or corporate meeting will feel more at ease.

Creative Valentine’s Day Ribbons for Your Business

Whether it’s a sale or another event, holidays are the perfect time to make your business stand out. Add some flair this holiday with Valentine’s Day ribbons. From ribbon rolls to custom badge ribbons, we have the perfect solution for your business to be the best it can be. Try out these ribbon suggestions today!

Promoting Product and Sales

Using badge ribbons for the holidays and for Valentine's Day ribbons for sales and special messages.

Don’t forget about adding a little bit of color, and you can do this with badge ribbons! Add them as price tags around your store. Or have employees wear them to announce upcoming sales or giveaways. Badge ribbons are prize real estate when promoting sales, so make sure you have plenty available to use.

Are you having only certain products on sale or need to draw attention to one particular thing? Buy some balloons and attach them to nearly anything with custom ribbon rolls. Add your logo and company name or a Valentine’s Day sale message, and start advertising your sale now!

Start encouraging early holiday shopping with reminder “cards” in the form of custom top ribbons. These full color ribbons are the perfect way to get your message out. Add nearly any graphic, logo, image and text you want to these unique ribbons. Then, share them with customers as handouts instead of paper fliers. Give them out in shopping bags or attach them to shopping baskets so that your clientele sees them everywhere.

Sharing a Special Holiday Message

Add icons and graphics to ribbon rolls for Valentine's Day ribbons for any business.

Adding icons, small graphics or a simple text message to ribbon rolls is the perfect way of sharing a holiday message. Whether it’s for client gifts or something to give customers as they make a purchase, ribbon rolls are a great way to celebrate. PRO TIP: When using organza ribbons, add a complementary color of another ribbon type for some extra depth.

Let your employees share some of your holiday spirit by having them wear badge ribbons on their name tags. Choose from several fun and festive colors and add graphics and text to wish your customers a happy Valentine’s Day. Or, give badge ribbons to customers in their bags or take out orders to spread your cheer.

Another great idea is to attach custom top ribbons to take out orders with a discount code printed on them for their next order. These full color ribbons can also include heating instructions or a simple, thoughtful holiday message.

Announcing Parties and Other Events with Valentine’s Day Ribbons

Ribbons and events are practically synonymous, so don’t forget to order ribbons to go with your Valentine’s parties and events. And, don’t be too picky about the ribbon type either. You can use every ribbon available in different ways!

Custom top ribbons are perfect for any business to use for Valentine's Day ribbons.

Custom top ribbons are perfect for inviting guests to attend your event. Add details such as time and date, or get really creative because they are a full color option and add graphics and images. But no matter what you do with these ribbons, make sure they have your logo somewhere on them. This way, your attendees will be sure to remember where they got those fantastic ribbons.

Event decorating typically starts with custom ribbon rolls, so add those to your repertoire as well. They can literally go everywhere. From wall decorations to the front reception desk, ribbon rolls are the perfect answer to any decoration need. Cut strips as table scatter, drape them on a chair, tie bows around everything, and the list keeps going!

Other ribbons might be a bit more complicated to use but are still worth looking into. Try badge ribbons for marking seating arrangements. Or use these flat ribbons for vouchers for prizes or a way to enter a drawing. Make sure you have your thinking cap on when experimenting with badge ribbons and don’t forget to tell us (or better show us) what you did with badge ribbons for your event.

Q&A: Perfect Your Networking Strategy With Custom Ribbons

Two badge ribbons attached to a name badge to improve the wearer's networking strategy.

Like many of our customers, you may have wondered how custom ribbons can improve your networking strategy. After all, what do ribbons have to do with such an essential part of your career? The answer: everything. Ribbons bring awareness to your brand like nothing else thanks to their bold colors and high-quality printing. Using them to catch people’s attention gives you valuable opportunities to make a great first impression. Custom ribbons are also incredibly versatile, which means you can use them to accomplish almost any networking goal. Whether you are looking for a better job or the ideal candidate for a position, custom ribbons will make it happen.

From getting clients to landing your dream job, custom ribbons improve your networking strategy.

To show you how to perfect your networking strategy, we have answered four frequently asked questions about our custom ribbons.

Question: What should I include on ribbon rolls for my business?

Answer: That depends on whether your goal is to increase brand recognition or strengthen business relationships.

If you want to increase your brand recognition, customize ribbon rolls with your company name, logo or both. This will expand your brand’s visibility as you use these ribbons to wrap best selling products and giveaways.

A corporate ribbon tied around a candy bar as part of a company's networking strategy.

To strengthen business relationships, add a personal message to your ribbon rolls to congratulate the recipient or wish them well. Then, use these ribbons to wrap corporate gifts for potential clients and business partners. Adding this personal touch to your gifts will show each associate that you value your relationship with them. As you nurture your relationships with personalized ribbons, you will grow your business by gaining new clients and forming new partnerships.

Question: How can custom ribbons be used as handouts?

Answer: Turn Custom Top Ribbons into eye-catching handouts by adding information about your company, products and services.

To recruit talented employees, personalize Custom Top Ribbons with full-color text and graphics that highlight the benefits of working for your company. Pass these ribbons out at job fairs or mail them as part of recruitment packets to attract your ideal candidates. Everyone will be so impressed with your ribbon handouts that they will hold onto them long after receiving them. The longer they have them, the more likely they will apply for the jobs you need to fill.

You can also use Custom Top Ribbons to create promotional handouts for conferences, trade shows and direct mail marketing. Add text and graphics that educate people on the value of your brand. Or, turn your ribbon handouts into coupons. However you choose to attract new clients, you can be sure the full-color printing on these custom ribbons will grab people’s attention and grow your clientele.

Question: Why should I wear a badge ribbon with my name tag?

Answer: Badge ribbons allow you to share more information about yourself and set you apart from other professionals.

At job fairs (virtual or otherwise), use badge ribbons to convince employers to hire you. First, customize badge ribbons with short descriptions of the skills and experiences that make you the perfect candidate. Then, attach the ribbons to your name tag so they are easily visible. Not only will wearing badge ribbons make you memorable, but it will also show recruiters that you qualify for the job before they even see your resume.

Pro Tip: To get the most professional look, use a 3.5 inch horizontal badge ribbon on a 3.5 inch name tag. Or, place two vertical 1.625 inch ribbons on a 3.5 inch name tag.

Question: What can I use blank ribbons for?

Answer: Use Blank Ribbons to spark conversations at networking events and get insights for your business.

Add text to blank ribbons as part of a networking strategy.

Add questions to your Blank Ribbons using a marker. Then, attach the ribbons to your clothing or name tag so they are easily visible. As you wear these ribbons at networking events (virtual or live), you will gain valuable insight into how to improve your business. You will also form new business relationships that may lead to future opportunities for you and your company.

While you can use custom imprinted badge ribbons the same way, keep in mind that the questions you want to ask your peers may change over time. Therefore, it is much easier and more affordable to order blank ribbons and add text when you need it.

Perfect Your Networking Strategy

Let us help you improve your networking strategy by asking your own questions in one of three ways.

1. Join us on July 22, 2020, at 11:30 a.m. (Mountain time) for our first ever Live Video Q&A Event.

2. Comment directly on this blog post, and one of our experts will respond within one business day (Monday through Friday).

3. Contact customer service at 1-801-931-5000, and one of our representatives will be happy to assist you. (Our office hours are Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

By sharing your questions with us, you will learn how to achieve your networking goals with the quality and versatility of custom ribbons.

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Employee Awards to Boost Company Morale

Without your employees, where would your company be? Yes, your company is your idea and livelihood. But without your employees, you wouldn’t be able to do what you do. Every business has at least one employee, if not multiple, that continually makes sure the business is doing everything they can to keep customers happy. Now it’s your turn to make your employees happy with employee awards that will also boost your company morale.

When you have good ways of rewarding your employees, it makes keeping them motivated to do their work easier. Sometimes, good things also come in simple packages. Try keeping a stash of custom top ribbons. Or take the time to pick out a gift and wrap it in personalized ribbon rolls. No matter what, ribbons are here to save your day (and make your employees feel extra special).

giving custom rosette ribbons as employee awards helps with company unity

There are so many ribbon products that will help you with your employee awards. Here are some ways to use ribbons to make your employees happy they work for you.

Employee Recognition

Recognition drives productivity and company morale. We all liked getting gold stars when we were in elementary school, so why not continue with that tradition? Use badge ribbons to recognize when an employee completes a new level and can move up to the next step in their employment. Badge ribbons are also great for attaching to employee name tags to help customers see that your employees have been trained to help them. Add status markers (job titles work, too) to ribbons and help your employees have the confidence in themselves that you already see.

What is employee recognition?

Employee recognition is the acknowledgment of a company’s staff for exemplary performance. Essentially, the goal of employee recognition in the workplace is to reinforce particular behaviors, practices or activities that result in better performance and positive business results.

Why is employee recognition that important?

One of the biggest motivators for employees is to be held in high esteem by their peers. The best way of earning this respect is by being acknowledged for being good at what they do.

While most would relate rewards and recognition to monetary bonuses or extravagant awarding events, employee appreciation doesn’t have to be that expensive or glamorous. Employee rewards can be as candid as a pat-on-the-back and a genuine compliment. It can also be as simple as a ‘thank you’ email or a friendly greeting at work.

Company and Employee Unity

Give the gift of unity with corporate branded ribbon rolls. Choose from a variety of colors and ribbon materials that best match your company branding and logo. Ribbon rolls are perfect for just about everything you need a ribbon for. Wrap these around gifts for employees and clients alike. Use them to decorate an employee’s desk on their birthday. Or just as a thank you for a job well done. No matter why you need these ribbons for employee awards, every roll comes with 100 yards of pure goodness.

Teamwork and Employee Awards

People work better together when you show them the way to stronger teamwork. Give your badge ribbons the strength they need to help with teamwork. Add fun titles onto bright colors to make them stand out. Some titles could be: MVP, Most Innovative, Best Creativity or Going the Extra Mile. No matter your choice for titles, your employee awards will be perfect with these badge ribbons.

Recognition leads to better retention and harder workers.

Remember, an employee who feels appreciated and recognized for what they do is more likely to continue employment with your company. Someone who feels happy at their job will also be willing to work harder. So, help your employees see how much you care by putting some thought (and ribbons) in your employee awards.

Pageant Ribbons for Your Event Preparation

Even though many pageants won’t start for a month or two, now is the time to get all of your pageant ribbons! Getting your orders in now will ensure that you have all of your ribbon needs before your pageant even starts.

Now, maybe your future event isn’t a traditional beauty pageant featuring all women. Perhaps it is even more of a fair or festival. It doesn’t matter which type of pageant you are hosting, it still needs ribbons. But, what you do need to remember is that some of these custom ribbons take a while to make and ship.

badge ribbons with text to use for pageant ribbons

Award ribbons can be a flat piece of ribbon, such as our prize ribbons, or a fancier use of a ribbon material, such as a rosette. Every award ribbon can be presented as a mark of recognition to honor recipients for their accomplishments. Award ribbons also come in all shapes and sizes. So, let’s go over all of our award ribbons and get you started down the right path toward your pageant ribbons needs.

Making Rosettes Work for Your Pageant Ribbons

From adorning pageant sashes to giving them as awards, rosettes have a definite place at your event. Whether they are large or small, each rosette should be chosen specifically for how they will be used and who will receive them. If you need an award ribbon, make sure your prize suits your champion.

For a beauty pageant, you may want one of our larger ribbons like an Amesbury Rosette. With its multiple colors and beautiful pleats and tucks, this ribbon will suit your prize winning beauty. And, if your pageant has a theme, you can customize the center button to match. Add personalized text to the front streamer, and your winner is sure to know how much you admire them.

Pro Tip: Use rosettes to number all of your contestants with pretty pageant ribbons!

But, don’t underestimate our stock rosettes. Some events need pageant ribbons for everyone in attendance, especially when it’s an event for teens or children. We have colors and award names for everyone involved in your pageant (even a participation award).

rosette used for a contestant number for pageant ribbons

Check Out These Prize Ribbons

Even our stock options for flat prize ribbons will make your pageant entries swoon! From our brightly full-colored place ribbons to the pretty imprinted victory torch, each ribbon will be happily received. Use these simple ribbons to include everyone and make sure they know you appreciate their hard work.

And, these ribbons are a blast to collect. Each pageant participant will be excited to return every year for a new award to add to their hoard. Even give these ribbons to parents and anyone else who supports the pageant and the participants. Make sure everyone is recognized and thanked for their help in making your pageant the best.

Looking for something more custom but still just as simple? Check out our custom top ribbon selection. All of these ribbons are available with full-color printing so you can add anything you need. From text to graphics, these are the perfect answer to quick and great looking pageant ribbons. And, most of these ribbons come with record cards to personalize for the winner.

And, don’t forget the ribbon rolls!

Full-color ribbons come in your choice of size (up to three, four or six inches), so they make the perfect sash for your next winner and attendees. Simply provide the design you want to see for all of your sashes, and we’ll give you the highest quality ribbons that will make your contestants shine.

Once you have your pageant sashes, add some flair with a rosette for the winners. Choose from many styles to fit the many different participants. Customize each rosette and attach them to sashes at the bottom, or pin them onto the contestant for added flair.

Other ribbon roll tips for pageant ribbons:

ribbon rolls with text that can be used for any pageant ribbons
  • These sashes can also come in handy for identifying parents and other VIPs during your event.
  • Use the ribbon rolls for decorations during your event as well. All pageant goers will be excited to see your creativity and the glamour that only ribbons can provide.

No matter what your custom or stock ribbon needs are, we are your go-to pageant ribbons headquarters. So, get your ribbons today and make your future event stand out. And, your winners and participants will keep coming back for more.