Benefits to Requiring Uniforms in the Workplace

14Jan

Uniforms and Apparel

Organizations of all sizes have struggled with creating effective workplace dress codes and enforcing those for years. Employees often misinterpret dress codes from what the employer originally had in mind. There are even variances between suitable work clothes for men and women that can create headaches for their managers and human resources when dealing with complaints from employees. One of the most effective and efficient ways to ensure all of your employees are dressed correctly and to your requirements is by standardizing uniforms for everyone.

There are several benefits to switching to standardized work uniforms, not only from a company perspective, but also your employees.

  1. Harmonious Look: All of your employees are easily identifiable by your customers, since they are all dressed identically. You do not have to worry about variances in pants’ colors, shoes, or shirts from one employee to the next. All of your staff is dressed in clean apparel from head to toe. There is nothing worse than walking into a retail store and seeing an employee who looks like he slept in his work clothes or has not laundered them in days.
  2. Promotes Workplace Safety: For businesses which require special safety apparel, uniform distribution guarantees all of your employees have the same protective clothing, boots, and apparel to perform their jobs correctly and without risk of personal injury. Your employees do not have to second-guess about the differences between steel-toed reinforced boots, anti-slip shoes, or other items, since your company already provides everything they require.
  3. Saves Employees Money on Dress Clothes: In work environments where uniforms are not used, employees often feel obligated to spend their hard earned money on high end brands to satisfy the mandatory dress code. Further, employees may start to compete with each other to be the one with the latest fashion business clothing in the workplace. While this might seem petty, it creates distractions for your employees because they are more focused on gossiping about what so-and-so wore to work today, rather than concentrating on business critical tasks and responsibilities.
  4. Free Advertising: If your company name, logo, or other identifying images are included on work uniform shirts and/or pants, your employees provide free advertising for your company. If they stop at the grocery store on the way home from work, or drop their car off for service at their auto mechanic, anyone who sees the uniform will remember your business later when they need your products or services.

There are different ways to implement a new work uniform dress code for your business to fit within your budget, address employee concerns, and make it affordable for your employees and your company to have consistent dress code. Customizable solutions for your business are available, like uniform leases, uniform rentals, and uniform purchases, or some mix thereof. For friendly and professional assistance in determining which method is the most appropriate for your business, contact Prudential Overall Supply at 800-767-5536.

Benefits to Requiring Uniforms in the Workplace