According to a survey done by the Uniform and Textile Services Association, 60% of consumers and businesses prefer to buy from companies whose employees wear uniforms. Not only that, but about 75% of working adults who are required to wear uniforms report that they actually prefer wearing a uniform to work, even saying that it helps with their punctuality, cutting down on prep time in the morning.
Implementing a company uniform strengthens unity among employees. Just like with school-children, it takes away unnecessary competitiveness in the wardrobe department, and eliminates even inadvertent workplace prejudice toward employees that stand out as being better- or worse-dressed than their peers.
Depending on the type of activities involved, uniforms may actually keep employees safer than regular street clothes. Uniforms can be specified to be flame retardant for jobs working around open flame, or can be selected to be close fitting to avoid getting caught in fast-moving machinery.
If your business has multiple departments, or offers several different products or services, uniforms can be designed to distinguish between employees in the different areas. Maintenance workers can be dressed in grey, for example, while your floor staff wear navy. Something as simple as putting employees with different degrees of accomplishment in different colored shirts can be a great motivator. Everybody will know who your superstars are, and take pride in the visible change of their status when they advance from one level (shirt color) to the next.
Workers in uniform present a more respectable, established image, than non-uniformed personnel. And the best part: not only are uniforms beneficial for your employees, but they're also good advertising for your company. So put your people in uniform, and get your company noticed!
Uniforms don't have to be an elaborate. A simple shirt with your logo on it is a good place to start. For more information on how we can help create a uniform for your company, contact us here, or visit our showroom at 805 and Balboa Avenue.