In most cases, it is recommended that employees wear a name tag on their right side. This is attributed to the fact that people often extend their right hand to greet someone with a handshake, and the eye is drawn to follow the arm toward the name tag.
However, many employees put their name tag on the left side, because it is opposite the hand they are extending to shake. Another option is for employees to wear badges, generally around the neck, using a lanyard-style holder. Regardless of the side name tags are located, they are most effective when worn regularly and proudly.