Businesses that set up private uniform accounts face a dilemma: just how much power should they give employees over purchases? Give employees too much autonomy and they risk letting them spend with abandon or purchase gear that they don't need. But if they take the power to order uniforms away from employees, they force managers to make those decision for them. Not only does this distract managers from other business activities, but it raises the risk that they'll make uniform decisions that aren’t suited to employees’ individual needs.
By offering supervisory control status, uniform marketers can solve this dilemma and create a convenient experience for clients and their employees. This involves giving managers the ability to approve or reject certain types of purchases, balancing the benefits and risks of full manager control and complete employee autonomy.
Setting Up Supervisory Control
Uniform marketers can set up supervisory control in a number of different ways, each of which has different advantages for businesses. The most common arrangements include:
No matter which arrangement you choose, it's important to be specific about whom you designate for supervisory authority. Ask your clients to name the managers whom they want to serve as supervisors, as well as how much power each should have. Only then can you meet the unique supervisory needs of each client.
For more information on assigning supervisory authority and other keys to managing private uniform accounts, contact UniformMarket today.