For industries like hospitality, shipping, construction and security services, work clothing and uniforms are an important part of operations and business branding, as well as a major expense. Turn to CCM for the spend management experience you need to obtain high-quality uniforms without high costs.
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Spend management considerations for uniforms
Uniform decisions often involve multiple stakeholders, from operations to marketing to HR. While style, functionality, safety and upkeep are among the many considerations in work clothing decisions, don’t neglect user comfort—many uniform-wearing employees are also customer-facing employees, and satisfied workers deliver better customer service.
CCM spend management consultants will take these and other factors under advisement as we balance your needs and budgets with market options and vendors. We can facilitate collaboration with all stakeholders, surveying user groups or meeting with decision-makers to assess needs and inform them of cost considerations.
Required uniforms and wage-hour rules
Some work clothing is mandated and regulated by agencies like OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration), while many uniforms and costumes are required by company branding and operational needs, like Starbucks’ green barista aprons, Disney World character costumes or Delta Airlines flight attendant uniforms.
Unless your company is willing to absorb the full cost of all required uniforms, your purchasing choices must comply with wage-hour rules, stating that the employee financial burden for required uniforms and work clothing may not reduce the employee’s net wages below applicable minimum wage laws.
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