Your company’s work uniforms are reflection of your business and an important part of each customer’s experience. By spending the time to create clean, sharp work uniforms you can improve your customer’s experience at your business.
Picking work uniforms can be a daunting task. To help you in the process we’ve outlined a few key topics to focus on when selecting your uniforms:
Appearance is important for employees and customers
Your businesses image is the most important part of first impression you make on customers, and so it’s important that your work uniforms are professional looking. When selecting uniforms, try to find pieces that come in multiple styles and fits so that each employee’s uniform fits them well. In addition, picking well designed uniforms for your employees can help them feel more comfortable wearing them, allowing them to feel better about serving your clients.
You should also make sure that your work uniforms match the business you are providing – if it’s a formal restaurant, then the uniforms should be crisp and well fitting on all employees. Similarly, your uniforms should be able to help your customers denote work staff from customer staff, making it easy for them to find help when needed.
Pick the right fabric for your job
The right fabric can make a big difference in your employees’ ability to do their job. If your employees’ will be active and moving, it’s important to select a fabric that can accommodate all the movement. Make sure your work pants and bottoms are flexible and breathable, and can withstand tears.
If your employees will be working outdoors on jobs like construction, make sure your work uniforms are made of durable and rugged material. In addition to durability, outdoor work uniforms need to be able to be used year-round, withstanding all forms of weather conditions including rain, snow and mud. In addition, make sure that if your employees are using dangerous tools or exposed to flames that the material is flame resistant.
Spend time thinking about colors
Selecting your work uniform’s color is an important part of the uniform, and should not be made quickly. The color(s) of your work uniform should be representative of your company and culture, and should portray that to your customers. The most important part about picking work uniform colors is ensuring they are inviting and approachable; they don’t need to be bright or flashy, but should match your firm’s logo and atmosphere.
Make sure your uniforms are safe
Many business owners are unaware that when a health or safety inspector does an on-site visit, part of their assessment is your employees’ uniforms. It’s important to ensure that your work uniforms are designed for your specific business. If your employees will be working around flames and fire (e.g. chefs in the kitchen) make sure the uniforms are flame resistant. Or if your employees will be doing construction or outdoor work, make sure that the uniforms incorporate proper footwear (e.g. steel toed boots).
Consider the cost
Work uniforms can be expensive and so it’s important to think about the financial burden for both you and your employees. Make sure that key components can be purchased from multiple vendors, which should help keep prices down. In addition, think about your employees and how much the uniforms will cost them – try to pick pieces that won’t be a significant burden on them to purchase, and potentially replace if damaged.
Best Buy Uniforms Work Wear Seletion
For over 30 years Best Buy Uniforms has been providing businesses with the best quality uniforms, at the lowest prices. Our full selection of work uniforms covers businesses across all industries including restaurants, hospitality, security, medical, and more. Use the links below to view our collection, and please reach out to us for any additional information.