Workers in the healthcare industry are buzzing with questions about uniforms. That’s right, company uniforms. Outside of pay, medical workwear and nursing scrubs are one of the biggest concerns amongst employees in the healthcare industry. Why? Because medical uniforms directly impact employees' level of comfort, confidence, and professional appearance. Healthcare workers have taken to online forums asking questions such as:
The value of a good company culture cannot be overstated. Company culture helps to drive greater productivity and higher customer satisfaction, but creating and building up a quality culture can be difficult. A large part of successfully building culture is through creating a team environment and by having employees attach themselves to your brand. One of the best ways to do this is through the use of branded uniforms.
Often when people think of work uniforms, benefits such as branding, compliance with regulations, and sanitation come to mind. It may not be immediately obvious, but the effect of uniforms can be so much more. Putting on a uniform builds a relationship between the business and the employee - employees take on the persona of your brand and represent who you are as a company. This instills employees with a sense of responsibility towards your company, and because uniforms symbolize a level of professionalism within the business, workers are likely to have more pride in what they do.
Most businesses look for ways to increase work production and customer satisfaction, both of which are factors of employee engagement. Adding comfort to the workplace is an easy way to improve employee engagement and make employees happy to be at their jobs.
Employees need to have their basic needs met. Before you implement any other employee engagement program, it’s a good idea to consider how comfortable your employees are at work. Safety should always be your first concern, but ensuring that your employees are comfortable in your environment will allow them to work to the best of their abilities. Here we’ll discuss how comfort relates to employee engagement and some ideas for making the workplace more comfortable.
Topics: improving your workplace
Do you want to implement a new uniform policy for your staff, but aren’t really sure where to start? Whether you’re creating a policy for the first time or replacing an old one, you may not be aware of the steps needed to get your company on board with the change. A major part of this process is communicating to your employees about the objective. Additionally, you should create a uniform policy in writing so that expectations are set and clear for your employees at all times.
Here’s how to start and what your uniform policy should contain.
Considering an employee uniform program for your company? You may have already realized that uniforms help to create a high performance work system (HPWS). If you haven’t encountered the phrase HPWS, it is a set of management principles that increase organization and enhance employee’s work performance. Benefits of incorporating uniforms in your HPWS include: