Should You Consider Uniforms for Your Practice

You might think wearing uniforms at work will solve all your dress code problems. Wearing uniforms can help with employees not having to try to figure out what is appropriate attire for work and it will be cost effective for the employees who don’t have a lot of extra money to buy nice clothes for every day of the week. When deciding to establish uniforms as the attire for you practice you should consider some ideas to make it a group activity so your employees feel like they are participating in the decision.

Should You Consider Uniforms For Your Practice

If you decide on uniforms let the employees vote on 3 or 4 different looks that you have pre approved and then go with the most popular. The staff will feel like they had a say in deciding what they wear and can’t complain later.
Set up an online account at a particular website and have a pre chosen group of items and accessories for your employees to choose from. The employees will get to choose what they wear and at the same time you know it is acceptable because you have pre chosen the merchandise. Also you can offer a discount for the employees who shop from this site, which will give them an incentive to do so.
If you want a standard look for the whole staff, maybe consider purchasing a set of uniforms for each employee (5 days for each staff member). The uniforms won’t cost the employees anything and you get the look you want for the practice. Just a reminder that some states have laws about who is responsible for purchasing uniforms for a business. Some states require the employer to purchase the uniforms while others, the employee. Some states say the employer can deduct the cost from the employee’s paycheck as long as it does not bring their pay below the minimum wage level; others have to have written permission from the employee to deduct the charges from their paycheck in advance, so check your states requirements to see exactly what you are responsible for.
Buy a few accessories, (like scarves, under shirts, hair ties, etc.), to show your staff what you consider acceptable accessories for their uniform and then they have an idea what is appropriate in the future.

Should You Consider Uniforms For Your Practice

If you still have problems with inappropriate appearance take the straight forward approach and write a step-by-step guide for your practice to follow. Call it your Professional Appearance Policyand include hygiene, speech and conduct so there is no room for misunderstanding. Have it posted in plain view and also include the fact that if any one comes to work and is not in compliance with the code they will be sent home to remedy the problem, off the clock.

Should You Consider Uniforms For Your Practice

It is your responsibility to inspire confidence in your patients by showing professionalism and your practice is judged by how your staff represents themselves.  Each employee has to realize that their appearance and conduct is a direct reflection on your practice and that they are an important part of your organizations high standards and reputation, that way they will feel a responsibility to present themselves in the most professional manner possible.

Should You Consider Uniforms For Your Practice

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