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Why You Need On-site Uniform Fitting Events

Why You Need On-site Fitting Events.

Don’t let poor program adoption derail the success your new standardized uniform program!

Program adoption. Change management. Uniform policy compliance. A variety of names for the same concept – getting your employees to wear uniforms that meet the new dress code standards for your hospital or healthcare organization by the established deadline. Don’t panic. Instead, design-in opportunities for employees to shop for new uniforms when you are planning your standardized uniform initiative launch.


A pop-up uniform store at your location.

In the simplest terms, an on-site fitting event is a pop-up uniform store where employees can shop, try on, and order uniforms. You decide when and where to set up the store, and encourage your staff to take advantage of the convenience.

As a uniform provider with over 30 years of experience, we provide support specifically designed to help with adoption. Pre-event marketing tools, milestones, planning and execution of the fitting event, and post-event debriefs. This short video takes you inside one of our pop-up uniform stores, helping hospital employees find their perfect scrub set.


Get large numbers of employees fitted and in uniform at one time. Save administrative time.

When organizations are launching a large standardized uniform program, there are often thousands of employees that need to comply with the new standard – on the same deadline. The whole idea behind a program adoption event is to get as many employees fitted and in uniform as possible. In addition to being convenient for the employee, these events save a tremendous amount of time for your program administrators. This is an opportunity for employees to touch and feel different brands, try on available styles in their assigned color, ask questions, and place orders. Employees can shop the store before or after their shift, or on a break during their workday.


Host a fitting event to kick off the new uniform program. Offer periodic onsite fitting events to support your program.

Every organization is unique – some groups need one large fitting event, and they achieve their compliance goal. Other organizations need multiple events to get started, and several more to support the program in the longer term. When we are working with a customer to launch a new standardized program, we recommend at least one event for each location impacted by the new dress code policy. For the best results, host a large event for the launch and support the program with smaller events throughout the year.



Get the word out about the event – early. You want, no… you NEED the events to be well attended.

Use your newsletters and other internal communication tools to promote your uniform fitting events. Offer a sneak peek of available styles and encourage participation. The more employees that place orders at fitting events, the better. Fitting employees and answering questions on an individual basis is time-consuming and less effective. The risk of dealing with returns and other delays increases when the employee doesn’t have the opportunity to try on the uniform before ordering. Start promoting the event at least 8 weeks out, and use posters and emails to continuously remind staff as the event approaches.

If you are in-charge of this project, or part of a team responsible for the initiative, not only are you personally invested in the success of the program, but you have organizational goals to meet also. Leveraging program adoption events can help you meet your compliance targets, and keep employees in compliance with the dress code standard after the hype of the initial program launch settles.


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About Uniform Advantage

Uniform Advantage has represented style, quality and, above all, customer satisfaction for more than 30 years. The retail chain was launched with a single South Florida store in 1985. Today, the company operates 29 retail locations in key markets across the U.S.; e-commerce and print catalog divisions; plus designs and manufactures its own proprietary healthcare apparel lines. The company’s corporate office is based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida with a distribution center near Atlanta, Georgia. Learn more at or call 844.694.8358.

6 Uniform Fails You Must See To Believe

Believe it! These are real uniforms worn by real professional athletes. There are bad uniforms and then there are these. We’ve posted some of our favorites below:

1. 1999 Ryder Cup Shirts

The U.S. team’s come-from-behind victory was incredible, but even more incredible was the willingness of Tiger Woods, David Love III, and Phil Mickelson to be photographed in this shirt!

2. Bogota Humana team riders at the women’s Giro Toscana race in Italy in 2014

No, these cyclists aren’t half naked, but their uniforms were deemed ‘unacceptable,’ for obvious reasons, the Colombian women’s cycling team uniform caused quite a stir. As some point out, the garment’s light-colored section appears to make the riders look partially nude.

3. Fresno Grizzlies, The Price is Right jersey, 2007

Wow. Just Wow. Brings to mind Happy Gilmore – the price is wrong, Grizzlies!

4. 2012 Olympic Silver Medalists

Most biking uniforms aren’t the most flattering, but come on! The cut and seams of these uniforms are in all the wrong places.

5. 1976 Chicago White Sox

This uniform is just extremely confusing… baseball player meets elementary school dress code? The open collar, the shorts, the high white socks – all fashionable during this era. Just not all together at the same time!

6. Last, but not least … Australia’s Men’s Discus Team in London, 2012

Yes look again, that is a uniform. The team found seriously creative way to show off those muscles!

While we don’t focus on sport uniforms, we do specialize in outfitting large groups, organizations, and businesses. Whether you are in the medical field, culinary, or hospitality, UA Corporate Solutions’ uniform programs make uniform shopping, options, and overall experience a breeze. Contact UA Corporate Solutions to learn more or get a quote for your business.

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