Does your field services team wear uniforms on the job? If not, perhaps you should reconsider the idea. Here are six ways that having your employees wear uniforms benefits your business.
- Uniforms protect employees. If your team works with tools or hazardous materials, the right kind of uniform can protect them from spills, dangerous chemicals and injuries. Uniforms such as coveralls also help keep employees clean when performing work such as going into crawl spaces under houses or dealing with clogged drains.
- Uniforms make customers feel safe. Providing easily identifiable uniforms with your company logo on them gives your customers confidence they’re really dealing with your employees, not with a criminal trying to gain entry to their homes.
- Uniforms serve as a marketing tool. When your employees are driving to a job site, stopping to put gas in the company vehicle, taking a break at a local coffee shop or talking to a customer in their front yard, the uniform acts as a mobile billboard for people who see them. Neighbors who need the same service may call your business after seeing your company name on the uniform.
- Uniforms increase team spirit. When everyone is in uniform, employees inherently feel united—like they’re all part of the same team. There’s no concern over someone being better dressed than other employees. Plus, you don’t have to worry about dress code issues, such as an employee showing up for a job in flip-flops and shorts.
- Uniforms simplify life for your employees. Buying, maintaining and washing their own work clothes can become a chore for employees, especially if the work they do is extremely dirty or can easily damage their clothing. When you provide employees with uniforms, they don’t have to think about what to wear in the morning, worry about having a clean work shirt or pay for clothes that are likely to get damaged.
- Uniforms project a professional image. Rent employee uniforms from a company that handles the laundering services, and your employees always will have crisp, clean uniforms to wear. You don’t have to worry that employees will show up for jobs looking stained, rumpled or dirty.
You can find uniforms in all styles, from business casual combos with a polo shirt and khaki pants to heavy-duty coveralls, work boots and more. Once you’ve chosen your uniforms, be sure to upload photos of your team in uniform to your business website and social media accounts (Lighthouse 360 makes this easy to do).
With all the benefits that uniforms can offer, providing them for your team can be well worth the cost.