Why do some companies have uniforms for their employees? | IELTS Speaking Test Questions & Answers

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Why do some companies have uniforms for their employees?

There might be various reasons… for example, to help build a sense of belonging and teamwork among the employees. Wearing a uniform can help employees identify with the company and feel valuable. It could also be simply due to the need to protect employees own clothes from being damaged while working, for example while working on a production line in a factory.

Another reason might be to identify the employees of the company to clients or customers so that they know who they are, for example in a large store, or employees who need to visit a client’s business premises to carry out maintenance or repairs or some other technical function. It helps in terms of security, allowing others to recognize that the person wearing the uniform is a visitor to the business premises or manufacturing plant.

So I suppose companies have uniforms for employees for practical purposes; because employees do not want to get their own clothes dirty or worn by wearing them to do physical or manual work; to identify the fact that an employee represents a particular company; and for brand building and team building purposes also.

Speaking Topic Uniforms

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