While a uniform policy can have many benefits in the workplace, not every employee is going to be pleased with the changes all the time. However, that's an issue that can be fixed immediately. As long as employees provide input when the new policy has been announced, you will put yourself in a better place of not receiving employee backlash. However, even if employees have provided input, chosen colours and even selected certain cuts, it doesn't mean everything will go smoothly. A uniform policy can bring countless complaints, so here's why you need a uniform complaints procedure.
Having an agreement between your employees in regards to their uniform or dress code is pivotal to creating a great working environment for your employees. You're not required by law to have one, so why even bother? Well, an employee uniform policy agreement is important for many reasons.
Quite the dilemma, isn't it?
You're an HR professional working at the head office and have noticed that some of the remote contractors keep dialling into team update calls in what looks like their pyjamas (it's surely not...). What do you do?
Think about some of the biggest companies in the world and their uniforms. Apple. McDonald's. Even delivery and courier services like Amazon. They all wear branded uniforms which makes them instantly recognisable. If you want the public to recognise your company, then ditching plain workwear for branded clothing should be a priority in 2018 to stay ahead of the competition. Here are 5 ways you're missing out if branded workwear isn't your company's priority next year.
When it comes to ordering workwear, we know that pricing is a huge influence in the buying decision. As a business owner about to place a fresh order for company workwear in 2018, you may be considering going it alone and branching out into the world of workwear solo.
Whilst some policy choices in the UK have recently been brought into question for seeming archaic and sexist, the decision to create or review your current workwear policy could well have landed on your desk. Whether a note from your manager or something you feel really needs to be looked at in 2018 - it's easy to see why people avoid enforcing workwear policies. That being said, if done correctly, a solid policy can have an incredibly positive impact on your working week as well as your team's morale, productivity and overall happiness.
You may be responsible for developing and maintaining HR processes, hiring new staff or are in a role where understanding employee needs at a high-level are essential. If you work in HR or personnel, you may have considered developing a staff uniform policy for your organisation at some point - but where do you start? While understanding what a uniform policy contains and how to build it out is one thing (and quite a challenge) - understanding what comes before that is ultimately key.
Topics: Uniform Policy
Companies often feel disappointed when they order workwear that arrives and it's not what was expected. Often this is the fault of the workwear supplier and not of the personnel manager ordering the workwear because that means the supplier didn't ask the right questions.
Topics: Buying Workwear
Do you have that one employee who shows up to work in a torn uniform most days or forgets their company polo once a week? Then you have another employee who wears one of those glittery tutu skirts with their company t-shirt, even though they're supposed to wear a plain black skirt or black trousers. If you've recently implemented a uniform policy - or have had one for a while - and your employees refuse to wear their uniform or wear it incorrectly, you have a problem that needs a remedy. Here are 5 reasons your office uniform policy isn't taken seriously.
Any organisation that is planning to enforce a company-wide employee dress code needs to understand that missing out relevant and important steps can result in the whole team losing motivation, and the onboarding process can become much tougher if there's a negative reaction. Even though it can be a headache trying to deploy a uniform policy without issues, knowing exactly which steps to take can make the whole process a lot smoother and can be a great way of getting your team motivated for this exciting change. Here's how to effectively deploy a dress code policy for employees.