A work uniform
holds more significance than just being a branded garment that is worn in a
workplace. The uniform
speaks about the type of business, and the service you can expect, after all if
a company takes pride in their employees then you can expect motivated staff
who are dedicated to the company and strive to deliver 100% customer
satisfaction. A uniform also emphasises inclusion within the workplace, making
the employees feel valued, part of the team and possibly the most importantly
is the fact nobody stands out, meaning each employee can be treated equally.
What Kind Of
Before you jump
into kitting out your workforce, it is important to understand the kind of
uniform you will need for your staff, as different job roles have different
demands from the garment being worn. Take an electrician for example, you would
expect hardwearing materials, plenty of pockets, knee pads and a level of
protection from the elements, whereas someone working in a shop you would expect
a smart casual outfit in the company colours, a name badge and potentially a
hat to top off the uniform.
So, before we
get into the detail of what garments to buy, we should first ask ourselves what
do we need and expect from the uniforms we will be wearing? Is there a specific
style in mind, or certain garments you are trying to avoid for any reason?
These are both very different questions but are both highly important, after
all you don’t want to invest time money and effort into staff uniforms to have
members of your team demotivated by the prospect.
Have you considered
personalisation? There are many great companies out there such as a Banana Moon Clothing who not only
specialise in personalised clothing printing, but also have a dedicated location in London for those
customers in the south of England. Here you will find a family run business
with a passion for personalisation, as well as a wealth of resources and an
impressive range of garments for any industry and personalisation.
Is plain and
simple more your business? Maybe personalisation isn’t your cup of tea and you
are looking for plain garments for your employees to out their own stamp on it.
If this is your plan, then have you considered a name badge? This is a great way for your staff to
appear approachable, as it puts a name to the face, allowing a greater degree
of customer service.
Now it’s down
to you, we have explored the benefits of having a staff uniform, and the
options available for your employees. Before you place an order though, it
could be worthwhile getting the buy in from your employees, as dictating their
outfit for work can be demotivating, but getting the buy in from the get go can
eliminate this problem before it arises.