6+ Free Employee/Staff Name Card Templates for MS Word – [Horizontal]

You might have come across employees from your favorite fast-food chain, grocery store, or call canter wearing specific cards on their outermost garment displaying their name and other identities.

“A card, label, cloth, or sticker for identity that contains the name, address, and other optional details of the bearer added to it.”


Download Employee Name Card Templates for Microsoft Word

Scroll down from this point below and find beautifully designed, professionally laid out Name Card Templates. These are designed especially for Employees, Staff, or Workers working in your company. All of these card samples are formatted in Microsoft Word.

#1 – Employee Name Badge Template

Employee Name Badge Template in MS Word

#2 – Name Card Format for Consultant

Name Card Format for Consultant - MS Word

#3 – Contract Worker Name Card Template

Contract Worker Name Card Template for MS Word

#4 – Part-time Employee Name Badge Sample

Part-time Employee Name Badge Sample in Microsoft Word

#5 – Staff Name Tag/Badge Template

Staff Name Tag/Badge Template in MS Word

#6 – Worker ID Badge with Name and Photo

Worker ID Badge with Name and Photo in MS Word

Names Cards can be temporary or permanent:

The name cards that you might need for a small duration and will lose their significance after a certain period of time are usually temporary. These are made up of paper or cloth usually and the details can be customized on them. These can be printed upon or filled in by hand.

In addition, cards that the wearer is likely to hold for a longer time permanently are created out of sturdy plastic or thin and light metal with the bearer’s name and other optional details carved onto them. Name Cards can be attached to the clothes with the help of stick-ons or worn upon one’s garments using safety pins, magnetic tacks, clips, or staples, etc. Some strong name tags can also be worn around the neck with the help of lanyards.

Why should we wear name cards?

Scot Ginsberg, the ‘Name Card Guy’ who has made a world record of wearing a name tag for 7,602 days 24/7 and is in no way letting go of it. Scott wears a name card even to bed, it says:

Hello, I’m Scott.

While he wore a name card only for making friends and attracting people in the beginning, he now wears it as a social experiment and for many more purposes today, such as:

  • A stronger brand identity: While you’re out for a commerce event or a seminar, your name will quickly reveal which company you’re from.
  • Identity: The customer/clients would know who you are, making it easier for them and others to identify you.
  • Conversation starter for better Communication: Name is the first introduction you present. With the name being already known, the conversation becomes easier leading to better customer relations.
  • Security: These help keep a track of who you are and where you are.

What to avoid in your name card?

  • A miniature font that makes the next person squint his/her eyes
  • Jumbled up details
  • Thick border
  • Colorful fonts other than black and white
  • Turned around lanyard cards
  • Worn at a position that makes it hard for the other person to see

 In addition to wearing these on clothes, there are other kinds too. School book/Notebook Name Cards adhere to book and copies, Luggage Name Cards are adhered to suitcases/briefcases/bags to show who the luggage belongs to, Gift Name Cards are glued on gift boxes to show who the gift is from.

Things to keep in mind while designing your name card:

  • Information to add
  • Event to attend
  • Customization
  • Wear it with pride

While you’re sitting at a restaurant and a waiter suddenly calls your name, it feels good! This is why name tags can be your pleasant identity. However, these must not be confused with identity cards/IDs that are meant for official identity purposes.

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