As more and more companies are turning to heightened security, employees are being required to carry security badges. HR, understandably, offers the cheapest web cord they can, sometimes with the company name.
When the company I was working for started this practice I started making prettier security badge necklace. I'm very cognizant of making them short enough so as to not catch on your keyboard.
This one is beaded chain with faceted purple glass beads. The chain is 30" and goes over your head easily. There is a hook at the end to securely fasten your badge.