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How to Create an Employee Uniform Policy

August 01 2019
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Creating a uniform policy can be beneficial for both employees and your company as a whole.

Uniforms help promote your brand while also bringing your team together and increasing company morale. 

High-quality uniforms also impress customers. According to a national survey conducted by TRSA, 86% of consumers across service, healthcare, hospitality, and restaurant sectors prefer employees that wear uniforms.

Here at Sparkle, we’ve been providing uniforms for a variety of businesses for decades. We understand how the right uniforms can make a big difference. But, how do you go about implementing a policy that is easy to understand, safe and cost-effective to put into place?

Here’s how you can create an effective uniform policy for your business:

Decide What Type of Dress Code You Want to Implement

In creating a uniform policy, you want to make sure your employees’ clothes are professional and stylish yet also durable and functional for their jobs. Think about what your employees do on a regular basis when choosing their uniforms.

Uniforms come in a variety of styles ranging from casual tops and jeans to more formal dress shirts and slacks. Maybe your business falls on one of these options, or somewhere in the middle. To ensure your employees are going to wear the right uniforms, consider including them in the decision-making process.

Safety Comes First

You want your employees to look great but, most of all, you want them to be safe. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were nearly 3 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses in 2017 alone. You don’t want your employees becoming statistics.

Ill-fitting uniforms don’t just look unprofessional, but they also pose safety risks. Uniform shirts and jackets that are too loose can snag on equipment, and untailored pants can increase slip-and-fall accidents.

Therefore, when implementing a uniform policy, take these safety issues seriously. Making safety a big part of your decision ensures you’re taking the right steps to keep your employees safe and feeling their best.

Make Sure You Fully Understand Industry and Legal Requirements

Your uniforms depend on what industry you’re in. So, when developing any kind of employee dress code policy, keep any industry requirements and local, state, or federal laws in mind.

Additionally, it can be helpful to seek outside, professional help to write out your uniform policy. You don’t want to implement mandatory rules if there’s a chance they go against religious beliefs, race, disability, gender, etc. Keep these legal considerations in mind when creating your policy to prevent unhappy employees or potential lawsuits.

Work with a Uniform Provider That Will Work with You

Once you figure out a great dress code that’s safe, professional, and agreed upon by you and your employees, you have to decide where to get these uniforms from and hope you pick a company that will work with you to make your job easier, not harder.

Choose a uniform provider that will truly get to know your company’s style and mission. You don’t want to be viewed as just another number on their list. You and your business deserve high-quality personalized service, every time. After all, your uniform policy won’t be very effective if you’re not getting top-notch, cost-effective uniforms that check all of your boxes.

Get High-Quality Uniforms from Sparkle!

Creating an employee uniform policy can be extremely beneficial as long as you’re purchasing the right kind of uniforms that are safe, comfortable, and legally the right fit for your business. Once your policy is perfected, make sure you’re getting the best uniform services possible.

With Sparkle, you get solutions-based service that is designed to meet your business’s unique needs. We’ll work with you hand-in-hand through every step of the process to bring your uniform policy to life.

For more information on our uniform services, contact us for a quote today at 661-634-1130.