The right size feels comfortable, and it leaves a positive impression. It’s a win-win for your employees and your brand. But what is the right way to do it? 

Here are five tips we at AttireCorp suggest from our own experience with our clients.

1 – Have a needs assessment sheet ready

There are several challenges when you execute a plan that affects all the employees in your organisation. So before you invest money do a needs assessment. 

The benefit is clear. Assessments give managers a clear vision when they communicate with employees. It also improves resource allocation and provides a road map to keep contractors accountable.

Start off your assessment with these questions:

  • How much budget can I allocate?
  • What aspects can we ignore in our designs?
  • Do our corporate uniforms have to comply with the industry safety standards?
  • Which areas of our business require uniforms?

After you answer these big ticket questions, you can move on to crystallise details like brand colours, logo texture and designation identifiers.  

2 – Start getting your employees involved

After the assessment. It’s time to ask your employees. Comfort is going to be their primary concern, since they will be wearing these clothes for hours. 

To ensure a comfortable wear you need to get the right size. A chart with UK and US size measurements will be handy to get it right.

3 – Take business roles into account

Along with size, your department head will have to interview their team about their daily work. So that you can get the right uniform for them. Corporate workwear needs to match the department’s role.

After all, a jacket for a sales rep has a form function whereas for a maintenance worker it has a utility function. So, a maintenance worker’s jacket will be baggy and have a lot of pockets whereas a sales rep will have a sleek jacket with no pockets.

This difference affects the size and shape of uniforms.  

4 – Make note of personal preferences 

If your team is small then it’s wise to account for the employee’s personal clothing style. 

For example, during measurements make a note of employees who wear an under-shirt beneath their uniform or employees who like to wear large work boots or long heels. Since that means you’ll have to add an extra inch to the jacket or trouser.

For large teams of 50+ employees it’s more efficient to share guidelines on what is appropriate to add along with their corporate wear. But remember to keep it flexible.

5 – Encourage employees to submit their details online

With large teams it’s more time-efficient to set up an online questionnaire using an app like google forms and use that information to get the right size. 

Along with size and height, add questions about build and body part measurements. These details are important but for large orders collecting this data manually is time-consuming. But if you are able to provide this data at the start,  then a good tailor will be able to make use of it to provide form-fitting uniforms for your employees.

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