Badge Placement: Which side of the shirt does a name tag belong?

by epi on May 16, 2014

Q: On which side of the chest should you display your name tag?



A: Although it is easier for right-handed people to put a name badge on the left side, they correctly are worn on the right side.  This is so the person shaking hands or greeting has easy eye contact with both the person and the badge as a way to help remember the name or to see where he or she is from — which is the whole purpose of wearing a badge in the first place.

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Leslie Anne May 17, 2014 at 5:05 pm

I read this years ago from Emily Post:
Jewelry on the left. Name tag on the right. (sit down, stand up, fight-fight-fight!).
Okay, I added the last part so I could remember the rule!


Annie May 19, 2014 at 7:12 pm

When shaking hands in an introduction, you use your right hand, the name tag/badge would go on the right shoulder so your eyes just have to glance up to the shoulder.


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