One of the easiest ways to maintain compliance with your uniform program is by selecting items your employees actually want to wear. We compiled some of the most common preferences across all industries, however some industries have different preferences than others.

Most Common Uniform Preferences

  • Cargo pants are preferred vs. a standard work trouser without additional pockets.
  • Keeping up the trend towards more causal workwear, polos are preferred over button down shirts.
  • The choice between zip front sweatshirts vs. pullover hoodies seems to depend on personal preference, although, zip front sweatshirts are offered more often.
  • Solid baseball caps are more popular than mesh baseball caps.
  • Can’t decide on offering shirts with or without pockets? If you supply employees with cargo pants, they aren’t as concerned about a pocket on their shirt.
  • Cotton fabric is heavy, prone to fading, absorbs water, and take longer to dry. Consider wickable alternatives to keep your employees looking professional and staying cool, dry, and happy!
  • For outerwear, a 3-in-1 jacket is a great choice all year long. These typically consist of a waterproof or water-resistant outer shell and a warm, fleece-style jacket inside. Each piece can be worn separately or zippered together, giving three possible configurations. Unlike a single parka, a 3-in-1 jacket offers a versatile option throughout the changing seasons.

Unitec’s account managers help clients select which uniform products to offer based on job roles, industry, and other factors. Contact us to discuss your uniform program and Unitec’s fully managed uniform distribution.


Is a Managed Uniform Program Right For You?

Our scorecard, crafted by experts in business efficiency and management, consists of nine straightforward questions about your uniform program. After completion, you'll receive a personalized score along with suggestions on how to refine and improve your uniform management process.

Empowering Employee Choice Through Managed Uniform Programs

A crucial aspect of enhancing employee satisfaction and compliance with your uniform program is offering a selection of items that employees are genuinely excited to wear. This is where a managed uniform program shines, as it provides a structured yet flexible approach, allowing employees to choose from a curated range of uniform options that align with both their personal preferences and the company’s branding requirements. Here’s how such a program can make a significant difference:


Personalized Selection Within Brand Guidelines

Managed uniform programs excel in striking the perfect balance between individual preferences and brand consistency. Employees can select from an array of options specifically chosen to fit the brand’s image and the functional requirements of their roles. This approach ensures that while employees enjoy a sense of autonomy in their uniform choices, the overall look remains cohesive and aligned with the company’s identity.


Cost Control and Efficiency

By allowing employees to order from a predefined selection of uniforms, companies can better predict and manage uniform expenses. This system helps in avoiding unnecessary expenditure on items that are less likely to be worn and appreciated by the workforce. Moreover, by centralizing the ordering process, managed uniform programs reduce administrative overhead, streamline procurement, and leverage economies of scale to negotiate better pricing.


Enhanced Employee Satisfaction and Compliance

When employees have the opportunity to choose uniforms that they feel comfortable and confident in, satisfaction levels rise. This not only boosts morale but also increases the likelihood of uniform policy compliance. A managed uniform program that offers choices to employees caters to diverse needs and preferences, resulting in a happier, more engaged team that takes pride in their professional appearance.


Streamlined Distribution and Inventory Management

Managed uniform programs utilize sophisticated inventory and distribution systems, ensuring that employees have access to their selected uniforms in a timely and efficient manner. This eliminates common frustrations associated with uniform supply, such as delays or shortages, further enhancing employee satisfaction with the program.

Incorporating a managed uniform program that offers a selection of employee-preferred options within the framework of your brand standards is a strategic move towards creating a more positive, productive workplace. It recognizes and values employee input, fosters a sense of belonging and pride, and maintains the visual cohesiveness essential for your brand’s professional image. Unitec’s team of account managers is dedicated to helping you navigate these choices, ensuring your uniform program is a perfect fit for your team’s needs and your company’s goals. Contact us to explore how we can customize a managed uniform program that delights your employees while upholding your brand excellence.

Full-Service Custom Uniform Supplier

By partnering with Unitec Distribution Systems, organizations can get out of the uniform business and focus on their core operations. Schedule a Demo or 15-minute consultation to learn more about how our managed uniform program can simplify your operations.

How Do I Know if a Managed Uniform Program is Right for Our Organization?

Determining if a Managed Uniform Program is right for your organization is a strategic choice. Many businesses have embraced the efficiency, flexibility, and cost-effectiveness of using a managed uniform supplier, like Unitec Distribution. Despite its widespread success, many companies simply aren’t aware of this solution or its tremendous benefits.

That’s why we developed the Uniform Program Scorecard. In just a few questions, we can quickly evaluate your uniform program across five critical categories and provide customized suggestions on how to improve your uniform program.

Ready to discover if a Managed Uniform Program is the perfect fit for your organization? Complete our scorecard today and unlock tailored suggestions to optimize your uniform program.

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Ready to Learn More?

Ready to discover how a managed uniform program can transform your team’s satisfaction and streamline your brand’s presentation? Our expert account managers are eager to guide you through the benefits and tailor a program that perfectly aligns with your company’s unique needs.

Whether you’re looking to enhance employee choice, maintain brand consistency, or control costs, we’re here to provide the insights and support you need to make your uniform program a success. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you achieve your goals.

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