When it comes to your workforce there can’t be a one-size-fits-all approach. With millions of garments laundered each month as part of Johnson Apparelmaster’s rental service, we recognise the need to provide for every shape and size from the tall to the small, the slight to the stocky. With this in mind, the subject of workwear can be a tricky one – how can you cater for each individual within your workforce to ensure that every garment representing your company is well-fitted and presentable?Read more
If you haven’t considered providing workwear for your staff before, you may have never felt the need to explore the different options available. Misconceptions of rigid contracts and excessive costs can result in opportunities being bypassed.
For instance, you may think your options for renting workwear are limited once overalls have already been purchased. Or perhaps the thought of being committed to a rental contract sounds both daunting and expensive.
The reality is that the benefits of using a workwear rental service will often outweigh any costs involved – costs that are both controllable and easily forecasted. In fact you might be surprised at just how affordable it is to have your workwear managed for you.Read more
There are so many logistical aspects to a managed workwear service that the possibility of something going wrong is enough to put many companies off using a rental laundry service, or even providing workwear.
This doesn’t have to be the case – after all, a rental service is there to take away the hassle and stress of managing your own workwear needs for you. It comes down to choosing a supplier that has the logistics, capabilities and experience behind them to provide a service that you can’t do without.Read more
In your business you may have never felt the need before to provide your staff with company workwear. Or, more likely, you might reason that any advantages of a managed workwear service are surpassed by costs and unnecessary “added benefits”.
Some benefits, however, are worth considering – such as the barcoding of garments, which (among other pluses) allows items to be tracked so they don’t go missing. But is it really necessary and what difference can it truly make to you as the customer?
In simple terms, being able to electronically track your workwear gives you a proven record of information for each garment. A workwear rental service using barcoding instantly knows how many times each item has been washed, if it has been repaired, where it is in the laundering process and which member of staff it belongs to.Read more
They say a business is only as good as it’s people – but could the appearance of your staff be letting your business down?
It’s not just a case of complying with your company image and “keeping up appearances”. How your staff look really can make a difference to how they feel at work…and in turn contribute to how they perform, as well as improving productivity levels. It’s a simple and effective way to instil a healthy work ethic in your people, encouraging them to take pride in the work that they do.
Let’s not forget of course, the importance of the appearance of your staff from a customer point-of-view. First impressions count and the way your company is perceived by your customers will have a direct effect on business.
Make the change to enhance your staff appearance and you’re likely to see a real difference across many aspects of your business, including the outlook of your employees.Read more
Think a professional workwear service isn’t worth the cost?
The truth is, having your workwear managed for you doesn’t have to be expensive – and when you weigh up what you’ll save in terms of time, energy, manpower and resources, outsourcing your workwear provision could prove to be the most economical option for your business.Read more
Think branded workwear is an unnecessary expense, or just for the corporate giants?
You might be surprised to know how cost-effective branded workwear can be, whether you’re a local team of 2 or you’ve a workforce of 500.
But it’s not all about cost; branded workwear can add real value to your business, in ways you might not have considered before.
So, what could your business stand to gain?Read more
When it comes to managing your workwear, finding the right level of service to meet your needs isn’t always easy.
In fact, we often find businesses aren’t aware of the full range and flexibility of workwear options available and as a result, don’t take advantage of some of the benefits open to them.
So, to make things easier, we’ve put together a set of common questions and concerns that we get commonly asked, so you don’t have to...Read more
It’s a recurring theme - workwear gone astray, leading to additional costs and the ramifications of replacing each item. If it happens multiple times you may find yourself dealing with significantly depleted stocks. Lose your protective clothing, and health and safety compliance is put at risk.
If you’ve experienced it before, it’s easy to assume that lost garments are just part and parcel of the laundering process – but when it impacts on productivity and slows the whole process down, it becomes an issue with real consequences.
Though common, it’s easy to avoid. At Johnsons Apparelmaster we’ve put specific measures in place to reduce the risk of garments going missing, minimising the impact on your business.Read more
Historically, workwear was designed for durability and safety in the workplace. In the 1970’s the trend was towards disposable, paper and plastic overalls to protect workers’ everyday clothes and keep people safe. But let’s be honest, they didn’t look great!
Things have moved on a lot since then and rather than issuing workwear to simply protect workers from moving parts, oil, dirt and cross contamination, effectively treating it as a ‘tool’, companies are now more focused on style and image.
Corporate workwear has evolved to encompass fashion, corporate colour schemes, more attractive yet resilient fabrics and a desire for improved standards of hygiene, increasing demand for a commercial rental service in the process.Read more
Which option puts you more in control of hygiene standards – buying your own workwear outright or renting it over a period of time?
It’s a topic of discussion we have with companies thinking of switching to a rental service – which is the best option
for their business? Let’s take a look.
First of all, what’s the difference?Read more